Don't miss as Engine Room members Chuck Martin, Miles Spadone and Luke Behrends perform in the Maine Academy of Modern Music's Business Class battle of the bands! The boys will be playing under the name "Engine" and will be competing with other bands from area businesses such as CIEE and WBLM! Come on out to Portland House of Music for a night of live music from the boys and other local musicians!
All proceeds will benefit the Maine Academy of Modern Music outreach programs, which provides music education programs to schools, civic organizations, and other non-profit organizations. The Academy has provided hands-on instrument workshops, artist-in-residency programs, private concerts, ensemble direction, workshops, and master classes to countless students through contract programming. Recent partnerships include the Preble St Teen Center, Spurwink Services, The REAL School, The EdGE & Maine Seacoast Mission, Cobscook Community Learning Center, Greater Portland Boys and Girls Clubs, One Longfellow Square, Ocean Avenue Elementary School, Breakwater School, and many more.
Join us for another Engine Room Member Speed Share! Each participating member will have 5 minutes to share anything that might be of interest to the ER community....recent client projects, events, personal creative projects or anything else you'd like to share. Members are welcome to just sit in and listen also...
We will provide lunch and beverages. You provide the sharing!
See you there!
Join us for this great lunch and learn featuring Dr. Allyson Coffin from Align with Wellness. Dr. Coffin will discuss workplace health and wellness, focusing on 5 ways to increase productivity and decrease discomfort. We will talk about posture, stretching and healthy workplace habits.
This lunch and learn is open to ER members and their friends or clients. However, advance sign up is required by Wednesday, Dec 6th so we can plan catering and space accordingly. Lunch will be provided.
Don't miss this one!
Portland Engine Room invites MECA design students to join us for a special 'Lunch n' Speed Share' to share their work and meet independent Creatives' who work at Engine Room, Portland's unique creative co-working space. Students will have 5 minutes to share one or more projects. This can be a past school-related project or current work you they are proud to share in this forum. After invited MECA students share work, we encourage them to stay to see current work of working professionals.
We will have pizza and salad from OTTO! See you there!
Lunch & Learn featuring Monica Wright - Understanding The Search and Social Landscape For Small Business: 2017 Hands-On Edition
We are excited to have Monica Wright join us for another interesting lunch and learn event at Engine Room, focusing on understanding and optimizing search function for your website and social media feeds. We'll talk about how people are searching and using social differently, especially for networking and finding small businesses. (This is not about "extreme-blogging" or fun ways to use Pinterest.)
We'll discuss where to start and what to focus on when time is limited, a few tools to make it easier, and keep plenty of time open for Q&A. This will be invaluable for any small creative business entrepreneur that knows the importance of their own web and social presences but does not necessarily have the time or expertise to optimize them.
About the speaker, Monica Wright:
Monica Wright serves as Vice President of Audience Engagement for Third Door Media, producers of digital marketing leaders Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, and the SMX and MarTech Conference series. With over 15 years of experience in online publishing, content marketing and audience and community development for media companies, she is focused on content consumption and initiating user engagement across multiple platforms and channels including desktop, mobile, social and email.
Be a part of this year's creative swap!
You can make anything you would like, and you don’t have to spend a lot to make it. The only rule is you must be creative and you must make as many reproductions as there are people participating. If you like to draw, you can scan and print copies of your drawing. If you like to make pottery, you can make multiples of your teacups. If you like to write poetry, you can make small artist books reproductions with your poems. You can make anything, as long as you love it and you think others’ will enjoy it. Do not frame your work, unless it enhances the concept: we want to keep cost minimal.
This Year’s Theme: For this creative Swap, each participant must choose one of the following words to inspire a 2 or 3-dimensional visual piece of work:
1. Slice—to cut through or cleave with or as if with a knife: The ship sliced the sea.
2. Lurid—glaringly vivid or sensational; shocking: the lurid tales of pulp magazines.
3. Crepuscular—Of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.
The visual representation can be ANYTHING that comes to mind. We will be curious to hear about your tangential process to the final piece. You must make as many replications of the piece to share with participants in the swap. You will also want to create one for yourself!
Schedule: The event kick off is on March 6 and the actual swap is on March 30.
Amy Parker and Chris Bransfield invite you in for a conversation about insights and inspirations from two recent conferences; Convey UX and SXSW 2017. They'll share their experience as speakers for Convey UX and also share knowledge gained from attending SXSW for interactive, film, and design talks. Spanning across industry, skill-base and OMG-COOL-factor, they will share the latest happenings that might inspire you to get a badge with them next year! Don't miss this opportunity to hear from two truly talented, cool and funny members of Engine Room!
Our first member speed share was an awesome gathering! Let's do it again on January 12th, 2017! Lunch and beverages will provided...Plan to sit in and hear about the interesting things ER members are working on, and plan to share a little bit about your latest project, ideas or accomplishments.
Don't miss this great lunch and learn event, presented by Engine Room and featuring Edward Jones financial advisor Alex Mills. Alex will be doing a follow up to his seminar in April, with content that is more focused on financial planning for the small creative business entrepreneur and keeping up with important market trends. This will be a timely seminar with some important discussions around current events and how they might impact your financial planning. Don't miss it!
We are proud to kick off our featured artist exhibition series with a remarkable exhibition by talented Boston based artist Bebe Beard! Her series "With or Without You" will be in our space through April 17. Come by and take a look at the compelling work by this gifted artist!
"With or Without You features an intriguing combination of drawings and sculpture, placed together thoughtfully, some as if suspended in time. The artist used black iron oxide applied by moving a ball bearing with magnets. A book documenting the series is also available.
About the artist, Bebe Beard:
Bebe Beard earned her BFA in 1976, her MFA from Mass College of Art's Studio for Interrelated Media in 1996. In recent years she has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, St Botolph's Club Art Foundation and the Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Assistance; held residencies at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, MacDowell Colony and the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY. She has exhibited in a wide variety of venues – alternative spaces, galleries, and theaters nationally and internationally.
There will be a small video crew shooting a scene for a Maine bank commercial, using Engine Room's front lounge spaces as the shoot location. This will be a small production and should have a minimal impact on the typical work and activities in the space. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chuck. Thanks!