America is Very Wide

A Crash site between Art and Technology
by Artist Chad Eby

 Artist Chad Eby gives a lecture before his opening October 16th. 

Visiting Assistant Professor Joseph Herring, his wife Amy, and student Lyla Dove mingle during Chad Eby’s “America is Very Wide” opening. 
Deparment Chair, Suzette Doyon; Assistant Professor, Felicia Carlisle; Artist, Chad Eby; and sponsor from Contract Resources, discuss Chad’s work during the opening. 
 The night also coincided with the Grand Opening of the Art Departments new Technology Labs. Department Chair, Suzette Doyon and Visiting Assistant Professor, Joseph Herring prepare for the ribbon cutting ceremony. 
Guests wander through the new Technology Labs          
 Some of the equipment in its new home.
 Suzette Doyon, the University’s Dean of Arts and Sciences, Jane Halonen, and Sponsors from Contract Resources all join in the celebration of the opening of the Technology Lab, which would never have been possible without the help and generosity of Contract Resources
  Eby’s “Nielsen Slit” is made from an analog television and custom electronics, it also emits its own sound. Photo credit: John Dourgherty
The center piece of the show “America is Very Wide” is a sound installation that is meant to be heard from the center of the room allowing the listener to feel as if they are located in the middle of the United States(A location in Kanas).  Photo credit: John Dourgherty

 This piece titled “1’20″”, is glowing by using electroluminescent panels inside sheets of velum. Photo credit: John Dourgherty