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Moleskine Portraits

Monday, January 30, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Moleskine Portraits

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Type Remaining End Quantity
Reception RSVP   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Add-on: 5pm Self-Portrait Composition workshop with Nathan Sensel and Amanda Stern.   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Add-on: 5pm Sound Hunting workshop with Phillip Stearns   more info Sold Out Ended Free  
Add-on: 5pm Wine Tasting Experience workshop with Brian Quinn   more info Sold Out Ended Free  

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The places we visit, the things we carry, the marks we make, the pictures we share, the ideas we capture, the tastes we savor, the gifts we choose…we make portraits with each choice and each choice makes up an ever-changing portrait of who we are.

Join Moleskine for an evening of interactive portrait-making.


From 5-6pm, workshops provide a chance to work with a selection of the featured artists in a small group setting. 

The 6-9pm reception will explore the many ways to capture a portrait using Moleskine objects. Text-portraits, sound-portraits, taste-portraits, photo-portraits, and more.




Pre-Reception Workshops @ 5pm:


Featured artists from Moleskine Portraits will offer 1hr workshops on Monday immediately before the Moleskine Portraits reception. 

These are small group experiences so participation is very limited, RSVP is required.

The workshops are free but run simultaneously at Exit Art, so you may only register for one.

Time: 5-6pm

Out of consideration of the group, participants are asked to arrive promptly for the 5pm start.

Workshop participants are of course invited to stay for the rest of the evening and to enjoy the other projects presented during Moleskine Portraits.


Workshop Descriptions:

Sound Hunting Workshop with Phillip Stearns - Workshop participants will gather for a 1-hour deep listening experience with Phillip. They will be given a Moleskine notebook, paired with a partners, and sent on a sound hunt around the room and neighborhood. Discoveries will be then be re-imagined and shared with the rest of the group. 



Wine Tasting Workshop with Brian Quinn - Workshop participants will have a more communal and deeper experience of the Tasting Experience that Brian is presenting later that evening during Moleskine Portraits. They will taste a mystery wine and then be lead through three courses of activity to create a portrait of the wine and their own palate. Using Moleskine tasting note cards participants will notate their discoveries using pens, pencils, and wine paint. Spices/herbs/fruit in glasses are available as scent references and to inspire the imaginations of the participants. Note: You must be 21+ years wise to participate.



The Self-Portrait Composition workshop with Nathan Sensel and Amanda Stern. - Workshop participants will gather for a 1-hour self-portrait composition workshop using the 400 words stamps from Moleskine Words. They will be given a Moleskine Cahier journal to customize and then lead through a writing and design process that will illustrate a self-portrait of the participant then and now, and the journey between. 





Featured Artists:


Emilie Baltz

Emilie Baltz is a visual artist who explores the role of delight in everyday experiences. She is trained in Film Studies, Photography and Industrial Design, she borrows omnivorously from multiple mediums in pursuit of joyful experiences for consumers. Using this toolbox of skills, she provokes new perspectives on the world through social, formal and industrial processes. Her clients have included the New York Parks Department, the Vitra Design Museum, GOOD Magazine, the Museum of Sex, Pratt Institute, the School of Visual Arts, the New York Times Magazine, Vogue, Bombay Sapphire and Limoges porcelain. She is the author of Junk Foodie, a gastronomic junk food cookbook for the lowbrow gourmand. Emilie lives in New York City. She is half French.

CamLin Productions

CamLin Productions is a Brooklyn based creative agency focused on creating powerful web-video content for companies around world. It's co-founders Matt Finlin and Ricky Camilleri use their personal obsessions with cinema and new media to create diverse and compelling materials.


Brian Quinn

Brian Quinn is an event producer in NYC, recognized as a co-founder of ground-breaking underground dining club, The Noble Rot: a unique gathering around wine dubbed “a new form of clandestine drinking” by Tasting Table NYC. Through his own events, Brian now works to further curate compelling culinary experiences, educating and broadening the palates of those he serves.
Website:  www.BrianQuinn.co
Twitter: @BrianQuinn 


Perlin Studios and Dana Karwas

Daniel Perlin and Perlin Studios Daniel is an artist and sound designer based in New York City. He works across media creating sound, video, objects, installations and performances. His work has been shown at P.S.1, The New Museum, The Storefront for Art and Architecture, The Chelsea Art Museum, Postmaster’s Gallery, (all New York City), TN Probe (Tokyo), Yautepec Gallery (Mexico City), Temporary Contemporary Gallery (London) and the Centre Pompidou (Paris).

As an active cross-media collaborator Daniel has created works with Natalie Jermijenko for the 2006 Whitney Biennial, Sanford Kwinter on the installation of Mutations, with Vito Acconci and Sarina Basta on the public sound installation Viraphone (Madrid), and Maya Lin for the Installation What Is Missing? at the Beijing Center for the Arts. As a sound designer for film, his credits include such films as Kelly Reichardt’s Old Joy, Errol Morris’ Fog Of War and Phil Morrison’s Junebug.  In 2006, Daniel attended the Whitney Independent Study program as a studio artist. Currently Daniel maintains Perlin Studios, a surround sound media studio in Brooklyn, New York, teaches a course on sound and the city at NYU’s ITP program and curates Domus Magazine Mixtapes.


Dana Karwas is an artist whose work is rooted in architecture and extends to the edges of social systems and technical dimensions. She has taught classes on interactive media at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program, at NYU/Poly's Integrated Digital Media Program, and at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. Dana holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Architecture, Design, and Planning at the University of Kansas. She completed her master's degree at ITP, the digital media program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, with a focus on integrating media into architectural spaces.  Dana is the co-founder of WIKA Studio, a creative digital production studio.


Nathan Sensel

Nathan Sensel is Associate Educator at the Museum of Modern Art, coordinating a leadership program that cultivates communication, community and awareness through the arts for the city’s youth. As the Assistant Director for ARTime, an independent arts and education organization, he is devoted to providing access and information about contemporary art and creates online content for www.ARTimeNY.com. He founded and hosts the drawing salon +Drawing+Models+Music+Beer+.


Phillip Stearns

Phillip Stearns makes electricity do strange things in his studio in Brooklyn.  He received his MFA in music composition and integrated media from the California Institute of Arts in 2007 and his BS in music technology from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2005. His work has been exhibited internationally at electronics arts. 


Amanda Stern

Amanda Stern is the author of five books, the critically acclaimed novel, The Long Haul, two young adult novels and a series of children's books called, Frankly, Frannie. She is also the founder of The Happy Ending Music and Reading Series, which has been voted by New York Magazine, NYPress and The Village Voice as the best reading series in the city. She lives in Brooklyn.



Zetalab is a design and comunication agency in Milano. Founded in year 2000, Zetalab employes 10 passionate designers to create identities and communication projects for companies, institutions and products.

They are also active in teaching in Universities and design schools. Zetalab is a founder of Ministero della Grafica.

Illustration and communicaiton design by Luca Bogoni.

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