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GALLERY Walk: Transformations: App Digifab with Chelsea Helms, Travis Donovan and Mark Nystrom

Mar 24, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location: Mayer Gallery

Cost: FREE

Join Chelsea Helms, Travis Donovan and Mark Nystrom​ as they talk about their work in Transformations: App DigiFab, an exhibition of new design and art works showcasing experimental applications of computer-aided design and fabrication technologies currently on display in the Mayer Gallery.


Transformations: App DigiFab on view in the Mayer Gallery through May 6, 2023

ARTtalk: Panel Discussion – Transformations: App DigiFab with Richard Elaver, Adam Adcock and Nicole Villarreal. Friday February 3, 5 – 6 pm, TCVA Lecture Hall

Fizzy First Friday Art Crawl February 3, 5 – 8 pm

Spring Exhibition Celebration: March 3, 5 – 9 pm

GALLERYtalk: Panel Discussion – Transformations: App DigiFab with Andres Tellez, Frankie Flood,Andrew Bailey Arend and Derek Eggers,  Wednesday March 1, 6 – 7:30 pm, TCVA Lecture Hall

About the Artists

Chelsea Helms, NC RID, NCIDQ, IDEC, IIDA, is a designer, practitioner, and an educator. She is a North Carolina Registered Interior Designer, a certified interior designer [NCIDQ Certificate #34322], an Educator Professional of the International Interior Design Association [IIDA], and a LEED Green Associate.

Chelsea has a unique and diverse experience in industry, including working in commercial design and construction. Her academic teaching experience has focused on a nontraditional curricular program, the IDEXlab (Integrative Design Experience Laboratory), a multidisciplinary office/studio which designs, builds and commissions real projects for real clients in the community. This pedagogy and practice is an active continued research interest and an opportunity to stay hands on in the practice of utilizing Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies, collaborative workflows, virtual reality, and design thinking.

Alumna of the Appstate Interior Design program, Chelsea holds a Master of Science in Technology with a concentration in Building Science and a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, both from Appalachian State University.

Travis Donovan is a North Carolina interdisciplinary artist and educator. Born in Banner Elk, North Carolina, Donovan received a BFA in Sculpture from Appalachian State University in 2004.

Employing a range of techniques from traditional casting and fabrication practices to studies in kinetics and new media, Donovan explores the relationships between objects, exaggeration, and identity. His current research investigates poetics and utilitarian materials of the South and their links to masculinity and class.

Donovan became a North Carolina Artists Fellow after receiving his MFA from the University of North Carolina in 2011. He has exhibited nationally and internationally including solo shows at The William King Museum of Art and Neil Britton Gallery and has work in the permanent collection at The Yingge Ceramics Museum in New Taipei City, Taiwan.

Donovan is Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Area Coordinator at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Mark Nystrom is an artist, designer and educator whose work explores visualizations of complex information and includes drawings, installations, projections and screen-based projects.

Natural forces and data fuel his artistic practice. Hidden within them are patterns, forms and meaning ripe for extraction, analysis and interpretation. Like the translation of a text from one language to another, his work is a translation of information. His wind drawings, for example, are visual interpretations of wind conditions at a specific place for a certain period of time. Other projects include visual interpretations of carbon footprints and the news.

Nystrom’s work has been shown in Austin, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and other cities across the United States. He received a B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech and an M.F.A in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design where he was a two-time recipient of the Award of Excellence for outstanding work by a graduate student. He is currently a Professor of Graphic Design in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University.

Prior to joining the faculty at Appalachian, Nystrom was co-owner of a design studio in Virginia and an award winning photographer and art director for several universities.



Mar 24, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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