Graphic arts luminary Rick Valicenti to speak

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Visionary graphic designer Rick Valicenti will discuss his recent work at Bowling Green State University March 16 in a College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus Lecture. The free 4 p.m. talk will be held in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Theater and is open to all.

Valicenti, who earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from Bowling Green, is the founder of Thirst, a Chicago-based design group devoted to the creation of art with function. Thirst works are in the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City.

Valicenti is also a former president of the Society of Typographic Art, a board member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts/Chicago and a juror for the National Endowment for the Arts' Presidential Design Awards. He has had one-man shows in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. A reception will follow his presentation, which is also part of the BGSU School of Art ARTalks series.

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(Posted March 13, 2007 )