Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition 2013
Now through June 20, Parkland Art Gallery
Additional Gallery Talk by Professor Paul Young: Wednesday, June 19, 10-11 a.m.
The 2013 Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition will be on display at the Parkland Art Gallery through Thursday, June 20. As with all events in the handicapped-accessible gallery, the exhibit is free and open to the public.
The juried exhibit highlights work completed by students in the current academic year, beginning with summer 2012. Jury members include the Graphic Design faculty and local industry professionals who generously volunteer their time. Exhibit works selected showcase the challenges students are presented with throughout the year. Traditional print media, website design, animation and motion graphics are the varied means they use to propose their ideas. Items exhibited generally encompass food packaging design, restaurant menus, book and magazine covers, entertainment posters, marketing and advertising pamphlets, company websites with interactive capabilities and short film, to name a few.
To coincide with the exhibition, a gallery talk has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m. Professor Paul Young, Graphic Design program director, will present his talk, "Digital Media Design," in which he will discuss the challenges and rewards of working in the world of digital media.
"As print media continues to decline, graphic designers are embracing digital media as the creative platform of choice for tomorrow." Young said. "Similar to print, digital media designers must catch people's attention, communicate a message in a creative way, and do so with visual clarity and wit. Unlike print, today's graphic designer can also exploit interactivity, motion, and even sound to enhance the clients' message."
Parkland Art Gallery summer hours are Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; the gallery will be closed May 27 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. For more information, call Parkland Art Gallery Office at 217/351-2485 or visit our website at artgallery.parkland.edu