MCAD News


For the Good of the Commons by Natasha Pestich (www.natashapestich.com)

Faculty member Natasha Pestich is working with teens from Landfall Family Means Teen Center to produce an original zine based on the idea of home.

Work by Natasha Pestich (www.natashapestich.com)

Faculty members Natasha Pestich and Amy Sands, current MFA student Julie Benda, and alum Christopher Alday participated in Highpoint Center for Printmaking's fourth biennial Open Portfolio event over the weekend.

Lingering by Yin 'Jo' Yeh (joyehillustration.tumblr.com)

Current MFA student Yin 'Jo' Yeh was awarded a Distinguished Merit award from 3x3 Magazine's illustration student show. 

Postcard for HALLWAYS

HALLWAYS ::: Encounters in a Narrow Space with Light, Sound, and Objects is an upcoming show featuring many MCAD affiliates.

Youth Art Classes

Are you looking at a summer void of excitement and fun? Are you searching for a summer class that will inspire you and not take up every minute of your time? MCAD may have just the thing for you.

Euclide painting at the MN State Fair in 2012

Gregory Euclide ’08, MFA, has been awarded a visual arts fellowship from the McKnight Foundation worth $25,000.

A piece from Yale's MFA show created by Nelson

Ryan Gerald Nelson ’07 was recently awarded an MFA from the Yale School of Art.

Tom Garrett's illustration for Food Network Magazine

Faculty member Tom Garrett's work is featured in the June 2015 issue of Food Network Magazine.

Photo of Aaron Draplin by Eric Campbell

Aaron Draplin ’00 is the founder and sole proprietor of Draplin Design Co., a company with a list of standout clients. Although his company is located in Portland, Oregon, the Michigan native recently sat down with MyNorth to reconnect with his northern roots.

MCAD Gets Sustainable

Through education and encouragement surrounding recycling, MCAD has been making great strides in its effort to make campus a more sustainable place. Check out our infographic to learn about the specific measures we have taken in the past years.

texting and driving 5 by Michael Gaughan (michael-gaughan.com)

Michael Gaughan ’02 is in two exhibitions: an upcoming local solo show and a group show currently on view in New York City.

He is featured in the group show All Types of Characters at the Joshua Liner Gallery. This exhibition showcases work that focuses on the artists' imagination of the figure.

Postcard for IN THE CLOUD

Current MFA student Eric Yevak is featured in a a group show at Ethan Cohen New York entitled IN THE CLOUD.

Studying Abroad in Brighton

Alison Friel shares her study abroad experience in Brighton, England, touching on Brighton's walking culture, living with seven other students, and "suuuper relaxed" classes.

A piece from Faces by Nathan Motzko

Current student Nathan Motzko is featured on projectPROJECT for Faces.

Preston Drum

Current MFA student Preston Drum will be hosting a postcard-making workshop in conjunction with Mark Mothersbaugh's MYOPIA at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Work by Jake Herrick

Alum Jake Herrick is showcasing his work in the solo exhibition Everything Elsewhere.

Herrick uses bright colors and illustrative linework to create energetic pieces. Ditch gallery describes his work as a "wildly imaginative world filled with figures and animals that pop off the canvas."

Everything Elsewhere
June 1–August 28
Ditch.
Opening Reception: June 17 6:00–9:00 p.m.

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Yinfan Huang with her piece Pomegrandate Boy (yinfanhuang.com)

SinoVision English Channel recently stopped by the home studio of Yinfan Huang ’14 to chat about her work.

Writing for Organization

Ever wonder where great writers conquer their weaknesses and embrace their strengths? Well look no further, because MCAD's Writing for Organization and Communication course is the place where any artist can spark a creative essay or write a mind-boggling manifesto.

Tom Gormally (tomgormallysculpture.com)

Tom Gormally ’77 has been awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship for visual arts.

Superman #150, pencils by Dan Jurgens ’81 (danjurgens.com)

Former student Terry Fisk will be speaking at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque on June 18.

Studying Abroad in Florence, Italy

Jenna Graham shares what it's like to study abroad in Florence, Italy, including learning more about the Renaissance, having loads of studio time, and dealing with language barriers.

Crockett at the Nobles County Art Center

George Crockett ’62 has returned to his home town of Worthington to show off his work.

Amanda Lovelee stands in front of her pop-up meetings mobile

After Amanda Lovelee ’10, MFA, realized that city planners had limited time to meet one-on-one with residents for feedback at public meetings, she decided it was time to bring the meetings to the residents.

Creating and Running Your Own Business at MCAD

In a hands-on approach to studying business, students in Creating and Running A Business produce mock business plans with the option of making these plans a reality.