RCSJ Arts & Innovation Center Prepares Social Justice-Oriented Exhibit, “Extra Bold”

Logo for the latest Arts & Innovation Center exhibit. Titled, “Extra Bold,” the exhibition seeks to use graphic design to express social justice concepts. (Photo courtesy of the Rowan College of South Jersey Arts & Innovation Center.)

VINELAND N.J. – Rowan College of South Jersey’s Arts & Innovation Center gallery located at 321 N. High Street in Millville will host an exhibition of graphic design titled, “Extra Bold,” from Nov. 1 – 30.

“Extra Bold” showcases the power of graphic design for social justice. The focus on typography plays a significant role in the many interpretations of the theme. “Extra Bold” looks to push the boundaries of symbols and letters as form, and attempts to find strength, beauty and understanding in a shared visual language. The exhibit will include posters and typographic works by designers who “use their language of vision as activists for positive societal change.”

International designers whose work will be on view include: Ginette Caron (Ginette Caron Communication Design), Armando Milani (Milani Design) and Carlotta Origoni (Origoni Steiner Studio) from Italy. Other participants are: Jan Conradi (Rowan University), Sherri Baker Hamilton (creative manager, Wegmans Food Markets), Judy Livingston (owner, “Good Work Good Cause”), Josh MacPhee (founder, “Justseeds” international cooperative), Chaz Maviyane-Davies, who has been described by Debbie Millman of Design Matters as “one of the most powerful voices in the world of graphic design,” as well as Debbie Millman herself. This group of designers strives to cut through complacency and apathy.

The public is invited to attend a free gallery talk on Thursday, Nov. 14, beginning at 4 p.m. An artist reception is set to take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 15 during the Third Friday festivities in Millville’s Glasstown Arts District.

Normal gallery hours are 9 a.m to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, call (856) 765-0988.