Poster Design by Clarice

A number of MCAD alumni are banding together to open the new River Media Art Center in Winona, Minnesota, on May 3.

TedX Fulbright Logo

Fulbright scholar and visual storyteller Arlene Birt ’02 has been invited to talk about sustainability in design at TEDx Fulbright 2014 in Washington, DC, on April 5.

Kate Casanova, Ben Moren, Greenscreen detail

Faculty member Ben Moren ’10 and Kate Casanova ’08 are part of the collaborative exhibition Guess Ready Review at Kolman & Pryor Gallery. The exhibition includes video, sculpture, photography with sound, and a listening station.

Metatranslations Exhibit American Swedish Institute

Faculty member Natasha Pestich has created a one-minute film in response to writer Ed Bok Lee's Metatranslations poetry.

Patrick Redmond Design

Former MCAD student Patrick Redmond, of Minnesota-based brand identity and design firm Patrick Redmond Design, served as a judge for this year's Printing Industry Midwest Star of Excellence Awards competition—the largest and most prestigious print competition in the Midwest.

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A huge congratulations to Matthew Meyer ’01, Dan Lund ’89, Justin Weber ’08, and Andrew Chesworth ’07, members of the team of animators who created the Disney film Frozen, which just won an Oscar.

Well done, team!

SILA Press Release for West 52

MCAD illustrators cleaned up at this year's Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles competition.

Sherry Blanchard Stuart, Raven's Call

Sherry Blanchard Stuart ’64 will be showing her work in a number of upcoming exhibitions:

MCAD Wanted Ads Art Shanty

As part of the Art Shanty projects on White Bear Lake throughout February, MCADians empowered shantytown visitors to make connections through their Lost, Found & Wanted Shanty. 

Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson to give the keynote presentation

Faculty and staff member Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson has been invited to give the keynote presentation at the twenty-third annual Graduate Student Symposium of Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Washington University in St. Louis.

Lensch Paper Wrapped Bead Necklace

Stringing together an intricate tapestry of precious metals, gemstones, and beads, Lensch's work examines how the smallest form is crucial to the binding together of a life.

MCADians accepted in Society of Illustrators Scholarship Competition

Congratulations to current students Kelsey King, Greta Kotz, Rosemary Valero O'Connell, Eddie Perrote, Allison Strom, and Jared Tuttle on their acceptance into the Society of Illustrators 2014 Student Scholarship Competition.

Lea Devon Sorrentino

Lea Devon Sorrentino ’12, MFA, has been asked to be a participating artist in the Arteles Creative Residency program starting this April.

HOT TEA, Pink Yarn Tennis Court and Racket

Street artist Eric Rieger ’07, aka HOT TEA, is stringing together a name for himself both here and abroad.

Don Jon, IMDB

Lauren Zuckerman ’82 edited the recent hit Don Jon, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson.

Scategories Poster

Current students Eddie Perrote and Leanna Perry team up with Bill Rebholz ’12 for a celebration of hand-lettering, design, and illustration in Scategories, an exhibition opening next month. 

MFA Shows

Join MCAD's MFA students for a weekend's (and a workday's!) worth of art openings. Attendees will be encouraged to view the artworks and share their thoughts on everything from public silence to social constructions to mystical transcendence.

Kelly Nipper Figure Underlay, Felt Overlay U, X, Y

In her exhibition Black Forest, on view at the prestigious Hammer Museum, Kelly Nipper ’93 mixes mediums in a show fit for the Brother Grimm. 

Toua Vang Greeting Card

Current student Toua Vang is a finalist in the seventh annual Gallery Collection greeting card contest. 

Elizabeth Erickson

Former faculty member Elizabeth Erickson presents Now and Then, Kinds of Light, an exhibition of paintings and mixed media work that celebrates the meeting of eastern and western culture, which will be on view next month at Form + Content Gallery.

Untitled Piece by Kara Andree

Faculty member Kara Andree is part of the group exhibition From Beyond the Window at the Katherine E. Nash gallery.

Twin Cities Service Jam Logo

Current student Stuart Wainstock is organizing a Global Service Jam, Minnesota style.

Kate Casanova and Chris Koza

In honor of Valentine's Day, City Pages has asked some of the Twin Cities' cutest/coolest/funniest/awesome-est couples, "How did you meet?"

Joe Cecere

As someone who runs a leading brand strategy firm in the land of Fortune 500 company headquarters, it surprised Cecere to learn that Minnesotans scored worst in the nation when it came to employee engagement according to an early 2013 Gallup poll.

Christopher Deanes Sanford Middle School Mural

Christopher Aaron Deanes ’96 recently completed a mural for Sanford Middle School in Minneapolis.