May 13 through June 20, Parkland Art Gallery
Reception: Thursday, May 16, 6-8 p.m., Gallery Lounge
Music by Parkland College Guitar Ensemble and Award Ceremony at 7 p.m.
Additional Gallery Talk: Digital Media Design by Paul Young on Wednesday, June 19 in the Art Gallery
Graphic Design Students showcase their work in annual exhibition at Parkland Art Gallery
The Parkland College Graphic Design Student Juried Exhibition will be on display at the Parkland Art Gallery Monday, May 13 through Thursday, June 20. A reception honoring the students will be held on Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the gallery lounge with an awards ceremony scheduled for 7 p.m.
The exhibition 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. Many works are selected and 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. Graphic Design Program Director Paul Young will present the awards during the reception. Young explains “We have a strong group of graduates this year, and the exhibition will reflect that strength. The creativity has never been higher, the execution has never been more refined and the students should be very proud of this show.”
All events in the handicapped-accessible gallery are free and open to the public. 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