New Voices, Unique Visions: AIGA Boston Presents the Best of the Student Design Community

Beverly, MA – In collaboration with AIGA Boston (American Institute of Graphic Artists), the School of Visual + Performing Arts at Endicott College presents New Voices, Unique Visions: AIGA Boston Presents the Best of the Student Design Community. Sponsored by AIGA and juried by professional designers Jodi Vautrin, freelance design director at Studio Multi, and Javier Cortes from Korn Design, the 42 piece exhibit is a select group of undergraduate and graduate student projects representing twelve renowned colleges and universities in New England. Categories of works include: identity branding, posters, publications/books, packaging, and web/interactive design.

The exhibition is open for viewing from Tuesday, January 18 – Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in the Carol Grillo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale Street, Beverly. Gallery Hours:  Monday – Thursday:  9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday:  2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  All events are free and open to the public. 

A reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, 2011, from 5-7 pm, to be followed at 7pm by an awards ceremony and a lecture in the Rose Performance Hall by special guest speaker Sue Coe, politically oriented artist and author. From the outset of her career working as an illustrator for such publications as the New York Times and Time Magazine, Coe was committed to reaching a broad audience through the print media. The title of her talk at Endicott is, Topsy, the Elephant We Should Never Forget.

The students and their university affiliation are:                   
Jeff Bartell – Massachusetts College of Art and Design; John Paul Boilard -Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Christine Carforo -Endicott College; Erika Decker -Boston University CFA; Nicholas DiStefano -The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University; Andrew Dunn – Boston University College of Fine Arts; Mari Emori – Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Lauren Fall – Endicott College; Michael Gearing – Endicott College; James Grendzinski – Central Connecticut State University; Katie Harwood – Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; Sarah Henderson – Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Amy Huston – Hartford Art School (University of Hartford); Zachary Kaiser – Massachusetts College of Art and Design; April Kalix-Cattell – The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, Erin Kelly – The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University; Robert Machuga – Hartford Art School (University of Hartford); Ashley MacLeod – Endicott College; Lauren McAuliffe – Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University; Brendan O’Hara – Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Kellie O’Hara – Montserrat College of Art; Kyle Potter – Emmanuel College; Hope Reagan – The New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University;  Karah Shulansky – Hartford Art School (University of Hartford); Chris Siharath – Hartford Art School (University of Hartford) Hari Skourtis – Maryland Institute College of Art; Fan Xiang – Massachusetts College of Art and Design; Abby Ytzen – Gordon College.

AIGA Boston, founded in 1983, is one of the largest chapters in the country with over 800 active members. The organization’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool, and vital cultural force. AIGA is a professional association committed to stimulating thinking about design through the exchange of ideas and information, the encouragement of critical analysis and research, and the advancement of education and ethical practice.

New Voices, Unique Visions AIGA Boston Presents the Best of the Student Design Community, and Endicott College’s related programming are central to the mission of the School of Visual + Performing Arts, where approximately 300 students are earning Bachelor degrees in Creative Arts Therapy, Graphic Design, Photography, Studio Art, and Interior Design, with an option for a concentration in Sustainable Design.  The School also offers minors in Art History, Creative Arts Therapy, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Studio Art, and Theater. For further information on this exhibit or any of the events at the Center for the Arts, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or kmoore@endicott.edu or visit www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.

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