MCAD News


Joe Cecere

As someone who runs a leading brand strategy firm in the land of Fortune 500 company headquarters, it surprised Cecere to learn that Minnesotans scored worst in the nation when it came to employee engagement according to an early 2013 Gallup poll.


Christopher Deanes Sanford Middle School Mural

Christopher Aaron Deanes ’96 recently completed a mural for Sanford Middle School in Minneapolis. 


Kelly Ludeking

Interested in metal sculpture or learning how to weld? Kelly Ludeking ’97 is teaching two welding classes in late February for Crossings at Carnegie, an art gallery and gift shop in Zumbrota, Minnesota.


Courtney Reints-Piece from Moving Skin Exhibition

Recipient of last year's Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board Courtney Reints ’13 explores the art of taxidermy through photography.


Erin Nicole johnson

Globe-hopping Erin Nicole Johnson ’07 is in yet another country. Her past photography exhibitions have led her around the world from Hong Kong to France and now she is in London.


DeLuca and Koehler—Leadership from Pinecones

This spring, faculty member Denise DeLuca and Stefanie Koehler ’13, MA, will be presenting three workshops for the organization systems renewal graduate program at Bainbridge Graduate Institute in Seattle, Washington.


Diana Eicher

Faculty member Diana Eicher's article "Versatile Stencils" was published in the Winter 2013 issue of the British magazine Printmaking Today. The article includes Eicher's research on how to use Tyvek as a stencil for screenprinting.


Tom Garrett Illustrates Celebrities Before Fame

Ever what wonder what Zach Galifianakis did before becoming a member of the Wolf Pack?


Hend Al-Mansour

Doctor-turned-artist Hend Al-Mansour ’02, MFA, was featured Wednesday on Minnesota Public Radio.


Betsy Byers

Zoe Shulman ’13 and faculty members Betsy Byers and Karen Gustafson are all involved in the group exhibition About Space—Contemporary Abstraction, comprising work that expands the boundaries of space and abstraction.


Eric Syvertson Untitled Detail

MFA candidate Eric Syvertson has a new show opening this Saturday night at Soo Visual Arts Center. 


Kayleigh Fichten Breaking Form

Fichten and Drum interrupt our conventional realm through use of everyday imagery and source material from National Geographic Magazines in order to construct an emblematic and thought-provoking world.


Fountain of Youth by Steve Bateman and Jason Anhorn

Late last month, Stephan Bateman ’99 and Jason Anhorn took first place at the United States National Snow Carving Competition in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.


Mat Ollig

Mat Ollig ’10 is helping to shape the future of arts education at his old high school.


Clementine Fox Comic

A comic by student Leigh Luna is now running on GoComics, "the web's largest catalog of syndicated newspaper strips and web comics," which features everything from the classics (yeah Peanuts!) to recent hits like the Argyle Sweater


To Say Goodbye

Alec Schwandt ’13 (director of photography) and current MCAD students Arnie Wilkin and Max Sjoeberg worked with writer and executive producer Hamid Torabpour on the recently completed feature-length film To Say Goodbye.


Nohl Quote in Design Wisdom

Lindsay Nohl ’03 was asked to share a bit of her design knowledge in the new book Design School Wisdom, published by Chronicle books and edited by Brooke Johnson and Jennifer Tolo Pierce. 


Lean LaunchPad Educators Seminar

Faculty members Cindy Gilbert, director of MCAD's master of arts in sustainable design program, and Jake Cook, instructor for a new spring 2014 course, Global Design Challenge, recently attended Lean LaunchPad Educators Seminars. Gilbert and Cook are co-instructing Global Design Challenge in an effort to bring entrepreneurial training to the master's program.


Forecast Public Art

Jack Becker ’76, founder and director of local non-profit organization Forecast Public Art and publisher of Public Art Review, the world's leading public art journal, will be receiving the Public Art Dialogue Award of Achievement at the College Art Association conference in Chicago in February.


Master of Arts Sustainable Design Students Systems Map

MCAD's master of arts in sustainable design program was recently featured on global design blog Core77 for its excellence in advanced design studies.


Greater Goods Storefront

Looks like we have a charming new neighbor! Greater Goods is a new store in the heart of Eat Street at 25th and Nicollet, featuring greeting cards, small gifts, and stationery, along with everything you need to mail your cards in store.


George Morrison

Join the National Museum of the American Indian in New York (NMAI) for a lecture on the first comprehensive retrospective of Ojibwe Modernist George Morrison ’43 (1919–2000). The lecture will be held in conjunction with NMAI's Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison exhibit.


Shannon Estlund Portrait

Shannon Estlund ’13, MFA, was featured in Studio Visit magazine. Estlund's paintings portray natural spaces that allow one to exist in the moment. Her featured oil paintings, Interval and Ultimatum, are a metaphorical “call to adventure” that offer the possibility of alternatives to capitalism and mass culture. 


Teresa Holm Grain Belt Packaging Redesign

Teresa Holm ’06 , marketing director for August Schell Brewing Company, is giving Grain Belt bottles and cans a new look in 2014. 


Emma Trithart Caribou Medium Font

Emma Trithart ’08 is featured in Communication Arts' 2014 Typography Annual for her work with Colle+Mcvoy on Caribou's new font, designed as part of the "Life is short. Stay awake for it." campaign.