2014 TechArts Festival Schedule

October 7, 2016

Atlanta, GA

Georgia Tech will host the second annual TechArts Festival, an annual showcase of the creative spirit through student and faculty performances, events and exhibitions, from February 14 – March 1, 2014. Music, dance, theatre, digital, literary and visual arts flourish at the technological research university, inspiring and reflecting research and education.  Kicking off with the world premiere of "Radical Love" by DramaTech Theater on February 14, the 2014 Festival includes works that showcase the convergence of art and technology, and also works that are solely artistic in nature.  The Festival will be held at venues across the Georgia Tech campus.

The schedule of Festival events and performances is below:

Friday, February 14

  • Members of New Orleans Airlift discuss Dithyrambalina
    Hear members of New Orleans Airlift, a team of artists, musicians and architects from New Orleans, discuss Dithyrambalina, a sonic playground, performance venue and laboratory for musical architecture in New Orleans.
    Georgia Tech Research Building 107, 11:00 a.m.
    Free
  • DramaTech Theater presents Radical Love
    The story of a student resistance movement during dictator Milosevic's reign in former Yugoslavia.
    DramaTech Theater, 8:00 p.m.
    Tickets: 404-894-3481 or www.dramatech.org

Saturday, February 15

  • Pat Metheny Unity Group with Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams and Giulio Carmassi
    Ferst Center for the Arts, 8:00 p.m.
    Tickets: 404-894-9600 or www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu
  • DramaTech Theater presents Radical Love
    The story of a student resistance movement during dictator Milosevic's reign in former Yugoslavia.
    DramaTech Theater, 8:00 p.m.
    Tickets: 404-894-3481 or www.dramatech.org

Monday, February 17

  • DanceTech Contemporary Master Class
    DanceTech hosts Dancefx Athens director Allison Hayn for a contemporary master class for dancers
    CRC Studio C, 1:30 p.m.
    Tickets: $10, available at http://gtdancetech.wix.com/index
  • School of Architecture NAAB Open House
    In honor of the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) team visit, the School of Architecture presents a display of architectural works by faculty and students.
    Cohen Gallery, East Architecture Building
    4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Free

Wednesday, February 19

  • Open Hours for Exhibition Tours
    Ferst Center for the Arts, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Free

Thursday, February 20

  • Open Hours for Exhibition Tours
    Ferst Center for the Arts, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Free

  • Androids, Shape Shifters and Vampires: Black Women's Afrofuturist Feminist Cultural Productions
    Author talk by Susana Morris, Auburn University
    Georgia Tech Library Ferst Room, 11:00 a.m.
    Free
  • Poetry@Tech presents Visiting Poets Jeffrey McDaniel, Jon Sands and Vivek Sharma
    Robert C. Williams Papermaking Museum Kress Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
    Free
  • Georgia Tech Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Percussion Ensemble
    The Georgia Tech School of Music presents the Percussion Ensemble, Concert Band and Symphonic Band featuring the music of Gustav Holst, David Maslanka, Steven Bryant and the premiere of a new piece by James David that was commissioned by the GT Symphonic Band.

    Ferst Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m.
    Free

  • DramaTech Theater presents Radical Love
    The story of a student resistance movement during dictator Milosevic's reign in former Yugoslavia.
    DramaTech Theater, 8:00 p.m.
    Tickets: 404-894-34811 or www.dramatech.org

Friday, February 21

  • SCPC Options presents: Learn to Paint
    SCPC, SGA and Paper and Clay present this interactive class where students will learn how to create their own masterpiece based on an existing painting.
    Student Center, Crescent Room
    Session 1: 4:00 p.m., Session 2: 7:00 p.m.
    Tickets: $10 (includes materials and snacks) available online.

  • Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition Finals
    Klaus Advanced Computing Building, 7:00 p.m.
    Free
  • DramaTech Theater presents Radical Love
    The story of a student resistance movement during dictator Milosevic's reign in former Yugoslavia.
    DramaTech Theater, 8:00 p.m.
    Tickets: 404-894-34811 or www.dramatech.org

Saturday, February 22

  • Georgia Tech Pulse presents Laasya 2014
    Classical Indian Dance Competition
    Ferst Center for the Arts, 5:00 p.m.
    Tickets: www.laasya2014.com
  • DramaTech Theater presents Radical Love
    The story of a student resistance movement during dictator Milosevic's reign in former Yugoslavia.
    DramaTech Theater, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
    Tickets: 404-894-34811 or www.dramatech.org

Sunday, February 23

  • Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra
    Ferst Center for the Arts, 3:00 p.m.
    Free

Monday, February 24

  • Interactive Art Installations:
    Cortex - Interactive AI installation by GT students Zane Cochran and Harrison Daniels
    Viewpoints AI - Interactive AI installation by GT students Mikhail Jacob and Ivan Sysoev
    Ferst Center for the Arts Galleries, 5:00 p.m.
    Free

  • TechArts Music Showcase:
    6:30 p.m. - Showcase Reception T-Shirt Giveaway 
    7:00 p.m. - Performances:
    • Generative Electronics- computer-generated music by GT student Chad Miller
    • Yantric Metabolae- interactive electronic music by GT students Thom Jordan and Govinda Ram Pingal
    • The Merry Go Rounds- twee music by 12-member GT student band

    Ferst Center for the Arts
    Free

Tuesday, February 25

  • Lecture by John Henry, curator of Engineered Art: An International Sculpture Exhibition at Georgia Tech
    Lecture will be followed by a guided tour of the exhibition
    11:00 a.m.
    Student Center 301, Free

