Students designed logos to establish an identity for the new Ash Creek Arts Center, emerging to serve the cities of Monmouth and Independence (Oregon). On February 27, 2014, members of the Ash Creek Arts Center, the Western Oregon University community, and the public gathered to view an exhibit of these graphic design students’ logo solutions, and to help select the new ACAC identity. The graphic design students involved in this project have conducted research on identity design, on the region, and on arts organizations, explored a multitude of concepts, and ultimately executed a logo and business card to best represent the new Ash Creek Arts Center.
Ash Creek joins the neighbor cities of Monmouth and Independence, Oregon. Much in the same matter Ash Creek Arts Center seeks to join the public into art through investigation, creation, and education. Inspired by the way in which water flows through a body of water the logo was created. The flow of water creates patterns within the body of water to the viewer. Often as result repetition is displayed. The initials of the art center were merged together to create a diverse symbol. Likewise public of all ages is welcome link up to the art center at anytime.