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Crawfordsville Showcases Interactive Exhibits From Artist, Owen Lowery

Now through April 4, 2024, interactive artist, Owen Lowery is the Artist-in-Residence at Wabash College, transforming the Eric Dean Gallery into a synergistic installation space entitled Proto/Drift.

Proto/Drift has two components: The Proto-Room and The Drift-Room. The Proto-Room showcases prototypes, testing and creating artwork in progress. In this room, participants can explore, touch, interact and add to the artwork, letting their curiosity go wild. In the Drift-Room, visitors can engage with touch-interactive projection, light and relaxing soundscapes.

While in residence, Lowery is creating an interactive prototyping workshop where visitors can engage with his process, exploring their own curiosity. The gallery will host open sessions with Lowery each Thursday evening during the exhibit from 7-9 p.m.

In addition to the exhibit at Wabash College, Lowery’s creations can be experienced at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County and the Crawfordsville District Public Library.

What is Interactive Art?

Interactive art is dynamic and encourages the viewer to participate in some way. The art piece itself is then responsive to the input from the viewer. Most are visual or sonic, involve digital technology and respond to movements, sound or input from the viewer via a computer interface.

About Owen Lowery

Lowery is a Pittsburgh based interactive artist whose mission is to create environments that foster intrinsic curiosity in children and adults alike. He prioritizes Universal Design in his work, which allows all people regardless of age, height, background or accessibility to engage with his art in a meaningful way.

He recently completed an MFA in Communication Media Arts at Ohio University. Before his mid-career shift towards interactive environments, he worked as an animator and motion graphics designer in Chicago for The Second City and Conan O’Brien. He taught motion graphics at Columbia College Chicago, a university recognized for its creative arts programs.

Admission to the Eric Dean Gallery at Wabash College is free. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday plus 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays. On Saturdays, they are open 2-6 p.m.

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