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:
“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:
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:
To see Volunteers of America Gala:
Missy Dial van Waggoner
“Happily designed art, paper + gift goodness by Missy.”
To see more of Missy’s work:
Just a sneak peek at what some of our alumni are working on. Check out their websites for more information.
JILL DE HAAN
ERIN SANDBERG GATTO
MISSY VAN WANGONER
Saturday Press Prints, I Adore Books and Little Miss Missy
Alisa Bishop at Geek Girl Con in Seattle.
“Steff (on the left) and I at Geekgirlcon! Booth 227! We’re here all weekend!”
Matt Page at Zombie Home Evening.
“…my zombie art show and book signing was pushed back until Monday the 17th. Which also gives me another couple of days to make new original art to display and sell that night. Make a family night out of it. I hope to see you there!”
Jill DeHaan illustrates book covers and lettering projects.
“So fun to get work in the mail! 2 of 3 covers I created for Carrie Doyle’s ‘Hamptons Murder Mystery Series.’ Thanks @dunemerebooks for the fun opportunity!”
Keith Beard curates “Welcome to My World” at his Miri Gallery.
“About the show: When words fail to express the emotions associated with mental health struggles, art opens a powerful avenue of communication. ‘Welcome to My World: Mental Health Awareness Through Art’ is a juried exhibition featuring artists from across the United States, and aims to promote resilience and hope, as well as raise awareness about mental health.”
Kudos to VAD Alumni! Graphic Design grads do it all!
Friday, September 30 &
Saturday, October 1, 2016
9 AM to 5 PM
From the City Library:
“Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. Curator Kristina Lenzi, an internationally respected Utah performance artist, will bring together 12 other local and out-of-state artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking pieces that should be experienced live and in-person.”
VAD Graphic Design alumnus Keith Beard will be one of the artists contributing to this event. Keith will be performing by the Elevators on both days 2 – 4 PM.
Visit slcpl.org/slcpaf for full details.
ART before the ART: A Sketchbook Exhibition
Miri Gallery / Salt Lake Gallery Stroll
3605 South West Temple, Suite C / SLC, UT
Friday, July 15, 2016 / 6 – 9 PM
From Miri Gallery:
“Miri is thrilled to be part of the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll starting in July! Our first Gallery Stroll Exhibit will be ‘ART before the ART: A Sketchbook Exhibition’ which will feature sketchbooks and sketches from a variety of artists.
Come get some refreshments, mingle with artists, and see all types of sketch formats. Art will also be available for purchase.”
Some of the artists:
Keith Beard – Curator of Miri Gallery / SLCC VAD Alumnus
Phillip Q Hudson
Magen Mitchell – SLCC VAD Alumnus
Matt Page – SLCC VAD Alumnus
For more information:
(Photos clockwise from top left)
JILL DE HAAN
Salt Lake Community College VAD Graphic Design alumni are always busy. What’s new?
Jill De Haan designed the cover of Daphne du Maurier’s book “My Cousin Rachel.” Her cover was chosen by Communication Arts to be featured on their website. CA is the premier international magazine for visual communications.
Matt Page announced that “B is for Brains – ABCs for the Zombie Apocalypse” has been shipped! The author, Ellie Sutton, contacted Matt after she saw his illustrative work online. If you didn’t pre-order, the book will be available soon for all you zombie parents!
Derek Ballard created the design and branding for Blue Poblano, a Mexican restaurant in Salt Lake City. Derek is not only a designer, but also an illustrator, musician, and avid cyclist.
Keith Beard hosted the first Miri Gallery “Arty.” Keith owns Miri Gallery and has hosted several shows both for himself and others. The “Arty” was open to friends and artists for an evening of color book group painting.
Nice work everyone!
VAD Graphic Design Alumni Keith Beard and John Paul Brantly both participated in shows this spring at their respective schools.
Keith, after receiving an AAS in VAD / Graphic Design at SLCC, went on to receive his BFA from the University of Utah. This past spring he graduated again with an MFA. Keith’s MFA Solo show, “The Big Unknown” was held at Miri Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, May 13th. Keith worked on various masks, sculptures and paintings exhibiting how everyone uses masks somehow in their lives.
Keith has opened his own studio, Miri Branding along with the Miri Gallery:
John received an AAS in VAD / Graphic Design at SLCC, and then was accepted into the Utah State University BFA Graphic Design program. He participated in their senior group show, “Post-Modem Graphic Design BFA” held Friday, April 29th at Mandate Press in Salt Lake City, UT.
Here is a link to the show and all the participants: http://post-modembfa.com/
Kudos to both Keith and John Paul! We are so very proud of you!
Wizard World Comic Con in Las Vegas
“The cast of the ‘Evil Dead The Musical’ in Las Vegas took a photo with us! They were a really nice group and we don’t usually take selfies so everyone walked away happy.” ~ Magen Mitchell
Meanwhile at the FanX Comic Con in SLC…
“I had fun meeting everyone at the fallout group photo, seeing George Takei as he passed by us in the hall and seeing new/old friends.” ~ Alissa Hicks
“It was a bust. I lost money. I am filled with regret.” And later that same day… “It wasn’t the most successful show I’ve done, but I came away inspired and have a lot of ideas to make the rest of the shows I do this year even better. But most importantly I had a lot of fun and bought some awesome new toys for my collection.”~ Matt Page
”Erica Carroll was an amazing person to meet. She is very sincere and loved getting answers about what I thought of ‘Supernatural.’” ~ Austin Record
”First time going to a comic com with my family. (Jonas– Halo sword, Liam – Blue Mask, and Gram – Halo costume) Unsurprisingly, no one knew who All-mighty Glob was.” ~ Keith Beard and sons
“My kids, Kyle Peterson and Josaphine Green. We had a great time. These events get better every time. Artist Alley is where it’s at for merch. There are so many talented people! Also if you get your kids hooked on being a geek they will never have money for drugs!”~ Elizabeth Brown
Extended through January 15, 2016
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
South City Campus / Center for Arts & Media
Edna Runswick Taylor Foyer / East Entrance
1575 South State Street / SLC, UT 84115
If you haven’t visited the INK Show yet, be sure to check it out. We’re happy and proud to show the work of eighteen Alumni & Friends of INK.
Nadya Bratt • Brighton Ballard • Derek Ballard • Keith Beard • Alisa Bishop • Isaac Christensen • Jill DeHaan • Ruben De La Torre • Casey Kim • Esther Longmore • Josh Madden • Chris Manfre • Magen Mitchell • Matt Page • Hillary Spillane • Jynette Tigner • Virag White
For more information: