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  1. Blank Slate: Social Web XR Happy Hour

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    EXPERIENCE THE BLANK SLATE OPENING NIGHT RECAP VIDEO


    Art & Technology have merged with Gamut Gallery’s first virtual reality (VR) exhibition, Blank Slate. Our virtual Web XR platform, is accessible all over the world for those who wish to enter from the comfort of their own homes via laptop or VR headset from your web browser (Firefox/Chrome). This virtual exhibition space, created by Brian Skalak of REM5, has been digitally simulated to look and feel like our brick-and-mortar. It is full of bright, bold colors, abstract line works and non-traditional portraits  in our new virtual environment.

    Our WebXR opening was the beginning of the new virtual gallery space, now it will continue to serve as an event and meetup location for the foreseeable future.  Gamut members and guests can check in 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without leaving their home. Meet the artists, hang out with your friends, and make your way through Gamut Gallery & our back courtyard that contains a few new twist & turns. This new platform also creates accessibility allowing collectors from around the globe to expand their art collections through the click of the mouse.

    From the Curator:
    “As many of us have participated in creative, alternate art avenues through live streams, Zoom meetings & Instagram take-overs, we believe the VR world will transcend us to the immersive connections we have been missing. Designing virtual places to gather, discover community & enjoy art is the direction that spaces like ours will be heading.” – Cassie Garner

    Blank Slate Social Web XR Happy Hour:
    Wednesday, August 10th 2020
    ONLINE: 4-6pm // FREE
    Gamut’s Gallery courtyard take-over by created by Brian Skalak

    Join curator Cassie Garner & Artists Aaron Schmitz, Evan Weselmann, Derek Meier, Maiya Lee Hartman, Neal Breton & Ron Brown in Gamut’s Virtual Gallery. Choose your own “avatar”, invite your friends to join you online and mingle.

    JOIN VIRTUAL GAMUT GALLERY
    • Late to the party, you’ll be able to wait in a virtual lobby until a spot opens up so don’t leave if we’re full.
    • Attend from your home, via laptop or VR headset from your web browser
    Click to Learn how to onboard & navigate the space

  2. Blank Slate: Art & Technology Merge

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    Blank Slate features Arianne Zager, Aaron Schmitz, Black Daze, Derek Meier, Evan Weselmann, Maiya Lee Hartman, Neal Breton, Ron Brown, Yuta Uchida.


    Gamut Gallery introduces their WebXR virtual gallery and digitally simulated art happenings; after months of cancelled exhibitions and events.“Blank Slate” is the first-of-its-kind extended reality art exhibition that merges virtual and physical worlds. Keeping with Gamut’s collaborative ethos, the creative force of curator and gallery co-owner Cassie Garner and the VR designer Brian Skalak, of REM5, brought this idea to life. “The addition of untethered headsets made the experience possible, this new technology allowed participants to wander the physical gallery while viewing virtual art.” – stated Skalak

    Hours were spent digitally reproducing and beta testing the virtual 1:1 scale replication of the Gamut space. The Blank Slate opening featured an innovative experiential event where attendees were delighted, throwing their arms up with laughter, and filling the room with gasps. The initial reaction was shock as they entered an empty gallery bearing only blank walls. Once the attendees put on the wireless VR headsets (facilitated by REM5) the gallery was transformed with bright, bold colors, abstract line works and non traditional portraits popped off the walls in our new virtual environment. 

    In addition to this cutting-edge in person event, anyone in the world can explore the virtual version of the gallery right from a web browser in the comfort of their own home. This accessibility allows collectors from around the globe to expand their art collections through the click of the mouse. Gamut members and guests can check in 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without leaving their home. Choose your own “avatar”, invite your friends to join you online and mingle. 

