Kerry MacHugh to Show Senior Project Work at Cazenovia College

Tivoli, N.Y., native is a nominee for Art and Design Program Award

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One element of the brand identity for fictional Revel Theater

CAZENOVIA, NY (05/09/2013)(readMedia)-- The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall will host the annual Division of Art and Design Senior Award Candidates' Exhibition from May 6 - May 18. Five Art and Design Program students, selected by a jury of Art and Design faculty members, have been nominated to receive the prestigious Art and Design Division Program Award. Work by these students will be on display through commencement week, when the award winners will be announced.

Kerry MacHugh, of Tivoli, N.Y., is a candidate for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in visual communications, with a minor in business, to be conferred at Cazenovia College on May 18, 2013. She has received numerous awards for excellence in academics and leadership, including the 1824 Scholarship, the New York State Merit Scholarship, and a place on the Dean's List every semester.

MacHugh infuses her illustrations and designs with energy through organic shapes and warm, tertiary colors, thus achieving her goal of transforming the ordinary into the beautiful. Based on her work as an intern, she has been hired by the award-winning Syracuse-based design firm, Mindshare, LLC, as a junior designer.

Of the work which is the basis of her exhibition, she writes, "My senior project was the creation of brand identity systems for Revel Theater, a fictional 10,000-seat concert hall in Portland, Oregon, as well as for a concert series and one of the musical acts appearing there.

"For Revel Theater, my goal was to visually emulate the sense of festivity and 'revelry' one would experience there, through design elements that reflect both the physical space and emotional feeling of the event. The design system I created also had to accommodate and visually compliment secondary visual brands of events and groups appearing at the venue in an integrated way. This was demonstrated with the concert series and band identities I created. The project elements included logos, promotional materials, packaging, and websites. For all elements of the project, I acted as designer, illustrator, and photographer."

MacHugh has received a number of merit scholarships, and is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She served as president of the Outdoor Adventure Club was the 2012 captain of the Wildcats Soccer Team September and a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, and a Visual Communications Club Supervisor. She was a member of the Alternative Breaks Club's Habitat for Humanity project in Atlanta, Ga., and the Village Mountain Mission Project in the Dominican Republic. She was also a Red Cross volunteer and worked with Caz Cares, in Cazenovia, N.Y.

The Cazenovia College Art Gallery in Reisman Hall, 6 Sullivan St., is on the corner of Sullivan and Seminary streets in Cazenovia. Hours during the academic year are: Monday through Thursday, 1-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; Friday, 1-4 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. Summer hours vary. Shows and receptions are free and open to the public. The gallery is handicapped accessible.

For information contact Jen Pepper by e-mail to Information is also on the Web at

Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college near Syracuse, N.Y., offering a comprehensive liberal arts education in an exceptional community environment, with academic and co-curricular programs devoted to developing leaders in their professional fields. Cazenovia, named one of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction. For more information, visit

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