Student Design Exhibitions Hosted in the Community

Student Design Exhibitions Hosted in the Community

Posted: November 16, 2012

A successful artist must balance the roles of event-planner, promoter, and curator. Moreover, artists have to prepare and maintain a portfolio, market their work for representation and sale, seek and apply for exhibitions, and hone their resume-writing and interview skills.

This is all in addition to spending countless hours in a studio, creating and refining their work. In Gerald Mead’s DES 414 Senior Seminar, design students gain first-hand experience in all the facets of being a working artist.

As a requirement of the course, each student must have a solo exhibition. Whether the exhibition is on or off campus, the students are responsible for securing the location, creating and distributing invitations, promoting their show, hanging and installing their artwork, and connecting with their audience.

Independently orchestrating a show gives students practical experience that they will be able to apply to their future careers.

Student exhibitions included in this project:

Meggan Empric
Life’s Clock, Designed Invitations
Space 224 Gallery, 224 Allen Street, Buffalo
November 16–21
Reception: Friday, November 16, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

Jordan Hauge
Idiosyncratic Accommodations
Artspace, 1219 Main Street, Buffalo
November 30–December 7
Reception: Friday, November 30, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Angelina Incorvaia
Structured Organically, Jewelry and Metalwork
MAIN(ST)UDIOS, 515 Main Street, Buffalo
November 30–December 5
Reception: Friday, November 30, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Alma Jimenez
Still Moving, An Interactive Installation (Image pictured)
Space 224 Gallery, 224 Allen Street, Buffalo
November 30–December 5
Reception: Friday, November 30, 7:00–10:00 p.m.

Emily Lyons
Unscripted Moments
Tri-Main Center, 2495 Main Street, Buffalo
Held November 2–6

Michelle Sallander
Predator|Prey, Ceramic Sculptures
Project 308 Gallery, 308 Oliver Street, North Tonawanda
November 13–23
Reception: Friday, November 16, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

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