Plano ArtFest 2018
April 27-28, 2018
The two-day Plano Artfest fills the streets of the Downtown Plano Arts District. Coming from simple beginnings in 2015, the event has grown every year since. For 2018 the Historic Downtown Plano Association and the Plano Art Coalition featured an exciting new additions.
The Capital One Technicolor Experience, a collaborative effort from students and faculty members in the Arts and Technology program at University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). “This is a bold step for the event where we are creating sessions that are about the infusion of art and technology,” says HDPA’s executive director, Alex Hargis. The 3D image mapping is hosted by event1013 and highlights outstanding end-of-the-year projects from talented UTD students.
Raymond Allen, Jeremiah Baker, Faith Daignault, Omar Davila, Amanda Garrison, James Hoggatt, Falak Jamma, David Rake, Pablo Reyes, William Russek, Maritza Soriano, Elizabeth Stegall, Chelsey Suarez, Sarah Wall, Mariah Wood,
Travis Fowler, Morgan Grasham, Ritwik Kaikini, Yoobae Kim, Kuo-Wei Lee, Paulina Mejia,Victor Simon
The Gulf Cone Building in the Cedars neighborhood of Dallas, TX serves as the backdrop for a projection mapped animation entitled Borders and Walls. The Work directly confronts the immigration crisis on the Texas border and the forced incarceration of families and children. The work combines projected video and the sound of the migrant’s voices.
This work was presented as a part of “Built Environments” curated by MAC Gallery and the Cedars Union, a one-night-only outdoor new media exhibition including three Dallas-based artists: Julie Libersat, Kim Cadmus Owens, and Andrew Scott. The event expanded the reach of the Aurora “Future Worlds” event.