Join New Ventures Club for a discussion on how the integration of arts and creativity in social entrepreneurship can bring growth and create positive change within communities. Three artists, entrepreneurs, and educators from the Northampton Community College Fab Lab talk about their experience developing their own businesses and answer questions moderated by the New Ventures Club.

Panelists Included:

Michael Bianco, ELF Productions Inc.
Michael started in the technical side of theater building sets and props.  Today his company builds scenery and special effects for TV productions, retail window displays, Christmas displays in Malls, and large sculptures for artists.

Michael Brolly
Michael Brolly has shown nationally and internationally since graduating from college in 1981.  He teaches Wood Arts at Moravian Academy and is the the Resident Artist Maker at the FabLab.  His work is included in many major museums and collections including; MAD, LACMA, Longbeach, Philadelphia, Detroit Institute of Art, Yale among others.

Sean Kernan, Tangency Designs LLC.
Sean is the Founder and Principal Engineer at Tangency Designs, LLC, an engineering and design consulting firm dedicated to providing engineering support to growing companies, inventors, and startups. With this new venture, his goal is to exist in the space between Architects, Engineers, Artists, and Fabricators where he can bridge the experiential gap to bring exciting new ideas to life.

NEW VENTURES CLUB is a student club + community at Lehigh University. NVC’s goal is to provide an inclusive and supportive community network, environment, events, and resources for your new ideas, businesses, and products. We offer events and resources for your personal entrepreneurial pursuits including Workshops, Startup Job Fair, Springboard, Speaker Series, Internships, and Founders Meetups.

ART IN DIALOGUE is a series of interdisciplinary conversations between faculty and colleagues from both the university and the wider community - reflecting the ways in which their work is dynamically engaged with other fields of inquiry.

Thumbnail image: Walker Evans. Bethlehem Houses and Steel Mill, Pennsylvania. 1935. Gelatin silver print from nitrate negative. LUF 82 1040. Ralph L.Wilson Endowment Purchase