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New Voices, Unique Visions: AIGA Boston Presents The Best of the Student Design Community 2014

New Voices Unique Visions

Beverly, MA – Endicott College is pleased to announce the exhibition New Voices, Unique Visions: AIGA Boston Presents the Best of the Student Design Community 2014. This exhibition can be viewed in the Grillo Gallery at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, 376 Hale Street, Beverly from Wednesday, March 12 – Thursday, April 24, 2014. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. The reception for this exhibition coincides with the exhibit reception and lecture presentation by Jan Moscowitz, and takes place on Thursday, April 10 from 5 – 7 p.m. with a lecture/presentation from 7 – 8 p.m.; dessert reception to follow. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.

This student design competition was juried by Boston AIGA professionals: Justin Hattingh - Design Director at Tank Design, George Restrepo - Design Director at Northeastern University, Heather Shaw - Associate Professor at Lesley University College of Art. The competition was open to all currently enrolled graphic design students from New England who are undergraduate or recently graduated in 2013. All works were created in school, during internship or pro-bono. The 19 award winning entries consist of the following categories: identity, posters, series/publications/books/packaging, and web interactive/motion, with students from Champlain College, VT, Boston University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, The College of Fine Arts at Boston University, University of Massachusetts of Lowell, and Northeastern University

Founded in 1914 as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for professional designers and is now known simply as "AIGA, the professional association for design." AIGA represents a variety of professions under the umbrella of communication design, ranging from book and type design to interactive design and experience design. They also support design professionals, educators and students throughout their careers. AIGA has approximately 66 Chapters and more than 22,000 members throughout the United States. Endicott worked directly with AIGA Boston, primarily Mat Budelman, President of AIGA Boston and Tracy Swyst, Project Director and Vice President of Operations for AIGA Boston.

Endicott College’s award-winning design students have an active student AIGA chapter.
Sanford Farrier, Chair of Visual Communications, states, "Annually the group members design and produce EnSight, an entirely student-driven magazine with a current circulation of 2000. EnSight gives the student designers an opportunity to experiment graphically within the context of a printed publication while, at the same time, engaging them in the demands of the production and printing processes." The School of Visual and Performing Arts offers five degree programs that help artists secure creative careers including; Art Therapy, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Photography and Studio Art.

If you have any questions regarding the New Voices, Unique Visions: AIGA Boston Presents The Best of the Student Design Community 2014, or any of the programming related to this exhibition, please contact Kathleen Moore at 978-232-2655 or kmoore@endicott.edu. Our website is: www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts for further information on future exhibits and lectures opportunities. You can discover more information regarding AIGA at: www.boston.aiga.org
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