LCC Graphic Arts students hold portfolio event

LCC Graphic Arts students hold portfolio event

Lenoir Community College Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology student Jillian Wilson shows her grandmother, Patricia Garner, her portfolio during Tuesday’s event at the school. Photo by Junious Smith III / Neuse News

The culmination of two school years was presented to the public Tuesday.

Lenoir Community College’s Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology (GAIT) students held an art portfolio event, where students showcased numerous formats, such as advertising, digital and marketing techniques. LCC GAIT professor Dwight Downie said he appreciated the students’ work throughout.

“I’m very pleased with the turnout and the work the students have showcased,” Downie said. “This is the culmination of their hard work over the past two years and while I’m sad to see them go, I’m excited for their next chapters.”

Greg Harris is set to graduate in May; he said this project was of great importance to his dream occupation going forward.

“For me, the book represents my time here from the beginning to the end, being able to share something I’m proud of while working on my goals,” Harris said. “I want to be a designer and business owner in the future.”

Another student ready to graduate next month — Jillian Wilson — said she wouldn’t mind keeping her talents local.

“This class showcases everything we’ve learned, whether it was taught in class or something we figured out for ourselves,” Wilson said.

Patricia Garner, Wilson’s grandmother, said she loved the presentation.

“Jilian has been showing me stuff since she started working on the project, and Kenneth and I think what she has done and what the other students have done is amazing,” Garner said.

Goldsboro resident Carla Jeffery checked out the presentations and said she appreciated the effort throughout.

“It’s a beautiful event and you can tell how much time and care the students put toward working on these projects,” Jeffery said.

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