MCAD News


Karen Wirth’s book, An Artists’ Field Guide to Nature: Color is included in The Illustrated Accordion, at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center in Michigan. The annual exhibition focuses on books in the accordion format, and is on display May 3- 24, 2013.

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Faculty member George Mahoney was asked to design a chair inspired by Mad Men for Modern Midwest.

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George Mahoney for Modern Midwest

Recent graduate and furniture designer Gabriel Cruz-Ramirez '12 was awarded a prestigious 2013 Windgate Fellowship. On Thursday, April 4, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design hosted the selection panel to name the winners. The selection process presents a rare opportunity to survey the best and brightest emerging makers in the field of craft.

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Joe Oleary ’92 celebrates men's facial hair with his photo series Of Beards and Men.

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Of Beards and Men

 

Pao Huoa Her '09 was the first Hmong artist to receive an MFA from the Yale MFA photography program, and was featured in a Minnesota Public Radio article about her work.

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Photographer Pao Houa Her's vision on display in Minneapolis (minnesota.publicradio.org)

Craig Rice '76 was featured in a Twin Cities Daily Planet interview and article preceding his screenings at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. Read below.

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The Many Lives of Filmmaker Craig Laurence Rice, Part I (tcdailyplanet.net)

Emily Hoisington '08 taught a class on hard-carved woodblocks at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

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MMAA News Article (
mmaa.org)

Gregory Euclide '08 created the cover images and spot art for two die-cut and folded covers of McSWEENEY'S.

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Gregory Euclide (gregoryeuclide.com)
 

Patrick Redmond is developing a book about artist and former faculty member Eugene Larkin (1954-1969). Larkin taught at MCAD when it was still known at the Minneapolis School of Art. During his time at the school, Larkin was head of Printmaking and Chair of Fine Arts. If you or someone you know has comments, quotes, etc., to be considered for the book, please contact Patrick Redmond at redmond@patrickredmonddesign.com.

Julie Sirek ‘10 recently returned from Fiberart International, an on-going series of triennial shows presenting the best contemporary fiber art. Sirek’s submission, Dissolving Dream, was accepted and awarded third place by the Fiberart International jurors and was acquired for a private collection.

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Luke Tromiczak, Caitlin Karolczak, Jamie Cook, Luke Hillestad, and Kaitlin Busse Wolfgram will be showing new figurative work at the second installment of the HOLD FAST! exhibition. The gallery opening will be held at the Rockwell Cook Painting Studio in Northeast, Minneapolis.

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Address: 1828 Marshall St. NE Minneapolis, Unit 6

Steve Robbins will be holding a Kickstarter Campaign to fund his newest project Ad-Man!, a 108-card deck that incorporates original advertising mascots. Taking the role of an advertising executive, the goal is to have the most products at the end of the game. The project goal of $8,000 will be used to print 1,000 decks.

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Kickstarter (kickstarter.com)

Current BFA senior Adina Cohen was selected to be a part of the Stephen Chiodo Stop Motion Animation Masterclass at the Laguna College of Art and Design in California. After a rigorous selection process, only sixteen people were chosen to be a part of the program. During the twelve-week class the students will produce a short stop motion film.

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LCAD Website
(lcad.edu)

Terrence Campagna (MFA ‘09) was awarded a fellowship at the Joan Mitchell Center. Campagna will be a resident at the center throughout May in the culturally diverse and historic city of New Orleans.

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Terrence Campagna
(terrencecampagna.com) 

MCAD faculty member Josh Teschner’s essay On Drones was published in the spring issue of The Iowa Review. On Drones details a museum encounter with a predator drone that leads to an exploration of military technology, the Uncanny Valley, and the father of an army ranger who died on a mountaintop in Afghanistan.

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The Iowa Review
 (www.iowareview.uiowa.edu)  

Faculty member David Goldes was recently reviewed by the StarTribune. Written by Mary Abbe, the article discussed the newest show by Goldes, Electrified Drawings, which are on view at the Bakken Museum.

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Full Interview (startribune.com)

Kate Thomas' book War on Women has been accepted into the Heart & Hands Book Arts Exhibition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, being juried by Barbara Tetenbaum.
Exhibition dates:

Lincoln, Nebraska, UNL Love Library, April 8 - May 31, 2013 Omaha, Nebraska, UNO Criss Library, October 11 - November 14, 2013

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About “Heart & Hands” (art.unl.edu) 

During his six month leave from MCAD, Kevin Byrne created An Ethnography of Property Inspection, a series of illustrated essays about architectural plans and photography. The ethnography also focuses on GPS devices, geodemography, gunshot mapping of inner cities, hailstorms, global warming, neighborhoods, and more.

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Sustainable Cities Collective Article (sustainablecitiescollective.com)  

A Virtual Conversation: Looking Anew At Small Worlds of Art and Design, written by Kevin Byrne and illustrated by Ed Moorman, is a six page comic narrative appearing in Environmental & Architectural Phenomenology 2013 (Vol. 24). It recently became available online at no cost (below).

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View the Comic (www.arch.ksu.edu)
 

Carrie Hartman's illustration class was recently featured in a City Pages article. According to the article, the students were asked to create four to five characters and place them in a scene of an upbeat, Twin Cities-related theme such as a season or annual event.

Additional Information: City Pages Article (blogs.citypages.com) 

Current MCAD BFA student Alex Munro made a music video for Macklemore at First Avenue. The video featured a culmination of fast paced, exciting shots and diverse color and editing. Munro has many other new videos, which he releases on his website (below).

 

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Website
(munrovideo.com)
Macklemore Video (youtube.com)   

Audrey Moxley was a recent curator of Palindrome, held in Gallery 148, which was recently featured in City Pages. The show featured work of current student Mel Nyugen and alumni Jenny Bookler, Maura Doyle, and Sarah Julson.

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City Pages Article (blogs.citypages.com)

Diana Green was recently quoted in a Star Tribune article on teaching with comics.

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Star Tribune Article (http://www.startribune.com) 

MCAD BFA alum John Foster has recently been featured in a Juxtapoz article for his sparkling geometric table.


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Article on Juxtapoz (juxtapoz.com)
 

Current photography student Cody Lidtke has an exhibition on view at Cliché boutique in Minneapolis. The images from Mythos feature clothes from the store's collection.

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L’etoile Magazine
(http://www.letoilemagazine.com/)