"Survivor: Graphic Design" Exhibit opens May 3 at
is my first art exhibit," explained first-year Halifax
Community College (HCC) Advertising & Graphic Design student
Lydia Garner. What she is referring to is this year’s
Advertising & Graphic Design exhibit, "Survivor: Graphic
Design" that will kick off with a reception from 7-9 p.m.,
Tuesday, May 3 in The Centre. The event is free and open to
the public. The exhibit will remain open through the end of
A resident of Garysburg, Garner always enjoyed doing
graphics projects for her church, business and
organizations, but she wanted to enhance her skills so she
enrolled in the college’s program. Garner plans to further
her education after HCC, too.
In the exhibit, Garner will display digital pieces and is
inspired by her life experiences. "Those experiences make me
want to spell it out for the world to see. Sometimes you
can’t say it, but you can demonstrate it or draw it and
somehow incorporate it into art," she said.
HCC Advertising & Graphic Design Instructor Gloria Tysinger
noted that a variety of work will be shown including
painting, montage, traditional drawings, photo
manipulations, posters, cartoons and sculpture, just to name
"It is an opportunity for people to talk to the artists
about their work and for us to appreciate their efforts.
Over 30 graphic designers and invited guest artists are
presenting," explained Tysinger. Of those artists, there are
nine students who will receive certificates, diplomas or
associate degrees this May.
"In attending the exhibit, I want guests to see that
traditional skills and digital skills have become
integrated," Tysinger added. She noted that both types of
skills are part of communication and people should not feel
restricted to only use one or the other. "We can communicate
using different mediums together," said Tysinger.
View works by HCC Advertising & Graphic Design
student Lydia Garner, above, and 30 other artists at
HCC’s art exhibit opening and reception from 7-9
p.m., Tuesday, May 3 in The Centre.