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Alumni Newsletter
– a community of Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee School of Art and Layton School of Art alumni –
 

April 2015

Image: Sculpture Installation by Amanda Stein ’15
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Alumni Council Meeting

Our next Alumni Council meeting is Monday, May 4 at
6 p.m.
, and ALL Alumni are welcome!

 

We will meet at Var Gallery & Studios in Walkers Point (643 S 2nd Street Milwaukee WI, 53204). Please help by spreading the word and inviting your MIAD Alumni friends and colleagues.
 
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Josh Hintz ’12, owner and operator of Var Gallery, has graciously invited alumni to stay for a FREE figure drawing session at the gallery. Bring your cash because beverages will be available throughout the evening. 
 
Mark your calendars for this great opportunity to see one of Milwaukee’s new gallery spaces, while reconnecting with fellow designers and artists. Learn what is happening for Alumni at MIAD, get involved and create!

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MIAD’s Senior Exhibition runs April 17 – May 9

Opening Reception Gallery Night, Friday, April 17, 5 – 9 p.m.
Gallery Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

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ALUMNI NEWS & UPDATES
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Opening Tonight – Gallery Night & Day 2015

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An exhibition of eight new works by artist Doug Hatch ’83 will opens Friday, April 17, at the Tory Folliard Gallery Milwaukee.

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Join Flux/Gallery 326 for an exciting show full of local artists. MIAD Alumni exhibiting are: 

Jeremy Shamrowicz ’98
Jesse Meyer ’98
Kamryn Boelk ’07
Sarah Malchow (Koth) ’02
Melissa Courtney-Bowles ’98
Lea Cutsforth ’12
Charles Stevens ’81
Dan Stauff ’81
Nhia Vang ’14
Karen Williams Brusubardis ’98
Rachel Sauder ’12

Brandon Minga ’04

 

The show is open Gallery Night and Day, April 17 – 18, above Onesto
( 811 E Vienna Ave).

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Melissa Dorn Richards ’96 will be in her 
studio at Plaid Tuba i n the Marshall Building (205 E. Buffalo St., Suite 600) for Gallery Night & Day, April 17 – 18. Melissa will also be teaching a new MIAD continuing education class, Humor in Abstraction.
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Daniel Fleming’s  ’10 art is featured in  30x30x30,  hosted at Var Gallery & Studios (643 S 2nd Street),  April 17 May 12 Opening Reception: Friday, April 17 , 5 – 11 p.m.
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Maeve Jackson ’14, Brandon McGee ’14 and Eleanor Hazard ’14  are featured in “How to Function” at MOXY Studio (133 W Pittsburgh Ave.) on Gallery Night, April 17.

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Charles Stevens ’81 is showing his 3D printed digital sculpture at RAPID 2015, a show dealing with rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing. He was selected out of several thousand to be one of the handful of artists to have  work printed and displayed at this event.

 

Charles will also be in the Gallery 326 show during Gallery Night, April 17.  

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Vedale Hill ’10 is the president of Jazale’s Art Studio, and the Grand Opening is on Saturday April 18, with a reception from 1-6 p.m.  

(2201 N. Martin  Luther King Dr.)  

 

A silent auction features dozens of original art pieces with all proceeds supporting the after school and summer arts programs that Jazale’s art studio offers.

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News & Updates 

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John Lusis  ’09 was recently featured in

Aint-Bad Magazine.   

 

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Justin Kay ’04 is Managing Creative Director of Doubleday & Cartwright, a Brooklyn-based design agency that redesigned the new Milwaukee Bucks logo.

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Judge Rucker ’13  recently made some big moves down to Texas and is the Creative Director for Celebrity Chef Tim Love. 

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Melissa Janda ’93 recently became the Art Department Manager at Willet Hauser Architectural Glass of Winona, MN.

