By Ben Brown
This month’s guest artist Nik Harron is hosting the Opening Reception for his Geek of Nature show this coming Tuesday, November 8th at 7:oo pm during Tuesday Open Night!
Join the artist November 8 for an informal reception and brief lecture on the symbiotic relationship between scientific and artistic endeavour including amazing facts on the new science of epigenetics and the artist’s personal experiences working at a world-leading vision research laboratory.
Geek of Nature is a retrospective show of sciency paintings highlighting selected works from the past 10 years inspired by science. Concepts addressed by the work explore topics as diverse as creation and destruction, ecology, astronomy, fractal geometry, quantum wave/particle duality and the birth of the atomic age.
For more info, check out Nik’s Website at http://nikharron.com/geek-of-nature-show/
It’s official, Kwartzlab is getting a laser cutter!
I’m pleased to announce that Kwartzlab has received a $6000 grant from
the Creative Enterprise Enabling Organization for the full cost of
buying a new laser cutter. The CEEO board liked our application: they
approved it unanimously, and said that this is the type of project
they want to fund.
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We are getting an 80W laser cutter with a 24″ x 36″ work area, similar
to the one that Site3 has, except bigger. It is a very versatile tool
for arts, crafts and technical work. It can cut or engrave paper,
cardboard, foamcore, plywood, plastics, leather and textiles. It can
engrave coated metals (incl. anodized aluminum), marble and glass.
The laser is a key tool for our makerspace. It’s a powerful tool that
few people have access to, and it will attract new members to our
We’ve finally gotten confirmation that we can set up our Stitch’n'Bitch session on King Street in front of Queen of Hearts Costumes. It’ll be in conjunction with car-free Sunday, so there will be people wandering about and checking out what we do!
The street closes at 10:30 a.m.; as our setup is pretty minimal (as far as I know, just us and our chairs and maybe a folding table?), we can get ready just before then, and set ourselves down once the street has been closed. The street will open again at 3:00 p.m. so strike will begin at 2:45 p.m. to be sure we can get out of the way. In the interim, we plan to yarnbomb the lamppost outside QoH. For those not in the know, “yarnbombing” is the decoration of public stuff with stitched stuff (usually knit/crochet) – you have probably seen it around K-W already.
All you need to bring is yourself and your stitchery – crochet, knitting, cross-stitch, tatting, latch-hook, crewel, whatever you do! – and something to sit on. You may also want to bring your own refreshments.
So, to summarise:
Date: Sunday, September 18th
Time: 10:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie at email@example.com.
See you there!
By Eric Gerlach
KwartzLab Junkyard is tomorrow (Saturday the 10th) from 1 PM to 7 PM! Come out to KwartzLab (283 Duke St W, Unit #106) to see what we Makers have been hoarding
Remember, everything you see here is donate-what-you-can/donate-what-its-worth and all proceeds go to the KwartzLab Big Tool Acquisition Fund! We use that fund to help us acquire Big Tools like Laser Cutters, 3D printers, and CNC mills.
There’s a lot of great stuff here, and I saved the best for last, so make sure to read all the way to the bottom…
Let’s get started, shall we? (pictures below the fold)
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By Eric Gerlach » 5 Comments
We’ve been discussing what to get next at KwartzLab, and the consensus has come down that a Laser Cutter would be awesome. We’re going to apply to the CEEO for a grant, and one of the pieces of data we’d like to include is how many more members we’d get if we got a Laser Cutter.
So tell us how one would affect your decision to join!
(Existing members, please don’t vote, this is for new members only!)
By DW » 1 Comment
A great crowd came out on Monday night to pay their first dues, for September, and get their keys.
If you have paid your $100 initial fee and still want to be a member, you must:
- pay your $52.50 for September (rent is due, guys!)
- fill out the revised membership form
- fill out the financial audit waiver (if we all agree we don’t need a formal audit, we will save $1500 – almost 2 months rent!)
- get voted into the corporation by the board
- pick up your keys
Join us at the board meeting, Friday Sep 4 at 7:30pm to get ‘er done.
Click thru for more pics…
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