Earning his BA from San Diego State University in 2006, Faulk entered the commercial arts, working with Sorrento Valley based firm, Buchanan Design. Following a passion, Faulk left the firm to study Cabinet and Furniture Technology at Palomar College. In the Fall of 2011, Faulk was admitted into California State University Fullerton’s MFA Program and graduated three years later with a concentration in drawing and painting. Faulk presently teaches Art at Garden Street Academy in Santa Barbara, Ca and laughs about it every day.
The Packard by Millworks, 205 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, CA 90813
Amazing! Cool! Fantastic!
Long Beach was once known as the Pearl of the Pacific not only for its famous beach but also for its upscale lifestyle of which the Villa Rivera is a silent reminder. Fitting for that era with residences of film stars and of movie palaces for celebrated premiers, the automotive company leading in luxury cars showcased its models in a theatrical setting on Anaheim Street. Now known as the Packard Automotive Palace, its former grandeur is still evident in three splendid chandeliers hanging somewhat unmotivated from the rafters.
Back then, avant-garde design housed in Spanish Revival architecture was matched by state of the art engineering. Creativity and style marked the brand. It is only fitting that this space inspires artists to interact with this environment to create a cultural rendezvous with the past.
The stage is set for installations and performances to be viscerally felt, absorbed by the senses throughout the body. Invited to be fully engaged in this encounter with artistic creativity past and present the audience may reflect on their relationship to art and place The exhibition defies canonic categories, stern delineation along distinct art forms offering instead an uncategorized multi-sensory experience.
(Frauke von der Horst)
Phog masheeen is a collective from Costa Mesa that perform and produce events. For the last four years The Wonder Valley Experimental Music Festival and The Santa Ana Noise Fest have had input from phog masheeen.
Sasha de Koninck is an artist and researcher from Santa Monica, CA. She decided to leave the west coast and all of its wonderful weather to explore the city of Baltimore and the greater east coast to complete her undergraduate education at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She graduated in 2013 with a B.F.A. in fibers, a minor in creative writing and a concentration in sound art. The next leg of her journey led her to the Windy City, where she graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies.
Composer and Grammy nominated performer Tom Peters creates new music for silent movies, connecting well-known masterpieces and lesser-known cinematic gems with modern audiences through cutting edge music. While the music you hear is current, it always serves the film, outlining the director’s vision and the actors’ performances in a way that is complementary to the action you see onscreen. Tom performs his scores with a bowed electric arpeggione designed by the legendary Ned Steinberger, and laptop computer.
Gretchen Potts is a Los Angeles based multi-media artist focusing on interactive installations and performance art. Her work revolves around the themes of memory and personal experiences. Educated at California State Fullerton and Northridge, she had the pleasure of working with artists like Naoh Purifoy, Kim Abeles, and Jim Jinkins. She relished in the knowledge of each artist and heeded their advice to stay true to her vision and skills.
DREAM WALKER is an interdisciplinary creative artist group that creates new artistic experiences by bringing together emerging professionals from various nationalities and fields of practice. We believe the performing arts can create an extraordinary connection between artist and audience capable of making the world a better place. We dream a world where people, art, and technology are truly harmonized.
Karena Massengill is an artist working with steel in innovative and unique ways creating personal statements while addressing universal experiences. Her artworks are abstract but still accessible through their visual interpretations.
The installation Ambient Sounds references work Massengill did after first hearing John Cage speak when in art school in Philadelphia at Tyler School of Fine Art, Temple University. His randomness of sounds, used to create music first inspired her Visual Sounds art installations in 1980-81.
Andy Fedak was born in 1978 and lives and works in Los Angeles. He received his BFA from New York University and his MFA from the University of California, Irvine. His work has shown at laxart in Los Angeles, The Palace of Fine Art in Mexico City, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the Laguna Art Museum, and other venues around the world.
The Fog Knows is an immersive and physically interactive light projection installation made by projecting animation through fog so that they form moving sculptural pillars, beams, and walls of multi-color light in a space.
Yoon Chung Han participates in PUMP 2017 as both an artist-in-residence and exhibiting artist.
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