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PPCC Gallery Exhibit Explores Typography as Art
Karen Kovaly, July 3, 2013
Colorado Springs, Colo. – July 3, 2013 – The Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) Downtown Studio Art Gallery kicks off “TypographiQue,” a student/faculty exhibit exploring the art of communication, with an opening reception on July 12, 5 - 7:30 p.m.
“This show honors typography as fine art,” said Jenna Shearn, faculty, PPCC Multimedia Graphic Design Department. “Like both fashion and interior design, typography helps shape culture while striving to be both functional and aesthetically appealing. ”
The exhibit, which runs through July 31, is a collaborative effort between PPCC’s Multimedia Graphic Design (MGD) and Interior Design (ID) departments. It features works of art such as wood cutouts, textiles and paintings, bringing a raised consciousness of typefaces and typography.
“Both the MGD and ID programs keep an eye toward the newest aesthetic sensibilities and technology, and in turn both have grown dramatically,” said Laura Ben-Amots, director, PPCC Art Gallery. “This exhibit transforms the gallery into a celebration of the power and beauty of typography. It is very exciting.”
During the opening reception guests can enjoy refreshments, snacks and the music of a Latin jazz band.
Pikes Peak Community College, in its 45th year of operation, is a two-year college offering associate’s degrees and various certifications in career and technical fields. With four campuses, two military education centers in El Paso County and nearly 200 programs of study, PPCC serves approximately 22,000 students annually.