MCAD News


For the last few months, MCAD's roof has been home to beehives in an effort to expand the population of bees. If we happen to one day be able to harvest some honey, it will be an even sweeter deal for everyone.

Woodstock 2014 Artisan's Market

Plans are in motion for the upcoming Woodstock 2014 Artisan's Market and organizers are looking for new artists, foodies, and crafters to feature.

Natasha Pestich's work in Addendum

Faculty member Natasha Pestich is showing an artist's book and drawings in a group exhibition in Chicago entitled Addendum. Faculty members Pamela Valfer and Ben Moren and alumni Michael Mott, Tynan Kerr, and Isa Gagarin will also have work featured in the exhibition.

Alum Brent Schoonover's work will be on the Monster Cereals

General Mills has teamed up with DC Comics to redesign the iconic characters of their Monster Cereals. Included in the redesign is artwork by Brent Schoonover ’02.

Alum Michael Marcon's print will be on House of Cards

A set director for the Netflix original series House of Cards has chosen one of alum Michael Marcon's commercial art prints to be used as background art in the third season of the show.

Work by Jodi Reeb ’95

 Jodi Reeb ’95 has been interviewed by Kara Nothem, a student at the Arts Institute of Minneapolis. 

Tell Me About Your Mother by Allison Bolah

Allison Bolah ’14, MFA, will be screening her new film series Tell Me About Your Mother tonight in Minneapolis.

Strange Nature begins filming this month.

Shooting for the feature film Strange Nature begins this month on the Iron Range. Alec Schwandt ’13 will be serving as director of photography for the project, while Arne Wilkin ’14 and current student Vokee Lee are members of the crew.

From There to Here features the work of MCADians Turczan and Tavera

Faculty member Katherine Turczan and Xavier Tavera ’14 will be featured in the upcoming exhibition From There to Here.

Photograph by David Goldes fromt the series Traces

It seems that people can't stop talking about faculty member David Goldes.

Beautiful Beast by Jared Tuttle

Catch alum Jared Tuttle's eye–catching illustrations at Spyhouse Coffee's Nicollet location through September 1.

Work by Erik Brandt, courtesy of typografika.com

Faculty member Eric Brandt is featured in an article on Designboom to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his exhibit Ficciones Typografika.

Illustration by Cori Doerrfeld, courtesy of www.coridoerrfeld.com

Faculty member Tyler Page and his wife Cori Doerrfeld ’02 have teamed up to create a new book series.

Photograph by Pao Houa Her

Pao Houa Her ’09 recently sat down with the Star Tribune to discuss her impressive achievements and current photography work.

A photograph from David Goldes's Water Being Water

Faculty member David Goldes is featured in two exhibitions: Alec Soth & Friends and Soft Target.

Alec Soth & Friends features the work of Goldes, Alec Soth, Jason Polan, and Anouk Kruithof.

Soft Target is a group exhibition organized by Phil Changand Matthew Porter.

Exhibition this Friday-Sunday featuring MCADians

An upcoming exhibition in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District features a handful of MCADians.

Mirrored House by Rob Fischer, courtesy of www.rob-fischer.com

A number of alumni will be displaying work at the upcoming Full House (west) exhibition.

Photo courtesy of adfed.org

Of 164 nominees, Bryan Ische ’09, Taylor Snyder ’09, and Ben Johnson ’11 were named winners at the AdFed & Ad2 32 Under 32 awards held in late June. The award recognizes the thirty-two best and the brightest young advertising, marketing, PR, and creative professionals in the Twin Cities. 

An illustration by Andy DuCett, courtesy of andyducett.com

It seems that faculty member Andy DuCett is everywhere these days!

Fade by Tom Gormally ’77

Alum Tom Gormally's must-see sculpture Fade is currently on view as part of the Bellwether 2014: Connect Exhibition, an international juried sculpture exhibition.

Nate Hagen's Sustainable Design talk was a success

Faculty member Krista Leraas, arranged for MCAD's sustainable design program to sponsor ecological economist Nate Hagen's talk held at the MCAD Auditorium on July 10.

Steven Vander Meer's ’85 "Salmon Deadly Sins"

Alum Steven Vander Meer's short film Salmon Deadly Sins will be screened this Saturday at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. 

Painting by James Holmberg, courtesy of jamesholmberg.com

James Holmberg ’92 will be sharing brand-new paintings as well as a site-specific installation at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in his latest exhibition, Forever.

David Andree's MIA drawing project

Faculty member David Andree will be orchestrating a collaborative drawing project at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts later this month. This project is a part of the MIA's The Artist is In series.

The Ox-Bow School of Art

Faculty member Diana Eicher recently taught a nature printing class for the Ox-Bow School of Art in which students explored the beauty of the Ox-Bow dunes and landscapes and learned how to translate their unique visions into nature prints.