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Sept. 18-Oct. 10: 'Project Passion' Design Exhibition

A lecture and gallery reception will be held Monday, Sept. 25.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 9-14-2017

Mankato, Minn. – Project Passion, a juried exhibition of the self-initiated work of graphic designers, will be on display in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Conkling Gallery (located in Nelson Hall 139) from Sept. 18 through Oct. 10.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday as coverage permits. Please call 507-389-6412 to ensure the gallery is open.

A lecture by designers from the Cast Iron Design studio in Boulder, Colo., will be held Monday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium, with a gallery reception to follow. Cast Iron Design artists will be in residency Sept. 25-26 in the Nelson Hall Graphics Studios at Minnesota State Mankato.

Project Passion is a collaborative effort of Minnesota State Mankato design faculty members David Rogers, Bradley Coulter, Ellen Schofield and Matt Willemsen along with AIGA Minnesota. The exhibition is made possible through the Nadine B. Andreas Endowment Program.

Following is a description of Project Passion from Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Art:

“When everything mixes just right, there’s something quite remarkable about collaboration. The intermingling of skills and experiences, though at times messy, gives shape to novel forms and ideas. This year Project Passion, an annual exhibition showcasing designers’ self-initiated work, features such collaborations. With this show we aim to highlight how creatives are working together to pursue mutual obsessions/fascinations—outside of client support and feedback. Designers from around the world submitted their work and the show jurors—Jessica and Tad Carpenter (Carpenter Collective), Katie Kirk and Nathan Strandberg (Eight Hour Day), Jonathan Black and Richard Roche (Cast Iron Design)—selected the projects included in the show.”

For more information, call the Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art at 507-389-6412. The complete 2017-2018 Conkling Gallery Schedule, list of artist residencies and lecture series is available online.

The Minnesota State Mankato Department of Art is part of the University’s College of Arts and Humanities.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,110 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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