What a sensational event the first session was. In hundreds of cities around the world, people got together and made something happen. The stories of support for those brave enough to stand up are fabulous.
Obviously, this is a roll your own, pick yourself sort of platform, and you are free to deviate from it. If you don't like the date picked for this event, organize a different one! Either way, here you go...
PS here are the details from the last one:
The Icarus Sessions are a challenging new way to bring your art forward. Not to make a sales pitch, not to get customers or patrons, but to find the courage to stand up and say, "here, I made this."
A presentation at an Icarus Session is 140 seconds long. You can go shorter, but not a second longer. You can use slides, or handouts, or even better, just bring your enthusiasm. Videotape it if you like.
The assignment: Tell the group about your art. What have you created? What frightened you? What matters?
Check out the principles of the Icarus Session before you come: http://www.squidoo.com/IcarusSession and be sure to contact the organizer if you're hoping to speak.
I noticed that a venue was needed for this meetup so I thought I'd offer a new space we're developing in Denver's RiNo Art District. It will be a work & learning space specifically designed with artists and creative professionals in mind. We still have a couple months of remodel work to do before it's ready to open, so it won't be as amazing as Jake's studio where we met last time, but it should work well for this event. I'd be glad to handle all the setup and hosting elements as well. In addition to the presentations this time, I'd also have energy for a discussion on where these sessions go in the future and how we could build a community of encouragement and collaboration within them. Let me know if you'd value this.