MCAD News


Black Aperture

Faculty member Matt Rasmussen's book of poems Black Aperture has been longlisted for the National Book Award. Black Aperture is the author’s first book of poems and the winner of the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Hercules

Tom Garrett illustrated the story of Hercules for Scholastic and the September issue of Storyworks, their classroom magazine.

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Made Here

"Our region hums with creative energy—even if it’s not always visible at street level. What might happen if we fill the vacant storefronts on Hennepin Avenue with installations that showcase our creative energy for all to see?"

The Art of Junk

Tom Garrett ’79 is one of the judges for the Art of Junk competition on display at the Junk Bonanza, a three-day, indoor event that features more than 140 vendors of beautiful salvaged and upcycled vintage, antique, and artisan-repurposed goods for home and garden.

Samantha Rei

The MN Daily has featured MCAD's tenth annual fall fashion extravaganza. Directed by local designer Samantha Rei, this year's show will feature Japanese street style as "brand spankin' new" designers explore the relationships between anime, manga, and pop culture.

Zoë Shulman's "Postmodern Landscapes" have been accepted into a juried show entitled Geometry in Nature coming up at the Silverwood Park Gallery. Join her and fifteen other artists as they explore the relationship between geometric principles and the natural world.

Brother Vs. Brother

Tom Garrett ’79 illustrated the hosts of HGTV's beloved design show Brother Vs. Brother for an article in the September 2013 issue of HGTV Magazine.

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Kyle Hermanson

1st Lieutenant Kyle Hermanson ’05, executive officer with Battery B, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, was recognized for creating the winning coin design for the United States Air Force Ball. Out of thirteen submitted designs, Hermanson's was chosen to celebrate the Air Force's birthday and the theme of sixty years of peace and prosperity. This is the first time a soldier has won the coin design competition.

Vita.mn Cover

Former student Rachael Balsaitis has created the cover for this week's issue of Vita.mn, the Fall Entertainment Preview. 

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Daniel Ringold

Daniel Ringold, a recent graduate from MCAD's certificate program in graphic design, was featured today on the local design and advertising website the Minneapolis Egotist. The "mathematician, German major, international traveler, tri-lingual teacher, pattern maker, and graphic designer with a passion for fashion" is seen by the website as a top young creative in the Twin Cities.

Various Solutions: Gas in Gas by Karen Wirth

Faculty member Karen Wirth was recently included in the exhibitions Found Objects at Form+Content Gallery, which featured artworks created from undisguised or modified found objects, and Infinite Possibilities: Math, Science, Book Arts at 23 Sandy Gallery, which proved that math and science can be used as a source of artistic inspiration to book artists.

Seed

The Weisman Art Museum has purchased the work "Seed" by Gregory Euclide ’08, MFA, for its permanent collection. 

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Kate Casanova

Kate Casanova ’08, who was recently part of Minneapolis's Station to Station, opens up to science and culture website Wired.com about what drives her as an artist.

Michael Chiarello

Tom Garrett ’79 created eight illustrations for the July/August 2013 issue of Food Network Magazine. His works depict the story of restaurant veteran Michael Chiarello's process of opening Coquette, a new Spanish restaurant in San Francisco.

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Field Trip

Shannon Estlund ’13, MFA, has installed a new piece for Art on Foot, part of Silverwood Park's event Field Trip. 

Visitors can take a map and go on a self-guided tour of the many artworks and audio poetry installed throughout the park—all of which have been created by Minnesota artists and poets.

Howard Quednau

Recent work by MCAD faculty member Howard Quednau will take over the Overlook Gallery at the Phipps in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Quednau describes his work as representational, stating "while I take pleasure in describing the observable world, my truer interest lies just beneath the surface where meaning can be revealed."

Retro Horror Artwork

For those of you in California, Bill Rude ’96 invites you to join him at the opening reception for his latest solo show featuring retro horror artwork and free beer.

A preview of the show and Rude's "deliciously lurid horror-sci-fi-monster-themed artwork" can be found in the Burbank Leader.

Baba Yaga Cover

Martin Skoro ’77 is celebrating the launch of a book he has been working on for nearly fifteen years: Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales

Skoro has partnered with The Museum of Russian Art for the book launch, which is free and open to the public and will take place October 11–13, 2013.

Kate Casanova for City Pages

MCAD's princess with the hermit crab crown Kate Casanova ’08 meets the princess of punk Patti Smith this Thursday as part of Station to Station.

Traveling to nine train stations across the country this month, Station to Station connects leading figures in art, music, food, literature, and film for a series of cultural interventions and site-specific happenings.
 

Target Free Thursday Nights

MCAD students Nicholas Carroll, Christopher Gasser, Mel Nguyen, Brennan Gasser, and recent alum Tamara McCoy-Carroll ’10 will be part of the next Target Free Thursday Night at the Walker.

The group will join University of Minnesota history professor Tracey Deutsch in a conversation about gender and domesticity as part in the exhibition Fritz Haeg: At Home in the City.

Drift and Flow

A recent article on the Walker Art Center's website and MNArtists.org features the work of Samantha French ’05 and poses the question: When so much contemporary art seeks to shock and surprise, to push boundaries, is such an unabashedly pleasant, familiar style of work still relevant to the conversation?

Sculpture Magazine

MCAD senior Nicholas Carroll has received the 2013 Outstanding Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center. His piece was one of twelve selected (out of 1,034 submissions) to be part of the Grounds for Sculpture Fall/Winter Exhibition, October 2013-March 2014 in Hamilton, New Jersey, which will be followed by a year-long traveling exhibition.

Inspired by Everything

This event, which aims to inspire current students and celebrate the success of alumni, is held on the third Thursday of the month. Attendees will enjoy light snacks, inspiring conversation, and networking. Teagan White ’12 will be this month’s conversation starter.

Inspired by Everything
Thursday, September 19
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Emeritus Room

The Soap Factory

This immersive and interdisciplinary exhibition comprises thirty-eight artists whose work spans visual and sonic art, performance, writing, and interactivity. The exhibition will include multiple time- and performance-based works, weekly artist panels, the publishing of a special edition WOPOZI newspaper, and an ongoing sound and experimental music program with two galleries of visual art.

Alumni Breakfast

Nicholas Dahl ’10 is coordinating a local bachelor of science/visualization alumni breakfast with Jerry Allan and other faculty. All are welcome to meet up, mingle, and enjoy a cup of joe (first one's on the MCAD Alumni Association Board of Directors).