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10/15/2010

Photography students display work at Safeway

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[Click Image to Enlarge] EAC Graphic Arts instructor Tom Chiccelli displays some of the items that are hanging in the lobby of Safeway in Thatcher. The art will remain on display through December. [EAC – Submitted photo.]
 

By Stephanie Caffall

Thatcher, AZ—The work of several of Eastern Arizona College’s digital photography students is now on display inside Safeway near the Starbucks kiosk through December.

Tom Cicchelli, EAC’s Graphic Arts instructor, teaches Beginning Digital Photography (ART128) and Intermediate Digital Photography (ART228). The courses provide students with an introduction to the basics of digital photography.

“These images, which represent a wide variety of styles and subjects, are gathered from the finished projects of students from EAC’s digital photography classes over the last school year,” explained Cicchelli. “Students produced the work using computers, scanners, digital cameras and digital inkjet printers.”

Cicchelli explains that upon completion of these courses, his students are able to understand the basic functions of the camera and how they are applied in order to change the appearance of the photographic image as well as evaluate lighting of subjects with respect to the equipment, technique, and materials being employed.

“The Eastern Arizona Graphic Design program offers an Associate of Arts degree in Graphic Design,” Cicchelli explained. “When graphic design majors complete the program, they are prepared to enter the work force as entry level designers or production artists. No matter what direction a student may want to pursue in graphic design: layout artist, brand identity design, logo design, photo editing, Photoshop artist, web design, or production artist,” says Cicchelli.

For more information about the show or about photography classes at EAC, contact Cicchelli at (928) 428-8470.

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