The MCAD Gallery exhibition Intersections: Women, Leadership and the Power of Collaboration opened on January 20, 2012, and continued through February 26. The show brings together current or recent women studio department chairs, and their student or alum collaborators. Eleven different Twin Cities colleges or universities are represented in the show. MCAD participants include faculty members Karen Wirth Stevie Rexroth and Katherine Turczan, alumni Isa Gagarin ’08 and Catrin Magnusson ’09, MFA, and student Gracemarie Keaton-Stasi.
Coverage of the Intersections exhibition was named in the City Pages ” A List,” by Camile LeFevre, Jan. 18:
“Eleven art department chairs (all women) from as many institutions in the greater Twin Cities, and their chosen collaborators (whether students or alumni), intersect in this ambitious project of evocative, provocative, dazzling, and dynamic new works at MCAD. As Karen Wirth, artist and MCAD's interim vice president of academic affairs, writes in the exhibition catalog, the process was integral to the end product: "Established artists/teachers let go of their set practices, and students and recent alumni explored unfamiliar directions. As the relationship between teacher and student intertwined, collaboration dissipated hierarchical roles."
Intersections was also reviewed in the Star Tribune by Mary Abbe on Jan. 20:
“As suggested by its title, Intersections: Women, Leadership, and the Power of Collaboration, the show is more about process than product. It emphasizes cooperative, cross-generational and loosely feminist ways of making art.”
The Intersections DVD catalog was designed by DesignWorks intern Nicole Summers. It is MCAD’s first all digital catalog.