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Exhibit designer's lecture will focus on creatiing three-dimensional art spaces

On Thursday, Oct. 10, Nicole Dowd, a freelance graphic and exhibit designer, will give a lecture and career talk titled, “Exhibition Design: Translating Narrative into Space” at 5 p.m. in Alfred University’s  (AU) Binns-Merill Hall, room 108. This free event is sponsored by the AU McComsey Career Development Center.

Those interested in a museum career but aren’t majoring in design are urged to come to this event to learn about the multidisciplinary field of exhibition design, which means translating a narrative into a three-dimensional space. Dowd wants to help students discover how their current skills and interests can translate to the exhibition design profession.

Dowd is currently a graduate recruitment coordinator for the Corcoran College of Art and Design where she earned a master of arts degree in exhibition design. She also serves as faculty adviser for the Society of Environmental Graphic Design, a student organization that connects students with professions and career opportunities in the field. She recently completed graphics for an exhibit in Hanoi, Vietnam as well as conceptual lighting installations for the city of Washington, D.C.