Category Archives: SLCC News

ALUMNI FOCUS: Natalee, Matt, Katrina, Tanja & Colleen

Natalee Cooper

Natalee (in the middle):

“I had the great opportunity to not only work on an awesome team, but was able to design the logo for Coca-Cola’s new app. Best believe I will be wearing this shirt proudly as soon as it cools down a bit.”

To see more of Natalee’s work:
https://www.instagram.com/nat_a_ree/


Matt Page

Matt Page Sunstone Postmortem:

“It was great to see old friends, make new friends, meet friends for the first time in real life, glare at old enemies, and accidentally make new enemies by saying the wrong thing to someone. I Saw lots of awesome new art and became a fan of new artists.”

To see more of Matt’s work:
http://mattpagedotcom.com/

To read more about the Sunstone Symposium:
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/upcoming-symposiums-and-events/


Katrina Angelina Parkinson

Because designers cannot sit still,
“My repurposed concrete project this weekend.” ~ Katrina

Katrina teaches art at Kendali Studios:
kendalistudios.com


Tanja Rapson

From Tanja: “It was a privilege to be able to create such a fun logo for @storeygirldesigns Looking forward to all the wonderful things in store for them this year!”

To see more of Tanja’s work:
https://www.behance.net/trigby
https://www.instagram.com/tanjarigby/


Colleen Sanders Reynolds

Colleen has been on a road trip all summer photographing people, places and things for her business, Colleen Marie Creative.

To see more of Colleen’s work:
https://colleenmarie.myportfolio.com/


 

 

SLCC Sponsors Twilight Concert Series!

From SLCC:

SLCC this summer is joining the Salt Lake City Arts Council as a title sponsor for Twilight’s 30th year of programming, hosting a lineup that includes Little Dragon, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Kamasi Washington, Solange, Cat Power, Andrew Bird and The Roots.

The Arts Council fully supports SLCC’s vision to be a model for inclusive and transformative education and strengthening the communities served through the success of its students. With collaboration, community and inclusivity among the school’s core values, the Arts Council is pleased to bridge the gap between arts and education and have SLCC on board for this year’s 30-year milestone anniversary.

As one of the highlights of summer in downtown Salt Lake City, the series is held July 20 through August 31 on Thursday evenings in Pioneer Park, 350 West 300 South. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the music starts at 6:30 p.m.

To buy tickets:
http://www.slcc.edu/twilight/

From Craft Lake City:

Have you heard about the Twilight Concert Series Craft Market? Enjoy their epic summer line-up while shopping handcrafted goods from local artisans! The Craft Market is a way for Twilight goers to get those festival vibes along with gorgeous views at Pioneer Park. Learn more about the featured Craft Market artisans here: http://craftlakecity.com/2017-twilight-craft-market/

 


 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Alisa, Christopher, Jen, Missy, & Lauren

Alisa Bishop Bradley

Alisa says, “If you’re into anime, specifically of the Trigger variety, I contributed to a fanzine! I illustrated two characters from Little Witch Academia, one of my favorites.”

Preorders are open now at:
https://t.co/Xp3MRMkd2v

To see more of Alisa’s work:
http://alzuna.tumblr.com/


Christopher Clark

Stories from the Book of Mormon are being produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

For his part, Christopher says: “Grateful to be a part of this big endeavor. Fortunate enough to get to direct one of the episodes. Great cast and crew! Here’s to some late nights in the desert!”

To see more of Christopher’s work:
http://www.csclark.net/

Image from MORMONNEWSROOM.ORG


Jennifer Terry

Be sure to visit Craft Lake City! Jen says, This is for a poster and possibly a patch I’m going to be selling at Craft Lake City this year – August 11th to 13th.

To see more of Jen’s work:
@jenonfiredesign


Missy Dial van Wagoner

Missy is busy: “Here’s a little collection (fabric, gift, room, stationery) I am working on at this very moment and adding to it. It has been fun and sweet…If you want to follow me and my crazy ideas with my art and dreams… take a look and follow on Instagram”

@missyvanwagoner


Lauren Waters

From Lauren:
“Recent logo commission completed for a youth swim league. Had lots of fun with this guy!”

To see more of Lauren’s work:
http://laurenwatersdesign.com/site/DefaultController


 

 

SLCC at 2017 Pride Parade

From SLCC:

“Dozens of Salt Lake Community College staff, faculty, students and their family members donned t-shirts with #IAMSLCC printed in a rainbow of colors across the front for the 2017 Pride Parade in Salt Lake City.”

To see the rest of the story:
http://saltlakecommunitycollege.blogspot.com/2017/06/iamslcc-makes-splash-at-pride-parade.html

 

 

 

2017 Alt Press Fest

SLC Main Library

Saturday, July 8, 2017
Noon to 4 PM

From the SL Library:

“The City Library’s ninth annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Visit with local artists and see their wares, watch prints be made with a steam roller, create origami and sumi ink illustrations, and take part in bookbinding and zine-making workshops.

Before the Fest, be sure to meet with zinester and DIYer Alex Wrekk on July 6 at 7pm at the Main Library’s Level 4 Conference Room. Wrekk will discuss her zine series Brainscan, which she has been creating for the last 20 years.”

Location: Main Library Urban Room
Phone: 801-524-8200
Website: http://www.slcpl.org/events/view/6582/

 

ALUMNI FOCUS: Keith, Catherine, Peterson, & Missy

Keith Beard

Keith is the founder of Miri Gallery located at 3605 South West Temple, Stuite C in Salt Lake City.

