George Morrison in 1987

George Morrison—one of Minnesota’s most significant artists and heralded as an essential player in the Modernist and Abstract Expressionism movements—is being celebrated with a touring exhibition. Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison is now showing at Fargo’s Plains Art Museum; next it will travel to New York City, Indianapolis, and Phoenix, before ending at the Minnesota History Center in the spring of 2015.

Andrew Vomhof

Andrew Vomhof ’10 has again been selected as the Minnesota DNR's 20th Anniversary "Adopt-a-River" program artist. He worked with 1,200 pounds of materials from a Mississippi River cleanup in June, including 800 pounds of tires, to build the sculpture that is on view at the Minnesota State Fair. This is a repeat of Vomhof's stellar performance last summer gracing the fair.

Tandem Made

Tandem Made, the design/build studio of MCAD alumni Erin Moren ’07 and Nate Moren ’08, is a nominee for the Martha Stewart American Made Audience Choice Award. The organization with the most votes by September 23 will win $10,000.

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Gregory Euclide

Gregory Euclide ’08, MFA, has created an installation at Progress Gallery Paris, France. Watch the video to see his process—from first brushstroke to final cutout triangle.

James Rosenquist

A celebratory exhibition honoring James Rosenquist as he turns 80 years old will take place in his birthplace, Grand Forks, North Dakota. The painter, known for producing very large-scale pieces, emerged with the likes of Andy Warhol, Jim Dine, and Roy Liechtenstein, and is considered by many to have helped found the Pop Art Movement.

MN State Fair

Three MCAD alumni were awarded places at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition. Zachary Adams-Bliss ’03 placed third in prints, former student John Largaespada placed third in photography, and former student Ochen Kaylan received the Crist Delmonico Memorial Painting Award.

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Power of Comics

Diana Green ’99 wrote a revised article on Jeff Smith, creator of the comic book series Bone, for the most recent edition of Randy Duncan and Matthew Smith's textbook The Power of Comics

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Fate (Detail)

Student Jared Tuttle was recently featured in Creative Quarterly's International Student Competition 32. Of the category's 19 runners up and 7 winners, his illustration piece, Fate, was a runner up.

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Dan Olson

Dan Olson ’80, founder and creative director of studio MPLS, was recently featured on the popular online magazine designboom. In the interview he discusses the evolution of his design company, the all-too-common mistake young designers should avoid, and his favorite advice from Paul Rand.

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Ficciones Typografika

MCAD faculty member Erik Brandt was recently interviewed by Paul Schmelzer of the Walker Art Center and featured on his art blog Eyeteeth: Incisive Ideas. Brandt's community gallery project Ficciones Typografika includes work by several current MCAD students, including James Dolence, Zach Collins, and Huiqian Wu.

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Terrence Campagna

A series of photographs by Terrence Campagna ’09, Small Bodies of Surface Water, will be part of Biennial 27 at the South Bend Museum of Art in South Bend, Indiana through October 6.

Karen Wilcox

Karen Wilcox ’01 draws upon ancient writings, religious icons, and sacred spaces to offer a dreamlike journey through feminine and masculine mythology. Within the Myth: Gendered Perceptions explores how masculine language, symbol, and myth affect our perceptions of gender.

Fiberglass Dress

Karess Pastore ’03 creates thought-provoking, sculpted fiberglass dresses. Her latest work explores themes such as Remembering Sandy Hook, Greenpeace, and more. The show, which will be on view at LAYERS Gallery 185 in the Northrop King Building, will open the evening of Thursday, September 5.

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Angela Strassheim ’95

Photographer Angela Strassheim ’95 will have a solo exhibition representing over a decade of her work. Story Telling will be on view at Andrea Meislin Gallery in NYC September 12-October 26, 2013.

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Katelyn Farstad

Katelyn Farstad ’10, Sheila Wagner ’13, Colin Marx ’12, Tynan Kerr ’07, and Ute Bertog ’05 are featured in the upcoming midwest issue of New American Paintings.

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Texas sculptor Kurt Dyrhaug ’89 has been selected to show his work in Out of the Box: A Juried Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn, Alabama October 4, 2013-October 2, 2014.

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Kauai Adventure Photography Workshops

In the winter of 2013, Patrick Kelley ’06 co-founded Kauai Adventure Photography Workshops in Hawaii. The classes help photographers and photo-enthusiasts improve their on-location work while allowing them to explore one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth.

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Tuesday Bassen ’11 is now the senior designer at Tinybop, a children's educational app company, where she leads the visual team in creating beautiful, unusual, science-based exploratory apps for children. Recently, she has also spoken at Design Sh!t Madison and WMC Fest and done work for Playboy, The Washington Post, the New York Times, Fiat, Target, Paperless Post, and Little Otsu.

MN Marriage Amendment Commemorative Serigraphs

MCAD was honored to participate in the marriage event for same-sex couples at the Minneapolis City Hall on August 1, 2013. As part of this community celebration, MCAD students, alumni, and faculty designed commemorative serigraphs to mark the momentous occasion.

Work by Christina Huang ’14, MFA, Eric Syvertson ’14, MFA, and Audrey Moxley ’13 for the Greater MN Arts Initiative was featured in the Grand Rapids Herald Review.

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Faculty members Zak Sally and Barbara Schulz, along with MCAD's Comic Art program, were featured in The Minnesota Daily.

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Fine Arts faculty member Pamela Valfer was interviewed by OtherPeoplesPixels.

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Robert Marbury ’04, co-founder of the Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermy, was featured on SyFy's Weird or What? program.

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Faculty member Kinji Akagawa designed a large sculpture for the Stillwater Public Library, which was recently installed.

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Faculty member and writer Lightsey Darst gave an artist lecture at the Walker Art Center on June 20, presenting new work inspired by her two-week writer’s residency in the museum's resource library.

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