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You are Invited!

The 2019 VAD Faculty Show Reception

 

OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, November 21, 2019
6 – 8 pm

EXHIBIT DATES
November 18 – December 13, 2019 

LOCATION
The George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Gallery is located on the east side of Salt Lake Community College South City Campus at 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115.

HOURS
The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Visual Art & Design Professor Whitney Hyans is happy to invite you to a special evening showcasing the work of many talented full time and adjunct faculty in the Visual Art & Design Department. Come mingle with Dean Richard Scott and Associate Dean Bryan Griggs of the School of Arts, Communication & Media.

Enjoy light refreshments while considering an opportunity to purchase artwork. 

For more information contact Professor Whitney Hyans:

whitney.hyans@slcc.edu

801-957-3474

2019 INK Show ~ You are invited!

 

THE INK SHOW RECEPTION

Friday, November 15 • 5:30 – 7 PM
Introductions at 6 PM

Exhibit Dates
November 13, 2019 ~ January 10, 2020

SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
South City Campus / Center for Arts & Media
Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer / East Entrance
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT 84115

In 2010, Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design Graphic Design students Nadya Bratt & Casey Kim created INK as a club for anyone interested in Graphic Design. After their graduation from SLCC, INK evolved into an online source for those passionate about the visual communication industry by offering access to news, resources, and networking.

VAD Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles and caretaker for INK, is proud to share the talents and creative directions taken by Alumni & Friends of INK in this – the fifth annual – INK, an Alumni Art & Design Group Show.

Each piece showcases the design process from initial research and ideas to a completed product. And most importantly… how a good foundation in graphic design is used in a multitude of careers.

With a great foundation in Graphic Design, our students can go anywhere and do anything!

For more information contact Kerry Gonzáles:
kerry.gonzales@slcc.edu
(801) 957-3493

Misplaced Showcase & Lucas Ackley in SLUG

VAD Alumnus Lucas Ackley interviewed by SLUG Magazine.

Belongingness is Found at the Misplaced Showcase

By Brittnie Gallegos

As we are endlessly trying to define art between guidelines like “traditional” and “non-traditional,” we get to participate as spectators of an artist’s perspective all while experiencing our own, regardless of which category the work falls into. Out of this grey area of traditional and non-traditional art, The Misplaced Showcase was born. Misplaced Showcase is a free event that plays the three roles of art market, interactive art exhibit and charity. Attendees are able to see rad art, meet the artists and buy some of the art featured while donating to a great cause.

Misplaced Showcase began when Lucas Ackley and friends JJ Harrison and Bill Galvan were out to lunch one Saturday discussing their favorite art shows and galleries. “We started talking about wanting to help contribute to the already booming local art scene,” says Ackley. He wanted to create a home for forms of art that didn’t necessarily have a home. These forms include prop making, comic book art, toy making and indie arcade programming. “It wasn’t long before we brought a few other local artists to help make the show a reality,” Ackley says.

To read more:

Lucas Ackley, Misplaced Showcase in SLUG Magazine


 

Misplaced Showcase Year 2

You are Invited!

MISPLACED SHOWCASE YEAR 2
Saturday, October 12, 2019 / 2 – 8pm
Super Top Secret
254 East 100 South / SLC, UT 84111

Free admittance to all!

Misplaced Showcase

ART. ARCADE. MUSIC. CHARITY. Misplaced Showcase is an interactive exhibit, art market, and charity event created by local artists to connect with the art scene and 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. Buy rad art or donate to the cause in the name of helping kids seek their own sense of belonging. Misplaced Showcase is a free event for everyone.

Participants:
Ashley Fairbourne, Ashley Love, Camille Nugent, Bill Galvan, Dave Arcade, David Habben, Dead Binky, Evan Jed, Issac Hastings, JJ Harrison, Magen Mitchell*, Mark Romney, Neuer Geist*, Spencer Nugent, and Tragic Girl Co.

*Magen Mitchell of Obake Style and Derek & Brighton Ballard of Neuer Geist are SLCC VAD alumni.

From one the Founders of Misplaced Showcase and SLCC Graphic Design alumni, Lucas Ackley:

“A small group of Salt Lake City creatives formed Misplaced Showcase and held the first event in October 2018. We created this event to build our local art community, connecting creators from a variety of disciplines, all in the name of doing good and raising money for a cause we believe in.

We invited a curated group of 20 or so artists, including comic book artists, graphic designers, indie arcade programmers, prop builders, and toy makers. They each had a table to sell and feature their art.

