Design MMoCA 2014 Schedule of Special Events

Saturday, April 26, 11:00 am, State Street Gallery
Lighting as Art
Lynn Tarrence, The Egg Design Group

Without light what do we really have? The way light plays off surfaces and architectural details is magical. Yet, how you integrate a special light fixture into a space--the materiality, height, location, and level of illumination--transforms light from a source of power into a powerful focal point—a work of art. 

Saturday, April 26, 1:00 pm, Tour will start in State Street Gallery
Designers on their Design
Madison College Interior Design Program Faculty; Sarah Mullins, A La Crate Vintage Rentals; Ed Linville, Linville Architects

Focus on three of the Design MMoCA installations with their creators. The Madison College Interior Design Program Faculty, Sarah Mullins, and Ed Linville will reveal why they were drawn to their selected artwork and how the art inspired their Design MMoCA projects.

Saturday, April 26, 2:00-5:00 pm, Lobby
Design Bomb
Interior Designers from the WI Chapters of ASID and IIDA 

Speed Dating an Interior Designer - Do you have an Interior Design question for your residential or commercial project? This is your opportunity to ask the experts. Twenty minute private consultation available with an Interior Design professional customized to you! Only 24 time slots available. Learn more and sign up at:

Sunday, April 27, 2:00-4:00 pm, Lobby, State Street Gallery, Henry Street Gallery
Designer Meet & Greet

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet all the Design MMoCA participating designers and learn about their design processes and inspirations.

Thursday, May 1, 12:30 pm, Tour will start in the Lobby
Gallery Talk: On the Art
Richard H. Axsom, MMoCA Curator

The Design MMoCA installations were inspired by unique works of art.  But what inspired the artists?  Join MMoCA Curator Richard Axsom to learn about the artists and artworks included in the show.

Thursday, May 1, 5:30 pm, Tour will start in the Lobby
MVP Series Event - The Design Process
Joy Dohr, Professor Emeritus, Interior Design UW Madison

Explore several installations with local design expert, Joy Dohr.  As a Design MMoCA 2014 Juror, Joy had the opportunity to watch these designers submit applications, present design proposals, and unveil the finished projects.  Learn how these designers’ ideas evolved over time and what non-designers can learn from the Design Process.

Friday, May 2, 5:30 pm, Henry Street Gallery
Sustainable Design: Resources and Relationships
Jeff Mullins, Co-owner of A La Crate Vintage Rentals

After writing about and teaching university courses in sustainable design, speaker Jeff Mullins was able to put knowledge to practice through a new small business venture: A LA CRATE Vintage Rentals. And in practice, he found that sustainable design can be far simpler and more personal than his academic version presented.

Friday, May 2, 6:30 pmState Street Gallery
Elements of Design
Bill Beaudreau, CRB Interiors, Past-President of ASID-Wisconsin Chapter

Bill Beaudreau, ASID, will lead a guided tour of Design MMoCA, focusing on various elements and principles of design, such as shape, size, color, balance, contrast and harmony. Learn how designers use these components to create a cohesive look.

Friday, May 2, 7:30 pm, State Street Gallery
Designers on their Design
Emily L. R. Adams, Lou Land Design; Philip Stankard & John Alling, Human | Crafted; SAA Design Group

Learn more about three Design MMoCA installations as their creators, Emily L. R. Adams, Human | Crafted, and the SAA Design Group, disclose what drew them to their selected artwork and describe their design process.

Saturday, May 3, 11:00 am, State Street Gallery
Connecting Wearable Technology and the Maker Movement
Chris Harris and Jarod Beukelman, Design Concepts

The maker movement is a trend characterized by people employing do-it-yourself (DIY) and do-it-with-others (DIWO) methods to develop unique technology products. Forces such as open sourcing, decreased cost of electronic components and 3D printing have accelerated the trend. We will discuss how this movement and John Buck’s piece inspired us in regard to self-expression and mass production.

Saturday, May 3, Noon, Henry Street Gallery
Head to Head
Cory Allen Linsmeyer 

He Wore Blue Velvet is equal parts refusal and acceptance. The piece refuses gender normative stereotypes in its appropriation of both masculine and feminine.  Join us as designer Cory Allen Linsmeyer guides us on a journey of self-reflection on identity and acceptance.

Saturday, May 3, 1:00 pm, MMoCA Classroom
Creative Coding Workshop
Kemper Smith

Explore the creative side of computer coding with this beginner-level workshop taught by Kemper Smith. This workshop will teach you the basics of using computer code to create and animate geometric graphics. This is the perfect avenue for learning the basics of computer coding.
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