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NEK Animation Festival

October 29, 2015  |   7:00 PM

Free. Lyndon State College and Catamount Arts are proud to present the inaugural event in the annual NEK Animation Festival: "Animation as a Visual Language for Social Justice", Hosted by Professor Robby Gilbert, Lyndon State College, And featuring Professor Robert Lyons, Pratt University, New York and U Arts, Philadelphia, This event will constitute the kickoff to what will be an annual event, the NEK Animation Festival. This year’s theme, “Animation as a Visual Language for Social Justice” will feature shorts based on themes around economic equity, LGBT issues, environment/climate, women's rights, and racism. A symposium exploring the opportunity of animation as a medium to explore such issues will follow. Robert Lyons is a board member of ASIFA NEW YORK, a professor of experimental animation at Pratt and U Arts, and an independent animator/film maker who has a long history in film and animation. He was a camera person on the original Pee Wee's Playhouse, Sesame Street, and many other projects. He has hosted recent events at the New School featuring women in animation. Robby Gilbert is a professor of animation at Lyndon State College and has worked as an artist and animator for many years. He also illustrated the monthly comic strip, “The Adventures of Ranger Rick,” for the National Wildlife Federation, which explored themes of environmental preservation and sustainability.

Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT Map it


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