Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Altered Esthetics to host video game art exhibit "Level_13"

I originally posted this on Examiner.com, but thought I would share it over here as well. In fact, you'll probably see more of these kinds of posting. Because I'm a giver.

Video games as an art form? Absolutely!

Beginning September 3rd, Altered Esthetics will be hosting the 4th biennial video game art exhibit, Level_13. This year’s theme: classic video games.

As a celebration of all things retro in video games, Level_13 will be displaying unique works of art inspired by the video games of yester-year.

In previous Level_13 exhibits, artists from all over the Twin Cities and beyond have proudly displayed their creativity and passion for video games through a variety of mediums including: sculpture, paintings, musical performances, and other various styles. It is through this passion the artists have illustrated that the art of video games is not limited strictly to just pixels on a screen.

The opening reception will be held Friday, September 3rd from 7pm to 10pm. The exhibit will run through Thursday, September 23rd. An artist’s discussion is scheduled for Saturday, September 18th from 1pm to 3pm.

Altered Esthetics is a non-profit art gallery located in Northeast Minneapolis in the Q’arma Building. Their community-based art gallery and arts advocacy organization work to support and expand the artistic community through unique and compelling exhibits. Additionally, Altered Esthetics offers multiple internship programs providing a valuable hands-on experience both on and off the gallery floor.

(Artwork courtesy of Nicholas Straight)

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