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Digital gallery combines art and info in Town Square

Digital gallery combines art and info in Town Square
photo courtesy of Kress Gallery

POSTED: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 1:00am

UPDATED: Friday, November 15, 2013 - 1:04am

Since its debut in late October, “The Blue Period Moment: A Digital Gallery” has been uniting art and technology through a coordinated effort by the Kress Gallery and Downtown Development District, sign operators of the North Boulevard Town Square Media Beacon.

Synchronized creative content of selected works from the Gallery’s Blue Period Exhibition and DDD-generated public information is being displayed on the Media Beacon.

Shows begin daily at 12 noon, 5pm, and 7pm, with a "countdown" that signals the start of the presentation.

The Town Square Beacon features a 35-foot multi-media tower located at the Third Street/River Center axis with programmable digital media panels spotlighting upcoming Baton Rouge events, transit and web cameras, local news and televised events, alternating with the artwork.

According to Kress Gallery Curator Christopher Turner, the concept grew out of a recent visit to New York. After successfully selling the idea to the DDD staff, a collaborative effort emerged through which the idea became a visible reality in Baton Rouge. Turner credits DDD for the “forward thinking and planning of North Boulevard Town Square that allowed us to curate a digital gallery in a marriage of art and technology perfectly suited to our increasingly visual society.”

The public is invited to view the Kress Gallery’s Blue Period Exhibition, which opens on November 15 and runs through January 10, 2014.

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