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Sangren exhibit features graphic design by Pravin Sevak

Jan. 31, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Graphic design by WMU associate professor of art Pravin C. Sevak is on display this month in Gallery II of Sangren Hall at Western Michigan University. The free, public exhibition is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 3-22.

There is a reception for the artist from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, and the public is invited to attend.

Sevak graduated from the National Institute of Design in India in 1979, and began his career at Sudharshan Dheer's Design Studio at Bombay. In 1983, he rejoined the faculty at NID where he taught various courses including graphic design, environmental perception, typography and package design.

While at NID, Sevak also practiced design, successfully completed two permanent exhibitions for the government of India, as well as designed various publications, book designs, type designs, map designs, and corporate identities for both public and private sectors.

In 1998 while on sabbatical leave, Pravin was invited to teach graphic design at Ohio University. Later, he taught at Truman State University and Northern Kentucky University, where he was recognized as the most influential teacher of the NKU design program.

The Sangren exhibition allows Sevak to share some of his professional design experiences and recent digital photography, as well as to share form and color studies of the culturally symbolic "Yantra" forms.

"In this information age," Sevak says, "my research goal is to understand, explore, and share cross-cultural design needs."

For additional information, contact the School of Art Exhibitions Office at (269) 387-2455.

Media contact: Jackie Ruttinger, 269 387-2455, jacquelyn.ruttinger@wmich.edu

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