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BOYNTON BEACH, FL (Nov. 19, 2014) – The International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, which will be held in Boynton Beach Feb. 6-8, 2015, will be an opportunity for students from Ft. Lauderdale’s Central Charter School, Boynton Beach Community High School and the Digital Media Arts College in Boca Raton to learn about kinetic art and to express what they’ve learned through original projects that will be on exhibit during the weekend event.
Since last January, Kinetic artist Rein Treifeldt, whose environmental kinetic solar sculptures have been exhibited internationally for more than 20 years, has been working with fourth and fifth grade students at Central Charter School on the Solar Tree Project to create working models of solar sculptures. Treifeldt's sculptures can provide enough electricity to power a city or a major corporation. The Solar Tree Project began with a California math and science teacher who was looking for a way to involve students in a kinetic art project that would combine science, engineering and art at the elementary school level. The resulting program is structured to provide students with hands on solar sculpture experiences that encourage innovative thinking and entrepreneurship through S.T.E.A.M. (science technology, engineering, ART, and math) curriculum based learning.
Under Treifeldt's direction, the students at Central Charter have been developing working models that they will display at the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. They are also creating a “solar” book bag that they will sell to raise funds for the Solar Tree Project. On Sunday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m.-noon, Treifeldt and the students will discuss their learning experience. To learn more about the Solar Tree Project, visit solartree.org.
Next, students from Boynton Beach Community High School will showcase several of the school's specialized Academy programs at the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium. In addition to performing an original kinetic dance, the students will show digital media art from the school's I.T. Academy and also highlight the Aerospace Science Academy. For more information, go to palmbeach.k12.fl.us/BoyntonBeachHS.
Finally, Digital Media Arts College students will display their graphic design, computer animation, game art and visual effects animation projects during the event. This will enable the students to demonstrate their abilities and to add to their resumes experience in participating in an international art event.
Created by the Boynton Beach Arts Commission and produced by the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program, the International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium is a biennial event held in downtown Boynton Beach that is free and open to the public. Its purpose is to connect the public to one-of-a-kind visual experiences. The event features both indoor and outdoor iconic works of kinetic art, educational presentations and the opportunity to meet an array of international kinetic artists. Other components for 2015 will include the first “Kinetic Connection,” a community based kinetic artwork, and a Solar Tree student kinetic art exhibition. This event is supported by Equity One, Inc., Kinetic Art Organization (KAO), International Sculpture Center, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, Buffalo Wild Wings, Boca Bearings, and Hacklab.
Other sponsors include Solartree Project, Coastal Star, Neighborhood Gallery, Schoolhouse Children's Museum and Learning Center, The Secret Garden Cafe and the Boynton Beach Community Redevelopment Agency. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Debby Coles-Dobay at (561) 742-6026.
For more information on the 2015 International Kinetic Art Exhibit and Symposium, call (561) 742-6026, email ColesDobayd@bbfl.us or visit www.IntlKineticArtEvent.org.
Animators: here's your chance to put yourself, South Florida and DMAC on the animation map!
Mauricio Ferrazza, President and Founder of MIA/Animation will be at Digital Media Arts College this Thursday, August 7, 2014. Ferrazza will talk about all the opportunities at this year’s MIA/ANIMATION Conference set for October 10 and 11. You will have a chance to win FREE TICKETS to the Animation Festival.
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: DMAC Campus, room 151
DMAC Graduate Lino Cristofaro just worked as a Character Animator on the feature animated "The Book of Life" form ReelFx Studios. The movies will be released October 2014.
A preview of the film can be seen at http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/thebookoflife
The official movie website is http://www.bookoflifemovie.com/
Florida-based Digital Media Arts College (DMAC) to launch two new online degree programs this summer in order to provide a more convenient and accessible high-quality education to students.
Starting June 30, 2014, Digital Media Arts College (DMAC) will be offering two new online degree programs for students around the country.
Alexandria Gribble, Manager of Online Education, says students will now be able to complete a Master's Degree in Web Design and Technology or an Associate's Degree in Science and Multimedia Design completely online. Along with Gribble, Sunny Sharma, President of Digital Media Arts College, and Dr. Diana Lawrence, Dean of Academic Affairs, were involved in the development of the degree programs.
Gribble says the degree programs, which have been in development since November 2013, were created with students in mind. They allow students to complete the coursework at their own convenience, and the programs can be completed most states. This makes the programs an especially attractive option for people with full-time jobs who also want to continue their education.
"The programs offer students a more interactive experience that is convenient for them," she explains. "It allows students to work at their own pace and complete the program at the times that are best for them."
In addition to being a convenient option that caters to students' schedules, these online programs are also taught by the same high-quality faculty and feature the same high-caliber digital arts education that all on-campus DMAC students receive.
"The courses are taught by high-quality professors that meet the standards of both online and traditional schooling," says Gribble. "The courses consist of video lectures, both recorded and live, and interactive programs to replace tools like flashcards."
Gribble said that while DMAC is still developing a variety of other online courses and degree programs, "We are excited to launch the ones that are completed so far." Students should anticipate a wide variety of online degree programs to be offered in the future.
About Digital Media Arts College
Digital Media Arts College (www.dmac.edu) is a private, accredited arts college located in Boca Raton, Fla. The school offers specialized Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Computer Animation (available with a concentration in Game Art) and Graphic Design (available with a concentration in Advertising Design), Bachelor of Science degree in Web Design and Development (available with a concentration in Programming), Associate of Science degrees in Graphic Design and Multimedia Design as well as Professional Certificates. At the graduate-level, DMAC offers Master of Fine Arts degrees in Visual Effects Animation and Graphic & Web Design as well as Master of Science in Web Design & Technology. DMAC offers both campus and online degrees.
Alexandria Gribble, Manager of Online Education
Digital Media Arts College
5400 Broken Sound Blvd NW
Boca Raton, FL 33487
DMAC will host the 2015 Global Game Jam, a 48 hour game creation incubator and gaming industry convention. Open to the public, this worldwide event will take place from Friday 5pm until Sunday 5pm.
DMAC students, faculty and staff will be attending the Magic City Comic Con at the Miami Airport International Convention Center. Be sure to stop by our booth and say hello.