Friday, October 22, 2010

Holographic Artist Eileen Borgeson Featured at Jeff Allen’s ‘21st Century Magic’ Holographic Experience

Images: "Virtual Adventurer" HoloPrint, "Virtual Adventurer" Illuminated Deep Carved Glass & "Athena" Pulsed Laser Hologram of Bronze Sculpture.

Yesterday afternoon opened the Jeff Allen's '21st Century Magic' Holographic Experience at the Desert Empire Fair in Ridgecrest, California. I was asked back by Gail McElwain after a show I did for them 18 years ago. 40 holograms were augmented and themed with custom lighting and dioramas used to create an immersive and interactive environment with Eileen Borgeson being the featured artist.

Included were three of Eileen's mixed-media holographic art pieces, "Athena", "Virtual Adventurer", and 'Orbit Award' Holographic Crystal.

The "Athena" hologram (of her Athena Bronze sculpture) was a collaboration by Eileen and holographer Ron Olson...more on this hologram - X-Prize Foundation and the FAA presented Marion Blakey, then head of the FAA, with Eileen's "Athena/AKA:Muse of Flight" Bronze sculpture when she left to became president and chief executive officer of the Aerospace Industries Association. The Personal Space Flight Federation also presented Eileen's Bronze "Athena' to Patricia "Patti" Grace Smith for distinguished service as the head the commercial space transportation section of the Federal Aviation Administration when she left the FAA.

"Virtual Adventurer" is Eileen's holographic idealization of her illuminated 'deep carved' glass piece she created with long time collaborator, Butch Young. Interesting enough to note, Butch had previously entered the "Virtual Adventurer" glass piece into the New Mexico State Fair and it won First Prize.

The 'Orbit Award' holographic crystal was used as an award for the Space Tourist Society and National Space Society given to notables in the Space Exploration and Travel Community, including: Buzz Aldrin, Paul Allen, Richard Branson, Burt Rutan, & Peter Diamandis.

A small retrospective of some Eileen's other mixed media art is also incorporated, including her original sculptures and her collaborations with Disney and Warner Bros.

Concurrently Eileen also has a gallery show of her works at the Gualala Arts Center in Mendocino Country which runs through November 22nd.

This event continues through the 24th.

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