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MAKERS Creative Conversation: Creative Freelancers

Our final creative conversation on creative freelancers will be held TONIGHT, Thursday July 20 at 7 p.m. This panel discussion will feature creatives Corey Aldrich, Alyssa Hardy, Ira Marcks, Jamel Mosely, and Joe Piazzo from the MAKERS 365 exhibit. We will also be live streaming the conversation via Facebook Live so make sure to tune in! In case you haven’t gotten a chance to see it yet, MAKERS is on display until tomorrow Friday July 21 at 5 p.m.

About the Artists

Corey Aldrich
The consistent and indefatigable force behind the stunning fashion revolution known as Electric City Couture, Corey Aldrich brings his marketing, image and branding genius to bear upon ACE Creative Freelancer Events and for clients in and around the Capital Region.

Alyssa Hardy
Freelance fashion writer & editor Alyssa Hardy pens daily fashion articles for Teen Vogue and is a contributing editor for Ladygunn Magazine, along with marketing for Death Wish Coffee. She also styles campaigns for start up designers, photoshoots for beauty industry books, and editorials for Ladygunn magazine.

Ira Marcks
Illustrator, author, teacher & video director Ira is more than simply an artist; he a walking, talking, published, teaching authority on his own brand of creative empowerment.

Jamel Mosely
Jamel is the owner of multimedia production and marketing company, Mele Media, based at Albany Barn creative arts incubator. Whether traveling the world to create a series of cultural awareness videos and curriculum for elementary schools or developing your business through social media marketing and brand consultation, this RPI grad is a creative with a brilliant future.

Joe Piazzo
Joe has successfully maintained a freelance career for 30+ years working in all aspects of the film & video industry. He is currently Film Commissioner for the City of Schenectady, where he helped pass the Freelance Is Not Free legislation to protect freelancers rights – one of the first places in the country to do so.

Thank you to Makers partners Creative Upstate, The Alt Weekly, and SpringStreet Gallery Saratoga, and to the Makers supporters: Creative Partners Joann Ryan and Universal Preservation Hall Saratoga; Creative Supporters Bill Harris, Esq. and Holly Katz, Steven & Diane O’Connor, Mona Golub, Tess Collins, Proctors, and the rep ny; and Makers Connection Kevin Dubner.