MCAD News


Texas sculptor Kurt Dyrhaug ’89 has been selected to show his work in Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn, Alabama October 4, 2013-October 2, 2014.


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Kauai Adventure Photography Workshops

In the winter of 2013, Patrick Kelley ’06 co-founded Kauai Adventure Photography Workshops in Hawaii. The classes help photographers and photo-enthusiasts improve their on-location work while allowing them to explore one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth.

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Tuesday Bassen ’11 is now the senior designer at Tinybop, a children's educational app company, where she leads the visual team in creating beautiful, unusual, science-based exploratory apps for children. Recently, she has also spoken at Design Sh!t Madison and WMC Fest and done work for Playboy, The Washington Post, the New York Times, Fiat, Target, Paperless Post, and Little Otsu.

Work by Christina Huang ’14, MFA, Eric Syvertson ’14, MFA, and Audrey Moxley ’13 for the Greater MN Arts Initiative was featured in the Grand Rapids Herald Review.

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Faculty members Zak Sally and Barbara Schulz, along with MCAD's Comic Art program, were featured in The Minnesota Daily.

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Fine Arts faculty member Pamela Valfer was interviewed by OtherPeoplesPixels.

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Robert Marbury ’04, co-founder of the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermy, was featured on SyFy's Weird or What? program.

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Faculty member Kinji Akagawa designed a large sculpture for the Stillwater Public Library, which was recently installed.

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Faculty member and writer Lightsey Darst gave an artist lecture at the Walker Art Center on June 20, presenting new work inspired by her two-week writer’s residency in the museum's resource library.

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An interview with design professor Erik Brandt was featured in the popular international online magazine designboom.

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Northstar

Co-director Nathan Anderson ’03, producer Jason Hagen ’02, and writer/co-director Seth Anderson (all of Lullskull, Ltd.) were recently featured in an interview with Marquette, Michigan's newspaper Mining Journal. The trio discussed the formation of Lullskull, Ltd. and are in preparation for their debut feature film Northstar, to be filmed in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in winter 2014.

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A book project by graphic designer Jeong Ho Park ’13, MFA, entitled Type Capsule has received the Red Dot Design Award for Best of the Best 2013 in communication design.

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Madison Russell ’10 is participating in the Recycled Rain Project, a group show and charity project in which artists create work using only collected rainwater. 20 percent of sales are donated to provide water across the globe via water.org. The show is at the Olympic Mills Commerce Center in Portland, Oregon from June 1 to July 16.

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Michael Marcon '02 has had multiple published paintings in Target's line of home decor.

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The Lions of Valletta is an original full color graphic novel about cats, Malta, art history, philosophy, and the meaning of life. Ursula Murray Husted ’07 is running a Kickstarter until June 28, 2013 in support of this project.

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Ken Christianson ’04 was recently featured on WNYC's program Soundcheck for his commission-based music service in which he composes personalized music for babies. Christianson also recently successfully funded a $12,000 Kickstarter campaign to record and publish a large series of his chamber music pieces.

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Gloria Eslinger '91 has been tenured and promoted to Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Eslinger also created a forty foot stained glass mosaic which she donated to the permanent collection of the Jim Dan Hill Library located on the campus of UW Superior.

Gwen Hauser '72 was featured on Minnesota Original #307. Watch below.

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Episode 307 (mnoriginal.org)

First year MFA student Allison Bolah has been awarded the 2013 Minnesota Center for Book Arts Collegiate Fellowship. 

Faculty member Eric Tretbar chose his favorite 1960s-era movie posters for a Mad Men inspired Modern Midwest issue.

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Mad Movies (modernmidwest.com)

Co-director Nathan Anderson '03, producer Jason Hagen '02, and writer/co-director Seth Anderson (of Lullskull Ltd.) have moved into development of their debut feature film titled Northstar, following the successful festival run of their thriller short film BLACK (2008). The trio is currently packaging talent and financing the science fiction project, and are slated to shoot in northern Michigan in 2014.

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Brianna Capra '99 was featured in a VolumeOne article entitled Illustrating the Valley. The article discusses her career as a painter in the Chippewa Valley. 

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Illustrating the Valley (volumeone.org)

Popular Minneapolis street artist and MCAD alum Eric Rieger '07 (aka HOTTEA) is holding a solo exhibition at the Burnet Gallery. The exhibit was featured in vita.mn.

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Audrey Moxley '13 and GraceMarie Keaton '13 have been awarded residencies with the Mpls Photo Center for 2013-2014. The Mpls Photo Center believes the most effective way to improve a graduating student’s future photography opportunities is to further learn, explore, and create together in a community of photographers as a Student Resident.

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MCAD Bike Posters Minneapolis

MCAD DesignWorks, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis' Bicycle and Pedestrian Section, has designed a bike safety and awareness campaign for city bikers and motorists.

MCAD DesignWorks created bright, eye-catching designs featuring city-specific landmarks to create a series of four large, back-lit bus shelter posters, spoke cards for bikes, window clings for motorists, and coasters for bars and cafes where bicyclists are frequent diners.

Gina Giampaolo '12 was the design lead with illustrations and custom font by Bill Rebholz '12.