The Awards Reception for the 2014 Student Design Show was a great success. Click on the photo below to enjoy a gallery of images from this great evening.
(photos courtesy of Jason Lopez)
Here are some candids (courtesy of student Jason Lopez) of the show setup day ( April 5th). Thanks to all of those who helped!
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 marks the official opening of the Student Design Show to the public! Alternating annually between the Walworth and Racine County Campuses, the district-wide show featuring entries from GTC Graphic Communications students will be in a new venue this year.
This year’s event will be on display in bay area of the Commons at the S.C. Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant Wisconsin. Located between Kenosha and Racine, the iMET center is a state-of-the-art manufacturing and training facility, and the home to the FAB LAB (open to the general public).
The show will run from April 8th until April 16th, with a RECEPTION and AWARDS ceremony (with food and refreshments) on the evening of Tuesday, April 15th. EVERYONE is INVITED!
Fabricated on location at the iMET (using the “3D printer” at that location), this year’s Student Show awards will be unveiled at the RECEPTION on April 15th. For those curious should, here is a sneak peak (without spoiling the surprise).
Gateway Technical College Graphic Comm student Greg Kirstein collaborated with fellow graphic student Steven Samuelson and welding student Joe Felgenhauer to produce the work “KEYCOCK,” which was exhibited at the National American Association of Community Colleges’ national Workforce Development Institute held in St. Petersburg, Fla. Jan. 29-Feb. 1.
Photos of the piece were also displayed at The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The artist’s concept was to use keys received from across the Gateway District (Racine, Kenosha, and Elkhorn) to symbolize the keys to a proud and bright future. A video helping to document the process appears on YouTube (see below) as well as a newspaper article in the Kenosha News.
The guidelines for the 2014 Student Design Show are available in a PDF format.
(please click on the text link below to download the documents) – note the tight deadlines this year.
Several people have admired the “senior banners” that we display during each design show. Some have inquired who we have contracted for the banners, and for the last few years it has been SASS GRAPHIX in Salem, Wisconsin.
SASS also happens to be run by former GTC graphic communications student Paula Sass.
This year’s Student Design Show promotional materials were voted upon and selected by faculty and staff from close to fifteen submissions. Elkhorn Campus Student Nancy DuPont created the promotional look for the show. Nancy’s designs will be utilized on: postcards, posters, and other promotional materials for the 2014 show run.
The very first Student Design Show to exhibit the work of students from all three campus locations was held in Kenosha in the Madigano Theater Commons in 1999. Prior to that, smaller shows had been held locally at each campus, and later each region.
Its hard to believe that we are on our 16th year of the district-wide combined show, and our 18th year overall! The show originally rotated among each of the three main campuses (Kenosha, Racine, and Elkhorn) annually. We now rotate at locations between the two campus regions offering the Graphic Communications Program, and are excited to be holding the show at a brand new venue this year (the S.C. Johnson iMET center in Sturtevant). We also have a touring show component that visits additional venues.
Since 2007 we have maintained a show presence on the web (we have documentation of some of the more recent shows–2010 onward–in the main menu).