Parkland graphic design student work goes on display
CHAMPAIGN — The Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition will be on display in the Parkland Art Gallery from Monday through June 7.
A reception for the students will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. As with all events in the handicapped-accessible gallery, the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.
The juried exhibit highlights work completed by students in the current academic year, beginning with summer 2013. The jury members included graphic design faculty and local industry professionals Teresa Ellis, senior design director at Surface 51, and Jan Troutt, vice president of publishing services at Precision Graphics.
The student works showcase creative solutions to design assignments.
"This year's exhibition will be a nice mix of traditional print projects and new digital media experiments," said Paul Young, director of Parkland's graphic design program. "Expect to see creative work in branding, advertising, illustration and packaging as well unique websites, kinetic motion graphics and dynamic interactive design."
To coincide with the exhibition, the gallery talk "Designers and the Creative Process" will take place at 1 p.m. Thursday with Gretchen Wieshuber, a Parkland typography instructor and owner of Studio 2D. She will discuss how to further harness the power of the creative process.
Parkland Art Gallery spring hours are from 10 a.m. 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. The gallery will be closed May 26 in observance of Memorial Day.