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. 


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.


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

Allen Brewer at Grayduck Gallery

Allen Brewer is participating in a show at Occupy Space gallery in Limerick, Ireland in May. He is also a part of a group collage show in December at Minneapolis's FoxTax, as well as a three person show at Austin Texas's GrayDuck gallery in January. In November, Brewer and his wife, Pam Valfer, created a collaborative mural for VitaMN’s fifth anniversary event. Brewer auctioned off two pieces for the Movember charity event at Pink Hobo gallery. 

Cindy Gilbert SciGirls

Cindy Gilbert attended the Partnership for Academic Leadership in Sustainability (PALS) conference to report on MCAD’s sustainability initiatives (both academically and institutionally) in New York, NY. 

Gilbert is also appearing on the PBS Kids show SciGirls. The filming will take place in Minnesota and she’ll be working with a team of girls to use biomimicry concepts and tools to solve a sustainability challenge. 

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Wendy Jedlicka

Wendy Jedlicka was an invited speaker at the Design School at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. 

Doug Pierce

Doug Pierce was an invited speaker at the 2011 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minnesota Annual Convention.

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Dion Zuess

Dion Zuess was an invited speaker at the 2011 University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Design Conference. This experience led her to be featured on Graphic Design USA’s blog.

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Arlene Birt

Arlene Birt was an invited speaker at the 2011 International Institute for Information Design’s GreenID Conference held in Vienna. 

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Jeremy Faludi

Jeremy Faludi was the invited keynote speaker at Baldwin-Wallace College’s 2011 Sustainability Symposium in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Amy Sands’s solo exhibition ran from October 10 through November 11 at Buena Vista University Gallery in Storm Lake, IA. Sands gave a public lecture on November 11 at BVU. Four of Sands’s pieces from the exhibit were purchased by BVU for their permanent collection.

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Michael Kareken has a solo show at Washington and Lee University in Virginia through December 10. Twenty-five of his paintings and drawings are on view, including several very large canvases. Kareken traveled to Washington and Lee University in November to give a lecture and put on student workshops.

Adjunct faculty Pam Valfer has been participating in group shows recently all over the world. In November, she was part of a two person show at Chambers Hotel's Burnet Art Gallery; she recently participated in a second two person show (with Allen Brewer) at Occupy Space gallery in Limerick, Ireland; and she is exhibiting at Cube Gallery in Manchester, England, this month. 

Kyle Staver

Kyle Staver ’76 memorialized her older brother with her work “Biker Triptych,” which was on view as a part of Kyle Staver: A Survey of Paintings and Prints at the Pennsylvania College of Art. The exhibition was open from November 18 through January 20.

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Rich Barlow - "A Crow's Nest"

Rich Barlow's solo exhibition A Crow’s Nest will be on view in October. The show is opening in the wake of the good news that Barlow has been awarded the Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship for the coming year.

Abbi Allan at Gallery 801

Adjunct faculty Abbi Allan's work is featured in a show at Gallery 801 through January. 

She is involved in the organization of Books for Africa, a collaborative exhibit between the Science Museum of Minnesota and MCAD, which opened December 10.

Jody Williams

Jody Williams traveled to Ireland this summer to attend the annual meeting of the Miniature Book Society, thanks in part to a Faculty Development Grant. Williams exhibited her work at the conference book fair and connected with other book artists from Europe who were also exhibiting.

Jennifer Danos is certainly keeping busy this winter:

She recently opened an installation at the Temple Gallery at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia.

Wil Alexander's Goblin Secrets Internships with Student Illustrators

Adjunct faculty Will Alexander participated in a collaborative internship between his first novel, Goblin Secrets, and several student illustrators. 

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Diana Green

Diana Green recently submitted four entries for the forthcoming Graphic Novel Encyclopedia by ABC-CLIO Press. Green also submitted four entries for the book Icons of American Comics.


Adjunct faculty member Dr. Jen Caruso’s exhibition review of Semblances, on view as part of the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Project was published in the December issue of Quodlibetica: Constellation 17.

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Chapbooks, broadsides, and visual projects by students in Lightsey Darst’s fall semester 2011 courses Introduction to Poetry and Creative Writing were exhibited in the MCAD Library’s long case. Works include poems in jars, fictional diaries, poems from karaoke subtitles, photo albums, and mix-and-match-strips—they are sure to delight!

Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson

Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson was an invited participant in the Modern Language Association’s Language Consultancy Workshop on January 5, 2012, as a part of the Modern Language Association Convention in Seattle, Washington.

Kindra Murphy, Annie Yiling Wang - "MCAD Creates: 125 Stories"

Kindra Murphy and Annie Yiling Wang’s book MCAD Creates: 125 Stories was chosen as an honorable mention winner in the graphics category of the I.D. Annual Design Review

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