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Reception: Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition

Wed, May 14, 2014 starting at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Artists' reception 6-8; awards ceremony at 7 p.m. 

The 2014 Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition, on display through Saturday, June 7 in the Parkland Art Gallery, showcases the year's best work from Parkland's Graphic Design program classes. An artists' reception, with music by Ms. M and the Jokers, will be held Wednesday, May 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery lounge.
The event includes an awards ceremony honoring 2013-2014 Graphic Design student achievements at 7 p.m. All events in the handicapped-accessible gallery are free and open to the public.

This 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. Monetary awards to be announced 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 & Applied Arts Department Chair Award; the Parkland College Marketing and Public Relations Department Award of Excellence; and the President's Award for Excellence. Other awards are given by clients and supporters of the Design program: The Electric Pictures Award of Excellence, Surface 51 Award of Excellence, Studio 2D Design Strategy Award, Six Demon Studio Award for Excellence in Web Design, Viktoria Ford Award of Excellence, Larry Ecker Award for Typographic Excellence, Public Art League Award of Excellence and the Presence Covenant Medical Center Award for Excellence in Design. 

Parkland Art Gallery summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.; the gallery will be closed May 26 in observance of Memorial Day. This exhibit is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. For more information, call Parkland Art Gallery Office at 217/351-2485 or visit www.parkland.edu/gallery.
Related Gallery Talk: “Designers and the Creative Process” by Gretchen Wieshuber
Thursday, May 15, 1 p.m.

To coincide with the exhibition, a gallery talk by Gretchen Wieshuber, Parkland typography instructor and owner of Studio 2D, will explore how to further harness the power of the creative process.

“Designers are paid to be creative day in and day out,” Wieshuber said. “We can't wait around for inspiration to hit when deadlines loom, so we have a process that leads us dependably to creative solutions to problems. Anyone can use this process for any problem.” 

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