The Holocenter is excited to be presenting holograms at LIC FLEA & Food
December 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 11am-6pm and the 2nd Annual Celebrate LIC Holiday Party
December 5, 5:30pm-8:30pm 5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY
The Holocenter has been invited to exhibit in the center of the LIC Flea & Food and
will be presenting some fantastic works, including a very special portrait of Keith
Haring from founder Ana Maria Nicholson’s series Portraits in Laser Light. A
holographic portrait is a unique three-dimensional image that captures the living
presence of a person in light. These portraits have a vividness and wealth of detail
impossible to obtain with a photograph.
In addition to the display, the Holocenter will be selling affordable holograms thanks
to a partnership with The Hologram Place. We are so happy to be working with this
organization. The Hologram Place has combined their experience in commercial
holography with artwork by Lon Moore to create a special range of holograms that
are great for holiday gifts.
The 2nd Annual Celebrate LIC Holiday Party and launch of the LIC Flea & Food
will be on Thursday, December 5th from 5:30pm-8:30pm. The Long Island City
Partnership is presenting a curated selection of vendors and there will be
complimentary beer, wine, live music, and installations by local artists. The event is
free to attend, and LIC Partnership members will receive special discounts from
vendors. RSVP with LIC Partnership
Please note that due to this exhibition, The Vault Gallery at the Clock Tower of LIC will be open by appointment only during the month of December, with
the exception of our POLARITY event on Wednesday, December 18th
Linda Law is now offering a unique online course that teaches the range of current Holographic image making possibilities. This eight session course reviews the wide range of existing holographic art, demonstrates methods of creating holographic images, and facilitates the creation of content in this unique format. All students will create two 8” x 10” digital holograms as a part of the course.
This course is oriented to artists and designers with skills in 3D animation, video, After Effects, and Photoshop.
Linda Law is a digital / holographic artist who has been working with holography since 1975. In her long career in this extraordinary medium she has worked in holographic research, curated for the New York Museum of Holography, and has been an independent curator of many exhibitions of holographic art. Linda is a teaching artist and educator with more than 15 years of teaching experience in holography. She has also worked with 3D animation, produced content for digital holograms for commercial clients for Simian Technologies Inc., and is the Founding Director of the Center for 4D Arts.
For more information or to sign up for the course please contact Linda Law at email@example.com
This video has been shot and edited by Ana Maria Nicholson ( Founder and Director ), Ikuo Nakamura ( then Co-Director ), and Sam Moree, spanning 1998-2005.
We’d like to dedicate this footage to our best Holographers who opened this field:
Dan Schweitzer ( Co-founder, Holography artist pioneer )
Rudie Berkhout ( Holography artist, Pioneer)
Steve Benton ( Prof. MIT Medialab spatial Imaging group)
Peter Nicholson ( pioneer Holography artist / sculptor)
Special Thanks to Sheawater foundation for the support.
Peter Nicholson, artist, inventor and pioneer of pulse laser holography died suddenly of a heart attack in Miami where he had gone to attend the Basel Art Fair. Peter became involved in holography after meeting Lloyd Cross in the early 70′s. He became director of the Smithsonian Holography Program at Brookhaven National Laboratories where he was the first artist to explore the possibilities of pulse portraiture. With Ana Maria Nicholson he founded the Center for Experimental Holography and moved it to the University of Hawaii. While there they made portraits of the Governor and other notables including Agnes Lum and Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the 1980′s and 1990′s he was Founder and President of Holographics, Inc., a research and development company where he invented and produced a miniaturized portable pulse laser with an incorporated camera called the “Portraitist”. Later this camera was adapted for non-destructive testing of aircraft. He obtained over $600,000 in National Science Foundation grants to develop a miniature pulse laser using a new crystal praseodymium which he hoped would further the development of color holography. He held 10 U.S. patents.