Olivia Ahr, student at Penn State New Kensington, tries out the virtual reality (VR) technology available at the Penn State New Kensington campus through Media Commons. The campus' October 2019 Art Gallery exhibit will utilize VR technology by showcasing nine unique and immersive experiences.
A Pittsburgh-themed glass mosaic by artist Stevo Sadvary hangs in the foreground as guests enjoy making their own mosaic during the 2019 Off the Wall pARTy at Penn State New Kensington. Sadvary, who was one of seven pop-up gallery artists at the event, taught guests how to make glass mosaic using recycled and repurposed glass pieces, as well as showcased some of his work.
A guest interacts with a unique virtual reality experience at the 2019 Off the Wall pARTy at Penn State New Kensington. Attendees of the event's VIP experience were able to utilize a mobile app to hover over graphics to reveal interesting elements designed by featured artist Rodney Allen Trice, professor of practice in graphic design at the Stuckeman School in Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture. Trice, who also showcased some of his industrial art pieces at the event, also recently won Penn State's Teaching and Learning with Technology Open Innovation Challenge.
Rodney Allen Trice, the featured VIP artist at the 2019 Off the Wall pARTy, mingled with guests during the event at Penn State New Kensington. Trice, Penn State alumnus and professor of practice in graphic design at the Stuckeman School in Penn State’s College of Arts and Architecture, showcased various pieces of his art collection including upcycled and repurposed industrial furniture and lighting, as well as a unique virtual reality experience.
Penn State New Kensington's third annual Off the Wall pARTy, scheduled for June 14, will feature artists Rodney Allen Trice and George Williams; live music by Vida Loves Donnie and Belly Up; seven pop-up galleries; interactive art stations; tapas and libations; and live and silent auctions.