Media Advisory: "Simple" designs that promote and provoke sustainability and social change

Release Date: April 12, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The public is largely unaware of an important movement among artists of all stripes advocating for sustainable agriculture, products and services. Students and faculty members in the University at Buffalo departments of visual studies, media study, architecture and planning are among those deeply involved in this movement.

This emphasis will be highlighted by "Design Issues," an upcoming free public exhibition of work by undergraduate seniors in the University at Buffalo Art Department's Communication Design Program that will include illustrated prototypes for sustainable products and services.

The show will open April 14 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Visual Studies Department Gallery, Room B45 in the basement of the UB Center for the Arts, North Campus.

Great visuals!

Visitors also will see prototypical public campaigns and grass roots initiatives that advocate for more sustainable, healthier lifestyles and environments realized through community gardens, organic food networks, creative reuse and more.

The exhibit continues through April 24. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tues.-Sat.

The exhibitors, who worked under the direction of Stephanie Rothenberg, UB associate professor of visual studies, are Shane Alexander, Caressa Arcara, Robert Avery, Patrick Branigan, Waichan Chan, Allison Chefec, Kelsey Cook, Sean Dimmer, Scott Ferris, Miles Fonda, Melissa Infantino, Brandon Koek, Sarah Kuehl, Anna Leone, Michael Phillips, Danielle Simon, David Vaccaro, Robert Weishaupt and Jeannette Wiley.

For press arrangements, please contact Pat Donovan in the UB Office of University Communications at 645-4602 and Stephanie Rothenberg, on-site at 830-2202.

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