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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Lindsay

January 28, 2003                                          (202) 994-1423; mlindsay@gwu.edu                                                                

GW FINE ARTS SENIORS EXHIBIT WORK IN 1ST VISUAL

COMMUNICATIONS SHOW AT DIMOCK GALLERY

JANUARY 23 – FEBRUARY 7

 

EVENT:         1st Visual Communications Show, sponsored by the student gallery committee, the Department of Fine Arts and Art History and visual communications students and faculty.  The show will feature the work of more than a dozen seniors at The George Washington University with majors and minors in visual communications.

 

WHEN:           Exhibition Dates: Thursday, January 23 – Friday, February 7

Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Friday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:        The George Washington University

                        Dimock Gallery, Lisner Auditorium – Lower Level                

730 21st Street, NW

                     Washington, D.C. (Foggy Bottom/GWU Metro, Blue and Orange lines)

 

COST:            Free and open to the public

 

BACKGROUND:

 

The undergraduate program in visual communications is a concentration within the fine arts major at GW, leading to a bachelor of arts.  The program aims to provide students with a solid foundation in the basics of typography, layout and production.  Technical skills and conceptual approaches are emphasized equally to equip students with the training for a career in graphic design.

 

Exhibition works include graphic posters, advertising and promotional designs, editorial designs, and other displays of digital and commercial art. This marks the first time the visual communications department has ever held a public exhibition of the work of seniors.

 

The Dimock Gallery is administered by the University Art Galleries and is an educational gallery that provides a setting for the display of art on the GW campus.  With the active support of Department of Fine Arts and Art History students, the Dimock Gallery’s new mission provides for a “hands-on” experience for curating and presenting their creative endeavors.  Ongoing student and faculty participation provides a forum for students to curate, display and critique their creative efforts, and creates a learning environment in which students can organize exhibitions and learn about exhibition design with the advice of faculty and curators.

 

For more information, please contact visual communications program advisor Bob Coleman at (202) 994-7455, bobc@gwu.edu.

For information on the Dimock Gallery in general, please call (202) 994-1525.

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