Incorporated in 1986, the Galveston Arts Center (GAC) is an independent nonprofit organization that showcases innovative contemporary art.

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Conversations @ The Center
Intersections: Art, Science and Technology
Galveston Arts Center's lecture series, Conversations @ The Center, returns Thursday, January 26. The 2017 series will feature speakers on the topic of the intersection of art, science, and technology.
Alex Goss and J Hill
Thursday, January 26, 2017
6:30 PM
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
6:30 PM
Robert Proctor
Saturday, March 25, 2017
2:00 PM
Anne Wilkes Tucker
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:30 PM
Adela Andea and Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola
Thursday, May 25, 2017
6:30 PM

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 6:30PM
{exurb} - Eric Todd

A Conversation with the artist collective {exurb}’s co-founder Eric Todd about their art practice which relies heavily on elements of engineering and viewer participation.

Co-founded by Johnny DiBlasi, Patrick Renner, Eric Todd, Stephen Kraig, & Sam Singh, theHouston-based interdisciplinary collective known as {exurb} is interested in the confluence of art and technology, the rapidly increasing space that technology occupies in our everyday experience, and its effect on our relationships and understanding of one another. In many instances, the group’s work aims to contrast classic and current technology, as well as investigate how the current landscape involves interplay between technology and locality.  {exurb} creates work within the context of astonishment at the progress of technology. The group is constantly engaged in an inquiry into the magic of technology or the technology of magic.

The group’s multimedia practice involves electronics, construction, mechanics, video, sound, and other media. Through these techniques, {exurb} strives to make works that are immersive,site-specific, and interactive. The co-founders of the collective include an electrical engineer, a writer and musician, a sculptor and a digital media artist.


Support for GAC comes from: The Brown Foundation, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Fondren Foundation, The Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, Houston Endowment, The Marlene Nathan Meyerson Family Foundation, The Robert W. and Pearl Wallis Knox Foundation, Save America's Treasures, The Moody Foundation, The Susan Vaugn Foundation, The John P. McGovern Foundation, The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation, The Texas Historical Commission, and numerous individuals