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

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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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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

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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.

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

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

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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

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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Luke Tromiczak, Caitlin Karolczak, Jamie Cook, Luke Hillestad, and Kaitlin Busse Wolfgram will be showing new figurative work at the second installment of the HOLD FAST! exhibition. The gallery opening will be held at the Rockwell Cook Painting Studio in Northeast, Minneapolis.

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MCAD Spring BBQ and Zipline

To celebrate the (near) end of the school year and the (late) start of Spring, MCAD Student Activities brought a zip line to the annual Spring BBQ.

Steve Robbins will be holding a Kickstarter Campaign to fund his newest project Ad-Man!, a 108-card deck that incorporates original advertising mascots. Taking the role of an advertising executive, the goal is to have the most products at the end of the game. The project goal of $8,000 will be used to print 1,000 decks.

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Current BFA senior Adina Cohen was selected to be a part of the Stephen Chiodo Stop Motion Animation Masterclass at the Laguna College of Art and Design in California. After a rigorous selection process, only sixteen people were chosen to be a part of the program. During the twelve-week class the students will produce a short stop motion film.

Terrence Campagna (MFA ‘09) was awarded a fellowship at the Joan Mitchell Center. Campagna will be a resident at the center throughout May in the culturally diverse and historic city of New Orleans.

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MCAD faculty member Josh Teschner’s essay On Drones was published in the spring issue of The Iowa Review. On Drones details a museum encounter with a predator drone that leads to an exploration of military technology, the Uncanny Valley, and the father of an army ranger who died on a mountaintop in Afghanistan.

Faculty member David Goldes was recently reviewed by the StarTribune. Written by Mary Abbe, the article discussed the newest show by Goldes, Electrified Drawings, which are on view at the Bakken Museum.

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