MCAD News


Madison Russell ’10 is participating in the Recycled Rain Project, a group show and charity project in which artists create work using only collected rainwater. 20 percent of sales are donated to provide water across the globe via water.org. The show is at the Olympic Mills Commerce Center in Portland, Oregon from June 1 to July 16.

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Michael Marcon '02 has had multiple published paintings in Target's line of home decor.

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The Lions of Valletta is an original full color graphic novel about cats, Malta, art history, philosophy, and the meaning of life. Ursula Murray Husted ’07 is running a Kickstarter until June 28, 2013 in support of this project.

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Ken Christianson ’04 was recently featured on WNYC's program Soundcheck for his commission-based music service in which he composes personalized music for babies. Christianson also recently successfully funded a $12,000 Kickstarter campaign to record and publish a large series of his chamber music pieces.

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Gloria Eslinger '91 has been tenured and promoted to Associate Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Superior. Eslinger also created a forty foot stained glass mosaic which she donated to the permanent collection of the Jim Dan Hill Library located on the campus of UW Superior.

Gwen Hauser '72 was featured on Minnesota Original #307. Watch below.

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Episode 307 (mnoriginal.org)

First year MFA student Allison Bolah has been awarded the 2013 Minnesota Center for Book Arts Collegiate Fellowship. 

Faculty member Eric Tretbar chose his favorite 1960s-era movie posters for a Mad Men inspired Modern Midwest issue.

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Mad Movies (modernmidwest.com)

Co-director Nathan Anderson '03, producer Jason Hagen '02, and writer/co-director Seth Anderson (of Lullskull Ltd.) have moved into development of their debut feature film titled Northstar, following the successful festival run of their thriller short film BLACK (2008). The trio is currently packaging talent and financing the science fiction project, and are slated to shoot in northern Michigan in 2014.

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Brianna Capra '99 was featured in a VolumeOne article entitled Illustrating the Valley. The article discusses her career as a painter in the Chippewa Valley. 

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Illustrating the Valley (volumeone.org)

Popular Minneapolis street artist and MCAD alum Eric Rieger '07 (aka HOTTEA) is holding a solo exhibition at the Burnet Gallery. The exhibit was featured in vita.mn.

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Audrey Moxley '13 and GraceMarie Keaton '13 have been awarded residencies with the Mpls Photo Center for 2013-2014. The Mpls Photo Center believes the most effective way to improve a graduating student’s future photography opportunities is to further learn, explore, and create together in a community of photographers as a Student Resident.

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MCAD Bike Posters Minneapolis

MCAD DesignWorks, in partnership with the City of Minneapolis' Bicycle and Pedestrian Section, has designed a bike safety and awareness campaign for city bikers and motorists.

MCAD DesignWorks created bright, eye-catching designs featuring city-specific landmarks to create a series of four large, back-lit bus shelter posters, spoke cards for bikes, window clings for motorists, and coasters for bars and cafes where bicyclists are frequent diners.

Gina Giampaolo '12 was the design lead with illustrations and custom font by Bill Rebholz '12.

Jon Maichel Thomas '00 was a 2013 McKnight New Media Grant Finalist with his project My Art is Not a Hobby. Thomas also produced the short film Looking Past You, which was recently picked up for distribution by the Pentagon Channel and will be shown in over 34 Million homes nationwide via satellite and cable as well as in all US military bases.

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2013 New Media Project Grant Finalists (ifpmn.org)

Alyssa Thomas '02 wrote a book titled Sew & Stitch Embroidery. Thomas designed over 20 sewing and stitching projects with project with instructional illustrations.

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Sew & Stitch Embroidery (penguinandfish.com)

Karen Wirth’s book, An Artists’ Field Guide to Nature: Color is included in The Illustrated Accordion, at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center in Michigan. The annual exhibition focuses on books in the accordion format, and is on display May 3- 24, 2013.

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Faculty member George Mahoney was asked to design a chair inspired by Mad Men for Modern Midwest.

Recent graduate and furniture designer Gabriel Cruz-Ramirez '12 was awarded a prestigious 2013 Windgate Fellowship. On Thursday, April 4, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design hosted the selection panel to name the winners. The selection process presents a rare opportunity to survey the best and brightest emerging makers in the field of craft.

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Joe Oleary ’92 celebrates men's facial hair with his photo series Of Beards and Men.

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Of Beards and Men

 

Pao Huoa Her '09 was the first Hmong artist to receive an MFA from the Yale MFA photography program, and was featured in a Minnesota Public Radio article about her work.

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Photographer Pao Houa Her's vision on display in Minneapolis (minnesota.publicradio.org)

Craig Rice '76 was featured in a Twin Cities Daily Planet interview and article preceding his screenings at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival. Read below.

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The Many Lives of Filmmaker Craig Laurence Rice, Part I (tcdailyplanet.net)

Emily Hoisington '08 taught a class on hard-carved woodblocks at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.

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MMAA News Article (mmaa.org)

Gregory Euclide '08 created the cover images and spot art for two die-cut and folded covers of McSWEENEY'S.

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Gregory Euclide (gregoryeuclide.com)
 

Patrick Redmond is developing a book about artist and former faculty member Eugene Larkin (1954-1969). Larkin taught at MCAD when it was still known at the Minneapolis School of Art. During his time at the school, Larkin was head of Printmaking and Chair of Fine Arts. If you or someone you know has comments, quotes, etc., to be considered for the book, please contact Patrick Redmond at redmond@patrickredmonddesign.com.

Julie Sirek ‘10 recently returned from Fiberart International, an on-going series of triennial shows presenting the best contemporary fiber art. Sirek’s submission, Dissolving Dream, was accepted and awarded third place by the Fiberart International jurors and was acquired for a private collection.

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