TED x Baltimore: The Artist Journey

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Monday, September 30 | 6:00 p.m.
TEDxBaltimore: The Artist Journey
Room 306, Fine Arts Building

What journey are you on? Get a “behind the scenes” look into the journeys of young artists’ roads to success: Ty Pleas (photography), Lindsay Dransfield (photography), and Gel Jamlang (illustrator). They will share their unique narratives. By offering insight on overcoming hardship, by revealing secrets to stay artistically motivated and by giving away the recipe to a balanced artistic life, they offer a glimpse of an artist’s most valuable work: the personal roadmap to a dream.

Lindsay Anne Dransfield is a 21-year-old photographer and entrepreneur from Ellicott City. She specializes in lifestyle and wedding photography; ordinary magic is her favorite subject to capture. Her work captures people in wistfully simple, passionate and beautiful moments throughout ordinary and extraordinary days. Shortly after becoming obsessed with the art of making photos, she founded her photography business in 2010 and then continued on to study photography at Howard Community College and UMBC. Her other jobs include working for churches doing media and communications, as well as business-storming with her boyfriend, Tom.

Gel Jamlang is a Filipino visual artist living in Baltimore. She studied at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts. Gel worked for 12 years in the Philippine industry of home design and construction, painting murals and furniture. She simultaneously painted large-scale oil and acrylic paintings. Shortly after exhibiting in New York at the Philippine Consulate, Gel moved to Baltimore and focused on drawing and painting, experimenting with watercolor. On November 2012, she won RAW Baltimore’s Visual Artist of the Year award and represented the city in the national competition. December 2012, Jamlang won the national title of RAW Visual Artist of the Year 2012. Jamlang’s work has been featured in Artslant, Juxtapoz, Orion Magazine (Spain), QI Post (China). She also participated as an illustrator for Rock en Seine 2013 in Paris. Jamlang recently won a Denik notebook cover design competition with her piece titled, “Brainstorm”.

Ty Pleas is a freelance fashion and glamour photographer from Norfolk, Virginia. While Pleas mainly photographs and processes digitally, he equally appreciates monochrome film photography. With the decline of the economy in 2010, and employment opportunities at an all time low, Pleas searched for another stream of income. He decided that if he were to take on a business, it would be something that he loved. He took to photography and never looked back. He began his photography business in March 2010. He is self taught, but since opening his business, he has enrolled in some photography courses to enhance his skills. Since opening his business in 2010, he has photographed everything from weddings to working with some of New York most prestigious modeling agencies.

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