The chosen artists work primarily with new interactive media to create works of art that rely on viewer participation and interaction.
Students, as well as the general public, are invited to visit the campus over the course of the two-week residency to view the artists at work, ask questions, participate in talks, view art and technology films and experience cutting-edge technology. An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. where the finished works of art, along with work created by area students, will be on view.
According to Mark McLeod, assistant professor of art, Accessibility2009 focused on environmental sustainability and was a tremendous success with the involvement of more than 800 students and community members. Accessibility2013 will focus on the arts and technology.
With emerging trends such as virtual reality, video, cloud solutions, 3D printing, game design, digital photography and video and interactive new media, technology in the arts is at the forefront of cutting-edge visual arts making. In addition to creating new works of art, the visiting artists will also work with local school students and Cleveland State students to create their own works of art. Accessibility was created to make the arts accessible to the public by removing it from the gallery space and placing it in the community.
This year’s artists include:
● Cosby Lindquist of Los Alamos, N.M., has a master’s of fine arts in studio art from Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus, Ohio, and a bachelor of fine arts in studio art, still based media studies, Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus.
● Rosa Menkman of Amsterdam is a doctorate candidate from Academy of Media Arts, Cologne Germany; a master of arts in new media from University of Amsterdam, Netherlands; bachelor of arts in media studies, University of Amsterdam; and a minor in art history from University of Amsterdam.
● Nathalie Quagliotto of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has a master’s of fine arts in sculpture, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; and bachelor of fine arts in studio art, Concordia University, Quebec, Canada.
● Tyson Parks of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has a bachelor of fine arts in inter media and cyberarts from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and a bachelor of fine arts in photography from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco.
In addition to local donations, the Accessibility project has received support from Cleveland State Community College, the Tennessee Arts Commission, the Allied Arts Council of Bradley County, the Cleveland State Community College Foundation, Volunteer Energy Cooperative and Lee University.
Accessibility2013 is free and open to the public.