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For the past six years, SMart Festival has been encouraging the local community to engage with new approaches to art, and question the state of reality in a media-saturated world. SMart’s three touchstones - collaboration, diversity, and accessibility - celebrate the creative spirit, and show Grand Rapids’ best face to the world.

All events are free and open to the public.

The Galley
The Gallery-in-the-alley
The Trade Center Building
50 Louis St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
The Trade Center Building
50 Louis St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

532 Ottawa Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Phone: 616.459.2787

www.artsggr.org
Video Projection
SMart Generation
Opening Night only at 9:00pm
SMart Generation showcases an exciting series of video projects created by Advanced level students of Kasey McCargar at Kendall College of Art & Design, and stop-motion pieces by students of Anna Campbell at Grand Valley State University.


The Window Gallery

April 4 - 8th, 2011

The Trade Center Building
50 Louis St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Multimedia work by Brian Elder
Brian Elder's recent work explores the process of locating oneself. It raises questions about the authenticity of experience and how we define "presence" when traveling in a virtual world.


Festival Curator: 

Bridgette Broughman           

Festival Executive Director: 

Dr. Zora Carrier

Festival Graphic Designer:

Nicole Turner           

Festival Communication: 

Jennie Mac Anaspie 

Opening Reception
April 4th  
5:30 to 9:30pm
5:30pm Refreshments 
7:00pm Gallery tour and talk with artists
9:00pm Projection in Galley
5:30-9:00pm David Lynch Short film series


Virtual Authenticity
April 4 - 8th, 2011
By appointment: info@openconceptgallery.org
The fusion of art, technology, and reality is evolving rapidly in exciting and innovative ways.  Stop.  Ask yourself:  How do I perceive reality in a virtual world?  What is, or is not, authentic about it? And who determines what is virtual authenticity? 


“Clouds and Waterfalls” by T’alyne

April 6th

Please join us for a reception with the artist:

Wednesday, April 6 

 5:30 – 6:30pm. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Please RSVP to Alex at 616-459-2787 ext. 13

 

The Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids supports artists who use various types of media, including multimedia.  SMart Festival puts the spotlight on these multimedia artists.


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