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Art Director for National Magazines To Visit with WMCAT Teen Artists

Fifty WMCAT students creating magazine on Green Grand Rapids this summer


GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (June 20, 2013) – The art director for Juxtapose and Thrasher magazines will visit with students at the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology on Monday, June 24 between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. to kick off a summer-long project to create a local magazine on green spaces and initiatives in Grand Rapids.


Trent Temple, art director for High Speed Productions, Inc., will spend the afternoon sharing his career experiences and creative insights with 50 high school students who are part of WMCAT’s Summer Learning Academy with Believe to Become. The teens will be placed on one of four design teams led by four facilitating artists. They will work collaboratively over the course of eight weeks to create a WMCAT magazine themed, Green Spaces in Grand Rapids. Each design team will be responsible for researching, developing content both written and visual communications, documenting the design process through social media, incorporating the teen voice throughout, and connecting to the local community all while being visually cohesive. The magazine will be published and sold at several retail stores throughout Grand Rapids. The students will earn a stipend for their work on the magazine.


Media is invited to Temple’s visit. Please contact Amy Knape at [email protected] for more information or to set up a visit.


Online versions of: Juxtapose Magazine and Thrasher magazine.



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WMCAT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a culture of opportunity for people to create social and economic progress in their lives and community. Through career training in medical technology fields to under and unemployed adults, WMCAT provides new opportunity pathways to move families out of poverty. WMCAT also provides after-school and summer arts programs for urban teens.

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