Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – Neil Patrick Harris, the Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actor, producer and director, is teaming up with LG Electronics USA to help recognize some of the nation’s top art students through the new media competition: The Art of the Pixel: Powered by LG Ultra HD 4K and OLED TV.
Students from nine art schools across the country will be submitting their digital masterpieces through July 13 for a chance to win prizes for themselves and their schools.
Harris will act as artistic advisor and ambassador for The Art of the Pixel program, lending advice, encouragement and inspiration in various ways to both the students and LG over the summer. He is a contemporary art collector and supporter, as well as a regular fixture at major art events such as Art Basel, Art Platform and Armory Fair.
In a prepared statement Harris said, “I have an enormous respect for young artists who are out there taking chances and pushing boundaries with their work. As an avid collector, I’m excited to see how advances in display technology open the door to a whole new art form and a whole new generation of digital artists.”
Finalists from each participating school will be announced in August. The program will culminate with an art gala event in New York City in September where Harris will help announce the winner and LG will provide more than $250,000 in student and university awards.
For more on The Art of the Pixel, visit LGUSA.com/LGSupportsTheArts.