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Keene State Graphic Design Seniors Show Portfolios

KEENE, N.H. 11/19/04 - Keene State College seniors majoring in graphic design will open their portfolios for public review on Friday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery on the KSC campus.

Members of the local business community are encouraged to attend the event and review the portfolios of these graduating seniors who are prepared for design- related careers such as publishing, advertising, web design, and multi-media artist. Students’ friends and family and community members also are invited to the portfolio review. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For further information, call the KSC Department of Art at 603-358-2040.

The portfolio review showcases the best design work each student has produced while pursuing a bachelor of arts or a bachelor of fine arts degree at Keene State. Graphic design students are required to take a portfolio seminar in which they prepare a professional presentation of their work. During this class, seniors may develop new pieces and refine work completed in other art and graphic design classes.

“The commitment from each student is impressive,” says instructor Robert Kostick, “and the overall body of work demonstrates a wide range of successful design solutions.”

The portfolio review coincides with three exhibits celebrating Native American culture open through Dec. 5 at the Thorne Gallery.

“Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Made in America” is an exhibition of drawing, printmaking, painting, and mixed media installation that examines American Indian life in contrast to the consumerism of American society.

“Vision Quest: Men, Women, and Sacred Sites of the Sioux Nation,” is a photography exhibit by Don Doll, S.J., professor of journalism at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., that looks at contemporary Sioux people who have chosen to carry the traditions and culture of their people to future generations.

“Mid-Century Traditions: Native American Dolls from the 1950s” is an exhibit of 24 dolls handcrafted by Native Americans living on reservations throughout the United States. The dolls are part of the Doyle Collection of Native American Dolls, on loan from the Robbins Museum of Archaeology in Middleborough, Mass.

The portfolio review and exhibits are free and open to the public. The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday, and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. To request accommodations for a disability, please call the gallery at least two weeks before your visit. For information, call 603-358-2720 or visit

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