Tampa Digital Art Exhibition Brings Electronics Alive

A biennial exhibit of experimental computer animations, interactive digital work and computer graphics from around the world will open at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery on The University of Tampa campus on Tuesday, Jan. 27, and will run through Tuesday, March 24.

This is the fifth installation of Electronics Alive. There will be a reception on Friday, Feb. 20, from 7-9 p.m. in the gallery, featuring a collaboration by UT art professor Lew Harris and retired UT music professor Terry Mohn.

All events are free and open to the public.Viewers can see continuous computer animations and 2-D/3-D digital art from Canada, France, the UK and Japan, and various other countries.

Artists exhibiting multimedia computer graphics and installations include UT lecturer Corey George, UT assistant professor Greg Perkins, UT assistant professor Doug Sutherland, Sally Grizzell Larson, Viktor Koen, Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Masakazu Takano, Mark Stock, Carlos Franklin, Roque Rivas and Jeff Whipple.

Some of the best computer artists will offer lectures and presentations in the gallery (unless otherwise noted).

The gallery is located at 310 N. Boulevard, next to the Martinez Gym. It is open between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesday – Friday, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Feb. 5, at 10 a.m. – Cynthia Lawson, a digital artist assistant professor of integrated design at Parsons the New School for Design.

Monday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. – Anthony La Molinara, who won a 2004 Oscar as animation supervisor for the ‘Spiderman’ movies.

Thursday, Feb. 12, at 10 a.m. – Bruce Wands, chair of the MFA Computer Art Department at the School of Visual Arts in NY, on The New Face of Contemporary Art, tracing the evolution of digital art from the ’60s.

Thursday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. – David Grad, MTV producer.

Thursday, Feb. 19, at 10 a.m. – Christina Hung, assistant professor at Clemson University, on Artistic Inquiry Within a Scientific Infrastructure.

Monday, March 2, at 11:30 a.m. – Chris Landreth, independent filmmaker and animator, winner of a 2004 Oscar for best animated short film.

Wednesday, March 18, from 6-7 p.m. – Animation Theater with an introduction by Santiago Echeverry, UT asst. professor of art, in Reeves Theater.

For more information, contact Dorothy Cowden at (813) 253-6217 or dcowden@ut.edu.

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