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October 12, 2016

Digital art celebrated at suburban art fest

Digital art will be combined with hands-on activities and exciting presentations

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Panorama Festival Courtesy of Main Line Art Center/PhillyVoice

The 2016 Panorama Festival will take place on Oct. 22.

Main Line Art Center in Haverford, will host a free festival on the evening of Oct. 22, promoting digital art. The 2016 Panorama Festival takes its name from the exhibit "Panorama: Image-Based Art in the 21st Century," which celebrates mediums like digital photography, printmaking, video, film, animation and gaming design.

At the festival, digital art will be combined with hands-on activities and exciting presentations.

To start with, fire-spinners and stilt walkers from 7textures will perform outside from 5:30-7:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., the outside of the building will become a canvas for artist Leo Hylan. An interactive, multimedia performance will be projected on the side of the Art Center for half an hour.

Inside the Art Center, festival attendees can check out the "Panorama" exhibit or go into a studio to take part in a hands-on activity. Activities include image transfers onto wood to create coasters or ornaments, silkscreen prints and T-shirts (available for purchase) and collaborative stop-animation productions.  

In the Art Center’s traditional black and white dark room, artist Matt Giel will present an installation featuring his photography from 6 to 8 p.m.

A DJ and food trucks will also be on-site.

2016 Panorama Festival

Saturday, Oct. 22
5-9 p.m. | Free
Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Rd., Haverford, PA
(610) 525-0272