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Construct/Connect The Role of Graphic Design Tennessee Arts Commission • Through July 25 Through innovative logos, creative advertisements, inviting product packaging, and more we are surrounded by graphic design everywhere. It is the art of communication. John Wilkinson, Ivory, 2014, Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico paper, 16” x 14” Simply the Best Tennessee Watercolor Society Best in Show From an entry pool of nearly 200, John Wilkinson’s watercolor portrait Ivory was one of 50 paintings selected by jurist Pat Dews for the Tennessee Watercolor Society’s 34th Juried Exhibition at O’More College of Design last month. Ivory went on to win Best of Show and a $1,500 purse. Strong design, color, content, and technical skill were among the criteria Dews used in judging. Congratulations, John Wilkinson! Ivory gives us all that and more. For more information, visit The exhibition Construct/Connect: The Role of Graphic Design, c u r rent ly on v iew at t he Tennessee Arts Commission, examines the elements and process of graphic design through the works of four local professionals: Lindsey Armstrong, Graphic Designer and Art Director at the Redpepper Agency, Stephen Jones, Creative Director and Owner of GoGo Jones, Luke How a rd , Web De ve loper and Graphic Desig ner at Crowd Surf, LLC, and Trent Thibodeaux, lead Graphic Designer at Third Man Records. With the help of Dan Brawner, Chair of the Graphic Design Program at Watkins College of Trent Thibodeaux, Divine Fits Screenprint poster Art, Design & Film, the show takes viewers step by step from the idea phase to the finished product. Construct/Connect: The Role of Graphic Design is on display at the Tennessee Arts Commission. Visit for more information. FAMILY BUSINESS Coop Gallery • Through July 26 In the exhibit  Hyeon Jung Kim, The Family Business of Human Element Removal, the artist draws upon her experience at her family’s dry-cleaning business to turn accumulations of hangers, tags, clothing, and other products into an insightful and appealing video and 3D installation. A first-generation immigrant from Seoul, Korea, Kim was continually exposed to the labor and processes involved in delivering clean, pressed clothing to customers. She writes, “In my art practice, I engage in my own repetitive process with similar intensity towards dirty to clean, removal of waste of objects and materials.” Hyeon Jung Kim, The Family Business of Human Element Removal will remain on view at Coop Gallery, 75 Arcade. For more information, visit www. To see more of Kim’s work, visit Still from Labyrinth video 14 | July 2014

2014 July Nashville Arts Magazine

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