Fontbron Academy – MoveOn.Now: Tomorrow’s Transportation Today
Moving Lecture on Art History by
Fontbron Academy Founding Academics
Pasadena, CA – Armory Center for the Arts presents “MoveOn.Now: Tomorrow’s Transportation Today,” a lecture with PowerPoint and interactive elements by artists Robert Fontentot and Micol Hebron, Founding Academics of Fontbron Academy, on October 16, 2012 at 7:30pm. Admission is free.
Launched in 2012, Fontbron Academy is an artistic platform for a series of six presentations collectively entitled Lectures for Better Living (Through Art), which strives, according to Fontbron Academy course listing, “to elucidate the many valuable life lessons that can be gleaned through a careful look at art history.”
About “MoveOn.Now: Tomorrow’s Transportation Today”
With the aim of furthering science, Fontbron Academy’s “MoveOn.Now: Tomorrow’s Transportation Today” alerts the student to the latest trends in forward momentum.
Topics discussed will include:
• Advanced Walking Techniques
• Boats: Past, Present, and Future
• The Consequences of Unanticipated Flight
• Trains: Still a Thing?
In the interest of providing students the best education possible, all relevant information has been gleaned from the annals of art history. Artists discussed will include: Chris Burden, Trisha Brown, Gelatin, Gericault, Richard Jackson, Yves Klein, Paul McCarthy, Robert Rauschenberg, Erwin Wurm, and many others.
About Fontbron Academy’s Lectures for Better Living (Through Art)
What can the work of Chris Burden teach us about gun safety?
What can Tom Marioni teach us about alcoholism?
Can a Paul McCarthy sculpture really help us understand air travel? “You bet it can,” say founders Robert Fontentot and Micol Hebron, “and we at the Fontbron Academy will tell you how.”
Using rhetoric, PowerPoint, interactive elements, and a little imagination, each lecture has explored a different topic through the uniquely illustrative power of art.
“We hope,” they add, “you will join us for this transformative learning opportunity.”
In addition to “MoveOn.Now: Tomorrow’s Transportation Today,” other lectures on Fontbron Academy’s curriculum are:
• “Aggressive Zoology: How to Survive an Animal Attack”
• “Eight Steps: A Users Guide to Addiction”
• “Don’t be Sad: Happiness thru Beauty”
• “No Nutritional Value: An Introduction to Modern Food”
• “Tear Down These Walls: A Frank Discussion on Home Repair”
This lecture series has covered the breadth of the Southland, having appeared in venues ranging from museum lecture halls to stores, galleries, and street corners, with lectures occurring monthly from July through November 2012. All lectures have been provided free as a public service to the community from Fontbron Academy. Certificates will be offered upon completion of the program.
About Fontbron Academy
Founded in 2012, Fontbron Academy is comprised of artists Robert Fontenot and Micol Hebron.
Robert Fontenot is a Los Angeles based, internationally recognized conceptual artist. Primarily known for his work in textile art and bread dough sculpture, this is his first foray into performance.
A true quintuple threat, Micol Hebron is a video artist, performer, writer, editor, and award-winning independent curator. Well known throughout the Los Angeles art scene for her innovative performance techniques, she is excited to apply her alternative pedagogical strategies in Fontbron Academy.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Armory Center for the Arts
145 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103