Archives for January 2013

SEAD Gallery Hosts TEEX’s Inaugural Product Development Series Luncheon

On January 22, 2013 the SEAD Gallery hosted the inaugural luncheon of Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Product Development Series. The monthly luncheon aims to give new start up companies the opportunity to meet with businesses, industry contacts and other resource providers. The main mission of the group is to help aid Texas entrepreneurs as they develop their products from idea to the marketplace.

Attendees at this month’s event heard presentations from Caleb Holt, TEEX Product Development Center coordinator, Dean Schneider of the Texas Center for Applied Technology and Jose Quintana, our own Advent GX representative. Quintana spoke briefly about the history of Advent GX and followed with a tour of the Innovation Underground. Quintana also demonstrated a new Advent GX developed innovation aimed at enhancing engagement with visual arts. The ArtsInteractive app currently in beta testing enables visitors to the gallery to hear from the artist about each work by simply pointing the iPad at the artwork.

Thirty people attended the luncheon catered by Village Cafe. To learn more about SEAD Gallery or hosting your event in the gallery, visit

Advent GX Welcomes Cassidy Barton as Director of Community Development

We are excited to announce that Cassidy Barton has joined the Advent GX team as Director of Community Development. In this capacity, she focuses on the development of projects and experiences that enhance quality of life and economic vitality in the communities we serve. Cassidy has particular expertise in cultural and heritage experience creation and was a key member of the team that created SEAD Gallery, featuring fine artworks by regional artists and presented in partnership with Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

Prior to joining Advent GX, Cassidy served as the Executive Director of the Downtown Bryan Association, providing leadership and logistics support for activities and events Downtown. During her tenure, Cassidy was the face and voice of Downtown, routinely appearing on television and radio promotions. Cassidy has extensive knowledge of arts and culture as a foundation for local economic and community development, having contributed to the formation and implementation of programs and venues downtown such as Texas Reds, Lights On, First Friday, Art Step, Rock the Republic, Grand Stafford Theater, the Innovation Underground and SEAD Gallery. She as degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.