Oolite Arts names Digital Arts Fellow to foster arts community innovation

Kelani Nichole will help artists integrate new technologies in their work and inaugurate salon series on new media.

South Florida artists experimenting with new technologies have a new resource: Oolite Arts recently named its first Digital Arts Fellow, Kelani Nichole, who will oversee Oolite Arts’ new Media Art Lab and offer bi-monthly office hours where visual artists can ask technical questions and experiment with new tools.

The Oolite Arts Digital Arts Fellowship is a one-year position supported in part by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of a larger grant to enhance the way Oolite artists use technology in their practice.

“As an organization that offers holistic programming to visual artists, technology is an essential part of the equation,” said Dennis Scholl, president and CEO of Oolite Arts, an artist service organization that provides visual artists with free studios through its residency programs, in additional to financial support and professional development training.

“With her deep background in both technology and the…

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