Fri, Nov 5, 2021, 6 –8 pm Main Gallery Gallery Exhibition Minneapolis College of Art and Design is pleased to welcome the public to visit the gallery for the closing reception and artist talk with designer Wael Morcos. Designing across a variety of scripts comes with a set of challenges. Consideration for history, cultural nuances and diverse communities come into play. In this talk, Wael Morcos will share some of his current work at Morcos Key unfolding between the US and the Middle East, spanning editorial, branding, exhibition, and type design. About Wael Marcos Wael Morcos is a graphic designer and type designer from Beirut, Lebanon. Upon receiving his BA in Graphic Design from Notre Dame University (Lebanon), he spent three years developing identities and Arabic-Latin bilingual typefaces, in addition to working in print and exhibition design. Wael received his MFA from RISD in 2013, after which he moved to New York and worked with several studios in the city before founding Morcos Key. Wael has been featured in Print Magazine’s 15 under 30, was named a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club and an Ascender by the Type Directors Club. Wael Morcos also designed the branding for, and is included in, the current exhibition on view in the MCAD Gallery Inner Structures-Outer Rhythms: Contemporary Arab and Persian Graphic Design. Now on view through November 6. This event is co-sponsored by MCAD's Continuing Education Department and Mizna, a critical platform for contemporary literature, film, art, and cultural production centering the work of Arab and Southwest Asian and North African artists. Please be assured that the health and safety of our MCAD community and visitors remain our priority. We will adhere to the following protocols for visitors: Entrance is free but visitors should make a reservation ahead of your visit through Eventbrite. Visitors who show up without a reservation will need to sign in with our Welcome Desk personnel for contact tracing purposes. We ask that guests arrive at the north (Main) or south (Parking Lot) entrances. Masks are required inside of MCAD buildings regardless of vaccination status. Upon entering the building guests must show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event (digital or paper forms are acceptable). If visitors do not have proof of COVID vaccination or negative COVID test then they will be permitted to see the exhibition in the main gallery but not enter Auditorium 150. The Wael Morcos talk will be live streamed so the visitor can watch it in the gallery. Hand sanitizer is available and visitors are encouraged to use it upon entry. Guests may park for free in the South Lot located at E. 26th Street and 2nd Ave S. Parking info here. All visitors are requested to stay in the gallery area/Auditorium 150 and not enter into other parts of the college. For any additional questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If other guest accommodations are needed, please contact Kerry Morgan, Director of Gallery and Exhibition Programs, at email@example.com or call 612.874.3667.