Events, Exhibitions + Programs

Staring Back: The Creation and Legacy of Picasso’s Demoiselles d’Avignon

Fleming Museum of Art, Burlington, VT
February 3 – June 22, 2015

Opening Reception
Hosted by UVM President Thomas Sullivan, Fleming Director Janie Cohen, and the Fleming Museum’s Board of Directors
Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and music
Tuesday February 10, 5:30-7:00 PM

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Courses at the University of Vermont

Jenn teaches courses for degree students, professionals and pre-college students at the University of Vermont.

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Critical Making

Join artist Jenn Karson and BCA curator DJ Hellerman in dialogue about Critical Making and Vermont’s place in bridging the gap between creative physical and conceptual exploration.

On Saturday, March 7 2015 we launched a successful pilot for Art+Feminism, a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship. Our host a cosponsor is UVM’s Fleming Museum.

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Conference and Festival Presentations

CliF Children’s Literacy Foundation Conference
April 8, 2015
STEAM inspired curriculum and teaching spaces
Loon Mountain, NH

Champlain Maker Faire
September 26 & 27, 2015
Shelburne Farms, Vermont
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Makers in Montpelier
Thursday, March 19, 2015
at 10:00am – 2:00pm
Vermont State House, Montpelier, VT

Maker/Interdisciplinary/STEAM Workshops and Presentations

Mapping Found Sounds

Wednesday, April 15, 5-8 pm; Saturday, April 18, 12-3 pm
The workshop will meet at UVM’s Fab Lab in Votey 122 on the UVM campus.
Materials Fee: $25
Register with the Museum Education Department at 656-0750

Track the sonic footprints of Burlington and create an experiential sound map of obscured ambient noise inspired by John Cage’s experiments with everyday sound. In part one of this two-part workshop, participants make a simple electronic listening device by repurposing the ubiquitous and inexpensive contact microphones (piezos) found in old cellphones, computers, and other devices. In part two, participants discover hidden sounds and contribute to the creation of a unique sound map of Burlington.

Jenn Karson, Project Collaborator on Staring Back, and Supervisor, UVM’s FabLab; Griffin Jones ’15 Electrical Engineering

Jenn presents at conferences on a number of topics including sound art, the maker movement, fabrication labs and maker spaces. If you are interested in a presentation for your event contact Jenn

Toy Hacking, E-Origami, e-Textile Workshops

Five STEAM modules were developed and delivered to 15 public libraries in 2014. These programs are now available for museums and other public institutions. Free activity sheets are available for download.

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Sound Mapping Workshop:

Sounds of Earth, Sea and Sky School workshop