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A digital painting of a ship next to a large blue wave.

A painting that moves? Behrend art instructor shows what new tech can do

The "paint" in Heather Cole's large fabric painting "Don't Give Up the Ship" is actually computer code. Scan it with the Blippar app, and the ship will move.
A portrait of Heather Cole, lecturer in digital arts at Penn State Behrend

Heather Cole

Heather Cole is a lecturer in digital arts at Penn State Behrend. She created the digital painting "Don't Give Up the Ship" for a TEDxErie event.

A digital painting of a ship next to a large wave.

"Don't Give Up the Ship"

Heather Cole, a lecturer in digital arts at Penn State Behrend, created this digital painting, which is embedded with computer code. Using the Blippar app, viewers can make the ship move.

A detail from "Vortex," a painting by Jack Stone

Art show promotes 'digital disorder'

Jack Stone's digital art jumbles a career's worth of commercial images. "I essentially blow them up," he says.
A close-up of "Vortext," a digital painting by the Erie artist Jack Stone

"Vortex," by Jack Stone

"Vortex," a digital art piece by the Erie artist Jack Stone, reassembles a commercial art project into an abstract form. The piece will be on display at Penn State Behrend through Sept. 8.

A detail from "Vortex," a digital painting by Jack Stone

Behrend art show turns commercial work into 'digital disorder'

Jack Stone's abstract art upends a long career in marketing and advertising, jumbling refined commercial images in a process he calls "digital deconstruction." The new versions will be on display at Penn State Behrend through Sept. 8.
A detail from "Xtraneous," a digital painting by Jack Stone

"Xtraneous," by Jack Stone

"Xtraneous," a digital art piece by Erie artist Jack Stone, reassembles a commercial art project into an abstract form. The piece will be on display at Penn State Behrend through Sept. 8.

A detail from "Vortex," a painting by Jack Stone

"Vortex," by Jack Stone

"Vortex," a digital art piece by the Erie artist Jack Stone, reassembles a commercial art project into an abstract form. The piece will be on display at Penn State Behrend through Sept. 8.

Penn State Behrend students Nicole Krahe and OIivia Narciso

Student projects support Erie arts organizations

Community engagement is a core component of our Arts Administration program, which launched in 2012.

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