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Welcome to Art on the Marquee

Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority have teamed up to create “Art on the Marquee,” an ongoing project to commission public media art for display on the new 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. The largest urban screen in New England, this unique digital canvas is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. to integrate art alongside commercial and informational content as part of the MCCA’s longstanding neighborhood art program.

“Art on the Marquee” offers artists more than 3,000 square feet of digital display on seven screens, providing full-motion video and a viewership of more than 100,000 pedestrians and motorists. The marquee is visible for a half a mile in many directions and is seen by traffic on Summer, D, and Congress streets, as well as from the surrounding hotels, office buildings and the Seaport World Trade Center.

The Opening for the Third Annual Student Round is Tuesday, April 26 from 6:30-8:30pm.

We are featuring ten new digital works created by talented Massachusetts college students.

The event is free and open to the public, but we do ask that you R.S.V.P. here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-on-the-marquee-opening-reception-featuring-student-artists-registration-24239743726

Students Include: Dan Chen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Elena Giurleo, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Jennifer Mayer, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Patrick Curley, University of Massachusetts Lowell; William Holtsberg, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Isidro Estevez, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Maria Zavaleta, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Emily Pacht, University of Massachusetts Lowell; Michelle Moore, Montserrat; Dennis Tsai, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

 

“Boston Cyberarts is thrilled to be working with the MCCA to bring digital art to the streets of Boston’s Innovation District,” said Cyberarts Director George Fifield. “As urban screens become ubiquitous worldwide, the ‘Art on the Marquee’ initiative at the BCEC expands the use of dynamic digital displays for public media art in one of Boston’s most rapidly developing public spaces.”