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The Power and the Passion to Create: Photography and Filmed Sessions by Norman Seeff - Lecture and Opening Reception

Oct 7, 2014 3:30 p.m.

BioPharmaceutical Technology Center 5445 East Cheryl Parkway, Fitchburg, WI 53711
What do we learn by watching the great innovative creators in the act of creation? The answers are both surprising and illuminating. They also confound the common myths and assumptions about the fundamental nature of the creative process. Norman Seeff, photographer and filmmaker, has documented hundreds of his photo-sessions with luminaries such as Martin Scorsese, The Rolling Stones, will.i.am, Sir Francis Crick and many more. Seeff will share his journey to discovering the secrets of empowering personal and collective creativity in his lecture, The Power and the Passion to Create, on October 7 at 3:30pm. The art exhibit opening reception will follow from 4:30 - 6:30pm. The events are open to the public.

Daniel Swadener, swadener@gmail.com, 608.274.4330


Writing for the Comic Book Industry

Sep 25, 2014 7 - 8 pm

Madison College Downtown Campus, 211 North Carroll Street, Madison, WI
Release date: Sept. 15, 2014


Event Title: “Writing for the Comic Book Industry”
Date and Time: Thursday, Sept. 25, 7 - 8 pm
Place: Madison College Downtown Campus, Room 240
211 North Carroll Street
Madison, WI
Contact: John Galligan, 608-258-2489

PRESS RELEASE


Comic book writers/artists discuss
careers at Madison College event

Local comic book writers and illustrators will discuss their own careers in the comic book industry at a Writer’s Life Lecture Series event held at 7 p.m. on September 25 at Madison College’s Downtown campus.

KC Carlson, a blogger for Westfield Comics; Cory Carani, a Raven Software video game artist; and Jeff Butler, a 30-year veteran of the comic book industry; will be panelists for the event “Writing for the Comic Book Industry” to be held in Room 240 of the Downtown campus. Larry Hansen, journalism instructor at Madison College, will moderate the event, which is free to the public.

Carlson has been working in the comic book industry since the age of 14, where he worked at a local magazine distributor, stripping covers off of unsold comic books to return for credit. For most of the 1990s, he worked at DC Comics, editing comic book projects such as Superman, the Legion of Super-Heroes, DC Comics Secret Files, and Adventures in the DC Universe. He currently writes about comics history and new product reviews at westfieldcomics.com/blog and comicsworthreading.com.

Carani has worked as an inker in the comic industry for many years. He is primarily known for his long collaboration with penciler Jeff Moy on DC Comics' Legionnaires series in the 1990s. Cory shifted gears in the early 2000s, joining Raven Software, where he continues to create artwork for video games.

Butler, who teaches comic book and video game art at Madison College and Madison Media Institute, broke into the comic book industry in 1983, helping writer Mike Baron create Madison's own superhero: Badger. He later joined the art department of TSR, Inc., drawing fantasy related artwork for Dungeons & Dragons and became the primary artist for TSR's MARVEL Superheroes Role Playing game. Over the years, he has worked on comic book projects such as the Green Hornet, Jason vs. Leatherface, Charles Barkley vs. Godzilla, Hercules, and Xena, to name a few. Butler has also worked for Raven Software as a video game character designer and concept artist.

The Writer’s Life Lecture Series, sponsored by Madison College’s Journalism and Creative Writing Programs and the Madison College School of Continuing Education, presents a monthly program that showcases the careers of local writers and journalists.



John Galligan, 608-258-2489


Terrace Talks- "The Search for Second Earth" Presented by Lucianne Walkowicz

Sep 30, 2014 7-8pm

Monona Terrace Lecture Hall, Madison, WI
Terrace Talks is a new series which provides thought-provoking presentation and discussion relating to forward thinkers in design, education, business and technology who break new boundaries. Dynamic speakers, many former TED Talk presenters, share relevant, current topics relating to our everyday lives. The series is geared towards the general public, professionals and learning enthusiasts alike. Terrace Talks is entertaining, inspiring and educational for the entire community. For more information about the topic and speaker, please visit http://mononaterrace.com/community/all-programs/category/films_lectures#terrace_talks_

Fran Puleo
fpuleo@mononaterrace.com
608-261-4000
communityevents.mononaterrace.com



Terrace Talks- "The Next Big Shift: Urbanism Redefined" Presented by Mitchell Joachim

Nov 3, 2014 7-8pm

Monona Terrace Lecture Hall, Madison, WI
Terrace Talks is a new series which provides thought-provoking presentation and discussion relating to forward thinkers in design, education, business and technology who break new boundaries. Dynamic speakers, many former TED Talk presenters, share relevant, current topics relating to our everyday lives. The series is geared towards the general public, professionals and learning enthusiasts alike. Terrace Talks is entertaining, inspiring and educational for the entire community. For more information about the topic and speaker, please visit http://mononaterrace.com/community/all-programs/category/films_lectures#terrace_talks_

Fran Puleo
fpuleo@mononaterrace.com
608-261-4000
communityevents.mononaterrace.com



Health and Wellness Presentation- "Thriving: The Pursuit of Health and Happiness" by Robert McGrath, PsyD, ABPP

Oct 1, 2014 Noon-1pm

Monona Terrace Lecture Hall, Madison, WI
In recent years, the field of psychology has taken a turn to focus on the more positive aspects of our lives. Join Dr. Robert McGrath, Distinguished Psychologist at UW-Madison, as he reviews ten ways to improve health, happiness and overall well-being.

Dr. Robert McGrath is the Coordinator of UW Mind-Body Wellness Services with specialties in Health and Positive Psychology, Stress and Sleep Management, and Meditation. Dr. McGrath identifies as a Positive Psychologist, the group that started realizing that focusing on the positive areas of HAPPINESS, THRIVING, GRATITUDE, MEDITATION and HEALTHY LIVING is more effective and uplifting than staying focused on the not-so-positive areas.

Sponsored by Madison Senior Center and Visiting Angels.


Fran Puleo
fpuleo@mononaterrace.com
608-261-4000
communityevents.mononaterrace.com