Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, was a very big day: it marked the first time the Moss Arts Center was open to the public.

Patrons and art enthusiasts filled the center while they explored the building, enjoyed snacks and beverages from catering services, and took in the sights and sounds during the opening receptions for our three inaugural visual art exhibitions by Jennifer Steinkamp, Leo Villareal, and Joan Grossman.

Jennifer Steinkamp Madame Curie, 2011 Originially commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Site-specific multi-channel, synchronized projection (Artist Proof) 19 feet high x 50 feet long Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York and Hong Kong, and ACME Gallery, Los Angeles

Jennifer Steinkamp, Madame Curie, 2011 / Originially commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego / Site-specific multi-channel, synchronized projection (Artist Proof) / 19 feet high x 50 feet long / Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York and Hong Kong, and ACME Gallery, Los Angeles

Steinkamp’s work, Madame Curie, 2011, fills an entire wall of the Ruth C. Horton Gallery with glowing, flowing images of flowers, which Steinkamp created entirely out of code. The piece was inspired by scientist and Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie, and each of the flowers represented in the piece were found in Curie’s garden. Steinkamp continues to exhibit now through Sunday, Nov. 24.

Leo Villareal, Big Bang, 2008, 1,600 light-emitting diodes; microcontroller; circuitry; and anodized aluminum. 59 x 59 x 8 inches / Courtesy of the artist and CONNERSMITH, Washington, D.C.

Leo Villareal, Big Bang, 2008 / 1,600 light-emitting diodes; microcontroller; circuitry; and anodized aluminum / 59 x 59 x 8 inches / Courtesy of the artist and CONNERSMITH, Washington, D.C.

The artistic expression through technology continued upstairs in the Miles C. Horton, Jr. Gallery with Leo Villareal’s Digital Sublime. Four wall sculptures of LED- and computer-driven imagery illuminate the upper gallery. You can check out Villareal’s work through Sunday, Dec. 15.

Still image from This edge I have to jump, a multi-screen video installation by Joan Grossman, which will premiere in fall of 2013 at ICAT's Creative Performance Lab (or CUBE) at Virginia Tech's new Center for the Arts. Image courtesy of Joan Grossman

Still image from This edge I have to jump / Image courtesy of Joan Grossman

Last but not least, the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology commissioned visiting School of Performing Arts and Cinema Program faculty member Joan Grossman to create her multi-screen video installation This edge I have to jump. Grossman’s work will remain on exhibition through Sunday, Nov. 24.

Here are some more photos from opening night.

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