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October 19, 2015

Firespinners, virtual art light up Panorama Festival

Main Line Art Center highlights new initiative

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Panorama Festival Main Line Art Center/for PhillyVoice

Marjan Moghaddam's "Sometimes Up Sometimes Down."

As part of its Panorama initiative, a two-month program celebrating photography in contemporary art, the Main Line Art Center will host a Panorama Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24. Though the initiative continues through Wednesday, Nov. 4, the festival is its anchor event, bringing photography to the fore and combining virtual and hands-on art.

The free festival will take place outside of the art center from 5-9 p.m. and include performances by firespinners from 7textures from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The building's facade will be covered in projected artwork by Digital Artist in Residence Tim Portlock during the event. Snap-happy attendees can even get a tutorial on shooting in low light before capturing the projections.

The Center's "Modern Utopia" exhibit, the cornerstone of the Panorama initiative, will be on view inside, with photography, printed art and digital technology by Marjan Moghaddam, Noah Addis and Nicole Patrice Dul. Opportunities to participate in the Panorama virtual exhibit, Mytopia, will be available during the festival as well. 

Food trucks Bonjour Creperie and Unique Greek will be on hand for hungry attendees and beer and wine will be available for purchase from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Victory Brewing Company. DJ The Architech will provide the tunes.

Panorama Festival

Saturday, October 24
5-9 p.m. | Free admission
Main Line Art Center
746 Panmure Rd., Haverford, PA
(610) 525-0272