Curt McNamara attended Rhode Island School of Design's annual Bucky Fuller conference. He discussed his online MCAD class about Buckminster Fuller, Geometry of Thinking.

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April 5, 2012

Dion Zuess was an invited speaker at California Polytechnic Institute thanks to a grant from Mohawk Paper. Zuess spoke about her online MCAD class, Citizen Design.

April 5, 2012

Jeremy Faludi published an article on Core77 global design blog about his online MCAD class, Collaborative Product Design.

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April 5, 2012

An essay by Karen Wirth, "Nothing In Its Place: The Blank Page," was published in the Journal of Artists’ Books JAB 30. The article examines how the use of empty pages and negative space delivers content and meaning in artists’ books.

April 1, 2012

Emily Sheehan has a show titled Drawing on Experience running from January 9 through January 31 at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, IN.

March 12, 2012

Amy Sands was a Juror at the 2011 Metris Uptown Art Fair in Minneapolis.

Sands will also be a part of a collaborative installation titled Recall at the Pratt Institute in New York.

March 12, 2012

Quodlibetica's latest constellation, the Icy Issue, has launched!

This time contributors include One Room Schoolhouse, Salon Saloon's very own Andy Sturdevant, art historian Marsha Olson, critic Mason Riddle, and the usual suspects—Thomas O. Haakenson, Lightsey Darst and Christina Schmid.

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March 12, 2012

Eleven members of the MCAD community have been recognized with 2012 Artist Initiative Grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board:
eight alumni, one student, and two faculty.

Norm Andersen ’76

Anderson will expand his skills in metal working by learning how to TIG weld and he will create new work that makes use of these skills. He will share his results with the public through public showings and workshops. $10,000

March 8, 2012

Dr. Anna Tahinci delivered the French paper "Athènes-Paris et les élèves grecs de Bourdelle" ("Athens-Paris and Bourdelle's Greek students") at the Paris-Athens Double Journey 1919-1939 international conference at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, on January 20. The papers of the conference will be published in a special volume in 2013.

March 5, 2012

The publishing house of Peter Lang Oxford is proud to announce that in 2012 it will begin publishing the book series Studies in German Visual Culture, co-edited by Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson, MCAD Chair and Professor of Liberal Arts, and Dr. Deborah Ascher Barnstone, of Washington State University.

March 5, 2012

Andy DuCett was accepted into the Viewing Program at the Drawing Center in New York City. DuCett was also commissioned to do a drawing for the Walker Art Center, for use in their First Free Saturday program. Finally, DuCett's work was published in a book on contemporary collage by Laurence King Publishing.

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March 5, 2012

Jody Williams's book exhibition Connections: 18 Images with a Common Thread opened at Form+Content Gallery on January 5 and ran through February 4.

March 1, 2012

Adjunct faculty member Jennifer Danos has a show at Bethel University's Johnson Gallery titled Arcitectronic Obtrusion 3. The show opened on February 8 and will continue through March 25. Danos also gave a talk on the exhibition on February 8 at Bethel.  

March 1, 2012

Visiting faculty member Nathaniel Freeman was interviewed for a segment on NPR's Weekend Edition. The interview focused on Minnesota's Ice Shanty Project, and Freeman's photos accompany the online story.

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February 29, 2012

Natasha Pestich was named an artist of the year by City Pages for her work as Jan Xylander, her fictional creation.

February 29, 2012

Continuing studies instructor Susan Boeckmann will be featured in the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts’ First Show. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts. 

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February 16, 2012

Terri Fullerton exhibited her work Falling in Love at the End of the Universe as a part of the IFP Minnesota Center for Media Arts’ latest exhibition Unshared Sacrifice. Fullerton was also awarded the 2010-2011 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists Fellowship.

February 16, 2012

Allen Brewer is participating in a show at Occupy Space gallery in Limerick, Ireland in May. He is also a part of a group collage show in December at Minneapolis's FoxTax, as well as a three person show at Austin Texas's GrayDuck gallery in January. In November, Brewer and his wife, Pam Valfer, created a collaborative mural for VitaMN’s fifth anniversary event. Brewer auctioned off two pieces for the Movember charity event at Pink Hobo gallery. 

February 16, 2012

Cindy Gilbert attended the Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability (PALS) conference to report on MCAD’s sustainability initiatives (both academically and institutionally) in New York, NY. 

Gilbert is also appearing on the PBS Kids show SciGirls. The filming will take place in Minnesota and she’ll be working with a team of girls to use biomimicry concepts and tools to solve a sustainability challenge. 

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February 16, 2012

Wendy Jedlicka was an invited speaker at the Design School at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. 

February 16, 2012

Doug Pierce was an invited speaker at the 2011 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota Annual Convention.

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February 16, 2012

Dion Zuess was an invited speaker at the 2011 University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Conference. This experience led her to be featured on Graphic Design USA’s blog.

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February 16, 2012

Arlene Birt was an invited speaker at the 2011 International Institute for Information Design’s GreenID Conference held in Vienna. 

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February 16, 2012

Jeremy Faludi was the invited keynote speaker at Baldwin-Wallace College’s 2011 Sustainability Symposium in Cleveland, Ohio.

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February 16, 2012

Amy Sands’s solo exhibition ran from October 10 through November 11 at Buena Vista University Gallery in Storm Lake, IA. Sands gave a public lecture on November 11 at BVU. Four of Sands’s pieces from the exhibit were purchased by BVU for their permanent collection.

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February 16, 2012

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