Mona Lisa & Merlot was founded in 2011, by artist, Janet Long, and has been providing trendy, artistic, and creative entertainment in Chicagoland ever since! Vision Live hosted their very first wine & painting event at their trendy entertainment venue in Wicker Park on August 27th. Though it was a BYO event, Cooper’s Hawk wine was provided for tasting. Guests enjoyed sipping on their wine, munching on yummy cheese and sausage, and painting a beautiful butterfly on a canvas on their tabletop easels with vibrant acrylic paint colors.
“Wildfire” was filmed in The Way Down Wanderers hometown, Peoria, IL., by Mark Grismanauskas. Filming took place in the backyard of a friend [of the bands’] home. The WDW found the setting fitting because, “the song speaks to the human drive to pursue better things, when really the people and places that are familiar will always pull you back and serve as your source of fulfillment”.
Hailing from Peoria, IL, The Way Down Wanderers embrace their varied musical backgrounds to create a sound that is both traditional and groundbreaking. With a roots, bluegrass, folk vibe, the band uses tight harmonies, instrumental expertise and innovative arrangements to create soulful as well as fast-paced folk-inspired tunes that will stay with you for days.
LED WALL was made using Adunio, MAX/MSP/JITTER, and Xbox Kinect. An interactive environment was created for participants to explore using their bodies as the controller for a fully immersive experience. The Xbox Kinect and synapse was used to receive data from the user that was then sent to MAX/MSP/JITTER. When the users’ hands and/or feet reaches a Y coordinate, it communicates with two arduinos behind the walls using maxuino to turns on specific LED lights.