Rhizome of Ixil: Video Game Launch Party
When: Saturday, July 19th 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Where: Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center 202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL 61820
We are pleased to announce the launch of Rhizome of Ixil, a non-profit video game created by artist Daniella Pavlic. A launch party will be held on July 19th, 2014 at the Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center. Sponsored by the UC-IMC and Urbana Arts Grant, this launch party is free to the public and the whole community is invited to participate.
This event will showcase the video game and provide a chance for dialog around the current Latin American politics, specifically the Maya Ixil Community. There will be a short screening of ‘How to Nail a Dictator’ followed up by a demo of Rhizome of Ixil. A panel discussion will be held for questions regarding the game design and history of the Ixil community. The last portion of the launch will be open to the public for play-testing the game and giving feedback. Beverages and snacks will also be available.
For more information visit: www.pavlicdani.wix.com/rhizomeofixil
A series of 20 minute presentations by MFA Studio graduate candidates on their MFA Thesis & Exhibition work. All presentations will take place in the Krannert Art Museum East Gallery. Click here to view 2014 MFA catalog.
Valerie Cassel Oliver will lecture April 18th at 5:30 in room 107 of A&D.
Public Studio Critiques will take place Friday the 18th at the Krannert Museum and South Studios. For a detailed schedule click here.
Valerie Cassel Oliver is senior curator at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, where she has worked since 2000. She has organized numerous exhibitions that have earned national and international acclaim including Double Consciousness: Black Conceptual Art Since 1970 (2005) with Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee; Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image (2007), which was nominated for an AICA Award and presented at the 11th Havana Biennial in 2012; the retrospective Benjamin Patterson: Born in the State of Flux/us (2010); and the 2011 survey, Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein (2011). Recently, she organized a posthumous survey of photographs by Alvin Baltrop entitled Dreams Into Glass. Another exhibition, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, open from November 15, 2012 to February 13, 2013, chronicled the history of black performance in the visual arts from the 1960s to the present. She’s a contributor to Pigeons on the Grass, Alas: Contemporary Curators Talk About the Field, published by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage in 2013.
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Sheila Pepe will be lecturing April 3rd at 5:30 in room 107 of A&D.
Public Studio Critiques will be held April 4th building #5 at the South Studios.
To celebrate the release of Anonygon Studio’s new game Ascended Saga, Armored Gopher Games is hosting a showing of artwork by Krystal Harper. The artwork exhibited is an eclectic mixture of naturalist documentation and fanciful daydreaming all centered around the fantasy world of Asura where Ascended Saga takes place.
The game release and reception is Saturday, April 5th at 5:00pm. During the reception, Ascended Saga will be released for sale, and the Ascended Saga Kickstarter, a crowd sourcing event for raising funds to print the three hardback game books, will open. The Kickstarter offers a wide range of incentives including signed books with custom artwork, full digital copies of the books ahead of printing, and even the massive original map of Asura created by Krystal.
Anonygon Studios is an indie game company based in Urbana, Illinois and run by Justin and Krystal Harper, Parker Norman, and Mike Stowe.
Armored Gopher Games is a local game store in Urbana, Illinois focused not only on selling quality games, but on bringing the community together through fundraising, sponsorship, and providing a safe and open game space for people to meet and share the games they love.