Chris and Krissie Holifield
October 26, 8:30am – 10:00am MDT. Hosted at Industrious
October 26, 8:30am – 10:00am MDT. Hosted at Industrious
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 • 6 – 9 PM
Hosted by Obake Style & Sugar Skull Designs
October 2 ~ November 4, 2018
URBAN ARTS GALLERY
Shadow Realms Show
116 South Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Obake Style and Sugar Skull Designs invite you to the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll reception of the Mr. Marrow Custom Skull Show on Friday, October 19th.
Two local toymakers, Josh and Michael Baldi of Sugar Skull Designs, have created a line of articulated plastic skulls. Local artists, including SLCC VAD alumni Magen Mitchell of Obake Style, and Derek & Brighton Ballard of Neuer Geist, have customized these Mr. Marrow toys and their pieces will be on display at the Urban Arts Gallery from October 2nd through November 4th and run in conjunction with their Shadow Realms gallery show.
Come see all the fun interpretations of Mr. Marrow on the 19th and stay to hang out and chat with local artists! 💀🎨
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2018 • 3:00 – 7:30 PM
The Falls Event Center at Trolley Square
580 South 600 East / Salt Lake City, UT
As part of Design Week SLC, a national event, Spicers Paper & Kelly Paper hosted a unique design competition for local makers, printers, artists and designers. Multiple submissions from individuals, design agencies, colleges and universities showcased craftsmanship and the innovative ideas that take shape with paper. Wall hangings, formal art, sculpture, environmental structure and an element of fashion were displayed.
First Place winners were our very own Brittani Hodgkinson and Sarah Landeen, Graphic Design students in the Visual Art & Design Department at Salt Lake Community College.
Their piece depicted people riding a working(!) ferris wheel, a ticket booth, a cotton candy stand, all amid a woven quilt-like sea of green grass dotted with pine trees of many colors and patterns. A paper moon and paper sun adorned each side of the center of the wheel.
The amount of detail spent on each part of this sculpture is difficult to see in photos. Contest rules restricted each sculpture to at least 70% paper. Brittani’s and Sarah’s piece was at least 95% paper! Well done!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 • 2 – 7 PM
Hosted by Misplaced Showcase & Big Shiny Robot!
SUPER TOP SECRET
244 South Edison Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Misplaced Showcase is an interactive exhibit, art market, and free event.
Misplaced Showcase was created by a group of local artists to connect creative people, embrace the process of making art and promote the local scene. In addition, to raise money for the Children’s Justice Center.
Experience a behind-the-scenes look at illustration, urban art, comic books, prop building, and toy creation. Attend hands-on workshops and lectures. Meet the guest artists and build connections in the local scene. Enjoy local food trucks. Buy rad art or donate to the cause.
Ashley Fairbourne – Illustrator
Ashley Fairbourne Illustration
Bill Galvan – Comic Books
The Artwork of Bill Galvan
Charles Bogus – Tattoo Artist
Ironclad Electric Tattooing
David Habben – Illustrator
Issac Hastings – Illustrator
JJ Harrison – Comic Books
Magen Mitchell* – Illustrator
Nick Burke – Writer & Filmmaker
Derek* & Brighton Ballard* – Design
Katie Mansfield – Illustrator
Tragic Girl Art
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 • 1 – 3 PM
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
South City Campus / Center for Arts & Media
School of Arts, Communication & Media
Multipurpose Room 1-030
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT 84115
The Visual Art & Design Department is proud to present the 2018 Guest Artist Series.
JJ HARRISON is an illustrator and author of children’s books, comics, and games. He graduated summa cum laude from Utah Valley University with a bachelor’s degree in Multimedia Communications.
While in his senior year, JJ started his own company, BAM POP!, aimed at designing arts and crafts products for children, and was quickly featured in international design books and publications. He went on to become a prolific freelance illustrator and illustrated many bestselling and award winning titles including Adventure Time: Playing with Fire, A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic, and Llama Llama and Friends.
His art has been sold in some of the world’s most popular art galleries including Gallery 1988, Nucleus, Mondo Gallery, and Hero Complex. He’s also worked for top entertainment and publishing companies like Cartoon Network, Penguin Random House, Disney, and Nickelodeon.
JJ is a co-founder of a game studio, Braintreehouse. Based in Lindon, Utah, Braintreehouse creates cheerful games of all kinds.
Success is Not Just Doing What You Love, But Loving What You Do
Having a job in the field you love doesn’t mean you’ll always love it. Set against the backdrop of his own colorful career working for some of the biggest entertainment companies in the world, artist JJ Harrison explores how to find joy and success as a creative even when it can be a total drag.
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Misplaced Showcase Year 01
“Misplaced Showcase” was created by a group of local artists to connect creative people, embrace the process of making art and promote the local scene. This free event will feature a variety of art forms, including illustration, urban art, comic books, prop making, toy building and more. Local enthusiasts and aspiring artists can attend hands-on workshops, lectures and build connections in the professional art scene.
This Event is Free & Open to SLCC Students & Our Guests of the Community.
For more information contact Virag White:
PPI – The NW Visual Communications Industries Association
“We are a thriving non-profit membership based trade association serving members that design and produce print, visual and graphic products.”
“Our geographic reach is broad and includes the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington.”
“We believe that some of the BEST PRINT in the WORLD comes from the six states PPI serves! Our regional firms deserved a venue to showcase their talents to the buying world, and that’s where PrintROCKS! was born. Every spring we invite those who produce, create, design, print, finish, mail and in any way work with visual communications to enter our annual competition.
“PPI is committed to marketing the winning participants in both competitions throughout the year to their current and potential buyers, as well as community members near and far. When you participate in PrintROCKS! you’ve gained a powerful marketing tool!”
On September 21, 2018, Salt Lake Community College Associate Professor Jessica Curran accompanied VAD Graphic Design & Communications student Maja Keefer to Portland, Oregon for the 2018 PrintROCKS! – The Best of the West awards presentation.
Maja entered her design from the 2018 SLCC Student Art Showcase poster/banner and an infographic banner. She won Best of Graphic Design – Student.
Jessica was surprised with an award honoring her extensive work in education – promoting and teaching print production in the SLCC Visual Art & Design Department – the 2018 Printastic Educator!
September 28, 8:30am – 10:00am MDT. Hosted at Industrious
Part of a series on Chaos
Free tickets available! Register here.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
“Hey guys! I’ll have a table at the Salt Lake Gaming con this weekend. I’ll be in artist alley selling all my prints plus some new ones. If you’re going to attend, come by and say 311 was an inside job, or say hi! I’ll be at booth 47!”
Please join SLCC VAD Graphic Design alumnus Nadia Dolzhenko and her husband, Alex Kravtsov at the Mountain Valley Photographers Exhibit.