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September Member Meeting 9/14/21

9/14 6pm – 8pm

Rob Balsewich presenting: What is DISCORD?

You can watch the replay here

BAA is going to launch a DISCORD community for our artists and art patrons to hang out, talk, support each other and nurture relationships. It’s a closed circle, and only members can see and hear what’s going on.

People love Discord because it’s a home for communities and groups of friends. It’s a place where we can be ourselves and spend time with other people who share our interests and hobbies. Unlike Facebook and Instagram, there’s no “algorithm” deciding what you should see, no endless scrolling, and no news feed. Conversations on Discord are driven by shared interests.

Rob will be giving a presentation on DISCORD, a free voice, video, and text chat app that’s used by tens of millions of people ages 13+ to talk and hang out with their communities and friends. 

Even if you’re not “techy” we invite you to join us for Rob’s presentation. It’s a great opportunity to learn about this new communications app and meet other BAA members and supporters. We hope you’ll join us for Rob’s presentation and ask any questions you have about DISCORD during the ZOOM call. 

Discord Presentation

● What is Discord?

● Joining a Discord Server

● Creating Community

● Advanced Features, Q&A and More!

About Rob Balsewich

Critical and collaborative thinking is crucial to my artmaking process. Oftentimes I must talk through an idea aloud and listen to the voices of others to explore every avenue of that idea. Currently, I am most interested in testing the boundaries of visual nourishment. We receive so much visual input during the day, yet our attention often departs us, demanding something more interesting. I seek to create an art piece that is as nourishing to look at as it is to make.

I am an acrylic painter and digital artist from Chicago, Illinois, and based in Boulder, Colorado. I graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in August 2021 with a BA in Art Practices and Psychology and I am currently enrolled in a post-baccalaureate program in painting and drawing.

I have been making art since a young child, beginning with drawing and coloring. I have continued my art education throughout my schooling, studying and making art all throughout high school and college. I have explored art through various mediums, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and digital art.

My interest in digital art began in college when I was required to compose a digital sketchbook for a Studio Arts course. I quickly grew fond of this new medium’s possibilities and began

doing freelance work designing tour posters for local bands and creating pet portraits for my friends. However, my greatest interest lies in the physical mediums, and I am drawn towards the release of energy when creating physical art.