post Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2012

Filed under: animation,Baltimore — nics @ 7:02 pm

This is the animation I made to project in this year’s Lantern Parade in Patterson Park. It synced quite amazingly with the marching bands as they came by (see video clip below). Special thanks to Laure Drogoul for inviting me to participate and for her wonderful job organizing the event.

post then now never

July 25th, 2012

Filed under: animation — nics @ 3:11 pm

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the Sweaty Eyeballs Animation Invitational, here’s a look at my newest animation.

post This is tonight!

July 12th, 2012

Filed under: animation,Baltimore — nics @ 9:30 am

Don’t forget to come!

post Sweaty Eyeballs

July 3rd, 2012

Filed under: animation,art,Baltimore — nics @ 7:43 pm

I am happy to be participating in Sweaty Eyeballs: Animation Invitational, curated by Phil Davis. I and lots of other great animators will be screening work at the Creative Alliance, Thursday, July 12 at 8pm (click the link above for more details). Please come! It will be awesome!

post Yay Phil!

May 15th, 2012

Filed under: animation,art,Baltimore,film,friends,music — nics @ 7:27 pm

My friend, the talented animator Phil Davis, made a music video recently for The Spinto Band. It was featured today on NPR’s All Songs Considered blog. The video (and particularly the hand-drawn animation) is amazing! I highly recommend you watch it (by clicking on the All Songs Considered blog link right up there, above this line of text). I also had a fun time trying to pick one of my favorite stills to share with everyone, thanks Phil!

post Baltimore LISTE

May 15th, 2012

Filed under: animation,art,Baltimore — nics @ 12:30 pm

This year’s Baltimore LISTE opened last weekend and I’m pleased to be part of it. My work is an animated projection and wall painting, a piece titled Fox’s Misunderstanding: 201. Make sure you go upstairs and all the way to the back to see it!

After installing this show and the show at The Temporary last November, I am enjoying more and more the opportunity to come into a space (whether it be a more traditional gallery setting or something completely nontraditional) and react to it.

The show runs May 9 – May 28. It’s in the old bank building on the corner of Charles St. and Baltimore St. The address is 1 E. Baltimore St. There will be 2 more happenings in the space: May 18, 6:30-9:30pm and May 25, 6:30-9:30pm. Gallery hours are Wed-Sun 12pm-7pm.

post it works! it is magic!

January 30th, 2012

Filed under: animation,art,check this out — nics @ 7:46 pm

Holy moly. I love the Inkling. I read a lot of mixed reviews so I wasn’t sure if I should get it or not. Is it perfected? No. But it IS my new best friend. I know this isn’t pretty, but… I decided to hold the tip of the pen (the sensor) down with my finger and draw in the air. The range is quite small but it’s a lot of fun!

post Catching Up

June 27th, 2011

Wow. I am so far behind in blogging, I’m not really sure where to start. But here are some major events that have happened since the last time I blogged.

1. Kelley and I collaborated on a piece for Transmodern at campcamp. It was so much fun but I was so completely exhausted by the time it opened that documentation is sadly lacking. But here’s an image of our space, taken by Theresa Keil for What Weekly.  J.M. Giordano used our space as a set for a short film for the BMA (which is what you see here). You can see Kelley in the hairy, white-headed costume on the right and me in the white monster costume near the center. We also projected animations but this photo was taken before dark.

2. I went to Ben’s thesis show at UConn. This was my favorite photo from the show of Ben’s mom and aunt looking at his work, probably thinking something like: “Um, what the heck is this?”. You can see more of his work here.

3. Ben graduated. Yay Ben! Congrats to him, Siobhan, Lani, Jamie, and Rita! I will miss you guys.

4. In CT, I visited the puppetry museum, saw a show of Frank Ballard’s work, and lusted after another useless degree: an MFA in puppetry.

5. My mom had heart valve surgery here at Johns Hopkins. She’s doing wonderfully now and is back in GA. I was so happy she was able to be here so I could spend time with her while she recovered. She always likes to visit the cathedral and their gift shop when she comes to Baltimore. And since I was feeling particularly willing to keep her happy after her surgery, I took her there without even whining. I was pleased to discover this gem.

6. Ben moved in to my apartment. For three days in a row, immediately upon moving in, Ben spontaneously and enthusiastically made beautiful delicious dinners (here we have roasted turnips and onions, sesame ginger baked tofu, and salad). I briefly thought I had the good fortune of acquiring a gourmet housewife/chef. However, things have settled down and now he only cooks from time to time (but still more than I do). Ah, well, I knew it was too good to be true…

7. Tambourine (Ben’s cat) and Mito (my cat) hate each other. You wouldn’t think so from the way Mito is reaching out to hug Tambourine in this photo, but trust me, they do.

8. Ben’s thesis show in NYC went up immediately after his CT show. Here’s a photo from the opening.

9. I went to NYC this past weekend to help Ben take down the show. I rode the Staten Island Ferry for the first time (fun!) and saw some Friends with You balloons.

post Artscape

July 12th, 2010

Filed under: animation,art,Baltimore,thoughts — nics @ 11:24 pm

Here is a very very tiny preview of my new animation that will be showing (along with a couple of older ones) at the Hexagon during Artscape. If you are heading to all the goings-ons this Thursday evening be sure to stop by! Here’s the info:

The Hexagon
1825 N. Charles St.
July 15 – August 14
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15, 6pm – 9pm

I will also have a couple of paintings up in the show at Theatre Project. The opening is, as is everything else, also Thursday evening. Be sure to check it out:

Theatre Project
45 W. Preston St.
July 15 – August 29
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

post happy labor day

September 7th, 2009

Filed under: animation,art,check this out — nics @ 5:20 pm

This is what I labored on this labor day.

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