Andrew Y. Ames
Since 2006
Works in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States of America

Andrew Y. Ames is a new media artist, designer and collaborator that plays and plays with games. Games, his work shows, are cultural artifacts that not only entertain and instruct, but epitomize the cultures that created them. His modifications bend the rules and reinvent board, video, and card games in unexpected ways that invite critical reflection on consumerism, politics, technology, and media. Andrew graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (MFA in Digital+Media), the University of Denver (BFA in Electronic Media Arts and Design) and Red Rocks Community College (AA in Multimedia Design Technology and Animation). He worked with Miguel Tarango to help create Denver’s first digital gallery, Potential Cloud Formations. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has most recently been included in "Learn to Play", Euphrat Museum of Art, De Anza College. Currently he is an Assistant Professor of Media Arts at Robert Morris University.
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The Urbano Project Presents: Inside/Out

Thu Aug 13, 2009 00:00 - Mon Jul 27, 2009


Thursday and Friday August 13 + 14 at 7:00pm
at the Mobius Artists Space, 725 Harrison Avenue, Suite One, Boston MA 02118

The URBANO Project invites teens, families, and community members to join us for the final performances of INSIDE/OUT, URBANO’s first free arts workshop for teens. For two nights at the Mobius Artists Space you’ll have a chance to see original artwork created by Boston teens and witness performance pieces that tackle questions about identity, young people’s experiences in the city of Boston, and how artists can be involved in their communities as a force for positive change.

"The dynamic and sometimes rebellious nature of our youth can be channeled into radical energy to transform themselves and society. Our group of teens truly represent that hope, as they take risks to transform their own struggles through a new artistic vision."
- Mari Novotny-Jones (Faculty, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston)

Visitors on August 13 and 14 will get a chance to meet some of the adult performers of Mobius, as well as LA-based performer and visual artist Gronk, ask questions about what it means to be a performance artist, and even interact with live performances. If you’re still curious, URBANO Project staff will be there to answer questions about upcoming free arts and performance opportunities for Boston-area high school students in partnership with professional artists.