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 ’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tom Garrett ’79 created eight illustrations for the July/August 2013 issue of Food Network Magazine. His works depict the story of restaurant veteran Michael Chiarello's process of opening Coquette, a new Spanish restaurant in San Francisco.
This event, which aims to inspire current students and celebrate the success of alumni, is held on the third Thursday of the month. Attendees will enjoy light snacks, inspiring conversation, and networking. Teagan White ’12 will be this month’s conversation starter.
Inspired by Everything
Thursday, September 19
Nicholas Dahl ’10 is coordinating a local bachelor of science/visualization alumni breakfast with Jerry Allan and other faculty. All are welcome to meet up, mingle, and enjoy a cup of joe (first one's on the MCAD Alumni Association Board of Directors).
MCAD faculty member John Teschner's essay "On Drones" has been published in The Iowa Review.
"As measured by contests ranging from self-driving car races to the famous Turing tests, we are closing in on the goal of robot autonomy. There is convincing evidence that artificial intelligence (AI) will be invented in our lifetimes. The event is being called the Singularity because nothing will ever be the same after it."
Allen Brewer recently finished a campaign for Northfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. Taking inspiration from the iconic Miroslav Sasek, his illustrations, which appear on the CVB's website, highlight the quaint river town's many attractions.
Plus, be sure to head to Ye Ol' Mill at the state fair this year to see some new murals by Brewer.
Ficciones Typografika, Erik Brandt's community gallery project, was featured today on MPR's Art Hounds. The project, which can be viewed in a Powerderhorn Park alley, features frequently changing work by artists and designers—local, national, and international—that use type as image or form.
Diana Green ’99 wrote a revised article on Jeff Smith, creator of the comic book series Bone, for the most recent edition of Randy Duncan and Matthew Smith's textbook The Power of Comics.
MCAD faculty member Erik Brandt was recently interviewed by Paul Schmelzer of the Walker Art Center and featured on his art blog Eyeteeth: Incisive Ideas. Brandt's community gallery project Ficciones Typografika includes work by several current MCAD students, including James Dolence, Zach Collins, and Huiqian Wu.
Faculty members Zak Sally and Barbara Schulz, along with MCAD's Comic Art program, were featured in The Minnesota Daily.
Fine Arts faculty member Pamela Valfer was interviewed by OtherPeoplesPixels.
Faculty member Kinji Akagawa designed a large sculpture for the Stillwater Public Library, which was recently installed.
Faculty member and writer Lightsey Darst gave an artist lecture at the Walker Art Center on June 20, presenting new work inspired by her two-week writer’s residency in the museum's resource library.
An interview with design professor Erik Brandt was featured in the popular international online magazine designboom.
Faculty member Eric Tretbar chose his favorite 1960s-era movie posters for a Mad Men inspired Modern Midwest issue.
Mad Movies (modernmidwest.com)
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.
Faculty member George Mahoney was asked to design a chair inspired by Mad Men for Modern Midwest.
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.
The Many Lives of Filmmaker Craig Laurence Rice, Part I (tcdailyplanet.net)
Emily Hoisington '08 taught a class on hard-carved woodblocks at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.
MMAA News Article (mmaa.org)