Digital art exhibit showcases “home” in a networked age

Everyone’s invited to a unique opportunity to view the world-class digital art exhibit on display in the Museum at Campbell River until September 22.

With support from the Province of BC, representatives from the Campbell River Creative Industries Council (CRCIC) were thrilled to officially open the world-class Tracing Home digital art exhibit showcasing selected pieces from the 2011 SIGGRAPH conference.

The SIGGRAPH conference is the highly regarded and internationally renowned event on computer graphics and interactive techniques.  After 38 years of successful events and attendance of 25,000 from around the world, this year’s conference held in August brought the best and the brightest to Vancouver for the first time ever!  Part of the SIGGRAPH conference is the digital art gallery that shows art in a networked age and the amazing work being done by professionals in the creative industries.

“The success of the official opening and number of people who attended is testament to the excitement and community support for this event and the exceptional work being done by the CRCIC,” explains Cheryl O’Connell, Director of Continuing Education and Training at North Island College and President of CRCIC.  “In August members of the CRCIC took part in the SIGGRAPH conference by hosting a custom booth representing CRCIC and the City of Campbell River and were the only community to do so.  Given the overwhelming success of our participation it’s exciting to bring that energy and passion for the creative industries to Campbell River.”

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Campbell River to see amazing work by creative industries professionals,” adds Mayor Charlie Cornfield. “Thanks to INFILM and the Campbell River Creative Industries Council who worked so hard to bring this inspiring exhibit of art in the digital age to our community.”

In addition to local artists selected international pieces include:

  • Wait – by Julie Andreyev
  • Travel Stones – by Jacquelyn Martino
  • Tomorrow will get better – by Matthew Cox
  • The Insatiable – by Jawshing Arthur Liou
  • Third Skin – by Andrea Zapp
  • The Garden of Error and Decay – by Michael Bielicky & Kamila B. Richter

This initiative, supported by the Province, will help Campbell River to attract the interactive digital media industry and will provide students with an opportunity to explore the possibilities of employment in the creative industries.  I commend the City of Campbell River and community supporters for their efforts to help diversify the local economy and create jobs by encouraging high tech development.”  Honourable Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

“The CRCIC is a great opportunity for the whole of the Campbell River community and businesses as it is a collective effort by the whole community that includes the First Nation communities.” Rod Naknakim, Laich-Kwil-Tach Treaty Society

Being the only location in Canada to host this event, CRCIC encourages residents across Vancouver Island to visit the Museum at Campbell River to take part in this unique opportunity.  This is an excellent event to see first-hand works of art created in a digital age.  This event is open to all ages and runs from September 1 – September 22, 2011.


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