This inspired Meetups in Irvine
The ARTbar Hands-on Studio
207 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (map)
Message from The Icarus Sessions (organized by Seth Godin):
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.
Here are the details:
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 and sign up when you arrive (first come first speak).