Videotopia coming to Sloan Museum
FLINT — Actually play the classic video games you know and love, just like in an arcade! Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and Q*Bert are just few of the names of the more than 70 games that are coming to Sloan Museum.
VIDEOTOPIA, at the Sloan Museum Jan. 24-May 10, is the only accurate exploration of the art, science, and history of video games in the world. The exhibit has become a resource for historians, educators, and television and print journalists from around the globe. VIDEOTOPIA has become the principle resource for the appreciation and understanding of this unique combination of art and science.
VIDEOTOPIA includes dozens of restored and new arcade video games — everything from the very first machine ever made, to the first machines to utilize microprocessors, software, 3-D graphics, etc., right on up to today’s greatest simulator games, with all of the classics and favorites in between. VIDEOTOPIA details the evolution of home and arcade video games containing informational kiosks and displays that take visitors through the history and technology in a way that is fun, nostalgic, and educational.
Sloan Museum is located at 1221 E. Kearsley St., Flint. Museum hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $9 adults, $8 seniors (60+), $6 Youth age 2-11, Children 1 and under are free. — G.G.
Grand Blanc students featured in Mott art show
FLINT — An exhibition of drawings by Mott Community College Drawing I students will open Jan. 12 and run through Jan. 27, in the Fine Arts Gallery located in the Visual Arts and Design Center on the Mott Community College main campus in Flint. This event is made possible in part by the Ballenger Trust. The gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Details: 810-762-0443. — P.S.