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April 28, 2012 - 12:55pm

College students' digital artwork to be displayed in Roz Steiner gallery

posted by Billie Owens in Announcements, art, Roz Steiner Gallery.

Press release:

A variety of digital artwork created by Genesee Community College students will be featured beginning Thursday at GCC's Rosalie "Roz" Steiner Art Gallery. There will be an Artists' Reception at 1 p.m. which is open to the community and refreshments will be served.

The exhibit will run through June 28 and features a number of pieces created through the use of digital technology.

"Digital technology is changing the way we create, consume and analyze visual information," says gallery Director and GCC instructor Shirley Verrico. "The Digital Arts program prepares GCC students to actively engage in the digital medium and prepares them for the 21st Century workplace."

The exhibit will include drawing, computer graphics, typography, video, Web design and more. Assignments require students to effectively combine art, design and technology to communicate ideas and sell products in today's fast-paced world.

Genesee's Digital Art program emphasizes the role of computer technology in creative expression. The pieces demonstrate skills in animation, digital video, graphic design and web design, as well as more traditional techniques like photography and drawing.

Further "real world" experience is gained by the students through internships with local businesses and the student design group AppleCore. Program graduates can secure entry-level positions in agencies specializing in graphic design, multimedia, web development, and digital illustration.

The art gallery is located on the Batavia campus of Genesee Community College, 1 College Road.

For more information, please visit the Roz Steiner Gallery Web page at http://www.genesee.edu/gallery.

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