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Leslie Haines - Animal Abecedary

Leslie Haines
June 5 – Aug. 27, 2017
Concourse C, Across from Gates 10 and 13  

Leslie Haines has been a graphic designer for more than 30 years and is currently Associate Professor of Visual Communication in the School of Journalism at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). Prior to this position, she chaired Graphic Design programs at The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville and Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. She received an Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Marywood University and a Master of Arts in Advertising Design from Syracuse University. Two images from her Animal Abecedary series (“C is for Cat” and “S is for Slug”) were exhibited at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville from Nov. 2015 – Feb. 2016. Two pieces were also recently chosen for the International Inkmasters Print Exhibition in Cairns, Queensland Australia.
About Animal Abecedary
Leslie Haines’ Animal Abecedary series explores unusual imagery juxtapositions by transforming something ordinary, like an alphabet book, and turning it into a fanciful flight of unexpected and amusing pairings. Letterpress type, vintage engravings, found objects, old book pages, photography, and original drawings mix together digitally to become something unexpected. Haines’ goal is to create fun, humorous and sophisticated imagery that appeals to both adults and children alike.

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