MCAD News


Patrick Kelly ‘06 received a grant to travel to Mozambique and lead a documentary photography expedition in November with VOX United. VOX United is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing clean water to remote regions of Sub-Saharan Africa. The project is titled The Faces of Change and was shown through the month of October at the Ambiente Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis.

Adjunct Fine Arts faculty Jay Heikes is featured in the Walker Art Center’s new exhibition Painter Painter.  The exhibition is open February 2 - October 27 and features the work of fifteen artists from the United States and Europe.

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Liberal Arts professor Kris Belden-Adams published the article Quack, Quack! Photography as a Remote Radionics Healing Agent in the peer-edited journal The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society (Vol. 8, Winter 2013).

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Jodi Reeb-Myers ‘95 will exhibit mixed media paintings as part of a group exhibition at the Anita Sue Kolman Gallery called Juicy Steak Moustache II. Reeb-Myers created the paintings with found collage papers while living in Ajijic, Mexico. The opening reception will take place on March 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and the exhibition runs from February 2 - March 30.  

The Dead Mall, a short story by adjunct liberal arts faculty John Teschner was accepted for publication by the Florida Review.

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Thomas Pope completed a one year sabbatical, during which time he wrote two books, Lethal Genius: The Hitman in American Movies and The Good Guys and the Bad Guys: Good and Evil in the Movies, plus the pilot for a TV series, Jack of All Trades. All are on display in the MCAD gallery. Thomas has a book agent who is currently marketing Lethal Genius, and his manager in Hollywood is preparing to present Jack of All Trades for the studio market.

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Design professor Allen Brewer participated in Paper Darts’ “Choose Your Own Adventure” event at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on January 17. Brewer made work based on the public’s descriptions of Art. Brewer also spoke about his creative process in an interview with Amina Harper for Paper Darts.

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Current MFA Student Ashely Peifer won first place in the Grad Student category for a major Design Sponge scholarship.

NOMADS Issue 3 features the work of MCAD illustration student, Thyra Helgensen. Helgensen created multiple illustrations for the Farewell To Burma story. NOMADS is a travel magazine featuring world renowned photographers, writers, and other contributors.

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A painting by current MFA student Dani Wagner was recently accepted into a group juried exhibition at Middle Tennessee State University. The 12 x 12 Exhibition will take place from January 17 through February 14, 2013.

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The Star Tribune featured Tom Garrett's work from MN FUNK, a show of 13 artists at the Katerine E. Nash Gallery. The art review was by Mary Abbe.

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Heeyun Kim, a current MFA student in Comic Art, was featured in [b]racket magazine, an independent art magazine in Daegu, South Korea which introduces multicultural artists. The article on Kim included three of her illustrations along with a write up on her work.

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Dylan Davis ‘12 was featured in CMYK Magazine's Top New Creatives 54 for his illustration Dental Artifacts, which was completed as an assignment for Carrie Hartman's Professional Practice class in the Spring of 2012.

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Work by Jim Keefe (Adjunct Faculty, Design) will be featured on the cover of the February 2013 issue of Comics Revue, a comic strip anthology magazine.

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Natasha Pestich (Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts) has work featured in "Art Formerly Known As Prints," the winter cooperative exhibition at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. The exhibition opened on December 7, 2012 and runs through January 26, 2013.

Andy Sturdevant writes a weekly column titled The Stroll for MinnPost. In November, he wrote about “MCAD’s Art Cellar and the Ephemeral Art of Handmade Signage.”

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Tom Garrett created an illustration based on the story Sherlock Homes and the Case of the Speckled Band for the October issue of Scholastic Scope Magazine.

Quodlibetica's Constellation 22 again featured a lineup of MCAD staff, faculty, and alumni. Faculty and founder Lightsey Darst, staff member Jenna Westrick, and alum Katelyn Farstad were among the contributors.

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A story on the MCAD Art Sale was featured on BoingBoing, one of the world’s most read blogs. BoingBoing recieves more monthly page views than the websites of all regional newspapers and most national newspapers. The article also links to the Star Tribune story about the entrepreneurial success of MCAD artists.

Tom Garrett is part of a group exhibition at the Katherine E. Nash gallery at the Regis Center for Art. Minnesota Funk. a group exhibition that playfully explores the diverse side of Minnesota culture kicks off the 10th anniversary year. The public reception was on December 6 at the Regis Center.

Gregory Euclide '08 designed the album art for the Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 4.

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Gregory Euclide ‘08 was featured in the Gestalen Press book, High Touch: Tactile Design and Visual Explorations.

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A blog post by Jim Keefe (Adjunct Faculty, Design) on the business of cartooning was highlighted by The Beat, the news blog of comic culture. The Beat is listed as one of the twenty-five best blogs of 2012 by Time online.

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Media Arts professor Vince Leo reviewed Elementary Calculus by J. Carrier. His review is posted on the Little Brown Mushroom blog.

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