MCAD News


One Mpls by Adam Turman

This weekend, Minneapolis inaugurates its new mayor, Betsy Hodges. Accordingly, Camille Gage ’97 is coordinating a big, public celebration that will feature live music and artwork.

Nothing Better Excerpt

Tyler Page ’01, director of print technology services at MCAD, was invited to be a visiting writer at Anoka-Ramsey Community College this spring. His book Nothing Better Vol. 1 will be taught as part of the curriculum in over a dozen English and reading classes.

HOTTEA

Threadless, the online art-supporting retailer, recently offered Eric Rieger (HOTTEA) ’07 $2,000 to fund a project of his choosing.

Miles of yarn and twelve hours later, he shares his inspiring transformation of a rundown tennis court. In addition to Threadless's video showcasing Rieger's process, the story is also covered by art and visual culture blog Colossal.

The Redesigned NYT Website

Today's New York Times website redesign was led by one of our own: Renda Morton ’03, product design lead on the project. This is the first full-site redesign the organization has had since 2006.

Emily Taylor

Emily Taylor ’97 has been selected from more than 150 artists to be the illustrator of the official 2014 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative art. The work will be unveiled at the state fairgrounds in June.

Great Debates Detail

MCAD staff and faculty member Karen Wirth’s book installation Great Debates is included in the juried exhibition Print, Produce, Publish.

Leigh Luna for BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed recently used MCAD student Leigh Luna's illustrations to accompany one of their articles. Her colorful work can be found with the story "Revisiting Resolutions, 10 Years Later," which is part of BuzzFeed's new Fresh Starts series.

Ann Tracy-Lopez

Ann Tracy-Lopez ’89 is exhibiting for the month of January at Rancho Linda Vista (RLV) Gallery, Oracle, Arizona. RLV is one of the oldest continuous artist communities in the United States. Tracy-Lopez is exhibiting work completed while on residency on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork, Ireland. 

Illustrations by Luisa Rivera Nahrwold

Student Luisa Rivera Nahrwold has been busy creating illustrations for a number of projects. Her latest work appears in Los Olivos, a conceptual book about olive oil, and with an article in the newest issue of UVA Magazine. Both publications are produced in Chile.

You Must Stand This While Reading There

Isa Gagarin ’08 is featured in You Must Stand This While Reading There, a group exhibition currently on view at David Petersen Gallery. As part of curator Nathan Coutts's orchestration of activity, she wrote instructions for an artwork made by a priest in St. Paul, and she also has a recent work on display in the back gallery.

Work by Katelyn Farstad ’10 is also on view.

Sammy the Mouse Vol. 2, Zak Sally

Faculty member Zak Sally, Anna Bongiovanni ’09, and Caitlin Skaalrud ’11 are all featured on comics critic Rob Clough's "Best of 2013" list of long- and short-form comics.

Avoidance Training

Have you ever pulled out your cell phone to avoid having to look at or, heaven forbid, talk to strangers? If you answered yes, you're not alone.

Samantha French Painting

Painter Samantha French ’05 has been featured as the "Face of the Day" on the 24/7 politics, news, arts, and culture blog the Dish, which boasts close to ten million page views every month.

City Pages' Artists of the Year

Current MFA student Adam Hamilton has made it onto City Pages' "2013 Artists of the Year" list.

Cover illustration by Nahrwold

Student Luisa Rivera Nahrwold has illustrated the cover for the newest issue of La Peste, a Mexican magazine that strives to expose the work of writers, illustrators, designers, and photographers from different parts of the world.

Idol by Aaron Spangler

Aaron Spangler ’93, a recipient of a 2010/11 McKnight Visual Artist fellowship who currently has work on view in New York City's Horton Gallery, is highlighted in the most recent issue of Art in America.

Erik Brandt Ficciones Typografika

Faculty member Erik Brandt's popular Ficciones Typografika project is being featured in a sixteen-page monograph as part of the advertising, design, and visual culture magazine Creative Review's (UK) January 2014 issue. 

Photo by PeggySue Photography

An article by MCAD Executive Assistant to the President/Special Projects Manager Kate Mohn and Printshop Coordinator/Faculty Member Diana Eicher has been published in the most recent issue of Mid America Print Council Journal.

Samantha French Painting

Samantha French ’05 was featured yesterday on Colossal—a Webby-nominated blog that explores art and other aspects of visual culture.

Jan Jancourt
Faculty member Jan Jancourt contributed to the AIGA (American professional organization for design) National Conference last month, presenting a typography project from one of his typography classes.
Pictorial Space in Urban Environment

Celebrate the end of term with an exciting panel discussion and reception tomorrow evening at the Weisman Art Museum.

McKnight Art Fellow Artist Books

Join the 2012–13 McKnight Visual Art fellows at the Midway Contemporary Art Library for the launch of their limited-edition publications produced by Scott Nedrelow and Isaac Rudder of Location Books.

Free Second Saturday

The diverse works of the artists in this semester's fine arts studio course Working with the Collection will be exhibited in the Great Hall of the Bakken Museum.

The exhibition opens this Saturday during the museum’s Free Second Saturday Art and Science event.

Arlene Birt

Faculty member Arlene Birt will be presenting on "The Visual [Emotional] Vocabulary of Sustainability" this February at Interaction14 in Amsterdam.

Interaction14 is an initiative of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), a global network of over 55,000 members worldwide dedicated to the professional practice of interaction design.

Emily Christenson

Pelagic Series, Schooling 2, a painting by Emily Christenson ’02, has been purchased by and added to the permanent collection of Iowa's Dubuque Museum of Art.