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

Student Rosemary Valero-O’Connell's work was featured yesterday on 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. 


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.


Faculty member Andy Ducett has been asked by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Chief Curator of Contemporary Art Liz Armstrong to create a piece for a current exhibition at the MIA.

Nancy Rice

Nancy Rice ’70 has been voted to receive the 2013 AAF Silver Medal Award. Established in 1959, the AAF Silver Medal Award Program recognizes men and women who have made outstanding contributions to advertising and who have been active in furthering the industry's standards, creative excellence, and responsibility in areas of social concern.

Jodi Reeb

Jodi Reeb ’95, Jim Dryden ’96, Betsy Ruth Byers ’08, MFA, and six other artists have each created abstract paintings for the exhibition 30 X 30, running through November 16 at the Kolman & Pryor Gallery.

Black Aperture

Faculty member Matt Rasmussen's book of poems Black Aperture has been longlisted for the National Book Award. Black Aperture is the author’s first book of poems and the winner of the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets.


Tom Garrett illustrated the story of Hercules for Scholastic and the September issue of Storyworks, their classroom magazine.

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Made Here

"Our region hums with creative energy—even if it’s not always visible at street level. What might happen if we fill the vacant storefronts on Hennepin Avenue with installations that showcase our creative energy for all to see?"

The Art of Junk

Tom Garrett ’79 is one of the judges for the Art of Junk competition on display at the Junk Bonanza, a three-day, indoor event that features more than 140 vendors of beautiful salvaged and upcycled vintage, antique, and artisan-repurposed goods for home and garden.

Samantha Rei

The MN Daily has featured MCAD's tenth annual fall fashion extravaganza. Directed by local designer Samantha Rei, this year's show will feature Japanese street style as "brand spankin' new" designers explore the relationships between anime, manga, and pop culture.

Zoë Shulman's "Postmodern Landscapes" have been accepted into a juried show entitled Geometry in Nature coming up at the Silverwood Park Gallery. Join her and fifteen other artists as they explore the relationship between geometric principles and the natural world.

Brother Vs. Brother

Tom Garrett ’79 illustrated the hosts of HGTV's beloved design show Brother Vs. Brother for an article in the September 2013 issue of HGTV Magazine.

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Kyle Hermanson

1st Lieutenant Kyle Hermanson ’05, executive officer with Battery B, 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, was recognized for creating the winning coin design for the United States Air Force Ball. Out of thirteen submitted designs, Hermanson's was chosen to celebrate the Air Force's birthday and the theme of sixty years of peace and prosperity. This is the first time a soldier has won the coin design competition. Cover

Former student Rachael Balsaitis has created the cover for this week's issue of, the Fall Entertainment Preview. 

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Daniel Ringold

Daniel Ringold, a recent graduate from MCAD's certificate program in graphic design, was featured today on the local design and advertising website the Minneapolis Egotist. The "mathematician, German major, international traveler, tri-lingual teacher, pattern maker, and graphic designer with a passion for fashion" is seen by the website as a top young creative in the Twin Cities.

Various Solutions: Gas in Gas by Karen Wirth

Faculty member Karen Wirth was recently included in the exhibitions Found Objects at Form+Content Gallery, which featured artworks created from undisguised or modified found objects, and Infinite Possibilities: Math, Science, Book Arts at 23 Sandy Gallery, which proved that math and science can be used as a source of artistic inspiration to book artists.