Last Saturday, I spent the evening at the Los Angeles A+D (Architecture and Design) Museum next to LACMA to catch the opening reception of EMERGE, an exhibition featuring the work of Graphic Design students and American Institute of Graphic Design members (AIGA) from the Greater Los Angeles area. Pieces by students from institutions such as Art Center College of Design, Cal Poly Pomona, California State University Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, Otis College of Art and Design, UCLA Extension, University of Southern California, and our very own Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising were showcased in this collection of work from emerging designers.
I met up at the gallery with Bebe Palagab (3rd quarter, Graphic Design major), Secretary of The Red Dot, Marianna Holguin (6th quarter, Graphic Design major), president of The Red Dot and EMERGE participant, Mani O’Brien, FIDM Digital Arts Blog writer, Chad Lowe, FIDM Graphic Design alumnus, and René Quintanilla, AIGA Los Angeles Assistant Programming Chair and FIDM Annex Lab Assistant — all who came out to support the students whose work made it in.
It was a very successful event that showed the talents and skills of the coming generation of designers. Congratulations to Graphic Design students Nicole Antonian (6th quarter), Sam Arias (6th quarter), Marianna Holguin (6th quarter), and Jessica Threde (6th quarter) for being featured at EMERGE 2012!
For more information on how to join The Red Dot, FIDM’s student AIGA group for Digital Media and Graphic Design students and participate in exciting events like these, contact the president, Marianna Holguin (firstname.lastname@example.org)!