    BLANK SLATE EXHIBIT FINALE
    September 18th & 19th, 2020
    7pm – 9:30pm // $15 per ticket • FREE for Members
    PURCHASE TICKETS

    • 4 attendees admitted per 30 minute booked tour
    • 6 Tours available both nights
    • Masks Required
    • Pre-sale ticket required to enter gallery
    • Please arrive 10 minutes before your tour time

    “As many of us have participated in creative, alternate art avenues through live streams, Zoom meetings & Instagram take-overs, we believe the VR world will transcend us to the immersive connections we have been missing. Designing virtual places to gather, discover community & enjoy art is the direction that spaces like ours will be heading.” – Cassie Garner 

     

     

     

     

     


     

    Cassie Garner is a graphic designer, art curator, and gallerist living and working in Minneapolis. A founder of Gamut Gallery from the very beginning, Cassie began as the graphic designer and has grown with the gallery overtime. Three years into business when the gallery was forced to relocate, Cassie joined the ownership team and became the gallery manager where she applied her many years of retail and customer service experience. In spring of 2018 she transitioned into the role of Gallery Director and now leads operations and project management for exhibitions and events. Her other passions include collecting art, dancing, making connections, and spending time in her Southside home.

     

     

     

    Brian Skalak is a multi-disciplinary creative based in Minneapolis and the Marketing and Events Manager at REM5 VR Lab. Through this collaboration with Gamut, he was able to lead the charge from the technical production of the virtual gallery and cutting-edge interactive events. Additionally, Skalak founded Second Sight Visuals, a digital art platform that merges tech and reality. He has produced live visuals for numerous festivals and concerts, interactive installations, visual experiences for music and a collection of nearly infinite experiments in between. You can see the work of Second Sight Visuals featured in the courtyard of the virtual Gamut Gallery.

  3. Blank Slate – Web XR Opening

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    FEATURING: Arianne Zager, Aaron Schmitz, Black Daze, Derek Meier, Evan Weselmann, Maiya Lee Hartman, Neal Breton, Ron Brown, and Yuta Uchida. Curated by Cassie Garner


    Just when you thought we were done, we had another trick up our sleeve! We are excited to announce our virtual Web XR platform, accessible all over the world for those who wish to enter from the comfort of their own homes via laptop, cell phone or VR headset from your web browser (Firefox/Chrome). This virtual exhibition space, created by Brian Skalak of REM5, has been digitally simulated to look and feel like our brick-and-mortar.

    This opening event will be the beginning of our new virtual gallery space that will live online and serve as an event and meetup location for the foreseeable future. Meet the artists, hang out with your friends and make your way through Gamut Gallery & our back courtyard. Capacity will be around 30 people connected at a time so get in early. If you are late to the party, you’ll be able to wait in a virtual lobby until a spot opens up so don’t leave if we’re full.

    Blank Slate is a time for new ideation and beginnings. As many of us have participated in creative, alternate art avenues through live streams, Zoom meetings & Instagram take-overs, we believe the VR world will transcend us to the immersive connections we have been missing. Designing virtual places to gather, discover community & enjoy art is the direction that spaces like ours will be heading.

    If you have visited our space before, we cannot wait to get together again in this new innovative virtual experience. Even when this pandemic is over, Gamut’s VR world will continue to be a sister experience to physical art exhibitions moving forward. Please join us for this special inaugural event as we step into the future.

    Blank Slate Social Web XR Opening:
    Saturday, August 15th 2020
    7-9pm // JOIN VIRTUAL GAMUT GALLERY
    Attend from your home, via laptop, cell phone or VR headset from your web browser
    Capacity will be around 30 people connected at a time.
    If you are late to the party, you can wait in a virtual lobby until a spot opens up so don’t leave if we’re full.

    Make an avatar from a photo of you:
    https://readyplayer.me/
    *Sometimes this doesn’t work, try from mobile or from a computer with a webcam.

    Learn how to onboard & navigate the space:
    https://www.rem5forgood.com/onboarding.html

    ABOUT REM5:
    REM5 Virtual Reality Laboratory is a full-service, vertically integrated immersive technology company. Founded in 2017, REM5 operates a flagship event space in St. Louis Park, MN that serves over 10,000 guests a year. REM5’s impact-driven arm, REM5 For Good, is a global leader in using VR to enhance K-12 education, arts, and social equity initiative.