Saturday on the Big Screen: For Monument 10K
Showing Saturday, April 1.
VCU is at the center of activity for Saturday’s Monument Avenue 10K. This race is not really about the exercise. It’s a community event with 30,000 participants, many in costume and many just cheering on the sidelines. Named one of the best races in the country by USA Today, Richmond’s biggest block party always entertains. Its Sports Backer organizers promise costumed runners, live music on many corners, cheering crowds, people to watch and the historic, beautiful and flat race course.
New for 2017 is the Cabell Big Screen, on the exterior facade of James Branch Cabell Library.
Facing north toward Franklin Street and Shafer Court (the finish line), the screen will be showing an array of images–photography, 3D models, art, illustrations, scientific images and more created by VCU students, faculty, alumni or from VCU Libraries’ collections of fascinating materials.
These gallery shows will run in a loop of approximately three hours and then repeat.
The shows will appear in this order:
- Wildflowers Photographic images of James River flora from a new VCU Libraries collection
- Visual Music Abstract animations from some top kinetic artists
- 3D Replicas Replicas of archival objects by VCU’s Virtual Creation Lab
- The Eyes Have It Medical illustrations from VCU Libraries’ collection
- Gifs Galore Art Foundation students’ images made in competition
- Physical Physics 3D-modeled representations of superatoms and atomic clusters created by some of VCU’s top physics faculty
- The Art of Movable Books Selected titles from James Branch Cabell Library’s Book Art Collection that pop-up to form complex sculptures or have kinetic parts that provide an interactive experience.
- Intersections II: Art and Science Medical and scientific illustrations by students and alumni of the Department of Communication Arts in the School of the Arts.
- East Meets West Works by VCU alumnus Wei Dong, the first Chinese national to graduate from VCU