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Rensselaer's EMAC Capstone Exhibition on Display in Downtown Troy

April 3, 2001

Rensselaer's EMAC Capstone Exhibition on Display in Downtown Troy

Graduating students will present traditional and electronic art projects to the public

Troy, N.Y. — The final projects of the graduating seniors of the EMAC (Electronic Media, Arts and Communication) Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will be on display at The Arts Center of the Capital District in Troy from Friday, April 6, through Sunday, April 8. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 6, 5-9 p.m.

The EMAC Capstone Exhibition will showcase work in animation, video, Web design, multimedia installation, electronic music, sculpture, and graphic art. The show is free and open to the public. The Arts Center hours for Saturday are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-4 p.m.

“Over the years, we have worked with Rensselaer on a number of art projects. The relationship has been strengthened in recent months with our move to our new facility, which is in the heart of downtown Troy,” said Raona Roy, director of The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

“This is the second year we have hosted the final projects of the students of Rensselaer’s EMAC program,” Roy added. “The opportunity to see the kind of work Rensselaer students are involved in is a good way of connecting the university to the community as well as for students to provide their work in an off-campus setting to a wider community audience.”

EMAC is a Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication jointly offered by the Arts Department, and the Department of Language, Literature and Communication at Rensselaer. It seeks to integrate aesthetic, creative, and critical thought with expertise in advanced electronic multimedia.

Building on the strong technological infrastructure of Rensselaer, EMAC offers students hands-on education in new art and communication technologies as well as theoretical frameworks for understanding and helping to shape the cultural impact of these technologies.

Contact: Ken Salzmann, The Arts Center of the Capital Region,

Contact: Jodi Ackerman
Phone: (518) 276-6531
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