You know us as GIS analysts and software developers. But lately, we’ve been geeking out about something else at Azavea: art. Turns out, our colleagues are also painters, photographers, musicians, solderers, writers, and crafters – makers, creators, and performers of all kinds.
Curious about what we do outside of work when no one’s watching and ready for a cool summer ale? Then please join us for the first quarterly Azavea Geek Art Opening Reception, featuring art from Azavea Summer of Map interns Lena Ferguson and Julia Reeves. Light refreshments, soft drinks, beer & wine
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As a high school junior and senior (2007-2009), Lena Ferguson took art courses in fine metals. The pieces in this exhibition are made from nickel, bronze, brass and sterling silver. Many include clothing tags in the design, and some include resin and assorted found objects. All pieces were hand cut, soldered, hammered and finished. At Azavea, Lena is working on GIS projects for the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children (DVAEYC) and the Sunlight Foundation.
Julia Reeves took art classes in high school, and worked in a Chicago gallery and educational center making found-object and functional art. She’s since organized and participated in site-specific performances, and continues making things mostly in the form of journal pages and greeting cards. She draws inspiration from the people around her and the stuff on her kitchen table. At Azavea, Julia is working on GIS projects for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) and the Texas Trees Foundation.