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Emerson College Digital Art Exhibition “Sending Light” Honors the Essential Workers of the COVID-19 Crisis

Emerson College Digital Art Exhibition “Sending Light” Honors the Essential Workers of the COVID-19 Crisis

Emerson College’s platform for presenting contemporary visual art, Emerson Contemporary, presents “Sending Light,” an exhibition featuring digital art created by members of the Emerson community – students, faculty, alumni and staff – showcased in the windows of the Media Art Gallery at 25 Avery Street in Boston. “Sending Light” runs through May 31 and is available to view anytime between 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. each night.

The exhibition is part of a larger initiative, Light Windows, a worldwide exhibition of light art initiated by The Center for the Holographic Arts, a nonprofit organization based in New York City that supports engagement with emergent visual art.

The global initiative brings light art to neighborhoods in an effort to honor the essential workers of the COVID-19 pandemic and provide artists with new exhibition opportunities while many galleries and museums are closed.

The works displayed at Emerson Contemporary are rear projected on two hanging screens installed in the gallery windows and on a digital signage monitor. Selected artists include students Philip Alvy, Bao, Nico Carbini, Jacques Denault, Josh Gorman, Pallas Hayes, Irka Perez, Jennifer Pipp, Oliver Schaffer, Sara Beth Videtto, and Mark Yirrell. View student work. Faculty artists include Visual and Media Arts faculty members Janeann Dill, Paul Turano, and Sabine Bou Jaoude. Staff members include Jeremy Heflin, Jennifer Pipp, and Jane Powers. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Leonie Bradbury – Emerson’s Foster Chair of Art Theory and Practice and Distinguished Curator-in-Residence.

Slides from the exhibition and a video preview are also available via Vimeo.

About Emerson College

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city’s Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The College has 3,780 undergraduates and 670 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 90 student organizations and performance groups. Emerson is known for its experiential learning programs in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, the Netherlands, London, China, and the Czech Republic as well as its new Global Portals, with the first program launching this fall in Paris. The College has an active network of 39,000 alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts. For more information, visit emerson.edu.

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