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

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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 or call (860) 465-4659.

Written by Jordan Corey


Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut's public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In addition to attracting students from 163 of Connecticut's 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 26 other states and 20 other countries. A residential campus offering 40 majors and 65 minors, Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities. Ranked the 25th top public university in the North Region by U.S. News and World Report in its 2018 Best College ratings, Eastern has also been awarded 'Green Campus' status by the Princeton Review eight years in a row. For more information, visit

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