Portland, OR, February 17, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Quango today announced the presenter lineup and topics for the Creative Bridges 2008 lecture series. During the next four months, five industry experts and thought leaders will share thoughts on creativity gleaned from years of industry and academic practice.
Each lecture will be hosted at Quango’s offices at 4380 SW Macadam Ave.; Suite 380, Portland, OR 97239. All lectures are free and open to the public. Interested attendees can RSVP at: www.quangoinc.com/bridges.
Creative Process As Seen Through Creative Language
February 21 // 7:00 PM
Jon Wettersten—Senior Application Designer, IDEO, Chicago
Hailing from a background encompassing both fine art and programming, Wettersten brings a broad focus to language and its role within the creative process. By forming new and novel connections, Wettersten surmounts the traditional barriers to creativity.
Creative Collaboration: Deepening The Conversation
March 20 // 7:00 PM
Cara Tomlinson—Professor of Painting; Lewis & Clark College, Portland
Sean Regan—Video Artist, Portland
Exploring firsthand the challenges and insights gained from their creative collaboration, nationally recognized fine artist Cara Tomlinson and video installation/performance artist Sean Regan show and discuss their individual and collaborative work.
April 17 // 7:00 PM
Kate Pabst—Visual Artist, Designer, MRM Worldwide, velvetpeel Minneapolis
Having designed some of the earliest Web sites for multinational companies like Hormel and Hanes, Kate Pabst appreciates the excitement of forming creative connections in novel and aggressively evolving spaces.
Environment And Creativity
May 29 // 7:00 PM
Colin Ives—Director: Digital Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene
Fusing scholarly research, technical development, and hands-on materials work, Colin Ives creates interactive installations that incorporate viewers into the dynamic interplay between us and our environment.
About Creative Bridges
Compelling creative and artistic ideas come from those individuals whose work originates from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. This is the underlying vision of Creative Bridges 2008, which brings a series of broadly-based guest lecturers to Portland, Oregon in early 2008. By deepening and contributing to an ongoing creative dialogue, Quango hopes to nurture the artistic and creative community in Portland and beyond. Archived presentation videos and lecture transcripts will be freely available at: www.quangoinc.com/bridges.
Founded in 2000, Quango Design + Marketing is a full-service agency based in southwest Portland. Serving a primarily high-tech clientele, QUANGO also provides creative and strategic marketing services for clients in such diverse industries as outdoor goods and apparel, music, entertainment, coffee and corporate training. Quango has been ranked among the 50 Best Small Companies to Work for in Oregon for two years running by Oregon Business Magazine.