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Aaaron Spangler ’93 has been named one of twenty-five recipients of the Joan Mitchell Foundation's 2014 Painters and Sculptors Grant Program. Recipients are granted $25,000 each.

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Toby Jones ’09 is nominated for an Emmy for his work on Cartoon Network's Regular Show.

Sam Hoolihan screened at Mono No Aware VII

Faculty member Sam Hoolihan screened a 16mm triptych film piece titled City 3 at this year's annual Expanded Cinema Exhibition Mono No Aware VII.

Dances with Lizards by Nathan Motzko

We interview Nathan Motzko, a second-year illustration major, about utilizing the Online Portfolio Review while he was in high school. He even shares one of the original pieces he submitted for review and a recreated version that shows off his improved skills!

NSFW by Jacob Schroeder

Jacob Schroeder ’14 was interviewed by Tom Johnson for Stubble Magazine.

MCAD Senior Jake Herrick

As we say goodbye to our graduating class, a few seniors reflect on their MCAD experiences and excitedly look to the future.

Congrats to Tim Kiser on earning a Masters!

Following twelve years of work in the MCAD Library (2000-2012), this year Tim Kiser ’98 earned a master of science from the University of Michigan School of Information in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His degree is in information, specializing in library and information science.

Zachary Mathre in His Studio

As students are finishing up finals, it's a great time to take a look into some of the studio spaces to see what everyone is making!

Football As Football is a team of people who love both kinds of football

Eric Drommerhausen ’07 and his team at Football as Football were featured on CityLab.

Jack Pavlik ’12 and Brad Jirka ’76 are jurors for the call for entry

There is a call for entry for the upcoming exhibition Body and Machine. Artists are invited to submit kinetic and interactive work made in the last three years that address the relationship of the human body and machines.

Jack Pavlik ’12 and Brad Jirka ’76 are jurors for the event.

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Aaron Draplin ’00 designs a logo from scratch

In this video for, graphic designer Aaron Draplin ’00 not only takes on a logo design challenge—he also makes it look easy and extremely fun.

The Rocketpack by Nate Flink

Nate Flink ’94 is looking for supporters of his recent Kickstarter campaign for the Rocketpack.

Blind Contour by Olivia

Transfer students come to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from locations across the state, the nation, and the entire world bringing many different perspectives and skills along with them—adding tremendous value to the university. First-year transfer student Olivia Saleh shares her story.

Mystery Spot Books, run by Chad Rutter, is co-hosting the event

Join several MCADians at Visual Literacy, a one-day sale of artist publications from collectives and artists around the Twin Cites.

Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide by Robert Marbury

Join Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide author Robert Marbury ’04 tomorrow for a book signing and discussion of taxidermy art.

Jenna in New York City

The day Jenna graduated from MCAD is the day she received keys to her new apartment in Brooklyn. This essay about post-graduation life is written by recent alum Jenna Ballinger.

A print by Hend al-Mansour, courtesy of

Hand al-Mansour ’02, MFA, is featured in the exhibition The Great Mother of Islam at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery.

A piece by Julie Sirek in Truth Telling

Julie Sirek ’10 is featured in the upcoming exhibition Truth Telling.

Eat Street Minneapolis

Eat Street has become a top Minneapolis destination with over 50 unique, authentic eating and shopping establishments. Whatever you're looking for, Eat Street is sure to leave a pleasurable impression.

Gathering at the Dinner Table, 2011, by Amy Sands

Faculty member Amy Sands is featured in Highpoint Center for Printmaking's exhibition Prints on Ice.

WOLVES OF SUMMER artwork by Andrew Herbst

A few alumni need your help to fund WOLVES OF SUMMER: The Complete Collection on Kickstarter.

Entrepreneurial Studies Blog

At a recent Town Hall, entrepreneurial studies and advertising students launched a brand-new blog highlighting student and alumni accomplishments.

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Faculty member Natasha Pestich will be part of an upcoming conversation held at the University of Minnesota.

The conversation will explore the relationship between institutions, community art, and socially engaged practices. All are invited to be a part of this event, and provocative questions are welcome!

Student Hanan Rddad

Student Hanan Rddad talks about her experience studying at the California College of the Arts for a semester through the AICAD Mobility Program.

Photograph by Angela Strassheim

Angela Strassheim ’95 is showcasing new photography in her latest exhibition Project Atrium.