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Design talent on display at MHC’s One on One Gallery

Student Artwork entitled Don't Forget Peace
December 7, 2021

Above Artwork: Don’t Forget Peace, designed by Morgan Johnson

From graphic design and typography, to motion graphics and interactive media, art enthusiasts can see and appreciate a multitude of mediums in the latest exhibition at Medicine Hat College’s One on One Gallery.

‘From Pixel to Paper’ is on display until January 3, 2022, a gallery concept the first of its kind featuring designs curated by students from all levels in the Art and Design program at MHC.

Art and Design coordinator and instructor, Ian Richmond, says a change in plans created an opportunity to create a new concept of show, one that MHC faculty capitalized on to celebrate their student’s success over the fall semester.

“When an opening in the One on One Gallery arose, our team of instructors thought it was a great opportunity to highlight and share with our community the design talent and skills our students possess.

“We integrated a variety of design-relevant courses and welcomed submissions from all three years of the program, providing a first-time opportunity for many to participate in a professional gallery setting, but also to celebrate the hard work and achievements our students have demonstrated this semester.”

‘From Pixel to Paper’ includes pieces of art stemming from ‘Shared Future/World Peace’, a joint international poster design competition in collaboration with two schools from across the globe – the University of Bunda in Mulia, Indonesia and Jiangsu Second Normal University in Nanjing, China.

Student artwork entitled They Are Together

Above Artwork: They Are Together, designed by Kaleigh McArthur

Yulin Wang, Art and Design instructor, explains that the competition spanned two weeks from brainstorming to finalized designs, with 13 graphic design students at MHC participating in the initiative.

“Through their sophisticated designs, one can feel our Canadian Prairie-area students’ tough, persistent, and cheerful nature, all expressing their best wishes to the world and revealing their kindness from inside. This shared vision is the true value of this poster design project and I am so proud of the passion and love the students put into their work."

A public reception for ‘From Pixel to Paper’ will be held Wednesday, December 8 at 4:30 p.m. in the One on One Gallery at the Cultural Centre.

Attendees are required to be able to demonstrate full-vaccination status, proof of a negative rapid test completed within 72 hours, or an approved medical exemption to attend the event. Masks are also mandatory while on campus.

Applications are now open for the Fall 2022 intake of MHC’s Art and Design bachelor of applied arts program, with detailed information about the applied degree offered here.