Next meeting Thursday June 30th 7 pm EMMEDIA

Sharon Stevens

http://www.essense.ca/

Sharon Stevens is an award winning activist, an award winning video artist, and a community collaborator.

She has been an independent video producer since 1989 and is committed to production values that include collective process and a feminist analysis. She has made a dozen collaborative and solo videos in as many years, and has received two Alberta Motion Picture Industry (AMPIA) nominations, winning one in 1996 for her documentary, Doodlebugs: the Video. Sharon’s work has been broadcast on WTN and screened at various festivals across Canada and was included in the 1998 Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art.

Sharon has volunteered for artist-run organizations in Calgary including herland feminist film festival and co-founder for herland’s InCamera Film/Video Production Workshop. Currently she is on the Folk Music Festival Board, a board member for AMAAS and has served on two Steering Committees for the Calgary Arts Development Authority. Sharon was recently awarded the William Irvine Justice Award to recognize social and/or environmental justice work by a person or group in the city of Calgary.

She has integrated art, activism, feminism, and social justice into her life, and still has fun.

Shiori Saito

http://shiorisaito.com

Born and raised in Japan, Shiori Saito is a Calgary-based new media artist and researcher. Shiori graduated from the Media Arts and Digital Technologies program at the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2009.

Her work explores emotional narrative and interactivity through digital technologies such as video and bio-sensors. This exploration often blurs the lines between “body and space” to create a intimate human experience.

Shannon Hoover

Shannon Hoover is involved with Endeavor Arts http://endeavorarts.com/exhibitions.html. He will be talking about his experience at the Bay Area Maker Faire.

Many thanks to EMMEDIA for donating our space this month.

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