Works from the Digital Graphics Design class at NIC are on display at the Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane. The showing started April 2 and runs through the end month.
All of the works were digitally created. Only computers, sometimes in conjunction with a digital camera, have been used.
Eight students will present 12 pieces in the lobby of the Historic Theater display.
They were given the same theme to work with but had total freedom within it to show their skills as Digital Graphic Designers. “Freedom of Speech” is the topic and is presented with several interpretations. Each one needs to be viewed to truly appreciate the fine work. Even though they are digital creations they range in appearance from pen and ink to cartoon to the use of a digitally enhanced photo, most with some text. .
During the month several thousand people from across the Inland North West will view the display as they attend various presentations there. The events will vary from “The Beauty and the Beast,” to a film recently previewed at Coeur d'Alene Film Festival: "From Source to Sea." Symphony concerts and poetry readings will also bring audiences’ past the works.
Josh Callihan, one of the students showing at this display, and who has had work on display before at this venue said, “It was very nice to see my work displayed beyond the classroom and receiving feedback from other graphic designers.”
Philippe Valle, Graphic Design Instructor said, “This is to take NIC Graphic Design students way beyond the walls of NIC.”
This is the forth year the Bing Crosby Theater, formerly the Met, invited the Digital Graphics class to display in its lobby.