  • Paper and Clay presents Mold Pouring Workshop
    Learn how to mold your own ceramics
    Paper and Clay (Student Center 3rd Floor), 5:00 p.m.
    Slips available for $4, workshop is free to watch
  • Interactive Art Installations:
    Cortex - Interactive AI installation by GT students Zane Cochran and Harrison Daniels
    Viewpoints AI - Interactive AI installation by GT students Mikhail Jacob and Ivan Sysoev
    Ferst Center for the Arts Galleries, 5:00 p.m.
    Free
  • TechArts Creative Expression Showcase:
    6:30 p.m. - Showcase Reception T-Shirt Giveaway 
    7:00 p.m. - Performances:
    • Tai Chi Impression- modern and Chinese dance by GT student Shel Han
    • Emeralds of the Alhambra, Remembering Convivencia in Muslim Spain- literary presentation by GT professor Dr. John Cressler
    • Apprentice: An AI Drawing Partner for Collaborative Art Making-research presentation by GT student Nicholas Davis
    • Feel the Power of the Dork Side- comedy with GT professor Dr. Pete Ludovice

    Ferst Center for the Arts
    Free

Wednesday, February 26

  • Open Hours for Exhibition Tours
    Ferst Center for the Arts, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Free 

  • Student View reception
    Celebrating an exhibition of student artwork by GT Communications students
    Ferst Center for the Arts, 6:00 p.m.
    Free
  • Paper and Clay presents Origami Workshop
    Explore the ancient Japanese art of paper folding
    Paper and Clay (Student Center 3rd Floor), 7:00 p.m.
    Free
  • The Rebel (and other myths)
    Contemporary dance performance choreographed by GT Artist-in-Residence Jonah Bokaer
    Ferst Center for the Arts, 8:00 p.m.
    Free
    This piece was commissioned by SCAD for the 2014 deFINE ARTS Festival
  • DramaTech Theater Presents Black Box Comedy Festival
    Improv troupes from across the nation converge in this 10th annual event
    Tickets: 404-894-3481 or www.blackboxcomedy.com

Thursday, February 27

  • Open Hours for Exhibition Tours
    Ferst Center for the Arts, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Free
  • Opening reception for "Mapping Place: Africa Beyond Paper" exhibition
    Explore the ways that the changing representation and projection of space has shaped our approach to Africa.
    Robert C. Williams Papermaking Museum, Free
    An Africa-Atlanta 2014 Event
  • Georgia Tech Jazz Ensemble
    Ferst Center for the Arts, 7:00 p.m.
    Free
  • DramaTech Presents Black Box Comedy Festival
    Improv troupes from across the nation converge in this 10th annual event
    Tickets: 404-894-3481 or www.blackboxcomedy.com

Friday, February 28

  • Festival Closing Reception at Clough Art Crawl- Georgia Tech student artwork and performances
    Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, 4:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.
    Free
  • DramaTech Theater Presents Black Box Comedy Festival
    Improv troupes from across the nation converge in this 10th annual event
    Tickets: 404-894-3481 or www.blackboxcomedy.com

Saturday, March 1

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops
    Ferst Center for the Arts, 8:00 p.m.
    Tickets: 404-894-9600 or www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu
  • DramaTech Theater Presents Black Box Comedy Festival
    Improv troupes from across the nation converge in this 10th annual event
    Tickets: 404-894-3481 or www.blackboxcomedy.com

The schedule of Festival exhibitions is below:

  • Clough Art Crawl
    Student Exhibition
    Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Open through Festival
    Free

  • Engineered Art: An International Sculpture Exhibit at Georgia Tech
    Located across campus--walking tour maps are located at Clough Information Booth and Student Center Box Office
    Open through Festival
    Free
  • Mapping Place: Africa Beyond Paper
    Explore the ways that the changing representation and projection of space has shaped our approach to Africa.
    Open daily beginning February 28, M-F 9am-5pm.
    Robert C. Williams Papermaking Museum
    Free
    An Africa-Atlanta 2014 Event
  • Poetry On and Off the Page
    Ferst Center for the Arts Westbrook Gallery
    Open 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27 and by appt. at 404-894-2787
    Free
  • Student View
    Ferst Center for the Arts Richards Gallery
    Open 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27 and by appt. at 404-894-2787
    Free
  • Campus iPhone Photos: No Zoom, No Crop, No PhotoShop
    Photography by professor Tom Gaylord, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Van Leer ECE Office (Room W215), 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
    Open through Festival
    Free

TechArts Across Atlanta:

  • The Triptych- A documentary profiling three outspoken visual artists includes Sanford Biggers, Georgia Tech Artist-in-Residence
    Film screening followed by moderated panel discussion with film co-director Shawn Peters and Sanford Biggers
    Auburn Avenue Research Library
    Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m.
    Free

TechArts Goes Global

  • Georgia Tech’s music ensemble in residence, Sonic Generator, continues its collaboration with L’Orchestra national de Lorraine with a February 15 concert at the Arsenal in Metz, France.  Sonic Generator first performed with the orchestra in a concert at Georgia Tech in November 2013.

The TechArts Festival is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Arts Advisory Board, the Council of the Arts and the Office of the Arts.  Exploring the arts through events and activities, academic instruction, research, community partnerships and outreach demonstrates Georgia Tech’s commitment to the arts as an important part of its strategic plan. For more information please call the Office of the Arts at 404-894-2787.

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Contact

Jenna Farmer
Marketing Specialist
Ferst Center Presents
Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech
jenna.farmer@arts.gatech.edu
(404) 385-4219