It was also an opportunity for aspiring artists and enthusiasts to meet and hang out with these artists. Students brought their work for portfolio reviews and several artists taught small workshops, covering things from the comic book industry to judging scale from movie screenshots to make the most accurate Proton Pack.

One of the main goals for Misplaced Showcase is to raise money for the Children’s Justice Center. They help children escaping abusive situations by giving them all the tools they need, both legal and psychological. We set a goal to raise $1,000 to donate to this charity, and we are proud to say we hit that goal.

In life there is one eternal truth. Underneath all the anger, sadness, and fear is a need to feel we belong somewhere. Everyone wants a place to belong.

Artists express themselves through their creativity. I want to give their art a place to belong. Aspiring artists want to be able to connect with those that inspire them to create.These children we are helping are seeking a safe emotional space to belong.

We want to help build that place.”

Please help support Misplaced Showcase, The Children’s Justice Center, the local art scene, and SLCC VAD alumni!


 

 

2019 Salt Lake Design Week

Beginning Monday, October 9 and running through Saturday, October 12, 2019, AIGA SLC will host a variety of events for the annual Design Week.

From AIGA:

This year we’re challenging each of you to find your Design +. With a week full of panels, parties, workshops and more, it’s time to make the week your own. 

Take a spin through the calendar and start planning.

https://www.sldesignweek.org


 

2019 GUEST ARTIST SERIES ~ You are invited!

KELTON CRAM

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 • 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 2019 Guest Artist Series.

KELTON CRAM earned a BFA in Sculpture and Painting from Northwest College of Art in Seattle, WA, and then completed his education at Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, CA.

Kelton started his career as an illustrator, then moved into digital art and became a conceptual designer in the film industry for costume, creature and environment.

His work has been featured in more than 50 Hollywood titles, including many of the Marvel and DC superhero films such as “The Amazing Spiderman”, “Batman vs. Superman”, “Deadpool 2”, as well as “Lord of the Rings” and Stephen King’s “It.”

Alongside his career as a concept designer, Kelton also teaches Advanced Character and Creature Design courses at Chicago University and Gnomon School of Visual Effects.

GD&C Students at Skills USA

2019 SkillsUSA Competition

From SkillsUSA:

SkillsUSA’s 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference — including the SkillsUSA Championships, a showcase of career and technical education students — was held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 24 – 28, 2019. More than 15,000 people, including students, teachers and business partners, participated in the week-long event.

SLCC Visual Art & Design Department Assistant Professor Virag White accompanied three very talented Graphic Design & Communications students to this year’s competition. Sandra Castaneda, Maja Keefer, and Allen Muy took part in the week-long contest. All three placed!

Sandra was awarded Bronze in Graphic Imaging – Sublimation, and can be seen in the closing ceremony photo above.

Maja received 4th place in Advertising Design. And Allen received 4th place in Screen Printing.

L to R: Assistant Professor Virag White, Allen Muy, Maja Keefer, and Sandra Castaneda.

Below: Sandra Castaneda ready for Graphic Imaging – Sublimation competition.

Below: Maja Keefer ready for Advertising Design competition.

Below: Allen Muy’s entries in the Screen Printing Competition.

It wasn’t all work though! Virag, Maja, Allen, and Sandra took some time off to enjoy a Louisville Bats baseball game!

Many thanks to Virag for her time spent as an expert advisor!

We’re so very proud of Sandra, Maja, and Allen, and the exceptional skill they demonstrated at this competition. It’s a major coup that these three all placed in this prestigious national event.

Congratulations to all!


 

Congratulations 2019 Grads!

2019 Salt Lake Community College
Commencement Ceremony

Friday, May 3, 2019
Maverick Center
Salt Lake City, Utah

We are so very proud of all our Graphic Design & Communications graduates and wish them all the best! After working hard to get here… they deserve it!

Watch quickly below to spot some of our Visual Art & Design / Graphic Design & Communications graduates!

