CreatorSpace Opens New Outlets for Student Invention in CVPA

April 20, 2016

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bullet point An open house to check out the new CreatorSpace will be Friday, April 22, from 3:30-5 p.m. in G26 Rutledge Building.
bullet point All are welcome to the open house; no RSVPs are necessary.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Winthrop University College of Visual and Performing Arts will host an open house for its CreatorSpace, the newest amenity available to CVPA students and faculty. The open house is scheduled for Friday, April 22 from 3:30-5 p.m. in G26 Rutledge Building.

The CreatorSpace, located on the ground floor of the Rutledge Building, was developed as part of a partnership between Winthrop University CVPA and Knowledge Park. The CreatorSpace provides students and faculty with a central location to converge and create. The space offers a variety of different materials for students, including a state-of-the-art sound booth and lighting lab, as well as digital cameras, computer and software, keyboard, projector, and soon, a 3-D printer.

During the open house, guests will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations to show the capabilities of the new space:

* See the Yeager Theatre Light Lab in action as students acquire hands-on experience in the study of lighting design as an art that defines space and reveals form, and introduces all the tools, equipment and processes in a manageable 1:6 scale. Daniel Gordon, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, will lead this demonstration.
* Department of Fine Arts faculty members Mark Hamilton and Seth Rouser will present a selection of student-produced experimental video pieces along with video production equipment available for users of the CreatorSpace.
* Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Anne Fiala will demonstrate the integration of smart materials within the artist's studio using conductive fabrics, thread and LED lights.
* Ron Parks, professor of music composition and technology, will lead a demonstration on flexible and rapid audiotyping, or using technology to enhance music production, creativity and work flow. Students will create a rapid mock-up of background music for an ad, then add a voice-over.

All are welcome to attend the College of Visual and Performing Arts CreatorSpace Open House. RSVPs are not necessary. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information on the CreatorSpace or the open house, please contact Whitney Hough, CVPA director of communications and community engagement, at 803/323-2399 or

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