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The Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Exhibit, the latest exhibition to arrive at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), showcases more than 30 local artists who are garnering international recognition. The exhibit is on view in MIAD's Frederick Layton Gallery August 21 – October 8, 2017. The Opening Reception is Thursday, September 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
The exhibit features artists who have received the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Travel Award, an award from the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund that supports Milwaukee artists to travel around the world to exhibit their artwork. Specifically, the award program aims to "contribute to the creative health of the region by supporting local artists at all career stages, from the emerging to the established, alleviating some of the financial burden faced by artists who want to exhibit their work at a distance, and by getting the work of Milwaukee artists out into the world," according to the Lynden Sculpture Garden website.
"The Milwaukee area has a robust arts scene and doesn't get as much credit as it should, given the quality of the people in it," says Mark Lawson, MIAD's Director of Galleries. That's why MIAD is proud to showcase the talents of these local artists who are gaining international exposure for their work in this exhibit.
The Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Exhibit and all related programming is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free gallery tours are available at miad.edu/gallerytours.
Image: Mulgil: hidden waters, drypoint and hand coiled paper, 58" x 42", 2017
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MIAD is participating in the 2017 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) - a one-of-a-kind survey exploring the lives of arts alumni nationwide.
Alumni completing the survey this fall will have access to a site to see how their educational and career experiences compare with alumni from across the country. They can see where other arts graduates live, where they work, what they earn and how their arts educations have influenced their lives.
It's not a crime for an artist to work in a gallery, but it can be an advantage, and even an eye-opening or work-altering experience.
The newest exhibition at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is an exhibition featuring MIAD alumni who worked as MIAD gallery staff members when they were students. It explores how behind-the-scenes knowledge of galleries and exhibit presentation has influenced their work.
Inside Job, on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery July 20 - September 30, 2017 hosts an Opening Reception during Summer Gallery Night in the Historic Third Ward on Friday, July 21, 5 - 9 p.m.
Saturday, July 15 from 10am - 1:30pm. MIAD Information Day is an opportunity for students and their families to learn more about the college.This event will feature presentations about our programs, tours of our campus and residence hall, information on applying for admission, nancial aid, preparing a portfolio and more. Refreshments will be provided.
Since graduating from MIAD, Mazza has worked as an art and creative director all over the world, in places like Milwaukee, Phoenix, Dallas, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
Now living in San Francisco, he is a published author. His debut novel, "That Crazy Perfect Someday," is available now in stores and online.
An anonymous donor has pledged to match Housing Scholarship donations up to $25,000, each year for three years. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need with preference given to first-generation and diverse students.
“Students and alumni from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design continuously shape and strengthen our community and economy with innovative solutions and a commitment to the region. Join me and others in committing to their growth at MIAD through housing scholarships,” says David Weiss, CEO of General Capital Group, which developed the residence hall.
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Though the Legend of the White Snake originated as a Chinese folk tale during the Tang Dynasty, Professor Jason Yi has brought it to Wisconsin Avenue as a sculpture.
Original article published by WOW x WOW, an online art resource, specializing in the promotion and celebration of the very best New Contemporary Art from around the world. (article link)
What do you get when you take the radical thinkers of MIAD and add more radical thinkers from across the Midwest?
Industrial design professionals will come together as MIAD hosts the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Midwest District Design Conference, April 28-29, 2017.
Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth, so it's fitting that the MIAD chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) recently held its spring induction.
Three MIAD Illustration students have been accepted to the 2017 Society of Illustrators Annual Student Scholarship Competition.
Lauren Parra '17, Diana Whitney '18 and Tony Holz '19 will have their work on view this May in the Student Scholarship Exhibit at the Society of Illustrators' Museum of American Illustration in New York City. Their work will also be printed in a catalogue, and have the chance to win one of 25 scholarships.
For the second year, MIAD students are getting a taste of what it's like to work with Colectivo Coffee.
The designs of four students have been chosen to appear on Colectivo cups across Milwaukee in April 2017: Megan Mahan, Morgan Czeropski, Lauren Parra and Miranda Branley.
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 273 East Erie Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 *Light refreshments will be provided.
On view in MIAD's 2017 Senior Exhibition, over 100 of Milwaukee's emerging artists and designers are tackling projects that stress deep connections with fellow human beings and the natural world.
