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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Event: Sept 20 7pm - Gaming industry veteran and art manager Jeremy Cranford will be giving an Art Insights presentation on how young artists can break into the industry and what it takes to get there.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9/6/12Sabrina Green
Marketing and Public Relations Associate
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Office:  435-865-8667
cpvamktg@suu.edu

FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: ART INSIGHTS PRESENT JEREMY CRANFORD, SR. ART MANAGER OF BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT

WHAT:              Gaming industry veteran and art manager Jeremy Cranford will be giving an Art Insights presentation on how young artists can break into the industry and what it takes to get there.

WHO:               Art Insights, Southern Utah University, Department of Art and Design

WHEN:             Thursday, September 20, 2012

TIME:               7:00pm

WHERE:           Centrum Arena, Section K, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

TICKETS:         Phone: Arts Hotline:  (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts

PRICES:           Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.


SUU’S ART INSIGHTS TO FEATURE
JEREMY CRANFORD, SENIOR ART MANAGER 
OF BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: A veteran of the gaming industry known for his work on games such as World of Warcraft and Magic: The Gathering Jeremy Cranford will be giving a presentation on the business of successful commercial artistry and how young artists can break into the field at Art Insights, on Thursday September 20, 2012. The lecture begins at 7pm at Centrum Arena, Section K, admission is free and the general public is encouraged to attend.

Jeremy Cranford has worked in the gaming industry for 16 years. Now the senior art manager at Blizzard Entertainment, he provides art direction to a number of games that are well-known, if not cultural staples in the gaming world. He was recently selected to serve on the jury of Spectrum, the premier annual publication that showcases the best of fantasy, science fiction, and horror artwork – a valuable resource for art directors, artists, and art patrons alike.
Art Insights is a weekly program hosted during the fall and spring semesters by SUU’s Art and Design faculty. Students and community members meet weekly to experience presentations and discussions by visiting artists and art educators from around the nation who share their work and insights and attend gallery openings. Admission is free, and the general public is invited to attend.
This is a valuable opportunity for young artists to learn what it takes to succeed professionally. Don’t miss out on Jeremy Cranford’s Art Insights presentation!  For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at  (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a Center for Shakespeare Studies and a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree.  The Center for Shakespeare Studies offers a minor in Shakespeare Studies. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year.  The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean  (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

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