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GCU Graphic Design and Digital Design Students Animate, Create, and Advertise

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Pop! Gir and Ironman figures by Ryan Prevosti

From advertising and pop culture to multimedia masterpieces, seniors and recent graduates in the Department of Communication, Graphic Design, and Multimedia at Georgian Court University will exhibit the results of their dedicated creativity in two separate showcases this May. From May 8–10, works from Ryan Prevosti of Wall, NJ; Adriana Salvador ’16 of South River, NJ; and Ayomide Adebayo of Sayreville, NJ, will be featured. From May 11–13, works of Stephanie Montoya of Lake Como, NJ; Bridget McFadden of Sea Girt, NJ; and Stephanie Battistoni of Middletown, NJ, will be on display.

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“Fight of the Century,” by Ayomide Adebayo

“Our graduating students’ final show is a demonstration of the best works that they have produced throughout their studies in our graphic design and multimedia as well as our digital design programs,” says Edmond Salsali, Ph.D., department chair and assistant professor of digital arts. “Displayed projects will include print advertising, video production, animation, game design, and Web design.”

These programs aim to foster technical skill as well as spark students to “follow their passion,” according to Dr. Salsali, and senior Ryan Prevosti has experienced firsthand the growth and encouragement that the program offers. After winning the competition to design the cover of 2016 issue of The Fountain Spray, GCU’s literary magazine, Ryan notes that “it was pretty cool to win a contest against so many of my outstanding peers.”

Both exhibits will be in the International Collaboration Center in Farley Center of Georgian Court’s Lakewood campus and are free and open to the public; no reservations are required. The hours for viewing for the first show are on Monday, May 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and during the artists’ reception from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., as well as on Tuesday, May 9, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The hours for the second show begin on Thursday, May 11, with an artists’ reception from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., then continue on Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Story contributed by Lindsay Donohue ’16, who graduated in December with a B.A. in English and Education (K-12).

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About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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