START BUTTON | If you grow weary of associating the ideas of the art world with academic debates about, say, a painting’s gestural marks or a sculptor’s anti-consumerist irony, you might find inspiration in a comparatively lightweight talk today. Working in the culturally ubiquitous language of video game art, the animator and designer Adam deGrandis, a local MECA grad and freelance graphic design artist, shares his thoughts on “THE ART OF PLAY” at the latest edition of the school’s lecture series. 12:30 pm in the Osher Hall. (Or take part in a student-run public discussion, profiled on page 14, downstairs at 1 pm.) 522 Congress St., 207.699.5040.
MECA lecture with Adam Degrandis | 12:30 pm