The Eyeo Festival commissioned Design Professor Erik Brandt for a second time to produce a print collateral. The festival, the largest gathering of contemporary data visualization professionals, attracts an international audience of practitioners and was held at the Walker Art Center this year.

Soon after, Brandt was asked to include both the Eyeo 2011 and 2012 work in an upcoming book, Pattern Play, by Sendpoints Publishing CO. Ltd., in Guangzhou, China.

October 15, 2012

Pamela Valfer, adjunct fine arts faculty, is featured in Exactitude, a show at the Burnet Art Gallery of Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis. The show explores concepts of memory and reality. Valfer is exhibiting with Christina Empedocles. The show will be open through November 11.

October 15, 2012

Two works by Erik Brandt, design professor, were featured in the Chinese Choi's Gallery magazine (Vol. 16) in May. The magazine has an international distribution and was spotted in Germany by MCAD alum Dan Sinclair, during his travels this summer.

October 15, 2012

Natasha Pestich, fine arts professor, has an exhibition at Schaefer Gallery titled Fulfillment is Such a White-Collar Thing. The show will run from Tuesday, October 2 to Friday, November 2, with an opening reception and artist's talk on Thursday, October 4, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

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In February works by Design Professor Erik Brandt were featured in the large-format Bristol-based magazine Crack on three spreads, alongside an extended interview. An online version of the interview was released on the Crack website.

October 3, 2012

Faculty member Erik Brandt will be lecturing and hosting a solo exhibition of his work at St. Cloud University's Kiehle Gallery.

Conglomerate Identity will feature work Brandt created around this theme, including several of his "lint-data-disks" and large-scale screenprints. Brandt will also be making postcards to distribute at MCAD and beyond, including the image he was asked to create for the show's poster.

October 1, 2012

Visiting faculty Allen Brewer and Illustration alum Bill Rebholz '12 were asked by Periscope to collaborate on a mural project celebrating Great Clips' thirtieth anniversary. The collaboration of 5 artists/illustrators was lead by local muralist extraordinaire Ta-coumba Aiken at the Minneapolis Convention Center. From September 29 - Oct 1 the artists received live tweets from 3,500 guests, all finishing the phrase "Great is _________." The artists then interpreted all 3,500 tweets on a 30'x30' canvas to be sectioned off into individual pieces for the guests. In total, Brewer and Rebholz created roughly 600 works!

October 1, 2012

Photographs by David Goldes (Professor, Media Arts) are included in "VERLANGSAMTE PERFORMANCE (Decelerated Performance)," a group exhibition at the Van Horn Gallery in Dusseldorf, Germany.

September 7, 2012

Salvage, a solo exhibition by Michael Kareken (Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts) opens on September 7 at Groveland Gallery. This body of work includes drawings and paintings inspired by visits to an auto salvage yard where customers pull their own parts. 

September 7, 2012

Adjunct Faculty Andy DuCett's upcoming show at The Soap Factory "Why We Do This" is a new solo project that stitches together fragments of pop culture, workaday symbols, and collective memory to create a single 12,000 square foot site-specific installation. The exhibition runs from September 8 to November 11, with an opening reception on September 8 starting at 7:00 p.m.

September 7, 2012

Mystery Spot Volume 2: Nature's Nation, a new book featuring work from alum Kate Casanova '08, Caleb Coppock '07, Chad Rutter '06, and faculty Pamela Valfer and Paula McCartney will be officially launched Thursday, August 9 at SooVAC. The new book will be available, as well as past titles from Mystery Spot Books.

August 7, 2012

Karen Wirth (Vice President of Academic Affairs) has work included in the "Continuum 2012" invitational exhibition at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery from August 27 to September 14, 2012.

August 7, 2012

Work by Associate Professor Brandt is featured in Jianping He's much anticipated book "One by One." The book is a survey of the global graphic design scene, and is "dedicated to every graphic designer."

July 20, 2012

On July 26, Tom DeBiaso (Director of Graduate Program, Professor) will be given a Lifetime Achievement Award at IFP Minnesota's 25th annual meeting. The award is given for DeBiaso's "history and commitment to the development of film education programs, his founding role in Film In The Cities, his role on IFP's board and advisory board, and his expert management of the Minnesota film programming at this year's Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival."

July 20, 2012

Adjunct Faculty Amy Sands has been invited to exhibit in the International Print Exhibition Tokyo 2012. She is one of only twelve artists selected from the United States.

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July 20, 2012

Adjunct Faculty Jody Williams (Flying Paper Press) participated in the Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association Book Fair at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this past June. Her newest edition book set, "Drifting Here and There," was featured in the fair.

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July 20, 2012

Natasha Pestich (Associate Professor, Fine Arts) will represent MCAD with Pillsbury House and Theatre in a large-scale community art project. Pestich and Pillsbury House, along with three other arts organizations, were selected to be funded by a major ArtPlace grant. The goal: to beautify Minneapolis by working with local artists and the community to complete twenty placemaking projects on Chicago Avenue.

July 20, 2012

Professor Katherine Turczan, Terri Fullerton MFA '08, and Jason Pearson '02 were named to receive the 2012-13 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photography. The $25,000 mnartists.org and McKnight Artist Fellowships for Photographers support mid-career artists residing in Minnesota who use photography as a primary means of creative, personal expression. Check below for more information on the artists and their awards.

July 19, 2012

"Re: Identity," Constellation 20 of online arts criticism magazine Quodlibetica, features multiple MCAD contributors. Included are Professor Frenchy Lunning's "Cosplay and the Performance of Identity," Adjunct Faculty Lightsey Darst's  "Basilisk," and Professor/Chair Thomas Haakenson's "Gender Displacement: Re-Thinking Rogue Buddha." The article was also co-edited by Haakenson.

July 19, 2012

Liberal Art Professor and Chair Dr. Thomas O. Haakenson was featured in the June issue of Lavender Magazine. He was interviewed for an article entitled "Out on Campus." Read the full article below.

July 19, 2012

The 2011 MCAD commencement invitations, designed by Annie Yiling Wang '11 and Emily Reile '11, have been included in the 2012 HOW Magazine Promotion Awards.

July 19, 2012

A project by students from Elissa Cedarleaf Dahl's "Art in the Community" class was featured in the Downtown Journal this past May. Entitled "Organizations Partner for New Anti-Bullying Mural," the article discussed the MCAD students' collaboration with Youth Art + Media Works and Emerson Spanish Immersion School to create an anti-bullying mural on Nicollet Avenue. Read the full article and view the mural below.

July 18, 2012

Adjunct Faculty Emily Hoisington's collaborative project "The Work of Growing Food," made with origami designer Jane Rosemarin, was on display as part of "Shin Jidai: Contemporary Japanese Book and Paper Arts" at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. The pieces consisted of vegetables folded by Rosemarin from Hoisington's woodblock prints of garden tools.

July 17, 2012

Frenchy Lunning has been busy in the music video production field. She has recently been the producer on five different rock music videos. See below for a full list and links to the completed videos.

July 17, 2012

A performance piece by Professor Piotr Szyhalski from last year's Northern Spark festival, entitled "Empty Words: So That We Can Do Our Living," was featured in Quodlibetica in an article by Adjunct Faculty Diane Mullin. Mullin's essay, entitled "Emptying Words: Demilitarizing, Denoting, and Delight," provides a thoughtful critical context for a work that is deeply rooted in MCAD.

July 17, 2012

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