For more information on Miri Gallery:
http://www.mirigallery.com/


Catherine Davis

“Updated the website design, including a link to my flickr stream where you can find my event photos!” ~ Catherine

To see more of Catherine’s work:
https://www.catherinedavisart.com/design


Peterson Timothy

From Saxton Horne:

“We’re thrilled to hear the work we did for Volunteers of America, Utah was selected as one of the pieces in the @aigaslc 100 show! (We’re definitely patting ourselves on the back.)”

Peterson was the graphic designer on this project which received a Merit Award at this year’s AIGA 100 Show.

To see more of Peterson’s work:
http://timothycd.com/

To see Volunteers of America Gala:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/43979211/Silver-Spurs-Gala-Volunteers-of-America-Utah


Missy Dial van Waggoner

“Happily designed art, paper + gift goodness by Missy.”

To see more of Missy’s work:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LittleMissMissy


 

2017 SLCC VAD GRADS!

Salt Lake Community College invited Diane Guerrero, Actor/Author/Human Rights Activist, to speak at the 2017 Commencement. Guerrero is a White House (2015) Ambassador for Citizenship & Naturalization. She is an outspoken advocate for common sense, comprehensive immigration reform, and has worked with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Mi Familia Vota, a non-partisan Latino civic engagement organization, to promote citizenship and voter registration.

Congratulations to our Visual Art & Design / Graphic Design graduates! Good luck in your future careers.

Jordan Bautista
Lacee Black
Karli Duisen
Nick Faulkner
Kirsten Milliner

Isabella Morilla
Fernando Mosquera
Jennifer Terry
Kori Thaxton
Lenessa Tingey
Christopher Quick

Fernando Mosquero, Lacee Black, Chris Quick, Jordan Bautista.

 

Lacee Black, Jen Terry, Isabella Morillo, Chris Quick, Mauro Bazan (Illustration), Jordan Bautista and Nick Falkner.

 

And congratulations to John Paul Brantly with his wife, Bekka, graduating from Utah State University. John Paul is a VAD Graphic Design alumnus.

SLCC Hosts 2017 AIGA Student Portfolio Review

2016 AIGA Student Portfolio Review
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Salt Lake Community College
South City Campus Atrium
1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

“The Annual AIGA Student Portfolio Review is designed to serve undergraduate students from Utah State University, Weber State, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University and Southern Utah University.” ~ AIGA SLC

AIGA Salt Lake City’s Student Portfolio Review is always a great event for students to gain advice, insight and industry information from SLC professional designers as well as design and illustration faculty from Utah colleges.

SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Associate Professor Kerry Gonzales and Assistant Professor Virag White, both in the Graphic Design program, joined their advanced students at this year’s event. Both said they were very proud of the nine VAD Graphic Design students who showed their portfolios and were reviewed by creative directors and faculty from other institutions.

Anastasiya Bobrova

Jordan Bautista

Lacee Black

Donovan Burns

Karli Duisen

Isabella Morillo

Christopher Quick

Jennifer Terry

Lauren Waters

Many of our Graphic Design students are already working as interns or graphic designers in various companies throughout the Wasatch Front. We thank them for their wonderful work and wish them the very best in the future!

Kudos to Anastasiya, Jordan, Lacee, Donovan, Karli, Isabella, Chris, Jennifer and Lauren!

Sheila Chambers Retires

INK would like to congratulate long-time Visual Art & Design full-time faculty member, Professor Sheila Chambers and wish her the best in her retirement. Have lots of fun Sheila!

A wonderful biography in Sheila’s own words:

“I studied and received my B.A. in Communications from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). I took nearly one-third fine art courses, but also studied video, film, informational design, and graphic design. After graduating, I worked nine years as a full-time graphic designer and illustrator in Los Angeles.  In 1991, with a move to Salt Lake City for graduate school, I took a full-time teaching position at Salt Lake Community College in the Visual Art & Design Department.”
 
“Over the years I have fulfilled a generalist position in the SLCC Visual Art & Design Department, teaching both traditional and digital media. I have taught diverse courses such as design, drawing, color theory, corporate design, package design, illustration, painting, portfolio preparation, computer art, and art history. I like variety!”  

“In my practice as an artist, I have loved combining words with images to create a more powerful message in my paintings, drawings, and digital posters. Over the years, I have also developed a keen interest in the meeting point of art and spirituality, and the influence of one’s own philosophy on their art practice. In my interactions with students I have always paid attention to their motives and their dreams and attempted to guide them to their niche in the varied art and design industry.”
 
“From 1996 – 98 I attended a low-residency M.F.A. program at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The studies enabled me to combine my love of both design and illustration, and ultimately wrote my M.F.A. Thesis on Poster Design, while also developing a manual for teaching illustration at the primary and secondary levels. I earned the M.F.A. in Art in 1998. Concurrently, I created a website to include work being completed for my degree:
http://www.e-mote.com

“In 2003, I created http://www.16shrines.com
for my work completed for the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Award (and art show) at Salt Lake Community College. I have participated in numerous exhibitions over the years, and take delight not only in traditional media, but in experimenting with new media as well.”

“I was granted tenure at Salt Lake Community College in 2000 and promoted to full Professor in 2004. Compelled to seek out ways to enlarge my understanding of multicultural and transhistorical art from many regions of the world, I began studying world art and craft. This led to admission to a doctoral program where I was in a one-year residency in London, England at The Prince’s School of Traditional Art where I studied manuscript illumination, gilding, tile design, sacred geometry, and contextual studies in the philosophy of traditional and sacred art. The fruits of that formal study are yet to be determined but will either be completion of the doctoral degree or contributions to scholarship about where art practice and philosophy converge in the art product. To that end I run perceptual experiments and make art at Poor Yorick Studios, a collective in South Salt Lake.”

Thank you Sheila for all your years of work and contribution to the Visual Art & Design Department at Salt Lake Community College.