I attended the Synergy4: A New Leaf » IPCA North American Conference this year, although other commitments limited me to the opening reception and first day’s programs. Fortunately for me, the conference was in nearby King of Prussia and I was able to get a ride with a friend from Philadelphia who decided to commute to the conference.
I attended workshops (how to unbox my creativity with Anke Humpert and environment as inspiration with Beth Wegener), drank lots of coffee, rekindled old polymer friendships and made new polymer friends. The attendees were a very friendly and lively bunch!
The Monday sessions opened with Emily Squires Levine, Laura Tabakman and Julie Eakes talking about their global polymer installation, Into The Forest scheduled to open the weekend of November 10-11 at the Spinning Plate Gallery in Pittsburgh.
They brought a little bit of the forest with them as a preview:
Something new at Synergy this rear was Retreat Plus, an option that allowed people to have a polymer workspace and see polymer demos along with attending some of the conference programs.
Karen Woods and Alison Galant share screen printing techniques in the polymer workroom
No one ever gets out of the Synergy Gallery without spending something, but this year there were even better reasons to part with your cash. I bought the beautiful flower pin above to support Into The Forest. And Ron Lehockey was there with a pile of hearts in support of his Heart Pin Project. Who could resist temptation like that?