[The Public News] August 2017
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Happy August! With the studio fans on and windows open, we’ve been breezing through many exciting projects on the go and getting ready for our annual summer studio closure. We’re looking forward to returning with fresh energy in the fall, but in the meantime, here are a couple things we mention in our newsletter that are happening in studio that we’re really excited about!
It’s been a delight to have Diane Mikhael intern with us from July to mid-August, as she creates a zine on curatorial practices specific to The Public’s window gallery. We’re grateful for what her experience as an educator, designer, and curator will bring to the zine and gallery. Diane has been a design educator for more than 21 years, teaching as a fulltime faculty in the Graphic Design department at Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar (2008-2015) and at Notre Dame University in Lebanon (1996-2008), and is the co-founder of the Middle East Design Educators Association (MEDEA). Her research engages with design, culture, and social change, and her new book, Bilingualism in Visual Communication: the visible forms and meanings in Arabic and Latin Typography launches this fall.
Shameless Youth Advisory Board
Over the next two months, The Public Gallery is featuring work put together by the Youth Advisory Board of Shameless, an independent, volunteer-run, grassroots magazine for teen girls and trans* youth that believes that media for young people should be guided by young people. We’re so excited to host the work of four youth artists who will explore and complicate the themes of shame and resilience. Check it out in our window gallery anytime from the corner of Seaforth Avenue and Lansdowne Avenue, starting mid-August!