The Academy of Electronic Arts
[also known as The Academy of Experimental Arts]

Flexhibitions 2014
Programmed by The Research & Innovation Ashram - Guwahati
Rukmini Nagar || Guwahati || Assam || North-East INDIA

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Margie & John Labadie ~ Shankar Barua
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also see: Flexhibitions 2013


Margie Labadie & John Antoine Labadie
[January-February 2014]
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Margie Beth Labadieís personal, expressive art represents a seamless flow of digital and traditional techniques that include photography, drawing, and printmaking. She exhibits her artwork, presents workshops and lectures internationally and nationally on digital fine art, techniques and creativity.

Margie Labadie is currently a President of the arts non-profit organization Jumbo Arts International based in North Carolina. She is also a lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in the Digital Arts area.

Margieís artwork has been exhibited in over 60 international exhibitions including ones in Australia, Canada, China, Cuba, England, India, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Malta, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Venezuela.

Dr. John Antoine Labadie has been a faculty member in the Art Department at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke since 1994, and is the founder of the Digital Arts program there. During the past fifteen years Dr. Labadieís art works have been exhibited in more than 200 national and international exhibitions and are held in numerous private and museum collections.

Dr. Labadie studied sculpture and painting at the Dayton Art Institute, earned a bachelorís degree in painting at University of Dayton (1973) in Dayton, Ohio; a Masterís in perceptual psychology from Wright State University (1980) in Fairborn, Ohio; and an interdisciplinary Doctorate from the College of Design, Architecture Art & Planning at the University of Cincinnati (1993) in cincinnati, Ohio USA.

Dr. Labadie has held professional and/or faculty positions with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, PA; Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio; Edison State College in Piqua, Ohio; Urbana University in Urbana, Ohio; the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio; the University of California San Diego in San Diego, California; the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas; Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts; Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina; and the University of North Carolina Pembroke in Pembroke North Carolina.

**Margie & John collaboratively created an original visual artwork for their flexhibition at The RIA.


Shankar Barua
[February-March 2014]
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Shankar Barua has been many things in life before coming around to his present preoccupations as Managing Trustee of The AeA, in which role he is also driving The RIA experiment in Guwahati. These include adventure-travel writer & photographer, asst. editor and designer of magazines, illustrator, publisher, pack-shot photographer, well-digger & drought-relief worker, book-author, columnist, artist, musician, tea-taster, corporate consultant, advertising copywriter, public speaker, photography workshop leader, public relations professional, TV anchorperson, product prototyper, film-maker, and so on, and on.

Whereas he continues to be some of these things still, his primary goals presently have to do with promoting and empowering creative experimentation & innovation in countries such as India, on the back of the burgeoning evolution and spread of technology.

**Shankar assembled his 108 images of Ganesa for this flexhibition at The RIA, partly so as to explore how many images could in fact be deployed in the given circumstance. For the record, 108 was excessive.






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