March 23, 2016 by: Natalie Fleming
Please join Professor Stephanie Rothenberg and students from the ‘Design and Entrepreneurship’ graphic design course for M&T 4th Fridays at the Tri-Main Center. Students will present “Off the Beaten Path: Designing the Un-tourist Experience in Buffalo”.
As Buffalo experiences a “renaissance,” more and more people are relocating to the city as well as making it a travel destination. Locals are also stepping out of their familiar neighborhoods to see what’s happening around town during this major transition. For this senior graphic design project, students were asked to design an innovative piece of collateral, a “take-away,” that promotes local tourism, stimulates the local economy and highlights some of the lesser known “off the beaten path” areas and stories of the Buffalo-Niagara region. Their projects take the form of alternative tours, DIY kits and other non-conventional formats to encourage both Buffalonians and visitors to feel inspired to explore the uniqueness of the region and learn a bit more about the city’s untold histories.
Also at M&T Fourth Fridays @ Tri-Main Center:
* Preview the beautiful dishes created for Plates & Pasta 2016. Visitors can view completed plates as well as see the processes used for plate production.
* Kick-off Spectral Locus Amanda Browder & Albright-Knox Art Gallery Public Art Initiative. In the spring and summer of 2016, Buffalo, New York will be the site of a major public art project led by the Brooklyn-based artist Amanda Browder to collectively produce a monumental brightly-colored “quilt” that will be draped over the facade of a Erie County Public Library in downtown Buffalo. BAS will serve as a fabric donation site and public work site. Community members are encouraged to DONATE FABRIC and be a part of this exciting project!