Ruth Voights Conversation

After an incredible thirty-eight years at MCAD, faculty member Ruth Voights is bidding us farewell this spring. Lindsay Nohl ’03 and Jenny Bookler ’11 from Light Grey Art Lab recently sat down with Voights to have a conversation about her long history at our school, during which she has impacted so many students.

Amy Devers of the DIY Network

The Furniture Society's annual exhibition Faculty Selects, juried this year by the DIY Network's Amy Devers, will feature a piece by furniture student Nic Van Gorp.

Faculty member Krista Leraas will be sharing all of her knowledge about incorporating delicious plants into your landscape in a class at Eggplant Urban Farm Supply this Saturday.

City Pages Best Of Issue

Brittney Sabo ’07 is officially a big deal, as made clear in today's new issue of City Pages—their annual Best of the Twin Cities issue, that is.

Thoen and Haakenson

Staff members Ema Thoen and Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson presented and hosted an open discussion roundtable at the annual Higher Learning Commission (HLC) conference in Chicago this past weekend.

Scott McDonald Art

With a new show, Now and Then, on view in Alaska, Scott McDonald ’96 has been featured in the Anchorage Daily News for his compelling paintings, described in the article as "childlike but not childish."

Tom Garrett Illustrates for HGTV

Faculty member Tom Garrett has illustrated two digital collages of Renovation Raiders’ host Amy Matthews for the article "Easiest Pieces" in HGTV Magazine.

Light Fantastik at Walker Cinema

Student Marie Ketring is curating a screening of short films from the early days of cinema projected on 16mm film. Attendees of the event, happening later this month at the Walker Art Center, will see Spanish devil magicians, infidelity in insects, and the absurdity of dreams.

Eddie Perrot, Hollow Shell

Scategories, an exhibition featuring the work of Bill Rebholz ’12 and students Leanna Perry and Edward Perrote, was reviewed yesterday in Beautiful Decay by Minneapolis writer Nathaniel Smith.

Poster designed by Stefanie Koehler

Faculty member Denise DeLuca and Stefanie Koehler ’13, both from MCAD's Master of Art in Sustainable Design program, will be holding a workshop called Bio-Inspired Tools for Radical Transformation at the Bainbridge Graduate Institute's Organizational Systems Renewal program on Friday April 11.

Particula Obscura

The latest installation by faculty member Jody Williams honors the tradition of seventeenth-century Wunderkammen, the historical precursors to museums.

Lullskull Logo

Nathan Anderson ’03, Seth Anderson, and Jason Hagen ’02 of Lullskull, Ltd. were recently interviewed in Split Lip Magazine, an arts and literature webzine.


Students Carlen Goldhorn, Addie Elling, Welsa Stone, Kathleen Law, Katie Hill, Matthew Novak, and Emma Conner will be featured in the upcoming exhibition Idem. The exhibition, part of the course Professional Practice, will explore identity as it relates to the objects in our lives.

"As artists we are also collectors, and in a way, hoarders of objects. We draw inspiration from the things around us. [In Idem] we are exploring the concept of identity by collecting objects as stand-ins for ourselves; representing who we are as people and as artists."

Rob Fischer, Untitled (Glass House)

Rob Fischer ’93 currently has a solo exhibition at New York's Derek Eller Gallery.

Splitting his time between two studios—one in the woods of Northern Minnesota and another in Brooklyn, New York—Fischer is known for using dilapidated materials to methodically compose sculptural installations.

Photo by Richard Sennott for Star Tribune

Caitlin Warner ’12 wants you to buy her art . . . from a vending machine.

MCAD Students at Q.arma Building

Seven MCAD students presented their work during last night's First Thursday event in Northeast Minneapolis's Q.arma Building.


Chad Rutter ’06, whose latest work explores American geography and values through photography, sculpture, and other media, will be in an upcoming exhibition as part of the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program.

River Media Art Center Winona

A number of MCAD alumni are working to open the new River Media Art Center Winona. This will be a space for "artists to develop and produce work free from the pressures of the commercial workspace."

AIGA MN Design Show

MCADians will be judging the AIGA Minnesota Annual Design Show's Green Leaf Award category. The three judges include MCAD's sustainable design program co-founders and instructors Curt McNamara and Holly Robbins, along with Rita Penrod, an alum of the program.

Cy DeCosse

Photography by Cy DeCosse ’52 will be on view next month in an exhibition that showcases beauty in the night.

Scott Nedrelow

Faculty member Scott Nedrelow has been featured in ArtForum's Critics' Picks for his "ghostly" paintings and videos in the show Afterlight, on view through Saturday at David Petersen Gallery in Minneapolis.

Photo by Jacob Schroeder

Printshop staff and adjunct faculty member Diana Eicher recently gave a lecture at the Minnesota Contemporary Quilters Spring Retreat. Her presentation, titled "My Love for Ink, Squeegees, and Screenprinting," focused on how she uses personal themes and experiences of social justice issues in her own work.

Paper Speak Poster

An exhibition celebrating communication, collaboration, and illustration and featuring the creative works of a number of MCAD students and alumni opens on campus tomorrow. With an aim of pushing the boundaries of communication into a playful and artistic realm, this show comprises the works of eight artists who have worked collaboratively to create eight individual but related pieces.

Bug the Dog

Julie M. Fakler ’96 has received a McKnight Established Artist grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council that will allow her to create portraits of animals rescued by SAFE Sanctuary, a non-profit animal rescue group in Faribault, Minnesota.