|Arts Extravaganza lets students show off work|
|Written by DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Arts & Entertainment Editor|
|Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:10|
ArtsX, as it is known, is all about students having "a creative voice," said Lori Young, who chairs of the Division of Graphic Design in the School of Art. Young has been involved in the event since it started in 2004.
ArtsX will take place Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. in the School of Art and Wolfe Center for the Arts on campus. The theme this year is Carnivale.
Jacob Parr said he and his fellow seniors in a graphic design practicum were charged with branding the event, designing materials and marketing.
This gave them a chance to practice all the skills they'll need in the work world, Young said.
"It shows we can work together in a group atmosphere and manage a project," Nichole Heisler said. The inspiration for the Carnivale theme came from team member Andrea DePaoli, who attended the Carnevale in Venice while studying in the university's Studio Art Centers International program in Florence, Italy.
That theme "tied a lot of different elements together," DePaoli said. And for ArtsX with its diversity of activities that's necessary.
In designing the poster, the students projected a more sophisticated vision of a carnival in the posters, said Chelsea Kapfman. They stayed away from the more circus-like elements. Still they plan to have someone walking around draped with a snake.
The Carnivale theme also inspired a mask making competition that will take place in the graphic design lab.
Among the prizes being given out will be one-of-a-kind silk-screened editions of the poster.
As seniors, the graphic design students have all experienced ArtsX. DePaoli said in the past she's enjoyed the chance to show her work, and see what other students are working on.
She's also done Christmas shopping. "It's all hand-made, and something you can't find in the stores."
The buzz of activities draws people from Wood and Lucas counties, Young said. Conceding she sounds like a cheerleader, Young said: "This is an event we can hold to say we're really together."
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:43|
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