Fine arts students present 'The Overtaking' multimedia production

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Poster art reading, The Overtaking, Friday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m., WMU's Dalton Center Multimedia Room. Tagline, An exploration of the development of industry and its impact on nature through sculpture, music, and projections.KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Three Western Michigan University fine arts students, with support from generous donors and mentorship from faculty and administrators, will present a collaborative multimedia performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in the Dalton Center Multimedia Room. The event, "The Overtaking," is free and open to the public.

"The Overtaking," brings together art, music and theatre in an effort to explore the effect of technological advancements and their impact on the environment. Jayden Bolt, a junior from Milan, studying art; Skyler Dickenson, a junior from Ann Arbor, studying theatre design and technical production; and Alex Martinelli, a sophomore from Ann Arbor, studying multimedia arts technology, will perform using video projections on a sculpture while an original music composition is played.  Following the performance, the student artists will discuss their processes and takeaways with guests in attendance.

"The Overtaking" is made possible by the Ramon Zupko Enrichment Fund and the Robert H. and Faye Luscombe Collaborative Arts Endowment. These two awards, established by longstanding College of Fine Arts donors, were created with the intention of encouraging collaboration, engagement and exploration among students.

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