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Voice, Vol. 5

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April 10, 2015

We thought we’d share with you some of the great things happening this month. With the first quarter of the year behind us, we’re looking at an incredibly “event-full” and busy April. Real quick though, we wanted to pick up where Fernando left off in last month’s newsletter. He challenged each of us to participate, contribute, support, join the fun and celebrate our design community. It’s true, we are growing and becoming more active, but we need the help of our members in order to maintain and build that momentum.  The easiest way to show your support as a member is to show up.  We think that the following events are great opportunities for just that: involvement. In recent months, we’ve been encouraged by how many of you have reached out to us to share your ideas and interest in becoming more involved.  This is how!

Thursty Thursday: Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6pm-until, Chattanooga Brewing Company
Chattanooga Brewing Company is generously providing your first-beer free of charge!  Who can pass that up? It just so happens that April’s Thursty Thursday falls in the middle of the Membership Drive (April 13-17). We’re inviting you to join us and celebrate your membership with us! Our student members are especially welcome.  We want to raise a glass to you for successfully completing the school year!  If you’re a non-member interested in finding out who we are, what we’re about, and how you can get involved, please join us.  Designers and creatives alike are welcome. Bring a friend, colleague or your boss! We’ll also have some goodies to give away.  Be sure to mark your calendars. You won’t want to miss this great event!

AIGA CHA Poster Design Show + Glass House Collective’s “The Next Big Thing” Urbanism Workshop: (April 22-24)
We are thrilled and excited to announce that we have been invited to partner with Glass House Collective to host a Poster Design Show (sponsored by Adams Lithographing Company) as the kick off for Glass House Collective’s “The Next Big Thing” Urbanism Workshop.  AIGA Board Members and member volunteers will be participating in the Thursday and Friday workshop, providing support and design expertise to the growth and revitalization efforts in the historic Glass Street community here in Chattanooga.  Our members are invited to submit their poster designs for display during the kick off and workshop.  We’d like to invite you to attend the Urbanism Workshop Kick Off featuring Mike Lydon and AIGA Poster Design Show on Wednesday, April 22, 6pm – 8:30pm at Green|Spaces, 63 East Main Street.  Open to the public, free to attend.

UTC Graphic Design Portfolio Review “Going out with a Bang”: Tuesday, April 28, 6:00pm – 8:30pm, Green|Spaces, 63 East Main Street
One of our primary goals is to engage and build relationships with local design students.  We’ve all been there, a student about to graduate and “go out with a bang”.  It wasn’t easy, but we got through it, transitioning smoothly into the working world. And most likely, we made it because of those in our lives who supported us throughout that journey.  We believe that design students are some of our communities’ biggest assets.  They are our freshest minds, idea generators, innovators, and inspirers.  Why not let them know we’re here for them by helping them make even broader connections within our community.  The opportunity to mentor or hire the newest graphic design genius just became that much easier! This year, we’re honored by the opportunity to sponsor the UTC Graphic Design Portfolio Review.  We would love for you to join us.  Open to the public, free to attend.

Keep an Eye Out, Save the Dates

2015 BFA Senior Exhibition, Show 2: Tuesday, April 14, Cadek Conservatory, 725 Oak Street, 37403 

Code & Creativity:  Tuesday, April 28, 7:00pm, The Camp House, 125 East M L King Blvd

Drink + Draw:  Thursday, May 21, Society of Work, 701 Market Street, 13th Floor

Look for an exciting announcement from AIGA Chattanooga and Society of Work!

When you are a member of AIGA, you are part of a network that increases design’s influence and expands opportunities for designers in our community and worldwide. Learn more, contact Cat Collier Martinez, president, at today!

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