Mitchell talks to Kiwanis Club about art, tech, research

The Kiwanis Club will meet on Thursday at Juniper Brewing Company, 145 S. Main St. The public is welcome to attend. The meeting starts at noon and lunch is available starting at 11:30 a.m.

This week the club welcomes speaker Bonnie Mitchell and she will speak on Capturing the Past: Archiving Historic Cultural Events in Art, Technology and Research. Mitchell is a professor of digital arts in the School of Art at Bowling Green State University. She earned three associate’s degrees in art and computer science from Central Wyoming College, and a BS in Art Education and an MFA in Visual Design and Computer Art from the University of Oregon. Her recent work involves creating immersive spaces using projections into hand-blown glass objects on walls around the viewer.

For the past 10 years, Mitchell has collaborated with electroacoustic composer Elainie Lillios of the BGSU College of Musical Arts. They create large-scale immersive interactive installation art and visual music animations. Their work has been exhibited at over 40 festivals, conferences and concerts and won numerous awards.

Mitchell is also president of CreativeMyndz Multimedia Studios in Bowling Green, which develops interactive media for publishing companies in the arts and humanities. It has sold more than 2 million copies of its products, which are used in universities and high schools across the U.S.

The Bowling Green Kiwanis Club is dedicated to improving the lives of children in the Bowling Green community. For more information, go to www.kiwanisbg.org.