Reno is truly blessed with some really fine graphic design talent. I’ve been fortunate to work with some of the best visual designers on the west coast, and I can say from experience, that our city’s talent can stand up to anyone.
AIGA was founded in 1914 as the “American Institute of Graphic Arts.” Their mission is well explained on their website:
“AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. AIGA serves designers with five critical functions for a profession:
With the terrific talent base we’ve enjoyed in our city, it’s time designers came together to support their profession, and share ideas and information. I was very happy to see the effort launch its local chapter in an eye catching, celebratory way.
Between champagne and hors d’ouevres, a rare display of modern art, and insight from a leading designer, the first page of the all-new chapter will pack plenty of pop.
Join them for a colorful kickoff among peers, Andy Warhol, and product designer Laurian Pokroy Dixon at the official uncorking of AIGA Reno Tahoe.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007, 7-9 PM
Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater
Nevada Museum of Art
DRINKS, HORS D’OEUVRES, DESSERT AND ANDY WARHOL EXHIBIT VIEWING
TARGETING DESIGN: FROM SKETCH TO SHELVES
Members – free
Non-members – $35 in advance, $40 at the door
Students – $20 in advance, $25 at the door
(Includes admission to Andy Warhol’s Dream America)
As a member or patron of the design community in our area, it’s critical that we support this local chapter of the AIGA. It will enable us to continue to produce exciting events that promote the role of visual design in the community and elevate public perception of its value to business.
You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.