Monday, May 16, 2016

Celebrating Creativity in Cathedral City

On Saturday, May 14th DATA students were honored by the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission at the 3rd Annual DATA Visual Arts Awards. The event celebrated the creative talents of both photography and filmmaking on the "big screen" at the Mary Pickford Theater. The 11 photography submissions will be on display at the Commission's new gallery space at city hall through summer.

Manny Perla, $300 1st Place Photography

Jessica Carrillo, $200 2nd Place Photography

Guadalupe Cortez, $100 3rd Place Photography

Gone Mad, $300 1st Place Video
River's Diary, $200 2nd Place Video
To My Love, $100 3rd Place Video

A huge thank you to
Alan Carvalho and the Public Arts Commission 
for supporting digital arts at Cathedral City High School!

Demonstrating DATA

Above: 9th grade game design team. 
On Friday the 13th, The Digital Arts Technology Academy hosted teachers and administrators from several school districts that included Calexico, Porterville, and Hesperia as part of their California Partnership Lighthouse Academy/Apple Distinguished Program status. Twice a year, the DATA team of teachers and students share what makes them one of the truly unique community-based arts and technology programs in the country.

The students themselves stole the show as usual providing authentic experiences and demonstrations of their creative talents in:
Video Game Design

In case you missed it,

Glo-tastic Health 2016

The 2016 Health Glo Run on May 7th was go-tastic and DATA Digital Imaging was there again to capture the action!

Not only did The Foundation design an exceptional fundraising opportunity to support arts and technology in Palm Springs USD schools, but it also offered a super-challenging environment for DATA photographers to shoot motion in low-light and run a photo booth in the middle of a live event.

X Marks the Spot!

On May 5th, DATA Digital Imaging and SkillsUSA students assited the The City of Cathedral City and the Public Arts Commission at the Cathedral City Library for the dedication of X Marks the Place, a metal sculpture by renowned artist Simi Dabah.

Students greeted guests from Coachella Valley arts organizations, photographed the event, and were part of the dedication ceremony. A collection of best work in digital art from DI creatives is also on display through June.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Digicom 2016

Congratulations to the 15 DATA students who were awarded at the 2016 Digicom Student Film Festival on May 3rd at the Palm Springs Convention Center! More then $12,000 in scholarships and cash awards were earned by students for their efforts in English curriculum, Animation, and Digital Storytelling.

Make sure to check out

The Light of Everything by Ambriel Styve-Hector


[ Abstract ] A collaborative animation inspired by John Cage edited by Jonas Engelmann

A huge thank you to David Vogel and the rest of the Digicom staff for supporting PSUSD students!

Bah'Roke @UCR

The 2016 Palm Springs Unified School District Showcase Art Exhibition is more impressive then ever! Collaborative works, in a variety of media from all five PSUSD high schools, are on display through June 17th at UC Riverside, Palm Desert.

For this year's exhibit, DATA Digital Imaging aimed to go beyond the standard display of prints in frames. Students were asked to contrast the qualities of Baroque art with a reality of life far from the opulance of the European movement. The 8 contemporary photographs (above) were set in large gold frames and arranged to sample a Baroque-style gallery.

A very special thank you to PSUSD VAPA Coordinator Louisa Castrodale for making this annual event happen and the Coda Gallery for donating the frames to Cathedral City High School!