Professor Gutierrez presents at George Town Arts Festival

Academics,

Professor Steven Gutierrez recently presented his latest sculpture, Pixyl Fountain, at the George Town Arts Festival in Penang, Malaysia.

Inaugurated in 2010 in honor of George Town's designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the George Town Arts Festival is a celebration of arts, culture, heritage and community. The city is transformed into a global stage, showcasing world-class performances, installations and collaborations.

Gutierrez's sculpture was a success at the festival. A month-long interactive art installation, Pixyl Fountain invited visitors to play music on its motion-sensitive pads or simply stand back and watch as the fountain played its own music. LED electronics served to create a stunning visual display, which featured digital rainbows, spheres imitating rain and light clouds that pulsed to the beat of the music. The fountain allowed Gutierrez to connect his passion for electronics with his passion for music while creating an aesthetically exciting visual.

"I had a nice time in Malaysia and was very impressed with the arts scene there," he said. "As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang is really embracing the arts."

For more information, visit the festival's website at http://www.georgetownfestival.com/.

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