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Export - Graphic Design in Southeast Texas showcases locally designed work at the Dishman

Whimsical graphic“Export: Graphic Design in Southeast Texas,” is currently on view at the Dishman Art Museum through July 31. The exhibition features locally designed work, including advertising, posters, brochures, web design, printmaking and illustrations. A reception with the designers will be held on Friday, June 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission to the exhibition and reception is free.

“The wide variety of work shows how the field of graphic design is evolving and growing through the use of emerging technology, and also demonstrates how the deep traditions of the Golden Triangle region influence visual culture,” said Sherry Saunders Freyermuth, assistant professor of graphic design in the Department of Art, and the show’s curator. “As we reflect on the ‘exports’ of our local design community, we can begin to imagine how graphic design will continue to grow and enhance the region.”

LU Timeline Graphic"Export" also features a 6x12 foot timeline depicting the visual history of Lamar University, beginning with the cover of the 1923 South Park Junior College yearbook, and running through today. One of the highlights of the timeline is the 1982 design by Michael Lee of the iconic LU star logo. Freyermuth credits Amanda Prince, a senior graphic design student, for researching the visual history of the university.

“Southeast Texans are quite familiar with the export process due to our region’s vast industries that deliver via all modes of transportation,” said Freyermuth. “Graphic design is no different in that it transmits ideas across all varieties of media. My goal in curating this show is to educate the community about the wide range of visual communication that falls under the term ‘graphic design.’ The work on display reflects the unique perspectives of the top talent in our region.”

The Dishman Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission to the exhibition and reception is free. Back by popular demand, the LU Clarinet Trio will play at the reception in their final performance together. Katharine & Company will provide refreshments. For more information, call (409) 880-8959 or visit
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