The 2nd annual Design Expo at Jamestown Arts Center opens January 23, 2014 with a reception from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The event will showcase over 20 designers from around the state, with events, speakers and presentations throughout the month focusing on this year's theme: IMPACT. Two featured speakers on opening night will give short comments on their work in the design field, including entrepreneur and RISD faculty member Bill Foulkes, creator of the “Design and Entrepreneurial Thinking” course. Bill will discuss how business concepts enhance designers’ ability to bring their ideas to reality.
Other events throughout the Expo include a Pecha Kucha on January 29 from 7:30 – 9:30pm, featuring presentations from more designers in the 20 slides / 20 seconds per slide event format. Video Night on January 31 from 7 – 9pm, in collaboration with Kettlebottom Outdoor Pursuits, The Teen Center, and the JAC Teen Advisory.
Opening night, special events and gallery hours are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 10am – 2pm, Wednesday – Saturday.