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Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition 2012


Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition 2012

  • May 7 - June 14, 2012
  • Reception: May 10, 6-8 p.m., gallery lounge; music by Parkland College Guitar Ensemble
  • Awards ceremony at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 13, additional gallery talk by Paul Young, Parkland College Graphic Design faculty, 10-11am
  • Gallery closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day

This juried exhibit allows Parkland's graphic design, web design, and motion graphics students the opportunity to present their best work to the community and to industry professionals in marketing communication, advertising, and design. With the design profession expanding from traditional print media
into areas like web animation, motion graphics, and interactive design, contemporary designers are often asked to solve visual communication problems for clients using various media creatively; the variety of student work in this exhibit reflects that shift.

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 During the May 10 reception, an awards ceremony honoring 2012 Graphic Design student achievements will take place at 7 p.m. A number of monetary awards will be given at that time; as students successfully solve visual communication problems for local clients, the clients often donate money for these awards. In this way, the exhibit also highlights service learning, an important component of Parkland's curriculum. Monetary awards include the Dr. David M. and Shirley A. Jones Student Art Award for a work of outstanding artistic achievement; the Graphic Design Best of Show Award; the Fine and Applied Arts Department Chair Award; and the President's Award for Excellence. Other awards are given by clients and supporters of the Design program, including the Electric Pictures Award of Excellence, Surface 51
Award of Excellence, Studio 2D Design Strategy Award, McGown Photography Award of Excellence, Hands 4 Paws Award, International Society of Arboriculture Award, Ecker Award for Typographic Excellence, Davis Award for Outstanding Talent, and the Luciferin & Luciferase Design Award, among

**Gallery Talk with Paul Young**
Wednesday, June 13 at 10am
"Everything Old is New Again"

As the digital age moves into social networking, web 2.0 and handheld devices, designers are looking backwards for inspiration. Whether it's letterpress printing or the steam punk movement, nostalgia for the past is stronger today than ever before. Professor Paul Young will talk about these and other trends facing designers today.


Parkland Art Gallery summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; the gallery will be closed May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. To find the Gallery when classes are in session, use the M parking lots, enter through any door, and follow the ramps uphill to the highest point, where the gallery is located. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

All events in the handicapped-accessible gallery are free and open to the public. Parkland is a section 504/ADA-compliant institution. For accommodation, call 217/351-2505.


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