VBMA hosts 2nd global digital artist exhibition Art After Dark

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The Vero Beach Museum of Art is hosting its second Art After Dark outdoor digital art exhibition, with an expanded list of sixteen new global artworks from seven different countries. The exhibition will be FREE to visitors and on view during the evenings of December 16th and 17th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Brett Phares, lead curator of Art After Dark, worked with the Museum team to arrive at the final selection of international artists whose original works celebrate digital art in its many possibilities. Each night will feature the same artwork but different works from last year’s event, utilizing the latest technologies projected onto the iconic white walls of the VBMA.

Outdoor projection art or digital art celebrates the possibilities found at the convergence of art and architecture. Artworks include illustration, experimental film, motion graphics, and large-scale digital video projection with sound.

Lead curator of Art After Dark, Brett Phares, commented, “It’s great to be back at VBMA to exhibit a fresh body of artwork to the local community. This year, the number of projected artworks has doubled and the number of projectors has expanded too. Do see it in person: there’s no better way to experience important digital works by LIA and Jonathan McCabe among other notable artists, as the art adapts and reshapes the Museum as an open-space canvas. See you out there.”

Admission is free on both nights. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Food Trucks include The Flying Scot, Tavo’s Tacos, and Treasure Coast Girls Coalition (TCGC). Cash only for the bar. Bring your lawn chairs.

For more information, please visit the website www.vbmuseum.org

The Vero Beach Museum of Art is located at 3001 Riverside Park Drive, Vero Beach, Florida 32963. Directions: From I-95 (Exit 147), from U.S. One, and Indian River Boulevard, take State Road 60 east over the Merrill Barber Bridge to beachside, turn right at first traffic light into Riverside Park.

Grid (variation 2) by Ian Gouldstone

About Brett Phares

Brett Phares is a New-York based artist and curator working in immersive art and the built environment. With 20+ years in interactive media, he has created innovative projects for both startups and international brands, all inescapably informing the visual syntax of his personal work. He earned his MFA from Hunter College in Integrated Media Arts, and MA in Art History, Theory and Criticism from SUNY Stony Brook. He has shown his artwork internationally; has written and taught on our habituated blindness of the everyday; is co-founder of Alys Beach’s annual light art exhibition Digital Graffiti, named by Smithsonian Magazine as one of top five immersive art experiences in the world; and founder of lightStruct, an immersive art/tech startup.  

Vitreous (2015) by Robert Seidel

Museum programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, as well as the Holmes Family Foundation. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The Vero Beach Museum of Art is a membership-based not for profit 501 (c) (3) organization pursuant to chapter 212, Florida Statutes.

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