MCAD News


Service Bureau

The Service Bureau offers many incredible services to MCAD's students that we couldn't find anywhere else. They can make prints smaller than a postcard, and they can also make banners that cover an entire wall. They'll bind books for you, make buttons, and of course are always happy to help with questions.

Taos Art Colony

Martha Shepp ’80 will be teaching a five day class in the Taos art colony this summer.

Room & Board Competition Finalists

Every year, MCAD students are given the chance to participate in an annual competition hosted by Room & Board, a local furniture company emphasizing simplicity and modern design in their work. The winner is awarded $3,000, and the winning design is given consideration for Room & Board's 2016 collection.

Bunny Roo, I Love You cover illustration by Teagan White

The latest book illustrated by Teagan White ’12 is now available on Amazon and at your local bookstore.

Bunny Roo, I Love You is a mother-and-baby book written by Melissa Marr. White's original watercolor paintings from the book are also featured in a solo show at Gallery Nucleus.

A still from Moren's film Lifetime of Wishing (100 Birthdays)

Ben Moren ’10 is featured in an exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Lifetime of Wishing (100 Birthdays) is part of the MIA's year of birthday celebrations. Moren's film features people ages one to one hundred blowing out their birthday candles.

Gallery 148

This past Friday four incredible art events took place here at MCAD. Receptions were held for Made at MCAD, Jet Lag, the BSc show Visual + Verbal, and the student-curated show Sad Hunks.

BSc

Join MCAD entrepreneurial studies students tonight, April 17, in celebrating the academic program in a new light in an exhibition created by entrepreneurial studies seniors Bri Heu and Quinn Wilson.

Will Eisner’s The Spirit drawn by Brent Schoonover

It's ComicCON season once again and the MSP ComicCON is just a month away.

Petting Zoo

From a curious cat to a frisky ferret, MCAD's Pet Petting Zoo was filled with every cuddly creature you could imagine.

Last week we hosted MCAD’s nineteenth annual Partners in Scholarship Luncheon. Our speaker​s,​ donor​ ​Carl Jones, president of​ ​Anchor Bank​; alum Shawn McCann​ '02​; and current student​ Leigh Luna; articulately made the​ ​case for supporting students at MCAD.

Work by Nicholas Van Gorp

MCAD furniture seniors Colin Corrado and Nicholas Van Gorp have both been selected as 2015 Windgate Fellowship Award winners.​

Superman #11 Cover by Dan Jurgens ’81 (pencils) and Norm Rapmund (inks)

MCAD is one of the few schools in the nation to offer a major in comic art, which, according to the article Comic Book Heroes Not Hiding in the Shadows Anymore on the Record, is an industry that is growing.

darkroom

It's not just a photographer's playground, anyone can learn how to use the darkroom!

Photo by Christopher Selleck, courtesy of christopherselleck.squarespace.com

MFA student Christopher Selleck's work has been selected to be a part of the summer long outdoor arts program Made Here.

Jamie Owens models a necklace from his show Post-Yolo

Join Jamie Owens ’13 to commemorate a new body of visual art. In a brand new collection of work, Owens playfully scrutinizes various endemic socio-economic problems perpetuated within late-stage capitalism.

Jay Coogan, Leigh Luna, Shawn McCann

A day where scholarship donors and recipients get to meet each other face-to-face.

Postcard for April Showers Bring Rainbows

Alissa McCourt ’14, MFA, Sreekishen Nair ’14, MFA, Dani Wagner ’13, MFA, and faculty member Amy DiGennaro are featured in April Showers Bring Rainbows.

A Japonisme vase

On March 27, faculty member Jessica M. Dandona participated in the annual conference of the Midwest Art History Society, held in Minneapolis.

MICROSAFARI

Have you ever wanted to venture on a safari? MCAD senior Mercedes Knapp invites you to wander through the MIA's diverse collection on her Microsafari expedition.

Still from Britni West's Tired Moonlight

Several MCADians will be showing works in the 34th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, which opens this Friday.

Dawn Beacon working with a student

Dawn Beacon ’95 recently spent a morning creating art with Stone Creek Charter School students.

Hyper Vigilant by Shirl Chouinard, courtesy of shirlchouinard.com

The Winona State University CLASP Lecture Series is hosting Violence Against Women and Children: A Challenge for Sustainable Human Development with Shirl Chouinard ’93 tonight.

PowerPlays by Rachel Knoll

Rachel Knoll ’13 is working with designer Meredith Oberg ’13 on a new Kickstarter campaign and would love your support!

Work from AOV6 at the Soap Factory

Faculty member Daniel Dean is featured in the exhibition Art(ists) on the Verge (AOV6) at the Soap Factory.

Ascher Studio

Read on for an exclusive tour of fine arts studio major Ascher Sinkkonen's studio!