Visual Art & Design
Graphic Design & Communications

Associate of Applied Science /
Graphic Design
Breann Ashlie Ballif
Sierra M Daggett*
Sabrina Karilyn Dean-Perry
Allison Rose Lois Fisher*
Kayden Brian Groves**
Heleman Pratt Martinez*
Israel Alejandro Martinez
Lisa Hall Nord**
Alfonso Rivas
Jessi Nicole Sauer*
Albert Jason Vitale III

Associate of Science /
Graphic Communications
Chelsea Archuleta*
Sasha Marie Booker
Sandra Veronica Castaneda
Sierra M Daggett*
Nichole Ashley Day
Gabriella N Fletcher*
Kayden Brian Groves**
Heidi M Keyes*
Sarah Marie Mendez
Lisa Hall Nord**
Dione Catherine Rodriguez
Jessie Saver
Rebekka Louise Underwood*

Associate of Science /
Electronic Publishing
Jessi Nicole Sauer

Certificate of Completion /
Graphic Communications
Sandra Veronica Castaneda
Kaitlynn Marie Hatzidakis
Israel Alejandro Martinez
Alina N Osika
Kyrsten Nicole Shiflett

*Silver Cord (Honors)  **Gold Cord (High Honors)

Graduate of Excellence

Lisa Hall Nord
Representing:
School of Arts, Communications & Media
Visual Art & Design

Congratulations Lisa!

http://www.slcc.edu/commencement/honorees/graduates-of-excellence.aspx#nord

Congratulations EVERYONE!

ALUMNI Focus: Paul, Anna Marie, Nadia, Ben, Andrew, Magen, Matt, Katrina & Jen

Paul Asay

“Full day of baseball today! Check out the second pic to see how Coop Dogg watches 6 hours of Tre’ baseball.”


Anna Marie Coronado

“Lots of fun on Day 1 at #fanxspring19 in #MST3K #cosplay with my favorite dork Alex!”

“Day 2 at #fanxspring19 as #nursejoy #cosplay from #Pokémon ! #fangirl #nerdgirl #geekgirl #nerd #geek #cosplayer #comiccon #pikachu


Nadia Dolzhenko

Spring flowers!


Ben Heighton

At RAW Artist Showcase at The Depot

“Art, stickers, shirts, magnets and masks at the depot. With Kaid’s Kreative and Destroy Brand Graphics.”


Andrew Malin

“Check it out the Velleity Studio crew at Wasatch Comic Con!”


Magen Mitchell

“Our Skullberries are now an 8″ x 8″ print available in our web store. Remind your friends and houseguests that all things must die.”

“Does your love of death go beyond cute Skullberries and extend to the great works of English literature? Our necklace portrays Death as Milton described him in Paradise Lost, with a kingly crown and ready darts. Now available in our shop.”

http://www.etsy.com/shop/obakestyle


Matt Page

“I drew this drawing tonight. I hope you like it.”


Katrina Parkinson

“What a fun day we had at FanX today! We’ll be back again tomorrow!”

“Had a fun day at the Coulter House today with the Tooele county arts guild!”


Jen Terry

“I want a hamburger but I’m on a diet so drawing one will have to do for now.”

2019 AIGA Student Portfolio Review

The 2019 AIGA Salt Lake City Student Portfolio Review was held Saturday, April 27th at the Adobe Campus in Lehi. This was an opportunity for students to gain valuable advice, insight, and industry information from some local professional designers and agencies. Two guest speakers, Justin Mezzell and Rogie King from Super Team Deluxe gave an inspiring and insightful lecture on what it takes to be a success in the industry.

Thirteen students from Salt Lake Community College Visual Art & Design Department – Graphic Design & Communications Portfolio Development class presented their portfolios.

SLCC GD&C students presenting: Kristin Adams, Sabrina Dean-Perry, Allison Fisher, Kayden Groves, Lisa Hall, Maja Keefer, Alex Israel Martinez, Heleman Martinez, Blake Peterson, Jessi Sauer, Kesia Timoteo, Hali Vanderburg, and Jazz (Albert) Vitale.

Many other GD&C students attended as observers. This was especially important for beginning design students to see competition from students attending the University of Utah, Weber State University, Utah Valley University, and Utah State University.

Both Assistant Professor Virag White, instructor of the Portfolio Development class, and Associate Professor Kerry Gonzáles, GD&C Spec Rep, attended the event to give their support to these hardworking and talented students. Both were (and are always) extremely proud of their students and wish them the best of luck in their careers.

Wonderful work everyone!

Photos provided by Virag White.
Top left to right:
Sabrina Dean-Perry, Allison Fisher, Kayden Groves
Row 2 left to right:
Lisa Hall, Alex Martinez, Heleman Martinez
Row 3 left to right:
Kesia Timoteo, Jazz Vitale, Jessi Sauer
Bottom left to right:
Hali Vanderburg, Blake Peterson
Not pictured:
Kristin Adams & Maja Keefer because they were in interviews!