MCAD News


Rebholz Illustration

Bill Rebholz's illustration was published in the Isthmus, which is Madison, Wisconsin's version of City Pages.

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Chris Rand Metalsmithing

Metalwork by Chris Rand ’00 was selected to appear in a new book from Schiffer Publishing titled Ironwork Today 3: Inside and Out. The book showcases the work of over seventy artists from across the U.S. and Canada. Rand's work is featured on four of the book's 256 pages. Rand creates custom designed metalwork for architects, residents, and churches upon commission.

liz Plahn's Work

Liz Plahn ’09 was recently promoted to senior designer at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) after working as a junior designer since 2009.

Christy Oates "Crane Chair"

Christy Oates ’06 has three pieces in a group show at the Renwick Gallery in Washington DC in July. Oates's work will join that of 39 other artists in an exhibition entitled 40 Under 40.

The Original RoboCop

MCAD alum Nick Schenk, who wrote Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino, is now working on a rewrite for the RoboCop film with Jose Padilha.

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The Electric Information Age Book

The Electric Information Age Book by Adam Michaels and Jeffrey Schnapp is the third installment in the Inventory Books series.

Raina Belleau, Dignity in Dexterity

The work of Marc Manke ’11 and Raina Belleau ’11 was included in the exhibition Art on the Plains XI at the Plains Art Museum. The show was juried by Hesse McGraw, curator for the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NB, and assistant director of Max Protech Gallery in NYC.

Dr. Anna Tahinci

Dr. Anna Tahinci delivered the French paper "Athènes-Paris et les élèves grecs de Bourdelle" ("Athens-Paris and Bourdelle's Greek students") at the Paris-Athens Double Journey 1919-1939 international conference at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece, on January 20. The papers of the conference will be published in a special volume in 2013.

Representations of German Identity in Visual Culture

The publishing house of Peter Lang Oxford is proud to announce that in 2012 it will begin publishing the book series Studies in German Visual Culture, co-edited by Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson, MCAD Chair and Professor of Liberal Arts, and Dr. Deborah Ascher Barnstone, of Washington State University.

Robert Hoffman ’80, animation director of MotiveStudios, recently received the following awards:

Andy DuCett

Andy DuCett was accepted into the Viewing Program at the Drawing Center in New York City. DuCett was also commissioned to do a drawing for the Walker Art Center, for use in their First Free Saturday program. Finally, DuCett's work was published in a book on contemporary collage by Laurence King Publishing.

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ANNIE Award

Dan Lund ’89, an animator working for Disney, was just nominated for an ANNIE award—essentially the equivalent of an Oscar for animators.

Catherine Kennedy

Catherine Kennedy ’05 had an exhibition titled Contemporary Journeys: Installation Art that was on view at the UW-Parkside Foundation Gallery January 17 through February 9.

Monica Haller

Monica Haller received a $55,000 grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board for the development of the second half of the Veterans Book Project.

Gregory Euclide

Gregory Euclide ’08, MFA, is opening a solo show at the Nevada Museum of Art. The show opens March 24 in Reno, Nevada.

18 Images with a Common Thread

Jody Williams's book exhibition Connections: 18 Images with a Common Thread opened at Form+Content Gallery on January 5 and ran through February 4.

Jennifer Danos, Architectonic Obtrusion 3

Adjunct faculty member Jennifer Danos has a show at Bethel University's Johnson Gallery titled Arcitectronic Obtrusion 3. The show opened on February 8 and will continue through March 25. Danos also gave a talk on the exhibition on February 8 at Bethel.  

Zach Collins

Nine collage pieces of Zach Collins's have been accepted into the exhibition Art of Recovery, sponsored by the MN State Arts Board. The exhibition opens in Lowertown, St. Paul, April 2 through June 29.

Keith Braafladt

Along with co-author Jennifer Nelson, Keith Braafladt ’86 had a book published by the American Library Association. The book is titled Technology and Literacy: 21st Century Library Programming for Children and Teens.

Nathaniel Freeman

Visiting faculty member Nathaniel Freeman was interviewed for a segment on NPR's Weekend Edition. The interview focused on Minnesota's Ice Shanty Project, and Freeman's photos accompany the online story.

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Natasha Pestich was named an artist of the year by City Pages for her work as Jan Xylander, her fictional creation.

Susan Boeckmann

Continuing studies instructor Susan Boeckmann will be featured in the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts’ First Show. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts. 

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Christine Daves

Christine Daves completed a textbook review of Creating Career Success: Your Game Plan by Francine Fabricant, Debra Stark, and Jennifer Miller, for Wadsworth | Cengage Learning. 

Daves has also been asked to teach a one-credit career and internship planning course for the College of Design at the University of Minnesota in the spring of 2012. The class will comprise architects, landscape architects, interior designers, and fashion designers. 

Fullerton

Terri Fullerton exhibited her work Falling in Love at the End of the Universe as a part of the IFP Minnesota Center for Media Arts’ latest exhibition Unshared Sacrifice. Fullerton was also awarded the 2010-2011 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artists Fellowship.

Euclide

Gregory Euclide ’08, MFA, has been selected as a 2012 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellow.