Skip to main content

ACWC has been awarded an Immersive Technology grant to celebrate the art forms of virtual and augmented reality in our region and to educate artists and community members alike about this growing field.

ACWC will be hosting educational events to provide artists and art educators who have some experience with or interest in immersive technology with workshops to enhance and expand their knowledge base. We will partner with creative consultants Eric Southern and Shasti O’Leary Soudant to lead in-person, hands-on workshops. These will include utilization of virtual reality equipment and software to create 3-D drawings and sculptures that can be viewed through augmented reality platforms. Software to be reviewed and used will include Adobe Aero and Shapr 3D Pro. These events are in partnership with ASI, Inc. of Buffalo. The workshops will be held:

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Arts Council for Wyoming County

31 South Main Street, Perry, NY 14530

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Tri-County Arts Council

110 W State St, Olean, NY 14760

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Saturday, September 17, 2022

David A. Howe Library

155 N Main St, Wellsville, NY 14895

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Frank E. Merriweather Library Branch

1324 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo 14208

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Kenan Center

433 Locust St, Lockport 14094

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Cassadaga Branch Library

18 Maple Ave, Cassadaga 14718

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

You can register for any of these workshops at: https://form.jotform.com/asiwnyoffice/art--immersive-technology-workshops. Class limit is 15.

 

The third and final tier will include a series of in-depth hands-on training sessions at two of the media arts resources in our region: Alfred University’s Institute for Electronic Arts in Alfred, NY and Squeaky Wheel in Buffalo, NY. This opportunity will be for a limited number of participants who are looking for a more advanced training in this technology. These artists and art educators will be invited to participate in day-long sessions at each site. These intensives will be led by creative consultants and will include a tour of the facilities, a presentation on emerging techniques, and hands-on experience in virtual reality as used in the creation of digital art, film and installations. Be watching our website and social media for dates and locations for these events!

To further ensure that this opportunity is available to all that are interested, we will be offering these workshops free of charge. In addition, we will provide the option of ASL interpretation for any session and large print materials can also be provided as needed.

Be watching our social media and website for more information on this project, or reach out to Linda Franke at 585-237-3517 ext 102 or email franke@artswyco.org.

 

This project is made possible with funds from the NYSCA in Partnership with Wave Farm: Immersive Art & Technology Initiative, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

  • Support for the Arts Council for Wyoming County comes from ACWC members, other donors, the Conable and Wyoming Foundations, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Complete Payroll, Wyoming County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support

    Support for the Arts Council for Wyoming County comes from ACWC members, other donors, the Conable and Wyoming Foundations, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Complete Payroll, Wyoming County Government, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

Powered by Firespring