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Martin ArtQuest undergoes renovation; adds animation station

 

fristcenterlogoNashvilleWhen guests venture into the Frist Center’s Martin ArtQuest Gallery tomorrow morning, they’ll be greeted with a fresh new paint job and new Dale Chihuly graphics in the reading area, a new sink especially designed for children, new technology that includes computers and monitors, an updated Digital Portfolio application and a brand new animation station that invites budding filmmakers to create their own 16-frame animation.

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“It was time for us to freshen up our Martin ArtQuest Gallery,” said Frist Center Director of Education Anne Henderson. “We opened in 2001, and some of our computers in Martin ArtQuest date from those earliest days. Our original technology has served us extremely well, but as quickly as technology is moving these days, it was necessary for us to update the space.”

One of the most exciting elements of the renovation, according to Henderson, is the addition of a new animation station called Imagine/Create/Animate. Using state-of-the-art digital technology, visitors are invited to create 3-4 second animation shorts using provided backgrounds and props or creating their own backgrounds and props in Martin ArtQuest. Each short video is comprised of 16 separate images. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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