Welcome to #MakerHop @ Generator

Generator is celebrating this year’s Art Hop with two days of #MakerHop & fun for the whole family!

Join us Friday, September 10th, 5:00-8:00 PM for Tours, our Artist in Residence Spotlight, Studio Member demonstrations, and more!

And on Saturday, September 11th, 11:00AM-4:00PM, we’ll have Tool & Maker Demostrations, Tours, Studio Member Presentations, and collaborations with Lake Champlain Chocolates and PinBox 3000.

Check out the full schedule below!

Friday, September 10th, 2021

5:00-8:00 PM

FRIDAY EVENING // 5-8PM: Meet-the-Makers & Artist Exhibits

  • Artist in Residence, Rebecca Schwarz
  • Photographer Michael Metz
  • Artist Raphaella Brice
  • Interactive Display by PinBox 3000

FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL EVENTS

5:00 PM: Generator Tour (Meet @ Sears Lane Entrance)

  • Join us for a tour of all of the shops and spaces that make Generator, Burlington’s premiere makerspace, so special – from the wood shop, metal shop, and jewelry shop, to laser cutters, 3D printers, and an infinitely creative community, Generator has a place for you!

6:00 PM: Artist in Residence Spotlight! Rebecca Schwarz 

  • Meet our Artist in Residence, Rebecca Schwarz, and learn more about her creative process, creation of spaces evoking interconnectedness with the natural world, and her efforts to push for cleaner and greener post-consumer recycling solutions.
  • Join for a brief artist’s talk and Q&A, followed by a quick hands on art making session.
    • Location: Generator Front Entry & Flex Space

6:30 PM: COLORS – Artist Demo by Raphaella Brice (Computer Lab)

  • Check out COLORS by Raphaella Brice, a solid-color-themed series based on the connection between color theory/meaning and concepts from today’s world.

7:00 PM: Generator Tour (Meet @ Sears Lane Entrance)

REGISTER HERE FOR FRIDAY #MAKERHOP @ GENERATOR

Saturday, September 11th, 2021

11:00AM-4:00PM

Generator, Lake Champlain Chocolates, PinBox 3000 & More

SATURDAY // 11AM-4PM:

Tours, Demos, Maker Exhibits, PinBox 3000, Chocolate Sculptures, & More

  • Generator TOURS & DEMOS – Plasma Cutter, Laser Cutter, Printing Press, Shou Sugi Ban & More!
  • Artist in Residence, Rebecca Schwarz – Art, Activism, & Making Change
  • PinBox 3000 Display on the North Lawn of Lake Champlain Chocolates
  • Chocolate Sculpting by Emily McCracken

Generator Tours!

  • Join us for a tour of all of the shops and spaces that make Generator, Burlington’s premiere makerspace, so special – from the wood shop, metal shop, and jewelry shop, to laser cutters, 3D printers, and an infinitely creative community, Generator has a place for you!

Artist in Residence, Rebecca Schwarz // Learn More About Rebecca → HERE

  • Plastic Underwater Landscape – Selfie Spot
    • Explore a glowing underwater inspired landscape of plastic art, lovingly crafted as living plankton creatures. Selfie station and props to play with. Location: Generator Front Entry
  • Hands On – Making Activism – Giant Art Plastics Petition & Selfie Spot
    • Visit to sign a plastic landscape petition, or stay a while, play with plastics, and make a piece of protest art – create pressure on lawmakers to address the interconnected issues of racialized environmental violence, health, climate, economy, and planet, and hold large corporations accountable. Location: Generator Flex Space
  • Giant Plastic Petition – Sign it & Selfie it
    • Visit the giant art plastic petition and leave your mark. Learn about Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws to hold large corporations accountable for the health, climate, economic, and planetary justice issues pushed by plastics. Sign it and selfie it to help get the word out about how we can follow Maine’s new trash changing law and how EPR can help untangle the mess of plastics. Location: Pine St 

PinBox 3000 Art-Cade // Never Heard of PinBox 3000? LEARN MORE

  • Lake Champlain Chocolates’ Lawn on Pine Street // Rain location at Generator!

Chocolate Sculpting by Emily McCracken // Visit Emily’s Website → HERE

  • Lake Champlain Chocolates Factory Pine Street

Generator Meet the Makers & Studio Member Exhibits

SATURDAY SPECIAL EVENTS

12:00 PM: Generator Tour (Meet @ Sears Lane Entrance)

1:00 PM: DEMO – Plasma Cutter – Get your own Generator Bottle Opener!

  • Meet in the Metal Shop

2:00 PM: Generator Tour (Meet @ Sears Lane Entrance)

3:00 PM: DEMO – Shou Sugi Ban (Japanese Wood Burning) – Edward Burke

  • “Make Those Woodgrains Pop!: Charred Cedar Magic”
  • Visitors get a piece of charred wood to take home for use in their own wood craft projects.  Meet in the backyard behind Generator!

3:30 PM: DEMO – Laser Cutter & Printing Press – Josie Bunnell

  • Watch Josie’s printing press (built at Generator!) in action! Josie will be printing stickers for guests to take home, and will have printed t-shirts made with laser-etched wood blocks on display (and for sale!). Meet in the Great Hall!