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Graphic Design Seniors Show Portfolios April 29

KEENE, N.H. 4/13/05 - Keene State College seniors majoring in graphic design will open their portfolios for public review on Friday, April 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Mabel Brown Room of the L. P. Young Student Center on the KSC campus.

Members of the local business community are encouraged to attend the event and review the portfolios of these 26 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 “Emerging Art,” the annual Keene State Art Students’ Exhibition at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery. The gallery will extend its hours to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 29, so people can visit both the portfolio review and the exhibit, which features work in graphic design and studio art. Gallery visitors will be invited to vote for their favorite works in both categories. The artist of each winning selection will be presented with a People’s Choice Commendation, which each carries a $100 cash prize sponsored by the Friends of the Thorne. The People’s Choice Commendations will be announced on Monday, May 2.

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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