By LLS on 11/24/2008
Presidential Lectureship for Art and Art History
The 3rd Annual Presidential Lectureship Series for Art and Art History featured renowned graphic designer Lucille Tenazas and her lecture entitled “The Designer as Cultural Nomad.” In this lecture, Lucille discussed her work as well as her students’ projects, providing a methodology that offers an alternative perspective on the role of design —one that it is not merely a way to sell and convince, but an opportunity to enlighten, pose questions and offer a way to interact with and understand the world. In teaching opportunities here in the US and abroad, she has considered these experiences as sojourns of cultural discovery, using her skills as a designer to elicit deeper experiences of community, participation and empathy.
Tenazas has lectured and taught extensively here and abroad and she has participated on juries for numerous design competitions. From 1996-98, she was National President of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), presiding over the organization during a period when the role of design was undergoing a conceptual realignment in the aftermath of rapidly evolving technological advancement. In 2002, she was awarded the prestigious National Design Award for Communication Design by the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum and was honored in 1995 as one of the ID Forty, ID Magazine’s selection of America’s leading design innovators.
Nashville Logo Design Competition
The same evening as the Presidential Lecture, the Department of Art , in conjunction with community sponsors, hosted the 3rd Annual Nashville Logo Design Competition. Following the lecture, Apple awards including iphones and ipods were given for "Best use of typography," "Best Icon Use," "People's Choice," and "Best Overall Design."
For the list of winners and to view all of the logos submitted this year, please view the competition website: www.nashvillelogodesign.com.