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.

Photo credit: Sam Santos via Canadian Film Centre

Stephen Rivkin ’75 is best known for his Oscar-nominated editing work on James Cameron’s Avatar, in addition to his contributions to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, The Hurricane, Ali, and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

Somewhere between street photography and solemn portraits sits the work of Tom Arndt. He’s drawn to public events, but is more likely to shoot the crowd than the parade.

“Constructed photography” is the art-critic term for what James Casebere does. But however you react to his moody, thought-inducing photos, their power is undeniable.

As married designers, Jonathan Keller and Keetra Dixon work separately but with a common attitude: break the rules.

What's the future of printmaking, or graphic design, or painting, or non-gallery exhibition, or public art? Look no further than Patrick Miller's two-man collective called Faile.

“I still remember seeing my first duck in flight,” he once reminisced. “It was a mallard.”

Illustrator during the golden age of American Magazines.

Rather than a singular source of individual wisdom, he’s a human interface. He connects people with ideas, strangers with nature, raw materials with chisels.