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Open Hand Studio Opens Their Arms To Community-based Design

By Michele Lenni in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 29, 2010 7:30PM

mmweblogo.gif If you've lived in this town for more than a day then you begin to realize that you are surrounded, and sometimes compounded, by the vast amount of visuals; perhaps more than the eye can begin to absorb. Translated, there's a lot of beautiful stuff to look at. With design and art luminaries like Ed Paschke, Helmut Jahn and Mies van der Rhoe to the city's credit, the bar for visual excellence has been set extremely high to say the least; but at what cost?

In an economy where everyone seems to have to do it all for no cost non-for-profit businesses tend to suffer in terms of design, i.e., websites, brochures and general artistic vision. Well, fear not for Open Hand Studio, an organization best known for giving small organizations the best in design at a lesser cost, is holding what they have dubbed Meet and Match; an event geared to give non-for-profit and community-based-organizations networking opportunities with top design organizations.

The Hyde Park Art Center will host this networking event as well as several design-based presentations today from 5:30-8:30pm.