ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – The ninth “Artists on the Verge” converged in Rochester on Sunday at the Arts Center, as artists were able to show off their years long work.
Artists on the Verge is a mentor-based fellowship for five Minnesota-based emerging artists working at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture.
The program is produced by Northern Lights MN, mentoring artists to introduce more technology in their work for greater engagement and viewer participation.
This year’s five artists included, Meena Mangalvedhekar, Stephanie Lynn Rogers, Ziyang Wu, Areca Roe, and Maxwell Hoagland.
At Sunday’s showcase, each artist was able to give a demonstration to the crowd on hand, displaying their work and the vision behind their creation.
“Coming from this painter’s perspective and jumping into this technology world, which has always been my interest, but never been able to deeply explore it, so this has been such a great opportunity. I was always into the idea of cultural communication and actually cultural misunderstanding, because as a Chinese, a lot of inspiration I have, are from my own background,” said artist, Ziyang Wu.
Each exhibit features some form of technology and interactivity with the audience, based off the artists experiences and emotions with technology.