2023 Festival Galleries 2024 Art Festival

TEAM MEMBERS

Dedicated and Hard Working

This event is being put together by a collaboration of artists, musicians, dancers, writers and producers. As most of the members of the members of the team are active in the LA entertainment community they bring a high level of artistic and technical expertise to the event.

Most of the organizers plus an exciting, talented group of artists will be performing and showing their work.

It is being co sponsored and created by Eye Poet LLC, a company newly formed specifically for this event by the directing artist, Audri Phillips and the City of West Hollywood California.


People Making It Happen/Organizers 2024

Audri Phillips, Director/Exec Producer/Artist

Audri Phillips is an award-winning multi-media visual artist/poet with 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles directing, producing and creating content and 3-D animations for films, music videos, dance performances, meta verse projects, full dome shows, VR, NFTs, Directs Robot Prayers an immersive performance group. creative VJ .Vimeo   

  

Lilly Vargas, Producer, and Logistics Manager

Has over a decade of experience in producing immersive events. She has produced over 700 events in the United States including premier activations at festivals such as Burning Man and Coachella. Her impressive portfolio includes key projects for leaders in the space, Vortex Immersion Media, 360 Dome Pro, Absolute Hollywood and Wisdome LA.

Lester Anglar, Manager of Sound Logistics

A musician, audio engineer, and producer. After eight years of military service and three years of audio production schooling he relocated back to Los Angeles. You can find him working front of house at venues around the city, recording artists in the south bay or planning a desert festival.

Maija Beeton/Organizer

Maija Beeton designs and produces forms of extant and emerging media including animation, visual effects, websites and mixed-reality. She is the recipient of an Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in graphic design and a winner of the Los Angeles WonderWomenTech Hackathon.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maija-beeton-6a53aa/

Ed Lantz/Projection Manager

An entertainment technology engineer, entrepreneur and immersive experience designer. He left aerospace engineering in 1990 to transform old-style planetariums into 360-degree immersive visualization environments. Ed founded Vortex Immersion Media in 2007 to bring VR immersive and interactive experiences into mainstream arts and entertainment.

Phillip Fury Wainwright Consultant/Artist

A performer/dancer and motion capture producer. Has had roles as Deadpool, Black Panther, Space Force agents and Grumpy the Dwarf and in Movies like Free Guy, and 2022's The Batman. Fury's Time in Technology has had him collaborate across the total spectra of XR Technologies, Robotics, Campaign Design, Event Production, and Fundraising.

Gustanio Frederique/Assistant Logistics Manager

Assistant logistics manager on Ladies of Courage 2023. He brings a useful and versatile skill set to every project, installing and repairing production equipment, assisting in event setup. In addition he has over eight years of experience in carpentry, painting and handyman work.

  • Kelon Cen /Brand Development

  •  Kelon has worked in many forms of media, from traditional painting to digital animation and programming. He has explored animation in film and digital forms along with its integration into video installation, dome, and theatre projection. His works have been exhibited in various festivals, including Electronic Language International Festival in São Paulo, Animamix Biennale in Hong Kong, Japan Media Arts Festivals.
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Kate McCallum/Organizer

McCallum is an award-winning LA-based multi-media trans media producer, writer, and artist with more than 35 years of experience in the arts and entertainment industry. Her 20 years at NBC Universal and Paramount Studios and 2.5 years at the LA Opera gave Kate a great foundation to launch into 15 years producing and creating new media formats, and she brings a passion for social impact entertainment and the power of art to heal and transform.

Nina Salerno

  • Humor and irony, even tragic irony, constitute the binding elements of my work, as they provide the opportunity to connect with my participants/audience while addressing complex problems; alienation, prejudice mechanism of social disaggregation are the central themes coursing through my work, and which I disassemble, examine, and reassemble into structures that reveal the monstrosity or beauty hidden in plain sight.


People Making It Happen/Organizers 2023

Audri Phillips, Director/Exec Producer/Artist

Audri Phillips is an award-winning multi-media visual artist/poet with 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles directing, producing and creating content and 3-D animations for films, music videos, dance performances, meta verse projects, full dome shows, VR, NFTs, Directs Robot Prayers an immersive performance group. creative VJ .Vimeo   

  

Lilly Vargas, Logistics and Production Manager

Has over a decade of experience in producing immersive events. She has produced over 700 events in the United States including premier activations at festivals such as Burning Man and Coachella. Her impressive portfolio includes key projects for leaders in the space, Vortex Immersion Media, 360 Dome Pro, Absolute Hollywood and Wisdome LA.

Tony DiMarco, Manager of Sound Logistics

A musician, audio engineer, and producer. After eight years of military service and three years of audio production schooling he relocated back to Los Angeles. You can find him working front of house at venues around the city, recording artists in the south bay or planning a desert festival.

Maija Beeton

Maija Beeton designs and produces forms of extant and emerging media including animation, visual effects, websites and mixed-reality. She is the recipient of an Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in graphic design and a winner of the Los Angeles WonderWomenTech Hackathon.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/maija-beeton-6a53aa/

Ed Lantz

An entertainment technology engineer, entrepreneur and immersive experience designer. He left aerospace engineering in 1990 to transform old-style planetariums into 360-degree immersive visualization environments. Ed founded Vortex Immersion Media in 2007 to bring VR immersive and interactive experiences into mainstream arts and entertainment.

Phillip Fury Wainwright Consultant/Artist

A performer/dancer and motion capture producer. Has had roles as Deadpool, Black Panther, Space Force agents and Grumpy the Dwarf and in Movies like Free Guy, and 2022's The Batman. Fury's Time in Technology has had him collaborate across the total spectra of XR Technologies, Robotics, Campaign Design, Event Production, and Fundraising.

Nina Lora

Lora is an entrepreneurial innovator whose socially conscious luxury travel and lifestyle PR firm (NLPR: Good Stories Done Well) was a game changer in it sector for more than a decade. Nina is also an artist and has sold privately to collectors such as the Former Chairman of the Guggenheim in New York (Peter B. Lewis) and has recently completed certification as an Advanced Specialist with the Grief Recovery Institute, now primarily focusing on helping humans navigate loss.

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Tom Laichas

is a teacher, historian and poet. His recent work includes Three Hundred Streets of Venice California (FutureCycle Press, 2023), Sixty-Three Photographs from the End of a War (3.1 Press, 2021), and Empire of Eden

(The High Window Press, 2019). He lives with his family in Venice, California.

Kate McCallum

McCallum is an award-winning LA-based multi-media trans media producer, writer, and artist with more than 35 years of experience in the arts and entertainment industry. Her 20 years at NBC Universal and Paramount Studios and 2.5 years at the LA Opera gave Kate a great foundation to launch into 15 years producing and creating new media formats, and she brings a passion for social impact entertainment and the power of art to heal and transform.

Lady Millard

The artist female graffiti tagger has been working in the arts for over 25 years.

She is a serial Entrepreneur who has been involved in helping the housing insecure for the past 4 years. She invented the first crypto currency that can be used by the housing insecure.

https://undr1roof.com/

Tim Hicks

Tim A. Hicks, Sadly Tim who was to be the logistics producer of Ladies of Courage passed away suddenly. He was an important part of the entertainment community and is missed by many.

He had a background that included producing, running, performing and creating content for live events. He wrote and directed independent films and VR. He ran Hix Vizuals LLC which produces content for dome venues as well as traditional video formats.

Jenni Ogden