Taking Art Off the Wall: Wearable Artist Spotlight

Wearable art takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary. While fashion typically involves aesthetic considerations, the term wearable art implies that the work is intended to be viewed as a serious and unique artistic creation or statement, in other words: a piece of art, off the wall and onto the body.

Learn more about the magical world of wearable art at Seattle Mini Maker Faire with an impressive panel of award-winning artists using new and innovative methods to create stunning garments: Wearable Artist Spotlight featuring Terra Holcomb (artist), Chelsea Klukas (makeFashion), Mark Mitchell(artist), Sophy Wong (artist)

To see some amazing wearable art pieces up close and in person, you can visit EMP’s World of WearableArt™ exhibit, showcasing 32 award-winning garments from New Zealand’s international design competition. Seattle Mini Maker Faire ticket holders receive discounted EMP Museum admission during the event weekend.

Maker Profile: Tod Schlemmer, Creator of Schlaboratory Pinhole Cameras

Using the awesome power of CAD, 3D printing, and the feedback from a globally-distributed network of photographers, Todd Schlemmer has designed and iterated many different pinhole cameras in a variety of film formats. His Schlaboratory open camera and tools inventory continues to grow, providing a worldwide user base with designs to be printed with any 3D printer.

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Stop by his booth, Schlem’s 3D Printed Photography, at Seattle Mini Maker Faire to see his cameras in action, and read on to learn more about his road to making: Continue reading

The Making of Cherdonna: Seattle-Based Dance Artist and Drag Queen

cherdonnaThe maker movement draws concepts and ideas from arts, crafts, and more—sometimes in surprising and unexpected ways. Jody Kuehner, a Seattle-based dance artist and director, is doing just that with her drag queen persona Cherdonna Shinatra.

Part bio drag queen, part contemporary dance, and part performance art, Cherdonna Shinatra, as she describes, “takes what you recognize about dance, what you believe about drag, what intrigues you about improvisation, and what delights you about entertainment” and “tosses it into a mason jar, shakes it up, and opens the lid.”

Join The Stranger Genius Award-winning dance artist for a talk and demo at Seattle Mini Maker Faire about how this unique persona came to life (Saturday, September 17; 3:10pm-3:30pm). Following the presentation, you can take a tour of the event and explore the exhibits from Cherdonna’s playful perspective.

Check out our full schedule for all exciting performances and presentations.

Building Magic with Mario the Magician

Mario Marchese aka “Mario the Magician” integrates STEAM/STEM initiatives with a clever DIY electronics and robotics into all his fantastical performances. Be a part of the magic at this one-of-a-kind experience at Seattle Mini Maker Faire! Early-bird tickets are on sale through September 4.

Take a peek at what Mario’s tech-friendly magic show is all about in this short documentary by KAL: