The virtual visiting artist talk, Zoom, Tweet, Like – Balancing Life as a Practicing Artist with Digital Noise, by the highly experienced painter, lecturer, and exhibiter Erika B. Hess, will be hosted by the Art + Design Department on Wednesday, April 7, from 5-7:30pm. Students and the public are asked to register in advance. If you are interested in attending, we encourage you to register soon; space is limited.
With the increased use—and increased necessity—of digital platforms, remaining current, invested, and relevant is a challenge. Artists are faced with the difficulty in dividing time between their screens, studios, and loved ones.
Thanks to social media, artists have more opportunities than ever to share their work to wide arrays of audiences, as well as participate in digital collaboration. Although tremendously helpful in building and maintaining communities surrounding artwork, these countless means of online communication can be overwhelming.
In her virtual talk, Erika will share her own experience with the creative process and how it is affected and altered by social media, as well as how she balances being a parent through it all. “This talk will focus on creating opportunities for yourself and your community in order to move forward in the arts in a way that is sustainable,” she shares.
Before participating in this webinar, check out her podcast I Like Your Work, showcasing creative individuals desiring to foster communities within the arts.