January 18, 2017

Student Show 2017

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Reception: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Special Screening of Student Multimedia Work: 4:00 pm

This exhibition of artwork by students from the

Westchester community college center for the

digital Arts will include the traditional fine arts of

painting and drawing and work from the digital arts, such

as digital Imaging, digital Illustration, digital Video, and

Multimedia, as well as 2d and 3d Animation. Animation

and Video will be exhibited at a special gallery screening

during the opening and will play during the exhibition.

January 15, 2017

Anthony Rhoads, “Design in Motion”

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

There is more than one way to solve a problem. For designers these problems include: time restrictions, budget constraints, and equipment. how can you best utilize your creativity in developing motion graphics and title sequences? Anthony rhoads will be presenting title sequences for film and television from over the years and breaking down his process. he will give an overview of the process from storyboarding and tossing out ideas to final products, and how choosing the medium of each, whether it be computer generated, live action, hand animation or something else, influences the final product.

www.rhopro.com

January 14, 2017

 RICHARD JOCHUM “Five Thirds of a Small Exhibition”

 

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Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

Richard Jochum explores and bridges diversity in media, technology, and the arts. Investigating the intriguing connection between art producers and the public and the powerful role of art as a form of education, his installations are often based on participation. In this exhibit he will show an interactive version of his crossword Project that allows users to submit live-fed questions into a video-projected crossword puzzle. The project, an interactive animation work, stems from the artist’s fascination with the ubiquity and relevance of crossword puzzles in popular culture. While traditional crossword puzzles usually provide short clues to answers that fit into a rubric, Jochum’s quest is for questions that make the viewer muse and ponder.

January 13, 2017

 ROBIN HOLDER – “United States of Anxiety”

 

February 28 – April 1, 2017

Reception: Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Artist’s Gallery Talk: 6:30 pm

Works exhibited combine colored pencil portraits, apprehension-by-robinholderdigital imaging, and large format archival inkjet printing. House iconography symbolizes our sense of home, shelter, family, and sanctuary. They are portrayed as crooked. Disquiet, disappointment, and sadness reflect in the faces. Many of us self-identify as culturally, intellectually, and socially middle class. Holder’s work explores a sense of disappointment, unease. current circumstances are frustrating, often generated by increased dishonesty, unchecked global warming, a toxic food supply, education inflation, increased racism and prejudice, inadequate health care, minimal retirement resources, rising housing costs. The American dream is now barely attainable.

January 12, 2017

Strategy Game Design and Development

 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 pm y40ndan

Keith Burgun talks about the discipline of strategy game design, and describes his philosophy, including specific guidelines for developing better rulesets for interactive entertainment in general. he’ll also discuss the industry itself and the various career paths available to game designers, as well as other industry jobs such as art, animation, programming, and more. Keith Burgun is an independent game designer and developer from Westchester, new York. he has created several critically-acclaimed strategy games for mobile platforms and PC. he also is the author of two books on the subject of game design: Clockwork Game Design (Focal Press, 2015) and Game Design Theory: A New Philosophy for Understanding Games  (CrC Press, 2012). he has given lectures at nYu, NYFA, SUNY Purchase College and the Franklin Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

July 14, 2016

Fall Screenings/Talks

Sense the Wind – Film Screening champ_start_600x338

With producer/Director, Christine Knowlton

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 7 pm

On Tuesday, September 27th at 7:00pm, a special screening will be held at the WCC of Sense the Wind. The hour-long documentary will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker, WCC Alumnae, Christine Knowlton and WCC Instructor, Gerry Katzban who created the animated maps and FX.

Blind sailors race across open water learning not to fear what cannot be seen. Sense the Wind is a journey led by four blind sailors – Nancy, Inky, Philip and Matt as they train and compete at the Blind Nationals and press towards Japan’s Blind Sailing World Championships. They compete despite risk, to a crossing boom, collisions, or falling overboard. On the water, teamwork and intuition take over. Disabilities are no longer the focus. Between seasons, life takes a turn when one gains more than a trophy and must learn to live and sail with new sensibilities.

Trailers and more information about the project may be found at: sensethewind.com

 

This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at peekskill@sunywcc.edu

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Bill Albertini – albertini

3D Printing and The Design Process

Talk: Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 7 pm

Bill Albertini takes a sculptor’s fascination with the transformation of different organic forms and a debt to mid-20th century conceptualist experiments with serialization, and marries these to an industrial designer’s passion for technique. This confluence of influences helped him create a series of 3-D printed lamps in different shapes and sizes. This talk will examine how design, engineering and art converge in the realm of 3D printing. Mr. Albertini works with cutting edge 3D printers to produce his work. Learn more about the design iteration process and the engineering challenges of prototyping and producing work with 3D printers.

 

 

This event is open to the public and all enrolled students, but reservations are required. Please email us at peekskill@sunywcc.edu