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Art Alum Gabrielle Arnold Exhibition To Be Featured At Smithsonian Museum

Published October 6, 2017
Gabrielle Arnold

Gabrielle Arnold

College of Fine Arts alum Gabrielle Arnold has won a Life grant and her work will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the ACCelerate Festival. Arnold’s pieces have been featured in galleries like the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Morean Institute for Art. Arnold also recently worked for Laika, a Portland-based stop-motion film studio famed for critically acclaimed works such as Coraline, ParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings.

Last year Arnold’s research was chosen to exhibit at the President’s Showcase at the Florida State University. There, she and her partner Grayson Goga received a $2,000 IDEA Grant by the Honors Scholars and Fellows House to fund the research and creative project that would be chosen to exhibit at the Smithsonian.

Arnold’s exhibit is centered around 3D printing and facial replacement animation. Her project utilizes 3D printing techniques to print the facial features for a stop-motion animation short film. The technology of facial replacement animation through 3D printing is a very new field and the project is one of the first animations to utilize this process. The film and its 3D assets were completed and previously showcased at the Florida State University.

Arnold will showcase her piece at the Smithsonian alongside professors Rob Duarte, Ron Honn, Andrew Syder, and Jason Stone.

Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History present the first annual ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival on October 13-15, 2017. The festival, programmed by Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Museum’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, is a three-day celebration of creative exploration and research at the nexus of science, engineering, arts, and design (SEAD). Visitors to the festival will interact with innovators and experience new interdisciplinary technologies developed to address global challenges. The event is free and open to the public.

The ACCelerate festival will be an opportunity for all ACC schools, in partnership with the Lemelson Center, to showcase their work to the public, each other, students, alumni, companies, legislators, and invited guests from the nation’s capital.

Many Florida State University College of Fine Arts students will showcase their work at the Smithsonian alongside other FSU members from the College of Motions Picture Arts, the College of Engineering, the College of Music and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.

You can find more information on Gabrielle Arnold and her work through her website.