Hundreds of students, faculty, and art enthusiasts will gather in the Clough Commons tonight for the opening of Georgia Tech’s annual, juried art show - the 3rd annual Clough Art Crawl.
From 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., the popular learning commons will transform into an art gallery featuring poetry/spoken word, photography, painting, film, music performances, sculpture, and much more by Tech undergraduate and graduate students. The art will remain on display in the building until March 15.
“Tech students have many talents and art is definitely one of them,” said Tearanny Street, chair of the Clough Art Crawl committee. "They’re launching start-ups, conducting research, and yes, creating art in the little spare time they can find.”
The Art Crawl serves as the closing reception for the Tech Arts Festival, an annual showcase of the creative spirit through student and faculty performances, events, and exhibitions sponsored by the Office of the Arts. The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Throughout the night, jurors will select the best work in each category. Winners will be announced the following week and receive a cash prize of $100. Everyone who attends can vote for the People’s Choice Award during the event.
Juried Artwork Categories:
- Photography – 185
- Poetry/Prose/Spoken Word – 18
- Drawing/Painting – 69
- Film/Graphic Art/Code-based Art – 18
- Sculpture/Architecture/Craft Arts – 13
- Music Performance - 6
- Music Recorded - 5
Student research assistants from Georgia Tech’s Research Network Operations Center (RNOC) are using their programming skills to enhance the experience for Art Crawl guests. RNOC is developing an augmented reality (AR) tour of the event as part of their GT Journey project. After the art is removed on March 15, Clough Commons visitors will have the ability to view the art using an iPad.
RNOC also developed the official Clough Art Crawl mobile site that allows anyone to browse and locate every piece of art in the building by using a mobile device. Visit m.art.clough.gatech.edu to view the mobile site.
Artist Major stats:
- Aerospace Engineering – 23
- Applied Mathematics – 2
- Architecture – 18
- Biochemistry – 4
- Biology – 9
- Biomedical Engineering – 13
- Building Construction – 3
- Business Administration – 17
- Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering – 12
- Chemistry – 2
- City and Regional Planning – 2
- Civil Engineering – 14
- Computational Media – 9
- Computer Engineering – 6
- Computer Science – 17
- Digital Media – 6
- Economics and International Affairs – 1
- Electrical and Computer Engineering 13
- Electrical Engineering - 15
- Environmental Engineering - 15
- Human-Computer Interaction – 15
- Industrial Design - 8
- Industrial Engineering - 12
- International Affairs – 1
- International Affairs, Science, and Technology - 1
- Management - 3
- Material Science and Engineering - 6
- Mechanical Engineering - 43
- Nuclear and Radiological Engineering - 1
- Physics - 8
- Science, Technology, and Culture - 11
- Other - 1
The Art Crawl is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Georgia Tech Library, Communication Center, Printing Services, and the Clough Partners. For more information, visit art.clough.gatech.edu.