Produced by Bethany Lacktorin, based locally in New London, A GIFT is The Arts Center’s first “art by appointment;” the idea of scheduling an art experience for oneself, loved one, or friend as a form of self-care, the way you might schedule a massage, an afternoon on the river, or coffee with a friend.
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A GIFT explores virtual communication and how it affects what can be expressed or shared. This immersive experience is designed to create a temporary suspension of the ways we normally perceive space, time and the boundaries between “You” and “I”. This is an environment designed to disrupt our everyday use of virtual communication and its protocols, and to find our own way of having a dialogue by using only objects and images.
Bethany Lacktorin, is a performance artist, organizer, media producer and musician. Her practice explores issues and meanings surrounding identity, displacement and our connection to each other through land, place and shared experiences. Expressed as music, sound, story and object, Bethany’s work has been presented on stages, galleries and institutions across the US and Europe.
A professional audio engineer and sound designer for over 20 years she’s earned credit on feature films, documentaries, short films, television and radio. Bethany studied violin at Lawrence University, received her AAS in Music Production at McNally Smith College of Music and her BAFA in Experimental Media at Prague College School of Art & Design.
Currently based in rural Minnesota, she is Board Chair of the Crow River Players, The New London Arts Alliance and Program Director of New London Little Theatre, serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of New London Food Co-op, is the current chair of the City of New London’s Human Rights Commission. Bethany is also employed as graphic designer for her local newspaper, Lakes Area Review.