The MIAD 2017 Senior Exhibition is on view April 21 - May 13 throughout MIAD galleries, with an Opening Reception on Spring Gallery Night, Friday, April 21, 5 – 9 p.m. It is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor BMO Harris Bank and Jacobson/Rost.
Left-handed, night owl, bike rider, Jimmy Neutron fan—these are all ways to describe Ethan Keister '17. Now, he can add another thing to the list.
Keister, a Communication Design senior, was just named a 2017 Student to Watch by Graphic Design USA, saying, “I feel incredibly honored. It really shows that MIAD pays attention to its students and the work that they produce.”
Ariana Vaeth '17 creates art inspired by the diversity and human interaction around her. Soon, she may spend the next year sharing her work as the 2017-18 Pfister Artist-in-Residence.
Milwaukee voted, and MIAD has been named Best Art Gallery (Non-Museum) in the Shepherd Express 2016 Best of Milwaukee Awards.
MIAD went up against RedLine Milwaukee, Tory Folliard Gallery and Walker's Point Center for the Arts for the honor.
"Through the MIAD Creativity Series, the college will bring distinctive and internationally renowned creatives to Milwaukee from a broad spectrum of the visual arts to enrich the experiences of MIAD students while engaging the community in new ways of thinking about, and appreciating, the arts and the world of design."
MIAD Immediate Past Board Chair Madeleine Kelly Lubar
The MIAD Creativity Series welcomes Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated writer and director Rob Schrab November 14-16, 2017. He gives a public presentation titled "Embrace the Dumb: The Rob Schrab Experience" on Wednesday, November 15 at 6 p.m. in MIAD's 4th Floor Raw Space.
Schrab is a MIAD alumnus (’92 Illustration). He has made his mark in Hollywood writing the Oscar-nominated animated film “Monster House,” co-writing an Emmy-winning musical opening for Hugh Jackman at the “81st Academy Awards,” and co-creating the critically acclaimed “The Sarah Silverman Program” for Comedy Central.
Schrab also directed 19 episodes of “The Sarah Silverman Program,” as well as episodes of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and “Community,” Spike's “Blue Mountain State,” Adult Swim’s “Childrens Hospital,” and “The Mindy Project” for Hulu, among other projects.
He conceptualized the trippy brainwashing sequence for the movie “Zoolander,” wrote/directed the internet promotion for “Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny,” produced VH1’s “Acceptable.TV” series, animated a segment for “Drew Carey's Green Screen Show” and directed the “Crooked Teeth” music video for Death Cab for Cutie’s Plans album.
His Hollywood career launched in 1997 when the popularity of his cult comic book Scud: The Disposable Assassin was optioned by Oliver Stone and made into two video games. In 2003, Schrab co-founded Channel 101, a competitive digital festival that spawned talent such as The Lonely Island, Tim & Eric and Human Giant.
Schrab continues to write, direct and animate feature film, television and digital media.
MIAD offers a generous merit scholarship program for students entering in fall 2017. To receive full consideration for admission and merit scholarships, we encourage you to complete your admissions materials as soon as possible and no later than February 15, 2017.
Does an exhibit give you Just the Facts?
However, all exhibitions embody perspectives and politics beneath the surface, and are almost never “just the facts.”
Experiencing nature can lead to wonderful results: a healthy mind and body, and for some first-year students, incredible artwork.
That's the idea behind Cognita Natura, a Research, Practice, Methods course taught by James Barany and Ricky Heldt where the classroom serves as half-studio and half-wellness.
Professor Bruce Humphries had two goals for Election Day--to make it fun, and to utilize MIAD's new 3D sculpting and printing technology.
A slot car enthusiast, he created Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton slot cars with those technologies, and held races all day long in the Maker Space.
That artistic growth will be on view in the RPM Fall Exhibition, November 7 – 17 in the Fourth Floor Raw Space. The reception is Thursday, November 10, from 6:30 – 8 p.m.
MIAD students and alumni racked up the accolades at the 2016 United Adworkers Milwaukee 99 awards show.
Aaron Czarnecki '17
Madyson Brady '17, Aaron Czarnecki '17 and Daniela Valle Chavelas '17, all Communication Design majors, received student merit awards for their work.
Aaron Czarnecki '17
Czarnecki, who completed a rebrand for Nana Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar, believes that feeling comfortable enough at MIAD to ask questions and even fail prepared him to do work of this caliber.
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