Visual Arts

Data East

When: April 6-30 2012

For local artists Marcus Kiser (of God City Artist Collective) and Derek Helsel, playing video games isn't just about getting to the next level. They're using the sometimes addictive devices as a muse. Together, they've teamed up for Data East, an art exhibit inspired by classic video gaming of the 8-bit and 16-bit eras (for those of you unfamiliar with console chatter, that's third and fourth gamer generations of the 1980s). Reviving classic games like Megaman, Mortal Kombat and Metroid into forms of art, the showcase looks pretty far out — and there's space pirates to prove it. Opening reception on April 6, 7 p.m.

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