JULY 18th 2012 (Recap): Innovator’s Showcase (Happy Birthday in Style!)

Thank you to all who participated and attended our 7th Year Anniversary Celebration!

 

Here is a little recap of the evening by our own Adam Kauk:

 

It was a pot-luck of talent from around the SVII community; We had a schedule of presentations and performances that were so varied, it looked like a microcosm of SVII’s history. (The delightful setting and delicious food were provided by Angelica’s Bistro in Redwood City, and the soup within that bowl was provided by the SVII community…)

 

We started with creative and engaging melodies from Neubop, the duo of Howard Lieberman (founder of SVII) and David Solhaug.
Then there was a tantalizing presentation on dark matter by Thomas Buckholtz.

 

 

 

This was followed by three different presentations of visual art. First, Elzbieta Holsztynska talked about how her own art teaches her different things about science..

 

 

Then, Jason Marsh played a video taken by an iPhone on a bunch of helium balloons (and dazzled us with some out-of-this-world violin looping)..

 

 

Finally, Geri McGilvray did an animated live portrait painting demo… 

 

 

…with Jessie Chen as the model.

 

 

The final third of the night came around with Adam Kauk transferring a guitar song onto the piano (Signe, by Eric Clapton).

 

 

Next, Birgitte Rasine transported us to a hot day in Rome with a reading from her own book.

 

 

Finally, the evening ended with a bang as Andy Markham and the Polyglot Quartet played their unique blend of various genres and took us to the finish line.

 

A good time was had by all–especially me (Adam).

Join us next time (After the summer fiesta, we will be back to our first Wed of the month schedule!) on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012!  We will be discussing how to engage your clients and audience through emotional relevancy in media (graphics, photos, and film).

 

Mark you calendars!

~ Happy Birthday, SVII! ~

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Calling all innovators!

On Wednesday, July 18th, we will celebrate the 7th Anniversary of Silicon Valley Innovation Institute. We’ve built an amazing community here at SVII, full of brilliant and talented innovators. So, for our anniversary party, we want the spotlight to be on YOU!

This event will be a time to showcase our membership through their art, music, and creativity. It will also be a time for the SVII family to get to know one another and for you to let us know how we can better serve you this coming year.

So music, art, dance, poetry, spoken word, film… all is fair game. Plus, we will be offering a nearly 50% discount on our Dinner + Program ticket (just $22!) to all who are bold enough to share your talent and are selected to be a part of the program!

So why hesitate? Let us do what we do best, and spur one another on to new heights of creativity. Fill in the form below, and we will be in touch!

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How Art Informs Innovation

Howard Lieberman, Laura Mappin, and Tom Bewley discuss what drives their artistic pursuits and their innovation forward.

Panel Discussion
Tom Bewley, Laura Mappin, Howard Lieberman
moderated by Sue Lebeck

Program Description:

Tom Bewley, Laura Mappin and Howard Lieberman will offer multi-sensory presentations, woven together with stimulating conversation.

Tom, a painter, sculptor, and jewelry maker, is also Staff Scientist at Genentech (www.gene.com). Laura, an evocative textile artist and teacher, left high-tech to focus on the medium of her art (www.bauboroars.com). Howard, a multi-instrument improvisational jazz musician, is also a serial inventor/entrepreneur, a physicist/acoustician, an educator, and the CEO of SVII (www.svii.org).

Each of these artist / inventors will share with us the core principles which guide their art, and guide their innovation.