MCAD News


Pestich's Prints

Associate professor Natasha Pestich is a participant in this year's Boston Printmakers 2013 North American Print Biennial, a highly competitive juried exhibition that invites international artists to submit print-based works. Natasha Pestich's series of prints was one of 139 entries selected from over 2,306 submissions.

Repetition and Ritual

Karen Searle ’99, MFA, is an invited artist in the exhibition Repetition and Ritual. The exhibition originated at Georgia's Hudgens Center for the Arts in March, 2013. She will also be giving an artist talk on November 7 and leading a workshop on December 8.

Creative Time Summit

Associate professor Natasha Pestich will participate in a panel discussion related to the Creative Time Summit: Art, Place, and Dislocation in the 21st Century City along with Peter Haakon Thompson (artist, Irrigate project coordinator) and Neeraj Mehta (Center for Urban and Regional Affairs), organized and moderated by Michael Hoyt (artist and creative community liaison at the Pillsbury House and Theatre).

Stephen Klassen ’09, MFA, will be showing new work in the upcoming exhibition Seeing Through Holes: Inventing a Language in Wood.

Down the Rabbit Hole

In Down The Rabbit Hole: A Survey of Jan Xylander Exhibition Posters, associate professor Natasha Pestich expands on her exploration of the fictional artist Jan Xylander.

Detail from a video performance photographed by Susannah Bielak.

Mary Abbe has given a positive review of the current exhibition of new work by recipients of the 2012/13 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists: Susannah Bielak, Amanda Hankerson, Michael Hoyt, Melissa Loop, and Lauren Roche.

Tara Costello

Salt Sugar Poison, a new exhibition by Tara Costello ’98, explores the malleability of perspective, subtle shifts in time merging to create geometric depictions of a singular point of place. Each painting functions as a map, a document of experience, of vast landscapes both familiar yet unrecognizable.

Wanda Gág

Wanda Gág ’17 is this week's feature on MNopedia, an online encyclopedia of Minnesota history written by experts—in this case, MCAD faculty member Phil Anderson—and produced by the Minnesota Historical Society.

"Oh Libra" by Stephanie Molstre-Kotz

Stephanie Molstre-Kotz ’01, MFA, was recently featured in the Star Tribune for having work on display at the Robert Trail Library in Rosemount. Her pastel drawings, paintings, and mixed media works, which are also currently on display at Anchor Fish and Chips, often depict dramatic, swirling skies.

"Sensor Device II" by Kurt Dyrhaug

A sculpture by Kurt Dyrhaug ’89 has been selected for the Second Annual Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition. This juried exhibition of outdoor sculpture is hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. Juror Scott Hicks, Director of Shidoni Foundry and Galleries in Tesuque, New Mexico, selected twelve outdoor works for this exhibition. 

Ed Charbonneau's Midcentury Home

Faculty member Ed Charbonneau and his wife were featured in the Star Tribune for the major makeover they performed on their 1950s home. Enlisting the help of Charbonneau's uncle, local architect Daryl Hanson, their digs have been updated to include a more open floorplan, customized furniture, and a tiki-themed porch.

Left to right: Hend Al-Mansour, Lindsay Splichal, and Michael Gordon

Lindsay Splichal ’13 has received a 2013–2014 Jerome residency with Highpoint Center for Printmaking. She and two other residents will receive nine months of access to Highpoint's fully-equipped printshop, technical support, critiques, a stipend, and a group exhibition in May 2014.

"I Spill Smartwater on Your Smartphone" by Michael Gaughan

The highly technical yet playful watercolors of Michael Gaughan ’02—think beautiful still lifes covered in fruit flies—were recently commended by art blog Beautiful/Decay.

"I Imagined that the Day was Night and I Could See What Came Before Me," M. Loop

The Twin Cities Daily Planet attended and reviewed last weekend's opening of 2012/13 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition. The piece is filled with notable quotes from jurors and artists.

no gods but forest gods by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

Student Rosemary Valero-O’Connell's work was featured yesterday on ComicsAlliance.com. Having caught the attention of regular writer Lauren Davis, the current student was praised for creating works with "a dash of Japanese cuteness and quotes that are inspirational without being sappy."

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Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off

Tom Garrett illustrated celebrity chefs Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri launching their new cooking show, Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, for the September issue of Food Network Magazine.

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Large Tractor Wing by Kurt Dyrhaug

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art announced Friday that sculptors from Texas and North Carolina were winners of the Out of the Box: An Outdoor Juried Sculpture Exhibition.

Jonmarc Edwards Art

Jonmarc Edwards ’83 was picked up by Coagula Curatorial this past summer. Located in Chinatown, downtown LA, the gallery regularly showcases work from an impressive group of artists; Edwards will have a show there in 2014. His work will also be featured at PULSE Miami in December 2013.

Original Objects Panel by Jan Elftmann

In this series for Room & Board, Jan D. Elftmann ’84 uses found objects, sorted by color and recreated into works of assemblage. Each panel is unique so the objects inside will vary. 

Northstar

Lullskull Ltd. co-writers/directors Nathan Anderson ’03 and Seth Anderson and producer Jason Hagen ’02 were recently interviewed in the October 2013 issue of the webzine Rogue Cinema.

French's Flavor Infuser Packaging [Video]

DeWayne Esson was the lead graphic designer on the Berry Plastics Corporation design team that developed French's Flavor Infuser packaging, which debuted recently.

In Place

MCAD alumni Lindsay Nohl ’03, Chris Hajny ’04, Francesca Buchko ’08, and Jenny Bookler ’11 recently curated, authored, and designed In Place: Wish You Were Here, a limited edition art book and exhibition that celebrates creativity, discovery, and wonder.

Head Heart Hand

Former MCAD student Patrick Redmond and Pamela Mead will together be presenting panelists, as mentor and protégé, respectively, on the topic of “Designers Mentoring Designers” at the 2013 AIGA “Head, Heart, Hand” National Conference in Minneapolis, October 10-12.

Annie Mok's Screentests

Annie Mok ’09 will debut her 32-page self-published, Risograph-printed comic book Screentests at the Locust Moon Comics Festival in Philadelphia this Saturday. Mok will also appear in the Vertigo comics anthology The Witching Hour with a short story created in collaboration with Emily Carroll and John Workman.

Walter White by Allen Brewer

Allen Brewer recently illustrated Breaking Bad's Walter White for Cox Communications Inc. Brewer was contracted to draw Walter's physical changes over the show's five seasons, which culminated in a Vine video the client then used to promote the season finale.