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Keene State Graphic Design Seniors Show Portfolios

KEENE, N.H., 3/26/12 - A record 50 Keene State College seniors majoring in graphic design will open their portfolios and showcase their best design work on Friday, April 13, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Student Center on the Keene State campus.

Graphic design students are required to take a portfolio seminar in which they prepare a professional presentation of their work. During this class, taught by graphic design faculty members Rebecca Davis-Kelly and Melissa DiPalma, students complete a wide variety of design-related projects including print, web, and multimedia, featuring identity design, poster design, websites, animation projects, and editorial design.

This is the largest number of students who will display their graphic design work at the portfolio review. The 50 students are: New Hampshire residents: Brittany Arita of Lancaster, Samuel Baker-Salmon of Hancock, Adam Boucher of Monson, Ashley Boucher of Sugar Hill, Devon Clough of North Conway, Kori Dickinson of Bethlehem, Tanya Doran of Merrimack, Amanda Downie of Merrimack, Jessica Fimbel of Merrimack, Kimberly Goyette of Nashua, Eli Grabazs of Lyndeborough, Christopher Jennerjohn of Bedford, Pam Kann of Wilton, Caitlin Krause of Keene, Kathryn Levesque of Concord, Melissa Moore of Nashua, Chelsea Nickerson of Milford, Nicholas Pascoal of Manchester, Shannon Peabody of Merrimack, Kyle Petrillo of Keene, Adam Quinn of Salem, Elizabeth Saltzman of New Durham, John Simmonds of Lebanon, Molly Taaffe of Jaffrey, and Michelle Wright of North Walpole.

Other graphic design students are Bridget Bernhard of Adirondack, N.Y.; Haley Botti of Dracut, Mass.; William Cammarano of Foxboro, Mass.; Kasha Cooper of Glendale, Mass.; Michele Diana of East Rutherford, N.J.; Catherine Eager of Milford, Conn.; Natalie Ferro of Dennis, Mass.; Joseph Gardner of Auburn, Maine; Kristen Girard of Red Hook, N.Y.; Stephen Janus of Niantic, Conn.; Brendan McNamara of New York City; Andrew Mueller of Westford, Mass.; Lauren Paradee of St. Albans, Vt.; Derek Peabody of Haverhill, Mass.; Samantha Pratt of Bristol, Conn.; Daniel Reis of Grandy, Conn.; Alison Reynolds of Newington, Conn.; Christine Rioux of Plainville, Conn.; Sarah Selby of White River Junction, Vt.; Kevin Sherry of Bayport, N.Y.; Jenna Spatz of East Windsor, N.J.; Andrew Starkey of Barnstable, Mass.; Sara Stocklinski of Newton, N.J.; and Andrew Whalemap Strattner of Newport, R.I., and Nick Vessella of Brewster, Mass.

Members of the local business community are encouraged to attend the event and review the portfolios of these graduating seniors. Students’ friends and family and other community members are also invited. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For further information, call the Media Arts Center at 603-358-2770.

In conjunction with the portfolio review, the Art Department will sponsor an opening reception for “Emerging Art,” the annual Keene State art Students Exhibition, on the same day, Friday, April 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery. This reception will be hosted by Friends of the Thorne and is free and open to the public.

About Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery A cornerstone for the visual arts in the Monadnock Region, the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery offers an art gallery experience generally found only in larger cities. The Thorne maintains a year-round schedule of exhibitions of national and international quality and distinction, while affirming a strong commitment to the historic artistic tradition of southwestern New Hampshire’s Dublin Art Colony. The Thorne also shows local artists as well as Keene faculty and student work.

About Keene State College

Keene State College is a preeminent public liberal arts college that ensures student access to world-class academic programs. Integrating academics with real-world application and active community and civic engagement, Keene State College prepares graduates to meet society’s challenges by thinking critically, acting creatively, and serving the greater good. To learn more about Keene State College, visit

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