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    Madrid artist creates, installs artwork for Moss Arts Center lobby , video

    For the third major public art commission at the Moss Arts Center, Daniel Canogar (Madrid) has created a site-specific sequence of dynamic, data-fed sculptural forms. "Surge" encompasses thousands of flickering LED lights in moving, ever-changing, computer-generated abstract images that glide across four sinuous, ribbon-like sculptural elements.Responding in real time to incoming data—ranging from internet traffic at Virginia Tech and energy consumption in the Moss Arts Center to regional wind speeds and temperatures—the generative visuals of "Surge" flow continuously across four walls.

    Date: Aug 30, 2019
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    Students explore the creative process with Lucky Plush dance company , video

    A dancer from Lucky Plush Productions gives a group of Virginia Tech students a glimpse into the dance company’s creative process. Watch as Lucky Plush dancer Meghann Wilkinson teaches how she and her colleagues work together to create an authentic experience for audiences. Drawing on the company’s performance, “Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of Superstrip,” Wilkinson leads participants through a series of improvisational exercises that encourages them to be more creative, live in the moment, be vulnerable, and create relationships with each other in new ways. This approach helps Lucky Plush dancers deliver an authentic performance for their audiences. The Moss Arts Center helps students discover new ways to incorporate creativity into their lives—both inside and outside the classroom.

    Date: Feb 08, 2019
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    Student singers work with founder of the world-renowned Tallis Scholars , video

    Music education major Maggie Good participated in a master class with the Virginia Tech Chamber Singers led by Peter Phillips, director and founder of world-renowned vocal ensemble the Tallis Scholars. Watch as Phillips works closely with the students, providing valuable feedback and advice, and listen as Maggie describes her experience and explains why music helps us overcome boundaries. The Moss Arts Center helps create meaningful connections between students and artists.

    Date: Feb 08, 2019
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    Artist-in-residence Willie Cole creates art using plastic bottles , video

    Artist-in-residence Willie Cole worked with students in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies on installing sculptures built entirely out of recycled plastic bottles.

    Date: Sep 21, 2018