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Arts & Media Festival Recap

Last Friday, the Center for New Media hosted the 10th annual Arts and Media Festival. The festival is a showcase of the best student work from the past year in arts and media, primarily from the Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Multimedia, Broadcast-Cinema, and Information Systems programs. The faculty teaching the various courses chose the best works from among the students. Most works will remain on display here throughout the summer.

This year, we had around 200 people that came to see the best student work of the academic year. Artwork including drawings, paintings, and ceramics were on display through the library, the Pegasus Gallery, and the Niche in Founders. In the library periodicals room, students read their poetry and students from the Plays in Production class performed scenes from Tartuffe.

iMacs placed around the library held slideshows of digital work created by students in the Digital Photography, Computer Graphics, Digital Illustration, Digital Page Design, Digital Imaging, Introduction to Digital Arts, and Graphic Design classes. Rows of computers were set up with work created by Web Design and Information Systems students.

After guests had time to mingle and eat delicious food catered by John’s Cafe in Middletown, everyone went upstairs to the multipurpose room to see the media production screenings. These projects featured a wide variety of styles, including narrative films, documentaries, animations, news and information pieces, and experimental works among others.

This year’s show opening film was produced by students, faculty, and staff from the broadcast-cinema department. The video featured a new, experimental format called Taste-o-Vision. Viewers ate flavored jelly beans corresponding to what the people in the film were eating. The film was a huge hit! A link to the video will be shared shortly.

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You’re invited to the 2014 Arts & Media Festival! The Festival will be held on Friday, May 23 at 6pm and is a celebration of the best work created by MxCC students. The best graphics, photography, videos, art, and design will be on display. Join us for an evening of arts, media, music, performances, food and fun. This year is extra special because it’s the 10th anniversary of the event! Sponsored by the MxCC Center for New Media. Free and open to the public.

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The annual Arts and Media Festival showcases projects produced by MxCC Humanities division students. In addition to the student film and multimedia projects screening, student art works are displayed throughout the Jean Burr Smith Library, Pegasus Gallery and the Niche. This exhibition allows each instructor to share the most accomplished examples of student skill, ingenuity and creative diversity with our campus and community.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 24, 6-9 pm
Film And Multimedia Project Screenings Begin At 6:00 pm
Exhibit runs from May 24 – September 7, 2013

Pegasus Gallery is located within the library on the first floor of Chapman Hall Library summer session hours are Monday – Thursday 8am-8pm, Friday 8am-4:30pm & Saturday 9am-2pm when classes are in session.

The Niche is located on the first floor of Founders Hall Hours: Mondays through Thursdays 8am-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays 8am-4pm when classes are in session.

For more information, click here or contact: Matthew Weber, Art Curator, mweber@mxcc.edu or 860.343.5806

About the Center

Middlesex Community College's Center for New Media is located in Middletown, CT.


The CNM offers innovative associate degrees in broadcast-cinema, graphic design, multimedia, and communication, as well as certificate programs in areas such as interactive entertainment, gaming, 3D animation, new media production, news and sports production, corporate media and web design.


We are a designated Center for Excellence in broadcast education and we prepare our students for jobs in the growing field of new media with a hands-on education.


Learn more about programs at MxCC's Center for New Media at www.mxcc.edu/cnm.


This project was funded by a grant awarded under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

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