In school everyone had an influence on you. You were taught by other students as well as professors. Coming from a family of college professors, I always knew I would teach in some way or another.

They probably also don't know she once made a really good large portrait of a glazed chocolate doughnut.

Lester Frederick Johnson was born in Minneapolis on January 27, 1919.

Always an independent, Hogue in his works captured environmental destruction in “a scathing denunciation of man’s persistent mistakes."

Evelyn Raymond was born in Duluth in 1908. Her love of sculpting began while she was a student at Duluth Central High School.

In his own work, he uses both studio and plein-air approaches, with a passion for boats, water, and “Other People’s Parties,” an ongoing painting series.

"[Paint] is a material that is used to directly express many things including when and where commerce occurs."


John Howard Sanden tried to paint the best in people. Right after his graduation, he became the art director for Billy Graham’s Evangelistic Association, where he spent fourteen years.

Blessed with swift success, and barely out of MCAD, Jennie Smith knew what she needed next: more learning.

Remember “Don’t touch the art?” Jim Ockuly helped make our switch to “Please touch this to learn about the art!”

To understand Mary Meehan’s ambition, you need to know that MCAD has never offered a theater design degree...

Valley City, North Dakota native who went to art school, advertising art director who discovered photography, custom-publishing entrepreneur, world traveler, and devoted MCAD Trustee.

Despite the careful framing and lighting in his pictures, many of them portraits, Shen Wei says he “works very spontaneously . . . often purely with my instinct.” He invites casual acquaintances, even strangers, to sit for his camera, and the results are composed, with touches of sadness or isolation.

Medicine Horse leads a team of animators at Hybrid Studios in St. Louis Park.