Five students have been offered a 2013 WorkART Kunstverein Fellowship. The WorkART Kunstverein Fellowship Program offers an extremely limited number of summer internships which are highly competitive. Congratulations to:

Kara Gregory - Print Paper Book
Taylor Mund - Drawing/Painting
Jamie Owens - Illustration
Hanan Rddad - Painting/Drawing
Claire Strautmanis - Fine Arts Studio

Student International Small Print Show

Current students Ana Laura Juarez and Phillip Bologna have recently been accepted into the Student International Small Print Show in Egypt. On March 23, the show will open at El Minia University in conjunction with the international art conference, then move to the Opera Art Gallery in Cairo later in 2013.

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Icons of the American Comic Book

Diana Green has four articles featured in Icons of the American Comic Book Vol 1 & 2. Her entries focus on Archie Comics, Bone, Robert Crumb, and Joe Kubert.

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

This year students Sean Hvidston and Allison Bolah will be representing MCAD at the MIA and ACTC Art History Symposium on April 13th.

Allison Bolah will be discussing the MIA's Portrait of Charlotte of France (1522) by Jean Clouet in her paper entitled The Portable Portrait: Physicality, Meaning, and Mediation.  Bolah is a first year graduate and candidate for a Master of Fine Art (2014).

Excess of Void

Alumni Aaron Anderson and Eric Carlson art to be residents at the Museum of Arts and Design, presenting their process of transforming the surface of natural woods with dye and pigment. The duo is also working on Excess of Void, a show that will open March 12, 2013. 

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Ta-coumba Aiken (‘74) and Joseph Norman will be featured in a two-person show in the MCAD Concourse Gallery, on display through March 3. Aiken and Norman seize upon the rhythms and nuances of music and visual storytelling to explore emotional, spiritual, and historical truths in their large-scale drawings and paintings. The artists will also conduct a live drawing performance during the exhibition reception on February 8.

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Tell Me About Your Mother

Tell Me About Your Mother, an MFA exhibition, opened and ran from February 15 to 17 at the MCAD Whittier Studios. Working in collaboration with one another, comic artists, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, and sculptors exchanged and reinterpreted stories about their mothers.

Work by current MFA student Zach Collins was featured in ARTBOOK! Vol. 2 Issue 4.

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Free Arts Minnesota for Abused Children Minnesota will be partnering with the MIA and faculty member Natasha Pestich to provide an eight-week arts education experience through their weekly mentorship program. A $25,000 Arts Learning Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board will fund the project. 

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Design Chair Bernard Canniffe will present keynote lectures at the International Design Conference in Australia, and at the AGIA Conference in Japan. Canniffe will also be giving a presentation here in Minneapolis at the AGIA Conference about Participatory Design.

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Adam Hamilton open Fluctuating Capacity at SooVAC

Current MFA student Adam Hamilton opened his exhibition Fluctuating Capacity at Soo Visual Arts Center (SooVAC) on February 9. The show runs from February 9 through March 23.

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David Goldes at the Bakken Museum

Faculty member David Goldes is currently showing his photographs and drawings at the Bakken Museum. Electrified Drawings will be on display in the Great Hall through April 22, 2013.

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Jody Williams and Natasha Pestich show at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking

Adjunct professor Jody Williams and associate professor Natasha Pestich are part of PRINT PROFS, an invitational group show at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking.

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Adjunct faculty Diana Green’s Horror Camp: Homoerotic Subtext in EC Comics is included in Comic Books and the Cold War, a 2012 anthology edited by Chris and Rafael York.

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Liberal Arts professor Thomas Pope helped organize and spoke at the 100th birthday celebration of Frederick Manfred, held in 2012 in Luverne, Minnesota. At the event, artists, poets, and writers from across the Midwest came to celebrate, hold workshops, and discuss the career of the writer known as the Faulkner of the Upper Midwest.

Brian Haberlin interviewed by Adobe

Adobe recently interviewed design faculty Brian Haberlin. Haberlin is known for being involved in the creation of many notable video game series and characters such as Aria, Witchblade, and Stone. When asked him his favorite aspect of his career he replied, “Artist... because it’s the most fun.”

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Bill Rude's Creepsville released through Arcana Comics

The new graphic novel by Bill Rude '96, Creepsville, has recently been released. The eighty page anthology revolves around stories of a high school newspaper in a small town that exists in a retro world where all b-movies are real. It was co-created by Napoleon Dynamite producer Chris ‘Doc’ Wyatt, and published through Arcana Comics.

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Book Arts Roundtable: Meet the Jerome Mentorship

Laura Andrews MFA ‘06 will attend Book Arts Roundtable: Meet the Jerome Mentorship Recipients at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts to learn about the six recipients and their native disciplines and bodies of work.

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Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon

Aimee Hagerty Johnson ‘10 published her first children’s book, Shoua and the Northern Lights Dragon, with the Minnesota Humanities Center in December of 2012.

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Chris Sullivan's Consuming Spirits at the Walker

Consuming Spirits, a stop motion film by Chris Sullivan ‘83 will be screened at the Walker Art Center Cinema on February 8 and 9. The work is a story of familial bonds, bursting at the seams with Gothic surrealism, wry humor, and fastidious attention to detail. Sullivan completed the work over a period of fifteen years, working as an animator, writer, director, voice actor, and musician. Tickets are available on the Walker website.

Terese Elhard ‘09 completed work as graphic designer for the Sports Hall of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX. The museum opened in 2012 and features four galleries of the Science Museum of Minnesota. The Sports Hall is one of the four galleries, a 4,000 square foot, highly interactive, permanent installation.

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Gregory Euclide designs album cover for MN Beatles Project Volume 4

Gregory Euclide MFA ‘08 designed an album cover for the MN Beatles Project Volume 4, as well as a project by Lubomyr Melnyk for the UK-based label Erased Tapes.

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Patrick Kelly ‘06 received a grant to travel to Mozambique and lead a documentary photography expedition in November with VOX United. VOX United is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing clean water to remote regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. The project is titled The Faces of Change and was shown through the month of October at the Ambiente Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis.

Adjunct Fine Arts faculty Jay Heikes is featured in the Walker Art Center’s new exhibition Painter Painter.  The exhibition is open February 2 - October 27 and features the work of fifteen artists from the United States and Europe.

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Liberal Arts professor Kris Belden-Adams published the article Quack, Quack! Photography as a Remote Radionics Healing Agent in the peer-edited journal The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society (Vol. 8, Winter 2013).

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