FARMINGTON — A competitive selection of original student video and animation will be one of the highlights of the University of Maine at Farmington’s annual spring arts celebration. Pixel Hunter will begin at 8 p.m. Monday in the Performance Space in the Emery Community Arts Center.

The festival provides students with an opportunity to design creative storytelling through video and animation and to exhibit their work to a wider audience.

Following the festival, UMF Arts Night will offer a collection of creative events on Tuesday, April 29, as a prelude to UMF’s University-wide Symposium.

“Project III Arts Night” features back-to-back artistic, musical, cultural and theatrical presentations throughout the Emery Community Arts Center beginning at 4 p.m., and continuing into the evening.

Mallory Smith, a senior arts administration major from South Berwick, will give an artist talk at 6:10 p.m., in the UMF Art Gallery on “Objects of Consumption” an exhibit she curated for her senior thesis project. Smith received works for the show on display from artists across Maine and the northeast. In addition, senior art students are presenting their senior thesis projects entitled “Pardon My Tartle!” at the UMF Art Gallery and the Emery Center.

Daniel Dempsey, visual and performing arts major and senior from Gray, will share a performance entitled “Fear of Decisions or Decisions in Fear” in Alumni Theater at 6:10 p.m.

“Cranes of Wishes,” an art installation by Erin Zuidema, UMF senior and visual and performing arts major from Oxford, Mass., will be presented at the Mantor Library lobby beginning at 6:10 p.m. Based on a Japanese legend, the display features over 1,000 carefully crafted cranes, each containing a wish Zuidema has received from members of the campus and Farmington community.

All spring arts celebration events are sponsored by the UMF Department of Sound, Performance and Visual Inquiry and the Emery Community Arts Center.

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