MCAD News


Students in Professional Practice prepare their exhibition

For many professional artists, knowing the ins and outs of what goes into an exhibition is, if not an absolute necessity, at least a huge help. It's easy to focus on the finished product: the artwork; the environment; the reception. But what really goes into producing an art exhibition from start to finish?

An image accompanying Lara Rodriguez's poem on The Fanzine

Faculty member Lara Rodriguez is featured on The Fanzine.

Work by Doug Smock

Doug Smock ’78 has been chosen as May's artist of the month on Illustrate Yourself.

Seth Goodspeed

We are pleased to welcome Seth Goodspeed to MCAD's Institutional Advancement team as our new director of alumni and annual giving. 

Swimmer, 2014, by Valerie Jenkins (valeriejenkinsart.com)

An MN Original special featuring faculty member Valerie Jenkins aired this past Sunday.

Bee Arts includes faculty member Diana Eicher

Faculty member Diana Eicher is one of the many notable people who is involved with Bee Arts, a new model for how scientists, artists, institutions, and individuals can work together to solve problems and make art that engages community.

Collage of Winners' Work Images

Every year, MCAD students have the opportunity to compete for Merit Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $6,000 each.

Work by Whitley Mike (www.behance.net/whitleymariecreative)

Post-baccalaureate graphic design students Whitley Mike and Erick Toussaint (along with the guidance of faculty member Boriana Strzok) have been selected as finalists in the Client Pitch Competition.

Every Other flyer

A unique show called Every Other will premiere this week at Grain Belt Studios.

Cover for It's Okay to Ask, illustrated by Nancy Carlson

Nancy Carlson ’76 is the illustrator of the new children's book It's Okay to Ask.

Ant-Man Annual cover by David Marquez

The Ant-Man Annual #1 is set to be out just in time for the release of Marvel's Ant-Man movie and Brent Schoonover ’02 is a guest artist for the comic!

ROBOTICS

This week I wanted to provide you with a peek inside one of MCAD’s new classes about robotics.

Oil Painting by Sara Suppan

Drawing and painting senior Sara Suppan has been dubbed an emerging artist by Young Space. Young Space is a somewhat local (it's out of Wisconsin) organization that promotes, supports, and collaborates with emerging artists and engages communities through art exhibitions, projects, and events.

Cover art for The Roman Nose, illustrated by George Folz

Although George Folz ’10 is best known for his daily project Darth Days, he has quietly been working on something extra.

Bronze Casting

An interview with Continuing Education instructors and a student.

In the Interview, Julian Lennon Discusses a Recent Trip to Africa

Photographer and journalist Lauri Lyons ’93 has gotten a lot closer to a Beatle than many of us ever will. More specifically, she recently interviewed John Lennon's son, Julian Lennon.

In the article "Julian Lennon's Artistic Horizons" for the Huffington Post, Lyons inquires about the musician/photographer/ philanthropist's first journey to Africa and continuous search for his life's purpose.

Pixar's Inside Out

Pixar character designer Chris Sasaki gives MCAD students tips on creating characters as well as a preview of the upcoming film Inside Out.

Photograph from Vince Leo's Little America series (vinceleo.virb.com)

Retired and soon-to-retire faculty members Phil Anderson, Kevin Byrne, Vince Leo, Mary McDunn, and Ruth Voights have been awarded professor emeritus status.

Photo by Chloe Wolfe

Student Chloe Wolfe opens up about her study abroad experience in Dornbirn, Austria.

Love Letter by Ann Macarayan

Ann Macarayan ’14 has been awarded the Silver Kazu Sano award, worth $1,000, from the Society of Illustrators New York for her piece Love Letter.

My Mother Caught Me Doodling by Mike Perry

Mike Perry ’03 will be doing a book signing at Park Delicatessen in honor of the book release for My Mother Caught Me Doodling.

Posting for Threshold

Threshold: An Exhibition in Transition, a student pop-up show that took place on April 25, has been all over the press.

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.