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March 2020


a collaboration with
 University of Texas at Dallas
 and the school of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

March 7- March 29, 2020

MotherBoard, a new sculpture installation created by the ATEC LightSquad from The University of Texas at Dallas will be unveiled March 6, 2020 at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts at 2351 Performance Drive, Richardson, TX 75082. The installation will remain on exhibit from March 7-29 in the Eisemann Center’s Forrest & Virginia Green Mezzanine Gallery. The large art display will highlight the past, present and future of the city of Richardson as a tech hub.

Each Saturday during the exhibit’s run, from 10:30 am until noon, a representative of ATEC and the Eisemann Center will be available to share information on the exhibit.

Andrew Scott, associate professor of arts and technology in the School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication (ATEC), said the triptych installation features 30-foot long panels composed of steel, LED lighting, and projection elements.

“The sculpture installation is titled MotherBoard. We use the motherboard idea to address a number of tech topics such as the integrated circuit board, which has been important not only to the city of Richardson but also, in many ways, to UT Dallas,” he said.

The sculpture is part of a multiyear, interactive arts experience that is funded by the Eisemann Edge Endowment Fund, which was started with a $250,000 donation from community benefactors and civic leaders Ann and Charles Eisemann. A joint initiative of the city of Richardson, the Eisemann Center and ATEC, the program is intended to leverage a wide array of creative abilities and technological platforms that will engage new audiences, enabling them to explore the arts and to build on the Richardson community’s distinctive high-tech heritage.  

“We very much like the goal of continuing to progress and lead the arts toward new and innovative discoveries as technology reshapes our senses, perceptions and reality,” said Ann and Charles Eisemann in a statement. “We think this will help grow new artistic leadership and create something new that will last into the future and help the arts innovate over time.”

The Eisemann Edge Endowment Fund will support a new ATEC project each year over the next two years.

Chuck and Ann Eisemann congratulating all of those who worked and oversaw the project. 
Ms. Roxanne minish was proudly recognized as a huge contributor to the Motherboard project. 

The MotherBoard installation involves work done outside of class by two ATEC professors, one staff member, 10 students and five alumni. Scott said the students are intimately involved in almost every aspect of the project.

“One of the things we try to do is engage students in real-world projects that are out of the classroom, off campus and in the community so that our students learn how to work on public projects,” he said.

Roxanne Minnish, senior lecturer in ATEC, collaborates with Scott in designing and coordinating the project. She said it has taken a lot of planning and hard work.

Upcoming Artists and Shows

Eisemann Edge Initiative: MotherBoard
February 24 - March 30

City of Richardson
Cottonwood Emerging Artist
March 30 - April 27

Richardson Civic Arts Society RCAS
 April 28 - May 26

Michelle Noah
May 27 - June 29

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Artists wanting to be considered for the exhibit can find details at the Eisemann Center website

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 2351 Performance Dr. • Richardson, TX 75082