 

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Dave Nelson ’02 was featured in this year’s Communication Arts Annual as the Managing Creative Director for Control Group (New York, NY), which partnered with the New York City MTA (Metropolitan Transportation Authority) to develop the On the Go digital kiosks.

Nelson recently started a new role in California at MSFT, leading a new team of designers and researchers on collaboration and connection tools.

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Tasha-Nova Borozny ’12 was part of a recent juried exhibition in the McKinney Adult Art Show in McKinney, Texas for her digital painting s. She placed second in the Digital Art category.
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Jonathan Ralph ’08 started a new job at IBM as an iOS Design Consultant.
Excited Ralph says, “You know who else was a Design Consultant at IBM? Paul Rand!”

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Brett Erich Suemnicht ’14 is part of the Present Works Walker’s Point Artist in Residence Program. With its inaugural year, the residency program introduces three emerging Milwaukee artists, Ben Balcom, Nicki Werner and Brett Erich Suemnicht to engage Walker’s Point, and create new works during April, 2015.
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Steve Horvath ’70 is in two concurrently running exhibitions.

 

Steve had one of his watercolors, “Fall Skeletons,” selected for a juried competition in the statewide annual exhibition, Watercolor Wisconsin at the Wustum Museum in Racine. The exhibition will run through Saturday, April 25.

 

Steve also recently showed at the Fanny Garver Gallery in Madison.

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Kelly Alexander ’10 is the artist of the month at Gallery 224.

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Lydia Jarvis ’11, Jillian Duckwitz ’10 and Nate Pyper ’12 are teaming up for an event called Design Like Mad. It’s a day-long “design marathon” that pairs teams of creative professionals with nonprofits to provide pro-bono design work. Design Like Mad will take place at the Milwaukee Public Library’s Central Branch on Saturday, May 2

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Cudahy artist Dave Hansen ’92 was featured in OnMilwaukee for his tiki log carvings that can be found in local shops and bars like Foundation in Riverwest.

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Do you have any news or updates you would like to share with the ALUMNI ASSOCIATION? Send them to Annie Hyma
Manager of Alumni Engagement & Development Events .

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JOIN the conversation & get involved on Facebook.
NEW address? New title? New job?
WON awards? In a show?
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OPPORTUNITIES 

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Artistic Residences Fine Arts – Lisbon Program – The Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon is opening it’s doors to students, alumni and emerging artists from all over the world to be inspired by the beautiful and amazing historic city of Lisbon. They invite you to the old monastery that today gives life to the Faculty of Fine Arts, to produce and exhibit their works through an artistic residence methodology. 

 

There are 20 vacancies for the Artistic Residences of Fine Arts Lisbon program for artists. The applications needs to be send to fineartsresidences@fba.ul.pt between 20th March and 20th May. Contact Beatriz Bento, Department of international affairs,  at beatriz.bento@fba.ul.pt for more information.

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Call for 3D work for “Sculpture and Blues”

Opportunity presented by SVA (Sheboygan Visual Arts), for sculptors to show and possibly sell their work at an exhibit that will open on one of SVA’s monthly Final Friday’s that usually welcome 100 – 250 artists and friends.  This show will be unique, however, in that it will be the first time that an SVA exhibit will show work by non-members. Live blues music will highlight the opening event

 

Entry Deadline:  April 20, 2015

On View:  May 29June 14, 2015

Venue:  EBCO ArtWorks, Sheboygan WI

Questions?  email sculptureandblues@gmail.com 

 
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PRESENT WORKS – One Nighter Series – Call For Proposal

During the month of June, 2015, Present Works will host four one-night pop-up shows. Each Sunday, a different artist(s) will create a show/event that takes advantage of “one night only” notions. These shows will be ephemeral, and exist for 3 hours on a Sunday night. They may be film screenings, stand up comedy routines, performances, live painting collaborations, artist-led activities, or a number of other ideas. Applications are due by Friday, May 1. For more information contact presentworksgallery@gmail.com. 

 

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