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Art Directors Club Announcing the 2011 Hall of Fame Laureates

The Art Directors Club, yesterday announced the latest group of laureates into the prestigious ADC Hall of Fame. An exhibition of work by these latest laureates will also be on display and open to the public free of charge at the ADC Gallery.

ADC established their Hall of Fame in 1971 as a cross-disciplinary acknowledgement of the most renowned professionals in visual arts and communications.

The 2011 Hall of Fame laureates, representing advertising, design, filmmaking, illustration, photography and education, will be inducted at a creative black-tie benefit gala on November 10, 2011 in New York, with proceeds going toward ADC education programs. In addition to the gala induction dinner on November 10, speaker events featuring the latest laureates will be held that month. An exhibition of work by these will also be on display and open to the public free of charge at the ADC Gallery.

ADC Hall of Fame laureates for 2011 are:
• Ruth Ansel, art director, editorial design
• Marshall Arisman, painter, illustrator, chairman of the M.F.A. degree program, School of Visual Arts (Educator Award)
• John C. Jay, partner, executive creative director, Wieden+Kennedy
• Joe Pytka, filmmaker, commercial director

In addition, Paola Antonelli, senior curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, will receive the ADC Manship Medallion in special recognition of curatorial excellence.

“Hall of Fame pays lasting tribute to those whose careers have profoundly influenced the direction of their fields,” says Olga Grisaitis, director, ADC. “This recognition honors an ongoing lifetime of achievement that exemplifies the highest standards of creative excellence and leads the industry forward. Our goal is to capture the history of our industry in the accomplishments of these laureates.”

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