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“You Can Create Tomorrow” in The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Ninth Annual Poster Design Competition

“You Can Create Tomorrow” in The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Ninth Annual Poster Design Competition

[PITTSBURGH, PA January 31, 2012] The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, is challenging high school seniors and high school graduates to design a poster that best expresses the theme “You Can Create Tomorrow” in the 2012 Poster Design Competition. Entries are being accepted through February 3, 2012. Winners will earn up to a full tuition scholarship to study at one of the more than 45 Art Institutes schools.

High School Seniors and High School Graduates Challenged to Design Poster for Scholarship Competition

This year’s competition is open to high school seniors and high school graduates[1] from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Contestants will compete in two different categories: (i) high school senior or (ii) high school graduate/adult.

For inspiration, prospective competitors can see what past winners have to say about their experiences during and after the competition at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo0c15nSONg&feature=youtu.be .

“I was pretty nervous about [the Poster Design Competition] when I entered it, but I think it really benefitted me in the long run,” said Tess Brownson, the 2008 Poster Design Competition winner working towards a Bachelor of Art in Media Arts & Animation at The Art Institute of Colorado. “I had something published and now I’m at school and have all of this experience to talk about.”

“We are excited to be part of this scholarship competition,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “The entry pieces are not only vibrant and exciting, but also a great reminder of how much art can touch us in our everyday lives.”

To see the full entry requirements, complete official rules and to learn more about The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/postercompetition or http://www.multivu.com/players/English/51393-art-institutes-poster-design-competition/

The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 45 educational institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.

[1]This year marks the first time the competition is open to high school graduates as well as high school seniors.

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Mint Lightens and Brightens Summer Dishes Mint Lightens and Brightens Summer Dishes

The Kentucky Derby, held the first Saturday in May, may be responsible for making mint the king of summertime drinks. Along with big hats, the Derby is famous for its mint juleps, kicking off the warm weather season.


This year, mint is making its mark in the culinary scene in some new—and unexpected ways. From pesto to rice salads, mint adds a summery tone to dishes that’s unmatched by other herbs, according to Michael Zappone, Academic Department Director of Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.


Mint is used by chefs to add an additional level of flavor to dishes and drinks, according to Linda Marcinko, Culinary Academic Director at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of St. Louis.


“I think mint is great in summer because it brightens up so many dishes. It’s so good to use in sweet items as well as savory dishes,” she says. Marcinko enjoys utilizing mint in Thai beef and noodle salad and iced tea.


Having mint on hand is easy, too, because it’s a perennial herb that will come up each year in the garden.  According to Marcinko, “it is so easy to grow and so versatile.”


The unique flavor of mint may also be used to replace calorie-heavy ingredients in traditional dishes, according to Claire Menck, Chef Director of Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Wisconsin.


Marcinko lightens up pesto by replacing the traditional basil with mint—and eliminating the cheese. Try her mint pesto, mint syrup, and rice salad to give your summer meals an extra minty kick.


Mint Pesto – Great with pasta or lamb chops

2 large bunches mint, trimmed of stems (just use the leaves)

1 bunch cilantro (can use some of the stems if they are not too thick)

6 cloves garlic, peeled

¾ cup walnuts

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup vegetable broth

Salt and pepper

Crushed red chilies, optional


Procedure:


Combine the mint leaves, cilantro, garlic and walnuts in place in the bowl of a food processor.

Pulse the mixture until it is roughly chopped.

With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil and vegetable stock. Process until smooth.

Season to taste with salt, pepper, and the Chile flakes.


Summer Rice Salad

4 cups cooked basmati rice

1 cup trimmed sugar snap peas, blanched

4 green onions, thinly sliced

1 small red bell pepper, diced

1 small jalapeño pepper, finely minced

½ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted

½ cup chopped mint leaves

½ cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


Procedure:


Cut the blanched sugar snap peas in half, lengthwise.

Put the rice, peas, onions, red bell pepper, jalapeño, pine nuts, and mint leaves in a bowl. Toss together well.

Pour on the olive oil and stir to coat all ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill for about 2 hours before serving. Serves eight.

Mint Simple Syrup – Perfect with lemonade or mojitos

2 cups sugar

6 cups water

1 large bunch mint, roughly chopped


Procedure:


Combine the sugar and water in a medium-sized sauce pan. Stir to moisten the sugar. Add in the mint leaves.

Bringto a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the syrup sit until it is cool. Strain the syrup to remove the mint.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.


EDITOR’S NOTE:


The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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717.755.2300
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