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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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. 


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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