Have you ever been involved in a conversation so painful you were scraping for excuses to leave? Or found yourself so involved in a discussion you lost track of time? Every day we use our body, voice, and technology to communicate with family, friends, and colleagues. Seventeen senior Graphic Design students would like to invite you to explore these relationships through the use of sight and sound in the exhibit: Colloquium.

Curated by: Markus V. Vogl


11/22/10 - 11/30/10


11/30/10 - 6:30-9:00


Alyssa Fortune

Alissa Fortune

People lie about the mundane and extraordinary. There is the deliberate targeted dishonesty of criminals and common day-to-day white lies that ease our existence. This piece examines at the most basic level "an untrue statement made with the intent to deceive."

Reaction Statement: Colloquium is exactly what I needed my senior year. The things that I have learned throughout this process are invaluable. I never knew exactly how much work goes into an exhibit. When it comes to my piece I have discovered that lies are not as simple as I had originally thought. Give it a try; think about the worst lie you have ever told, one that you told today, and a lie that has affected someone close to you. It took me a long time to wrap my head around the idea of an installation piece while showcasing something that occurs on a daily basis that frequently has dire repercussions. Not to mention the thoughts that came along with my inspiration for this piece. It was great to collaborate with 17 others when it came to the name of the show, our logo, postcard design, and poster development. In the end each of us came up with a different approach and outlet for an, "informal meeting for the exchange of views", Colloquium 2010. What I have learned from my colleagues is just as valuable. I have discovered the magic of collaboration. I have always been the person who is afraid of group work and this exhibit has taught me that sometimes collaboration is not only necessary but can also lead to something you never thought possible. I am so proud of Marcus Vogul along with the senior graphic designers involved in this show. If you would have told me on August 24th that our show would include these pieces and represent our class so well, I would not have believed it. My piece was installed next to Ashley and Kevin's Verbal Vibrations and the process that they went through to get their piece up and running was truly inspirational. In Ashley's own words…"I don't know what I would do without him and I really don't know what he would have done without me either." This exhibit showcases the students that will soon graduate from Myer's School of Art and I am honored to be a student that will include B.F.A from the University of Akron on my resume in Spring 2011.