Wed, Oct 26th, 7:00pm - 10:30pm

CVA Leaders of Design Series: Lecture and Opening

WOMN: Women in Minnesota Design

Honoring Women Who’ve Helped Put Minnesota on the Map With Graphic Design that’s Conceptual, Meaningful, Inspiring, Hard Working, and Pretty Powerful. The College of Visual Arts (CVA) is pleased to announce the fall 2011 Leaders of Design Series, celebrating women who’ve helped put Minnesota on the map with graphic design that’s conceptual, meaningful, inspiring, hard working, and pretty powerful. The series includes a moderated panel discussion and exhibition. Twenty-three industry-leading women were selected to exhibit their design work at the CVA Gallery from October 27 through November 13, 2011. Criteria for selection included leadership, innovation, influence, accolades for design excellence, and longevity in Minnesota.

Featured Designers

Leslee Carsewell Sue Crolick Jo Davison Laurie DeMartino Nancy Gardner Minda Gralnek Linda Henneman Susan Hopp Laurie Jacobi Haley Johnson Katie Kirk Cynthia Knox Monica Little Deb Miner Miranda Moss Kelly Munson Sarah Nelson Forss Kolean Pitner Nancy Rice Connie Soteropulos Jane Tilka Cheryl Watson Sharon Werner

Presented by the College of Visual Arts Leaders of Design Series

Sponsored by AIGA Minnesota


Panel discussion with Sue Crolick, Cynthia Knox, and Kelly Munson Moderated by Gail Rosenblum, Star Tribune columnist Wednesday, October 26, 2011 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Minnesota History Center, 3M Auditorium, 345 Kellogg Boulevard, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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($15 participating association members / $25 nonmembers / $5 student members of participating associations / $10 nonmember students)

Private Exhibition Opening

Hosted by Laurie DeMartino and Charles Spencer Anderson Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. CVA Gallery, 173 Western Avenue North, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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($50 per person)


October 27 – November 13, 2011 Public Exhibition Opening Reception Thursday, October 27, 2011 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CVA Gallery, 173 Western Avenue North, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Complimentary, no reservations necessary

About Leaders of Design

The annual CVA Leaders of Design Series showcases exemplary design through a public lecture and exhibition program, demonstrating past accomplishments and current trends in graphic, interactive, product, furniture, and industrial design.

Past CVA Leaders of Design Series »

Image credit: Laurie DeMartino Design

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