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Communications Media lecture series continues

Posted 02/17/16

Dimpled Landscape by Karin RosenthalFitchburg State continues its Communications Media Lecture Series this spring with presentations from noted professionals in the fields of photography, graphic design and documentary filmmaking.

The series starts Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m. in the Ellis White Lecture Hall in Hammond Hall, 160 Pearl St., with a presentation by photographer Karin Rosenthal of her beautiful work in photographing the human figure in water landscapes titled Journeying Within the Human Landscape.

Her photographs are held in numerous museum collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Museum in Cambridge, Brooklyn Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, and the Yale University Art Gallery.

Rosenthal is a resident scholar at Brandeis University's Women's Studies Research Center where, in 2013, she initiated and co-curated an exhibition of work by street photographer Vivian Maier. In the event of inclement weather, the lecture will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2.

Kylo Ren by Erik WeikertThe series continues in March with a presentation by graphic designer Erik Weikert on Tuesday, March 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Ellis White Lecture Hall in Hammond Hall.

Weikert is a designer and senior art director at Pilot, a brand consulting and packaging design agency in Boston's Seaport District. Weikert is a Fitchburg State alumnus who studied graphic design within the Communications Media Department.

He has designed and art directed branding and packaging for Lucasfilm, Disney, Universal, Nike, Puma, Angry Orchard, Boston Beer Company, Hasbro, Rovio: Angry Birds, and Grand Cru: Confidential. He helped develop the retail branding for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and was recognized at the Boston Advertising Hatch Awards for his redesign of the Transformers logo.

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