Art and Technology Shine at Exhibit

From the November 2013 Desktop News Student works created using new media technologies will be the focus of the exhibit, “[ENTER]Connect,” which will be on display at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center until Nov. 22. The artworks, which use techniques such as 3-D printing, 3-D scanning, microcontrollers and projection mapping, are a result of students participating in a 3-D design course taught for both art and engineering majors.

“Visitors to the show will see artwork made by students from a variety of backgrounds collaborating on creative projects,” said Jamey Grimes, an instructor in the Department of Art and Art History who teaches 3-D design. “As everyone involved gets outside of their comfort zone, creative possibilities are expanded. By taking a positive attitude toward sharing resources, we are able to increase creative outlets for students in multiple disciplines.

“This show demonstrates how student curiosity can be enabled by positive administrative support,” Grimes said. “I’m very proud of the students’ hard work, and feel like we are building momentum towards even more success.”

On Nov. 22, there will a demonstration of the new student lab technologies at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center from 6-8 p.m. The technology is currently used by engineering and computer science students working alongside peers from the Department of Art and Art History, New College and Creative Campus.

The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in Downtown Tuscaloosa and is managed by the Arts and Humanities Council of Tuscaloosa. For more information visit: