Jim Anthony teaches mathematics at Westminster College in New Wilmington. He enjoys exploring the intersection of math, computer science and art. He currently lives in Grove City with his wife Janel and rescued kitten Buddy.
Flame Fractals are generated using a set of functions and variations. The functions are assigned colors and then repeatedly selected at random to map the current point in the plane to a new point. The color of the visited point is then altered based on the selected function. Nonlinear variations can be applied to generate stunning works of art.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.
Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought fleetingly about writing a novel.
National Novel Writing Month was established in 1999. It is also a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes stories matter.
During NaNoWriMo 2013:
- 310,095 participants started the month as auto mechanics, out-of-work actors, and middle school English teachers. They walked away novelists.
- 651 volunteer Municipal Liaisons guided 595 regions on six continents.
- 89,500 students and educators created worlds through the Young Writers Program.
- 650 libraries opened their doors to novelists through the Come Write In program.
- And in 2014, 55,774 Campers participated in Camp NaNoWriMo’s online writing retreat.
Over 250 NaNoWriMo novels have been traditionally published. They include Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, Hugh Howey’s Wool, Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl, Jason Hough’s The Darwin Elevator, and Marissa Meyer’s Cinder.See a full list of our published authors.
Please join us as this November for NaNo in the Grove Sign up at www.nanorwrimo.org to become an official participant and stay tuned for more information on the Come Write In events to be held on Old Towne Grove City throughout the month. Your novel is waiting for you.
Notions: An Experiment in Abstract Forms is the work of Michael Frey, a 16 year resident of Grove City and graduate of Wright State Univ. with a degree in Fine Arts.
For as long as he can remember, Michael has enjoyed putting things together with his hands. Building, making, creating have always been a driving force in his life. “I remember some of the happiest moments of my childhood were spent in the garage, assembling from scraps of wood some form or contraption.” This passion has persisted into adulthood and has led to the work he is producing today.
Michael’s sculptures are free-form organic shapes constructed of repurposed lumber. Each piece evokes a unique experience as the viewer encounters the form and discovers its inherent beauty from all vantages. The sculptures entice the viewer to circle the piece and discover what may be seen from all sides.
Grove City ArtWorks Gallery
222 South Broad Street
Thursdays & Fridays: Noon- 6:00pm
Saturdays: noon- 4:00pm
First Friday of each month, 7:00pm- 9:00pm