Monday, August 31, 2015

Podcast: Do You Wanna Hang Out Sometime?

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Do You Wanna Hang Out Sometime?
Length: 00:48:48
Synopsis: If you're a creative person, it's surprisingly tricky to juggle ambitions, friends, projects, health, love and life. On this week's podcast, we talk about getting out of the studio and becoming social butterflies... or not. After all, maybe that social interaction thing isn't all it's cracked up to be. Then we talk about being horrible teens.

Show Notes:
2016 Iceland Residency Information and Application
Light Grey Game Night

Monday, August 24, 2015

Podcast: Troubleshooting Odo's Problems

08.24.15_Troubleshooting Odo's Problems
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Troubleshooting Odo's Problems
Length: 01:07:01
Synopsis: After helping Deep Space 9's Odo (Rene Auberjonois) with some tech problems on twitter, Lindsay's a little starstruck. On this week's podcast, we talk about approaching people who may intimidate you a little, expectations and social contracts when meeting new people, and the joy of finding out that everyone, regardless of success or talent, is still a real person at the end of the day.

Show Notes:
Rene Auberjonois on Twitter
2016 Iceland Residency Information and Application
Light Grey Game Night



Friday, August 21, 2015

Applications Open for the Light Grey Iceland Residency 2016!

2016 Iceland Residency

Our team is back in Minneapolis after completing the Light Grey Iceland Residency 2015! Over the last couple weeks, we have been traveling with 24 artists of different industries and backgrounds, exploring Iceland's most sublime landscapes, geothermal pools, and volcanic formations. We had a wonderful time traveling, sharing ideas, and collaborating with one another! Photographs, sketches, and documentation from the Iceland Residency 2015 will be shared shortly! You can find out more information about the artists that attended this year's residency on our website here: Team Lichen and Team Moss.

Iceland 2014

Applications for the Iceland Residency 2016 are now available!

We invite artists to apply for a spot in next year's program. Join a small team of exceptional creators and academics on a journey of discovery, camaraderie, and inspiration in one of the most incredible and fragile landscapes in the world. Dipping into the Arctic circle, Iceland's landscape is a paradoxically gorgeous mixture of fire and ice, home to fragile (but hardy) varieties of lichen, bird-life, and glaciers. We welcome artists from all over the world to apply for the residency and are looking forward to the diverse backgrounds and perspectives we'll share abroad.

Iceland 2014

Applications are due August 30th. If you are interested in traveling with us for the 2016 program, please read all of the details, schedules, and program information on the Light Grey website here. The application form is linked at the bottom of the page along with new information about scholarship opportunities.

Photographs by Chris Hajny from the 2014 & 2015 Residency

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Comic Exhibition and Autoptic Art Festival Recap!

Last week, Light Grey had the wonderful opportunity to participate in Autoptic, a biennial two-day festival of independent culture, which happened in downtown Minneapolis! The festival was filled with tons of great artwork from local and national exhibitors, including comics, zines, prints, and everthing in between.

Many of the exhibitors and festival attendees gathered at Light Grey Art Lab for the opening reception and Autoptic kick-off party. It was a two-part exhibition featuring international comic artists, displaying their new works, printed projects, and original drawings. The exhibition was hosted by Autoptic and ChiFouMi and held at Light Grey Art Lab.

Anders Nilsen curated a show titled Nothing Will Ever Be The Same featuring work by Charles Burns, Aidan Koch, Antoine Marchalot, Helge Reumann, and Laura Park. Additionally, there was a small solo exhibition of work by Dominique Goblet called Works on Paper. It was a lively scene as groups of artists and art appreciators met and celebrated with the anticipation of an art-filled weekend ahead. We loved hosting the event and would like to thank every one who stopped by and made the night so special!

We loved every minute of the weekend and meeting all of you! If you missed the chance to stop by our booth at Autoptic, you can always see the latest work at shop.lightgrey.com. You can also see the Comic Exhibition that will be on display through August 20th. Thanks again to all of the awesome exhibitors and supporters of Autoptic, and we look forward to the next event!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Podcast: 2015 Iceland Diaries : Part Four

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2015 Iceland Diaries : Part Four
Length: 01:21:05
Synopsis: Once again, the Light Grey Art Lab team returns to Iceland! We're hosting two, back-to-back, week-long artist residencies in southern Iceland, right at the base of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Our two groups of amazing artists (Team Moss and Team Lichen) each spent an entire week exploring, conversing, and learning together. In the fourth, and final, part of our multi-part 2015 Iceland Diaries series, Jenny, Lindsay, and Chris take a moment each evening to reflect on the day's events, share stories, and sometimes get a little loopy. A final huge 'thank you' to all the participating artists in the 2015 residency, and we look forward to next year's program!

Jenny and the giant.

Show Notes:
#TeamMoss2015 - Instagram
#TeamMoss2015 - Twitter
#TeamLichen2015 - Instagram
#TeamLichen2015 - Twitter
2016 Iceland Residency Information and Application

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Light Grey Game Night: Going Places

Light Grey Game Night: Going Places
We're back! After a month in Iceland for the 2015 Iceland Residency, the Light Grey team is chock-full of youthful energy, lava, and glacial run-off. That must mean it's time for another Light Grey Game Night! So mark your calendar for Thursday, August 27th from 6:30 - 9:30 pm!

As you might remember, we're attaching a theme to each night to help people narrow down what games they might want to bring (although you're still welcome to bring whatever you'd like!). We're home, but still haven't worked the wanderlust of traveling out of our systems, so this week's theme is Going Places!

Join us as we galavant around the world fighting untold evil in Eldritch Horror, marvel at the efficiency of the Japanese rail system in Trains: Rising Sun, or scale deadly Himalayan peaks in K2, among plenty of others! If you have a favorite boardgame, bring it!

So grab your friends, family or favorite stack of board games, and come play with us! RSVP via our Facebook event, and feel free to share! The more the merrier!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Podcast: 2015 Iceland Diaries : Part Three

08.10.15_2015 Iceland Diaries : Part Three
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2015 Iceland Diaries : Part Three
Length: 01:37:28
Synopsis: Once again, the Light Grey Art Lab team returns to Iceland! We're hosting two, back-to-back, week-long artist residencies in southern Iceland, right at the base of the infamous Eyjafjallajökull volcano. Our two groups of amazing artists (Team Moss and Team Lichen) each spent an entire week exploring, conversing, and learning together. In the third part of a multi-part 2015 Iceland Diaries series, Jenny, Lindsay, and Chris are now left cruising the lonesome road. Each night we take a moment to reflect on the day's events, share stories, thoughts, and more. And it's not over yet! Make sure to check back for plenty more adventure!

We did it! @teenwolfdude & @jennybookler and I hiked Landmannalaugar and saw the beautiful rhyolite mountains! Here they are!! #Iceland Best hike ever!!!

Show Notes:
#TeamMoss2015 - Instagram
#TeamMoss2015 - Twitter
#TeamLichen2015 - Instagram
#TeamLichen2015 - Twitter
2016 Iceland Residency Information and Application