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Loyalist and Quinte Arts Council present Art & Design Exhibit

April 05, 2012
Loyalist College and Quinte Arts Council present the Third Annual Art & Design Exhibit on Tuesday, April 10th

Loyalist College invites the public to attend its third annual Art & Design exhibit on Tuesday, April 10th, held in three different locations at the College. The highlight of this three-part exhibit, on display until Tuesday, April 17th, is The Written Word, a collection of artwork created by students in their final semester of the Art and Design Foundation (AADF) program. Works are inspired by a selection of short stories, poems, articles and musings, provided by members of the Quinte Arts Council.

“The Art & Design exhibit gives members of the community an opportunity to engage with up-and-coming artists and to admire their creative potential, which has been fostered by our expert instructors through professional workshops and team-based activities,” says Maureen Piercy, President of Loyalist College. “We are proud of what these students have accomplished, not only in producing the artwork, but also in organizing the event. They will be able to draw on this curatorial experience in their future careers, ranging from advertising, animation, and architectural technology, to graphic design, photojournalism, and residential drafting and design.”     


Loyalist College Art & Design Three-Part Exhibit


Tuesday, April 10, 2012  


6:00 p.m. All three exhibits open


6:20 p.m. Official welcome and speeches in the Link Lounge





 Exhibits:       1.    

The Written Word, a juried student exhibition, on the second floor of the
Skills Centre



Co-exhibition with the Quinte Arts Council on Typography in the Link Lounge



Salon du Refusé, a non-juried student exhibition in the Pioneer Building,
room P29



“We are pleased to work with Loyalist College students again this year on the Art & Design Exhibition to help promote artistic talent in our community,” said Carol Feeney, Executive Director of the Quinte Arts Council. “It’s wonderful to be able to connect students with professional artists who they can learn from and collaborate with.”

The three jurors representing the industry, who will choose the top three creative art pieces to be honoured with an award, include:

•    Milé Murtanovski, Artist (Small Pond Studio)
 Kyle Presinger, Artist and AADF Graduate and 2011 Juror’s Choice Award recipient
 Kelly Taylor, Photographer and AADF Graduate and 2010 Juror’s Choice Award recipient


“Before enrolling in the Art and Design Foundation program at Loyalist, I didn’t realize that I had a talent for organizing art exhibits,” said student Ricarda Forbes. “Now, with all of the experience I have gained, I plan to continue my education at OCAD University, specializing in art criticism and curatorial practice.”

At the Art & Design Exhibit, artwork will be available for purchase and students may be available for commissions. 

Loyalist College
prepares students for a rewarding career by combining rigorous academic standards with hands-on training from industry experts. Programs range from apprenticeships and certificates to diplomas and post-graduate studies. Loyalist offers more than 60 full-time programs and 77 university transfer agreements around the world. The best testament to
the College’s value is from students, 97 percent of whom say they would recommend Loyalist to a friend. Loyalist is committed to helping students find great jobs, as well as supporting and enhancing the economic and social development of all individuals in its communities.

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To schedule an interview or confirm media attendance at the event,
please contact: Kerry Lorimer, Media Relations Specialist, Loyalist
College,, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2536