Michael Kareken has a solo show at Washington and Lee University in Virginia through December 10. Twenty-five of his paintings and drawings are on view, including several very large canvases. Kareken traveled to Washington and Lee University in November to give a lecture and put on student workshops.
Adjunct faculty Pam Valfer has been participating in group shows recently all over the world. In November, she was part of a two person show at Chambers Hotel's Burnet Art Gallery; she recently participated in a second two person show (with Allen Brewer) at Occupy Space gallery in Limerick, Ireland; and she is exhibiting at Cube Gallery in Manchester, England, this month.
Rich Barlow's solo exhibition A Crow’s Nest will be on view in October. The show is opening in the wake of the good news that Barlow has been awarded the Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship for the coming year.
Adjunct faculty Abbi Allan's work is featured in a show at Gallery 801 through January.
She is involved in the organization of Books for Africa, a collaborative exhibit between the Science Museum of Minnesota and MCAD, which opened December 10.
Jody Williams traveled to Ireland this summer to attend the annual meeting of the Miniature Book Society, thanks in part to a Faculty Development Grant. Williams exhibited her work at the conference book fair and connected with other book artists from Europe who were also exhibiting.
Jennifer Danos is certainly keeping busy this winter:
She recently opened an installation at the Temple Gallery at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Diana Green recently submitted four entries for the forthcoming Graphic Novel Encyclopedia by ABC-CLIO Press. Green also submitted four entries for the book Icons of American Comics.
The exhibition of adjunct faculty member Jen Caruso, PhD, has been reviewed in the December issue of Quodlibetica: Constellation 17. The exhibition, Semblances, is on view as part of the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Project.
Chapbooks, broadsides, and visual projects by students in Lightsey Darst’s fall semester 2011 courses Introduction to Poetry and Creative Writing were exhibited in the MCAD Library’s long case. Works include poems in jars, fictional diaries, poems from karaoke subtitles, photo albums, and mix-and-match-strips—they are sure to delight!
Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson was an invited participant in the Modern Language Association’s Language Consultancy Workshop on January 5, 2012, as a part of the Modern Language Association Convention in Seattle, Washington.
Kindra Murphy and Annie Yiling Wang’s book MCAD Creates: 125 Stories was chosen as an honorable mention winner in the graphics category of the I.D. Annual Design Review.
The students of Tom Garret’s Editorial Illustration class worked with art director Stephanie Glaros of Utne Reader in a critique of the class’s work and in a Q&A session about the role of an art director, professional practices, and building a career in design and illustration.
Greg Beckel worked on several exhibition catalogs produced by the Walker Art Center, including From Here to There: Alec Sloth’s America, Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers, and Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes.
Adjunct faculty Zak Sally just released Sammy the Mouse: Volume 1, from La Mano books. The 104 page collection of the first 3 issues of Zak Sally's Sammy the Mouse comic was printed by Sally on his own offset press.
Visiting artist Jim Keefe was featured on MPR News's blog in a spotlight on MCAD. Keefe’s work on the Flash Gordon newspaper strip is part of a traveling exhibition, titled One Fine Sunday in the Funny Pages. The exhibition is curated by Stay Tooned publisher John Read.
The Minnesota Association of Family and Consumer Science has invited Jerry Allan to present “The Five Great Ideas and Challenges the World Needs to Address” at their 2011 annual conference.
The students of Kevin Byrne’s Client Studio course presented their exhibition plan to project client Three Rivers Parks on the subject of past, present, and sustainable future for the stream health of Elm Creek Watershed in Dayton, Minnesota.
The students of David Schutten’s Copywriting and Broadcast course are going on a field trip to attend the 2012 Student Ad Summit where they will have the opportunity to show their work among some of the advertising community leaders.