“From Concept to Console: Art and Aesthetics in Video Game Design”
September 4 – December 13
Opening Reception: Friday, September 4, 6-8 p.m.
Curator’s Tours: 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 2, Friday, November 6, Thursday, December 3
Artist Lecture Series
Co-sponsored by the Opalka Gallery and the Department of Art + Design
Tuesday, September 8, 6:30 p.m.
Dave Phillips, concept artist on Skylanders: Swap Force
Tuesday, October 6, 6:30 p.m.
Virginia Durruty, exhibition designer
Tuesday, November 10, 6:30 p.m.
Matt McElligott, author and illustrator
Tuesday, December 8, 6:30 p.m.
Fernando Orellana, new media artist
Women in Video Game Design, Sunday, October 27, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
A panel of women from across the industry, from art and design to engineering, will discuss their careers and the issues facing women in the gaming industry.
Co-moderated by Opalka Director Elizabeth Greenberg and Jennifer J. Goodall, Director of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Women in Technology Program at UAlbany
Panelists: Arzu Fallahi, Concept Artist at Vicarious Visions, Danielle Godbout, User Interface Artist at Vicarious Visions, Kathleen Ruiz, Associate Professor of Integrated Arts, RPI and Tobi Saulnier, Founder and CEO, 1st Playable Productions
Thursday, September 24, 6:30 p.m.
IndieGame: The Movie
Thursday, October 8, 6:30 p.m.
GTFO: The Movie
Thursday, October 22, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 19, 6:30 p.m.
Tilt: The Battle to Save Pinball
Thursday, December 3, 6:30 p.m.
Us and the Game Industry
Friday, October 16, 6:30
Short talks by interesting people. PechaKucha is a format in which speakers present 20 slides for 20 seconds each.
Friday, November 6, 6:30 p.m. and Friday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company
Performances in response to the current exhibition