Shaker Historical Society

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Gallery Opening and Preview

Fri, March 9, 2018 6PM - 8PM
16740 South Park Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120 map
Join us for the preview and opening of the art of Christopher Hoot on display in the Lissauer Gallery from March 9 - May 6, 2018. Opening Reception (Admission Free) is Friday, March 9, 2018 from 6-8pm at the Shaker Historical Society.

Christopher Hoot, Professor of Graphic Design at the Mary Schiller Myers School of Art at the University of Akron, has successfully restructured the teaching courses in graphic design and 2-D Design Foundations. He also has found positive reception outside of academia as a working designer with a variety of clients through his design business, HootDesign including: Akron Art Museum; Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College; City of Canal Fulton; West Point Market; Oberlin College Performing Arts; Akron Civic Theatre; Design Management Inc.; Midwest Art History Society; Applied Quality Methods; Glendale Cemetery; Visual Symphony; Children’s Ballet Theatre; Recycling Coordinators; Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum; Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art; Brouse McDowell; Savino Sorbet; Myers School of Art; The University of Akron Chapter of the AAUP; and Buckeye House Rabbit Society. He has been involved in publication design, designing books, catalogs, newsletters, and annual reports; environmental design designing exhibitions, signage and didactic systems and corporate identity designing visual identities and graphic systems.

Additionally, Christopher Hoot designed the exhibition John Heartfield vs Nazi Germany for the Akron Art Museum in 2008 and in 2010 designed the catalog and graphic system for their Pattern ID exhibition. His current research is in visual rhetoric, making connections between verbal and visual devices to enrich expression in graphic and visual communication design. He brings his latest adventures in color, pattern and abstraction to the Lissauer Gallery Friday, March 9, 2018.

Lissauer Gallery Preview and Opening: Christopher Hoot
Friday, March 9, 2018 from 6-8pm. Admission Free