Upon meeting Liz Miller in February, I immediately could sense her eccentric, creative nature that parallels her artwork. Liz Miller creates these huge mixed media installations that are simply astounding. Her building material: felt. Her pieces look so delicate like paper, yet the felt cutouts jut out and interlock so methodically. Through the abstract repeating shapes, her installations create this otherworldly sense about them.
I was excited for Teen Art Lounge the following week, but wondering how this whole felt thing was going to work out. Liz just let us have a go with the heaps of colored felt, and, to my amazement and wonder, electric scissors. Our communal piece turned out beautifully as it joined so many differing interpretations on how to manipulate the felt as a material. For all of you out there who missed meeting Liz at Teen Art Lounge you should really check out her installations on her website!
Also, check out Liz Miller’s Top 5 Unexpectedly Beautiful Objects!
Each year TCYMN partners with MTN, SPNN, IFP and many other media organizations throughout the Twin Cities to put on an all day film making event. It’s on May 12th, beginning around 9am. You know those “24hour film festivals” where you write, film, edit and screen a movie in 24 hours? Well, it’s kinda like that. Just way less pressure and more fun… and food will be provided. There is also a Radio element this year, and that’s going to be very very cool. If you’re interested in challenging your filmmaking abilities, apply for the event HERE. YEPP. JUST CLICK [...]
The notches of his spine are fragile, his eyes are rimmed with pink; he looks over his left shoulder out of some emotion that mirrors either shame or preparation. There are some pieces of art that just do that to you. I was so drawn to this figure, I got on my knees to see it from different angles. I wanted to touch him, to become him. The sculpture was placed so that the face of the boy is towards the wall, and his expression can only be seen through the reflection of the mirror, resulting in an alarming and [...]