It’s a visual world these days – and the works of color, form and motion created by students and faculty will be on full display at the UCF Celebrates the Arts festival in April.
A diverse presentation of mixed media installation pieces, banner art, films, animation, and tableau vivant (living art) will inundate the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for the 2nd annual festival April 8-16.
“Even though the Dr. Phillips Center is designed primarily for the performing arts, having the addition of visual arts on display at the center is imperative for the growth of the Orlando visual arts community,” said Byron Clercx, director of UCF’s School of Visual Arts & Design. “This event is very important for students because it gives them the opportunity to operate outside of a traditional art and design venue. This event allows us to showcase SVAD to the greater Orlando community.”
Here’s what SVAD is presenting during the nine-day festival. The schedule is still being developed:
“Orlando has quickly become a hub for the arts and we are excited to be at the center of this city’s creative growth,” Clercx said.
UCF Celebrates the Arts gives prime exposure to SVAD programs that will bring industry collaborations and opportunity to SVAD students and faculty alike, said Matt Dombrowski, assistant professor of digital media.
“Our goal is to not only promote the arts here at UCF, but also help develop downtown Orlando as a creative hub for the southern U.S.,” he said.
The SVAD contributions are some of the many events that will be presented at UCF Celebrates the Arts, which is all free and open to the public.
More than 1,000 university students, 100 faculty members and some collaborative programs with outside partners will showcase theatre, dance, orchestra, choirs, big band, chamber music, cabaret, concert bands, opera, visual arts, studio art, gaming, animation, photography and film.
This is part of a series of stories about the April 8-16 events at UCF Celebrates the Arts 2016. All events are free, but tickets are required for performances and entrance into the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. Ticketing and full schedule details will be posted at arts.cah.ucf.edu in mid-February.