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STOP: March 11, 1997

Creativity Cafe presents The V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink

Artists Showcase and Networking Event

Program for Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7 pm.
Pictures (8 minutes @ 14.4)from that Event


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Highest Bandwidth Multimedia Theater Brings Artists Together To Interactively Showcase Work Live and Via the Internet

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., January 16, 1997 -- Creativity Cafe(R) today announced a series of happenings to facilitate the expression of artists desiring to interactively present their work to a live and cyberspace-based audience in a high-touch, high tech environment. V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink, an Artists Showcase and Networking event, is designed to entertain and inspire audiences, provide a support system for artists, and demonstrate Creativity Cafe; a community communications/synergy center and "New School For the Next Millennium."

All analog and digital artists, photographers, performers and techno-shamans are invited to bring and present their work (slides, video, digitally and/or in performance) on a large theatre screen to an audience encouraged to share impressions, feeling, questions, and information. Different styles of art are welcome; airbrush art, costume design, fine art, computer graphics, web design, virtual worlds, etc.. The only limitation being the stretch of one's imagination. Images and performances are the catalyst for group interaction. Afterwards people are encouraged to mingle and get to know one another better.

Refreshments will be served. Live music for dancing follows the Showcase. Pre-register at Creativity Cafe's web site (http://creativity.net) for $5 admission. A $15 donation at the door is requested. Half price admission is offered to musicians bringing instruments to play in the open jam session at 7pm, as well as to artists bringing portfolios, videos, slides or computer graphic data to project on the large screens.

The Showcase starts promptly at 7:45 pm. at Cyborganic, 654 Mission St., San Francisco, and will be "broadcast" on the Internet via CU-SeeMe. Reserve your spot now to participate in presenting your art! For details and discounts call: 415-776-0821, or visit Creativity Cafe's web site. Join in the fun at the highest bandwidth! These events are made possible by support from Cyborganic, Dimension 7, Macromedia, Adobe, Autodesk Foundation and others. Additional show dates are Feb. 11, Feb. 28, and March 10.

According to Peter H. Rosen founder of Visionary Artists Resources Including Other Unique Services -- (V.A.R.I.O.U.S., a 501-c-3 non-profit) coproducer of the event along with community volunteers, "City life has a tendency to alienate people. Visual and other artists, by the nature of their work, are typically a solitary and introspective group of people. They spend countless hours alone contemplating Self and the human condition while perfecting their craft... often at the expense of a normal social life." V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink is designed to provide a safe place to meet and enjoy each others creativity in an informal and supportive atmosphere where, "Strangers are just friends who haven't yet met," adds Rosen. Join art lovers to experience all forms of creativity, especially innovation by those on the cutting edge of art and technology.

V.A.R.I.O.U.S Media Ink was founded in 1980 to serve the community and build Creativity Cafe; an Artists Resource Center featuring educational entertainment, technology and internet access, a computerized referral and information directory, a job bank, synergy/networking areas, a multimedia performance and broadcast venue, production spaces, and a computerized image storage and retrieval system to make artists' work available worldwide.

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Contact: ==================================================
Visionary Artists' Resources Including Other Unique Services
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Facilitating the expression of artists...
...using technology for Humanity
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Peter H. Rosen---------------------------Crystal Soiu
2263 Sacramento St., #2-----------------(415) 356-8372
San Francisco, CA 94115----------------Dimension 7
(415) 776-0821
CCafe@creativity.net
http://creativity.net
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CALENDAR LISTING: Long: 100 words

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7 pm

CREATIVITY CAFE(R) PRESENTS "V.A.R.I.O.U.S. MEDIA INK -- THE ARTISTS SHOWCASE AND NETWORKING SALON."

-- Highest Bandwidth Multimedia Theater Brings Artists Together To Interactively Showcase Work Live and Via the Internet --

V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink invites analog and digital artists/photographers/performers to join live and cyberspace audiences sharing their work interactively. Large screen projections, jam session, refreshments, live dance music. $15 donation without art to share, $7 with. Creativity Cafe (http://creativity.net)/Cyborganic: 654 Mission St., SF. Call (415)776-0821 for information, or to reserve a featured spot!

CALENDAR LISTING: Medium: 66 words

Wednesday, January 29, 1997, 7 pm.

V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media Ink invites analog and digital artists/photographers/performers to join live and cyberspace audiences sharing art/performances interactively. Large projection screens, jam session, refreshments, live dance music. $15 donation without art to share, $7 with. Creativity Cafe (http://creativity.net)/Cyborganic: 654 Mission St., SF. Call (415)776-0821 for information, or to reserve a featured spot!

CALENDAR LISTING: Short: 31 words

Wednesday, January 29, 1997, 7 pm.

V.A.R.I.O.U.S. Media artists: Share art interactively. Large screens, music jam, dance. $7 donation with art/instruments. Creativity Cafe/Cyborganic: 654 Mission St.. (415)776-0821.

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CONTACT:
Peter H. Rosen
(415) 776-0821
Creativity Cafe
ccafe@creativity.net
Crystal Soiu
(415)776-0821
Dimension 7