Of course, an interesting subject. All four presented themselves well. Anne was excellent: spoke clearly and encouragingly with excellent questions and maintained eye contact on and with the presenters. Each of the latter had valuable insights and they spoke and interacted well. It would have been better for me, not sitting in front, if the microphone could have been a little more amplified. The volume was a bit low and sometimes a presenter (Peter)would hold the mic a bit too far away when speaking. I am glad I attended. Some interesting issues were touched upon, followed up on, and one or two I hadn't previously given too much consideration. Classy event!
I thought the strong theme of community and the speeches focus on us as a whole were more like the MassArt I grew to love over 32 years ago. A place where people were decent, creative, without horizontal hostility, siloing and information suppression. David’s sincerity and decency as a human being came through in his speech. I was really surprised and was really happy to hear him say he was going to rename the president’s gallery to re-honor a great person. The weather and perfect day was a perfect back drop for this day. Thank you to all of you for working hard to setup this important day for our community.
Each portfolio was unique to the individual designer. The typography was especially impressive with great attention to form, color placement, space, and details. The designs concepts were well researched and executed professionally. The students are ready for the professional world of graphic design. These students will represent Mass Art well. Effort obvious. Well done.