Penn State Lehigh Valley presents the work of campus students who studied studio art during 2013 and 2014 in its Student Art Exhibition, which runs from July 7-Aug. 15. The annual exhibition highlighting excellent student work takes on new meaning this year as the campus recognizes one of art education’s talented artists and ardent supporters, Ronald K. De Long.
During the reception, to be held from 5-7 p.m. on July 23, the public is invited to celebrate the students; the generosity of instructor, advocate, artist, and now benefactor, Ron De Long; and the establishment of the Charles R. McAnall III Scholarship. The dedication ceremony and unveiling of the new gallery name begins at 6 p.m.
The exhibition features pieces created in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Metalwork, Sculpture, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Film and TV Broadcasting courses under the instruction of Chris Bonner, Katina Bozikis, Greta Brubaker, Ron De Long, Liz Keptner, Christina Galbiati and Ann Lalik.
The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call 610-285-5000 or contact Ann Lalik at email@example.com. www.lv.psu.edu.
It was 1995, graphic design was in the thralls of experimentation, much thanks to the advancement of computer technology and the evolution of the Macintosh computer. With a "no holds barred" attitude, using unconventional fonts and breaking the "rules" of grid design, designers were embracing the Ray Gun / Emigré-esque design attitude, creating expressive work that embodied the 1990s postmodern era of design.
Design historians credit David Carson with bringing this unconventional age of editorial experimentation to the masses with the design of Ray Gun magazine, but another publication was breaking ground as well. Wahine, founded in 1995 by Elizabeth A. Glazner, was a wonderfully designed magazine that accompanied this experimental time period.
I do not quite remember how I came to know about Wahine (since the web was in its primary phase), but I did. And I became obsessed. Yes, I was not (am not) a surfer, but it did not matter. I purchased a subscription purely based on my love for this esoteric design period. After all, it was the '90s, I was a recent design graduate just learning and trying to emulate everything that was "in vogue" about this era. (I even wrote an email to the Art Director in 1995, Shari Fournier, telling her how much I was in awe of what she created. Much to my surprise I received a personal reply, which was so inspiring—as a young designer, I was so thankful she took the time out to answer my email.)
The inaugural issue (far right in the first pic) is apparently somewhat collectable.Regardless, I don't think I'll ever sell my collection as they are a wonderful keepsake to commemorate this amazing era of design.
Below are layout pictures of the first issue of Wahine. I wanted to share with everyone because this magazine has not received, in my opinion, the appropriate recognition it should have.
images, layout/design: © Wahine Magazine
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