Digital Arts Meet Digital Tech at Annual Showcase

April 18, 2024
Digital Arts Year End Show Student

Story/photos by Nelson Star reporter Bill Metcalfe. This content first appeared in the Nelson Star on April 18, 2024. Selkirk College is grateful for the ongoing support of regional media.

One side of Mary Hall looked like a high-tech lab, and the other side like an art gallery.

For this year’s annual showcase of student work, the Selkirk College Digital Arts Program teamed up, for the first time, with the college’s Trail-based Digital Fabrication & Design Program.

Each program set themselves up in half of Mary Hall on the Tenth Street Campus on the April 19/20 weekend and welcomed throngs of guests.
For digital fabrication instructors Bruce Fitz-Earle—an industrial designer—and Kailey Allan—a mechanical engineer—their showcase represents the melding of their two disciplines.

“This is a remarkable display of how engineering and art can come together and form this amazing unison,” said Allan.

She said that behind the artistic appearance of many of the student displays is a robust technical skillset they have learned in the program.

“A lot these students came to us a year or two ago and said they were not creative, and this is an example of what happens when you are able to tap into your creativity and ingenuity.”

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