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Denver Business Journal: Take3: Denver exhibit takes patrons into world of augmented and virtual reality

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherDBJ article including interviews with Prof. Travis Vermilye and student Brandon Vargas A great article about how the College of Arts & Media and CU Denver partners with the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Also, mentions faculty creators/collaborators/curators Michelle Carpenter and Bryan Leister.
Prof. Travis Vermilye (Digital Design) being interviewed by the Denver Business Journal's Caitlin Hendee. The interview was captured and edited by Kathleen Lavine--the photographer for the Denver Business Journal who creates digital and video content.
Prof. Travis Vermilye (Digital Design) being interviewed by the Denver Business Journal's Caitlin Hendee. The interview was captured and edited by Kathleen Lavine--the photographer for the Denver Business Journal who creates digital and video content.

Students display digital art at Denver Performing Arts Complex

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherCU Denver partners with the city to create new gallery--Michael Davidson University Communications December 8, 2016 http://www.cudenvertoday.org/cu-denver-students-art-display-denver-performing-arts-complex/
 Visitors at the Next Stage Collaborative enjoy the gallery’s virtual reality exhibit. The collaborative is at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Students from CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media are exhibiting their work at the space, which was designed and renovated by College of Architecture and Planning students.

Visitors at the Next Stage Collaborative enjoy the gallery’s virtual reality exhibit. The collaborative is at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Students from CU Denver’s College of Arts & Media are exhibiting their work at the space, which was designed and renovated by College of Architecture and Planning students.

The Next Stage Collaborative CU Denver space in the DPAC Galleria

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feathernxtstgcollab_03aNext Stage Collaborative, an interactive gallery presented in partnership by CU Denver and Denver Arts & Venues. Chancellor Horrell’s deep civic connections are paying off for CAM. Through Denver Arts & Venues’ Next Stage NOW program, CU Denver is reimagining a space in the Denver Performing Arts Complex Galleria. With help from the College of Architecture and Planning’s Design/Build program, CAM is establishing an interactive digital media presence. Travis Vermilye and Michelle Carpenter installed this and are doing the initial curation. Bryan Leister will take over the curatorial duties next semester. This was made possible with support from Denver Arts & Venues, the College of Arts & Media and Chancellor Horrell. CAM student docents from the College of Arts & Media Student Agency will be on hand to answer questions and assure that the public that pass through the Galleria get an evocative and comelling glimpse of CAM’s creative output. Digital Design is taking the lead on this, but it is envisioned that ways will be explored to include other parts of visual arts, as well as Film/TV and MEIS.
The CU Denver Next Stage Collaborative is ahead on the right
The CU Denver Next Stage Collaborative is ahead on the right
Prof. Bryan Leister's "Interactive (and activated) plant." Touch it and magic happens.
Prof. Bryan Leister's "Interactive (and activated) plant." Touch it and magic happens.
Student docents training for the "soft" opening on Wed. 11/23.
Student docents training for the "soft" opening on Wed. 11/23.
Prof. Michelle Carpetner (plaid shirt) and Prof. Travis Vermilye on the right. Dedicated and VERY talented professors of digital design.
Prof. Michelle Carpetner (plaid shirt) and Prof. Travis Vermilye on the right. Dedicated and VERY talented professors of digital design.
Prof. Bryan Leister training docents
Prof. Bryan Leister training docents
CAM student Robbie Fikes IV explaining an interactive installation he is working on.
CAM student Robbie Fikes IV explaining an interactive installation he is working on.

Bryan Leister’s Digital Installation Piece at Redline Epic Gala

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherBryan Lesiter's Artist Statement: “My work explores the intersection between what is real and what is perceived. I am constantly searching for spaces where this boundary has become visible and through my work I try to examine this border.I am broadly influenced by the history of depiction and illusionism in painting, stemming from my background as an oil painter. The attempt to breach the physical world and move into a utopian space of perfection and beauty has propelled my work from the beginning. I continue along this path using any medium and format at my disposal, including video, installation and animation. I have found commonality in the role of mathematics, proportion and viewer perception in each piece that I do.By simultaneously pulling the viewer into a work and pushing the process out into the physical world, through painting, performance or motion, I hope to negotiate a space somewhere in between.” IMG_6996IMG_6981 IMG_6969 IMG_6955IMG_7001