New-Media Artist Balam Soto to be Featured in Eastern Gallery

Written by Jordan Corey

WILLIMANTIC, CT (10/29/2018) The Art Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University will feature new-media artist Balam Soto from Nov. 1 to Dec. 7 in its second exhibition of the fall 2018 semester. A reception to open the exhibition, “Interface,” will take place on Nov. 1 from 4-6 p.m. in the Art Gallery, room 112, of the Fine Arts Instructional Center.

Soto creates contemporary, exploratory artworks that fuse low tech with high tech, including interactive art installations and video. He works independently on the artistic and technical sides of his pieces, incorporating technologies such as custom software and electronics. His innovative art aims to connect the human and digital experience.

In addition to being featured in fine art venues worldwide, Soto has also received six Editor’s Choice awards and one Best in Class award at the World Maker Faire, held at the New York Hall of Science Museum. He is the owner of Balam Soto Studio and co-owner of Open Wire Lab, both located in Hartford, CT.

Eastern’s Art Gallery hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 1-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2-5 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.easternct.edu/artgallery or call (860) 465-4659.