TechArts Festival Showcases Creative Spirit on Campus

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Georgia Tech will host the TechArts Festival, a two-day annual event showcasing the creative spirit through student and faculty projects, on April 12-13, 2013. Music, dance, theatre, digital, literary and visual arts flourish at the technological research university, inspiring and reflecting research and education. The 2013 Festival includes works that showcase the convergence of art and technology, and also works that are solely artistic in nature.  The Festival will be free and held at both indoor and outdoor venues on the Georgia Tech campus.

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Georgia Tech will host the TechArts Festival, a two-day annual event showcasing the creative spirit through student and faculty projects, on April 12-13, 2013. Music, dance, theatre, digital, literary and visual arts flourish at the technological research university, inspiring and reflecting research and education.  The 2013 Festival includes works that showcase the convergence of art and technology, and also works that are solely artistic in nature.  The Festival will be free and held at both indoor and outdoor venues on the Georgia Tech campus.

To help kick-off the weekend celebration, the Office of the Arts and the Council for the Arts cordially invite all staff in the Division to theTechArts Festival Opening Reception on Friday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. in the Ferst Center for the Arts Westbrook Gallery. Light refreshments will be served.

TechArts Festival 2013 Schedule

Performances:

Friday, April 12

  • GT Student Government Association presents Friday Buzz featuring: Infinite Harmony, Sympvibes, Taal Tadka, Nothing But Treble, Dance Tech,GT Salsa Club, Tekstyles, Tufaan
    4:30-6:30 p.m.

    Tech Green
  • Bit Dome interactive art installation
    5:00-8:00 p.m.

    Ferst Center Stage
  • Festival Kickoff and Gallery Reception Three Exhibits: Student View, Have A Seat and Poetry@Tech; also Digital Media video
    5:30 p.m.

    Ferst Center Galleries and Lobby
  • Georgia Tech Student Poetry Reading
    6:30 p.m.
    Ferst Center Richards Gallery
  • Guthman Musical Instrument Competition
    7:00 p.m.
    Klaus Advanced Computing Building
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – musical theatre by Drama Tech
    8:00 p.m.
    Dean Dull Theatre

Saturday, April 13

  • Information Booth Open
    2:30 – 7:00 p.m.
    Walkway between Ferst Ctr and Architecture Building
  • Sneak Preview” How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
    3:00 p.m.
    Clough Commons 2nd Floor Atrium
  • Meet the Author: Linda Harley Destiny’s Flower book signing
    3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    Clough Commons patio
  • The Tides student rock band    
    3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
    Ferst Amphitheater   
  • Violinist Ashutosh Singh  
    3:30 p.m.
    Clough Commons 2nd Floor Atrium
  • Shimi – Musical companion robot demo     
    3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    West Architecture Building Atrium
  • Automaton dance performance with live dancers and robot by Amy Laviers
    4:00 p.m.
    Clough Commons Lower Level
  • Four Poets, One Hour GT Faculty Reading
    4:30-5:30
    West Architecture Building Atrium
  • Poet Alex Duncan, winner Best of the Art Crawl Poetry/Prose Category
    4:45 p.m.
    Clough Commons Lower Level
  • Transmorphic Messaging by Thom Jordan
    5:00 p.m.
    Clough Commons Lower Level
  • Listening Machines performance
    6:00 p.m.
    Klaus Advanced Computing Building
  • Georgia Tech Jazz Ensemble with guest Artists Dimitri Vassilakis and Dan Wall
    7:00 p.m.
    Ferst Center stage
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying – musical theatre by Drama Tech
    8:00 p.m.
    Dean Dull Theatre

Note: Additional performances to be scheduled include the band Good Golly Svengali and violinist Ralph Ferris of the string ensemble Ethel.

Visual Arts Exhibition Schedule and Locations:
Visual Art Exhibits are open Friday, April 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 13 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Design, Think, Do, Make
    David Rosen, Sabir Khan, Ali Mazalek and 16 students from ME, ID, and CM
    West Architecture Building Atrium
  • Poetry@Tech
    Georgia Tech Poetry Club
    Ferst Center Lobby
  • Public Power
    GT Architecture
    West Architecture Building Atrium
  • Student View
    GT LMC Students
    Ferst Center Westbrook Gallery
  • Augmented Reality Mural
    GT Graduate Students Nettrice Gaskins and Laurie Marion with youth participants
    Ferst Center Richards Gallery
  • Have A Seat
    GT Industrial Design Students
    Ferst Center Richards Gallery
  • Subway
    Andrew Quitmeyer (Tech DM program) and Ava Ansari (NYU)
    Ferst Center Lobby
  • The Best of Art Crawl  
    GT Student Art Winners
    Clough Commons, 2nd Floor
  • Japan, Age and Gender
    Photography by Colin Potts
    Clough, 3rd Floor
  • Explorations in Type
    GT Visual Design Student Art
    Clough Commons, 2nd Floor
  • Stitchtures
    Claudia B. Rebola, Patricio A. Vela, Gbolabo Ogunmakin and Leo Keselman
    Clough Matos Lounge, 2nd Floor
  • Museum Studies Expo
    GT Museum Studies Students
    Clough Gallery, 3rd Floor
  • Technologies of Representation
    GT Technologies of Representation Class
    Clough Gallery, 3rd Floor
  • Women's Alumni Exhibit
    College of Architecture
    Architecture Library
  • 1952-2012 Alumni Exhibit
    College of Architecture
    East Architecture Building, Stubbins Gallery

Please Note: Artists, exhibits, times and locations are subject to change. Please see www.arts.gatech.edu for updates.

All exhibitions and performances are free and open to the public.  Tickets for the Drama Tech performances will be available first come-first serve at the door. 

The TechArts Festival is coordinated by the Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech, a department in the Division of Student Affairs, in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Council of the Arts.  Exploring the arts through events and activities, academic instruction, research, community partnerships and outreach demonstrates Georgia Tech’s commitment to the arts as an important part of its strategic plan.

For more information contact the Georgia Tech Office of the Arts at 404-894-2787.

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