On Wednesday, November 3rd at 5:30pm Art Spaces hosted an Art Chatter via Zoom. Art Chatter is a series of Art Spaces designed to offer an opportunity for community members to share the insights and vision of artists and other creative thinkers through images and conversation. 

Sala Wong is a new media artist who works between physical and virtual spaces. Her urban interventions explore cultural intersections and issues of diversity. Using large-scale projection, motion graphics and interactivity, her art illuminates the connectedness of spaces and everyday life. She is Professor of Digital Art at Indiana State University.  Wong has exhibited her works internationally at such events as the International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA), ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, The Lumen Prize International Exhibition, The Banff Centre, Eurographics, and other significant venues throughout U.K., Greece, Holland, Russia, Italy, Spain, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, Finland, Estonia and Czech Republic.

Wyatt Lawson serves as the Admissions Event Coordinator at Indiana State University’s Office of Admissions. He was born and raised in the Terre Haute area where he has a long-standing connection to Indiana State University. As a second-generation Sycamore Wyatt completed his undergraduate degree in Fine Arts. As an undergraduate student, he studied a mixture of painting and digital art. Where his content concerned concepts of space and identity and their overlap. He is now working on a Master’s in Education at ISU, researching the experience of queer students and other students who experience discrimination in educational systems. Wyatt critiques and investigates our current system in the hope to enable more inclusive practice.

Wong and Lawson presented an introduction to New Media/Digital Art and how technology-based art is interacting with a built environment. Attendees will be able to view both Wong and Lawson’s work, as well as work from other, international New Media/Digital Artists, while leaning how their works interact with urban spaces and people. Participants were invited to submit questions for the artists.

The mission of Art Spaces is to provide public art and the design of public places to enhance economic growth, enrich cultural experiences and build a legacy that reflects the diversity of the Wabash Valley community. For more information about Art Spaces or Art Chatter, please call 812-235-2801, write info@wabashvalleyartspaces.com, or visit us on Facebook.