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Light City Baltimore
UMBC Visual Arts Faculty Corrie Parks & Kelley Bell
Monday, March 28th, 2016 //
Columbus Center | 701 E Pratt St | Baltimore, MD

UMBC Visual Arts alumni and faculty will be participating in Light City Baltimore this week.

Project Aquaculture is a large-scale projected animation on the roof of the Columbus Center by visual arts faculty Kelley Bell '06, MFA, and Corrie Parks that comments on the health of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.

1,001 Lux, a video installation by Symmes Gardner, director of the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture.

Diamonds Light Baltimore light sculptures by Mina Cheon '02 MFA, Intermedia and Digital arts, and Gabriel Kroiz, with artist meet-and-greet April 2, 8:30-10:30 p.m., between Eastern Ave. and East Falls Ave.

Corrie Parks and Kelly Bell are happy to invite you to the grand lighting of their projection mapping piece, Projected Aquaculture at the Columbus Center at the Inner Harbor on Monday, March 28th. There will be an opening reception, and you will be front and center for all Light City Baltimore has to offer.

Light City visitors can stop by the UMBC Black and Gold Lounge in the Columbus Center, March 28-April 2, 6-9 p.m., for a complimentary beverage and free glow-in-the-dark UMBC gear (while supplies last). UMBC will host special alumni receptions for the visual and performing arts on March 28. Monday the 28th March through Saturday the 2nd of April, UMBC will be have an open door hospitality lounge at Light City. All are welcome to stop by, get some swag, have a drink, and learn about plans for the 50th Anniversary.

Light City Baltimore will take place in the Inner Harbor, March 28-April 3, with 1.5 miles of glowing public artworks, free music, a free UMBC hospitality space, and a six-day ticketed innovation conference, Light City U. Named one of the top intriguing things to see and do in the U.S. in 2016 by CNN, Light City Baltimore features artists, scientists, activists, and thinkers from around the globe, including several UMBC faculty, staff, students, and alumni.