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  – A Community of Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee School of Art and Layton School of Art Alumni –

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Happy New Year – January 2016

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Please join me in supporting the class of 2016! 

Be part of the 2016 Senior Exhibition! Help support our seniors as they embark on fabricating and installing their exhibition by donating to the Alumni Thesis Scholarship Awards. We know only too well the financial challenges involved in achieving a dream exhibition.

 
The money donated by alumni, and alumni alone, goes directly to the students selected to receive the awards. It’s all up to us – the money raised will determine the number of awards and the amounts awarded. Last year we were able to give out three $500 scholarships. This year the goal is to raise $2,500 , and to award five scholarships in February.
 
Join me in supporting the creative endeavors of the class of 2016.

Annie Hyma ’09
Manager of Alumni Engagement & Development Events
 
If everyone who receives this email gives just $5 or $10 dollars we would be able to award scholarships to OVER 16 SENIORS.
 

Make a contribution today

Donate Now

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“I Wish Someone Told Me That!”

The Alumni Association is starting a new initiative for MIAD juniors to provide
Professional Development Workshops.
We need alumni volunteers that are working in areas such as Artist Studios, Galleries, Museums, Art Organizations, Cultural/Community Centers, Education and other fine art related industries. This is your chance to share professional information you wish you would have known while at MIAD.

Please consider participating on Wednesday, March 23 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
(free dinner starting at 5:30 p.m.)

In collaboration with MIAD’s Advising and Career Services area, this first Professional Development Workshop will be for selected junior fine arts students.  Alumni will provide one-on-one practice interviews, helping students prepare for professional interviews as they pursue internships.  Students will experience different interview styles, learn questions that are often asked during an interview, and receive constructive feedback on their interview performance. 

Future events are being planned for students in other majors.
Questions? Contact Annie Hyma

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Next Alumni Council Meeting:
Tuesday, March 1 – 6:00 p.m.

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Communication Design –
Alumni Gallery

The MIAD Communication Design area opened an Alumni Gallery that features work by graduates of the program.

The first exhibit features the work of Paloma Chavez ’04. Chavez will give a presentation about her work on Thursday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be held in 4th Floor Raw Space at MIAD.

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GALLERY 326 – Gallery Night

GALLERY 326 and FLUX Design will feature Melissa Marie Courtney ’99 on Friday, January 22 showcasing her new series, “Finding My Place.”  Curated by Cory Malchow ’02, the exhibition will also include  Brian Bowles ’01, Angela Minga ’05, David Najib Kasir ’01 and Melanie Bergman Ownley ’95.

Gallery 326 Exhibition

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Pfister Hotel – Artist In Residence Program Finalists Announced

The Pfister Hotel recently announced six finalists for artist in residence program including Indie LaLonde ’14. The artists will have work on display at Gallerie M in the I nterContinental  Milwaukee on Friday, January 22, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Learn More About The Finalists

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Daniel Fleming – Studio Opening

Daniel Fleming ’10 Studio opens Friday, January 22 for Gallery Night and Day. His work ranges from small sketches on found objects to large-scale murals, in addition to creating extensive collections, public art proposals, commissions and installation work.

Studio Opening

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MARN Exhibition Closing Reception –  Var Gallery & Studios

Final chance to see the 2015 MARN mentors and mentees at the Closing Reception of the 2015 MARN Mentor / Mentee Exhibition, Saturday, January 23, 5:00pm – 10:00pm.
 

Learn More About MARN

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Pfister Hotel Pop-Up Gallery

Pfister Hotel Pop-Up Gallery – Teachers: Still lives by Todd Mrozinski ’97 (Current Pfister Artist-in-Residence) and the work of his MIAD teachers, Ron Bitticks, Polly Ewens-Caster ’73 and Waldek Dynerman.

Opening Reception: Gallery Night, Friday January 22, 5-10pm. Show runs through February 21.

Teachers Event

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Beki Borman –
Janet Carson Gallery

Beki Borman ’04 and Richard Wunsch are exhibiting at the Janet Carson Gallery, located at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center. The “Midwestern Landscape” will be on view from Friday, January 22 – Friday, March 4.

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Professional Dimensions –
2016 Sacagawea Artist

Katie Musolff ’04 was selected as Professional Dimensions’ 2016 Sacagawea Artist.

Professional Dimensions Announcement

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Wild Eye Photobooth

Photographers Anna (Maund) Spaller ’10 and Jackie Poeschl ’10 recently started Wild Eye Photobooth. Unlike other photobooths with automated machine, people will interact with professional photographers running a mini-studio. 

Learn More About Wild Eye Photobooth

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Stacey Steinberg – Ploch Art Gallery

Stacey Steinberg’s ’04 recent work explores the glory and decline of the honeybee. This exhibit runs January 9 – February 27, 2016.

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts Exhibits

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THE DEATH DRIVE –
Los Angeles CINEFEST

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THE DEATH DRIVE –
Beloit International Film Festival

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Kyle James ’15 short film, “THE DEATH DRIVE” was accepted into the Los Angeles CineFest and the Beloit International Film Festival. It will be showing in Beloit on February 20th at 2:30pm.
Los Angeles CineFest Information
Beloit Film Festival Information

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The BIG CHILL –  Downtown Racine

Zachary Rueter ’08 was on the 2016 Wisconsin State Snow Sculpting Champion team at the Big Chill – Ice & Snow Festival. Their sculpture, “Early Birds”, won First Place Overall and People’s Choice Award.

Downtown Racine Corporation

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The AIR Show –
Riverwest Artists Association

The Riverwest Artist Association and Jazz Gallery Center of the Arts is exhibiting the works of the Latch Key Artists in Residence Alice Waraxa ’13, John Kowalczyk ’10, Mai Kue Vang and Blake Van Egeren . The Artist in Resident’s work will be on view from January 8 – January 30.  

More About The Exhibition

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Mara Natkin – Artery Ink 

Artery Ink founders  Mara Natkin ’09 & Gloria Ramirez share their story of making their craft a fulfilling livelihood. 

Read Full Article about Artery Ink

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Tessa Koller – Fashion

Tessa Koller ’08unique ready-to-wear fashions, will be dressing and styling the famous musician Meg Myers, a high-profile client.

On Friday, February 26 Koller will launch her online store.

Tessakoller.com

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Brian Sauerland –
Pastel Competition Award

Brian Sauerland ’90 received an Honorable Mention award and will appear in the Pastel Journal’s 17th Annual Pastel Competition this coming April. 

Sauerland Studio

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Anne Warren –
Souleiado Art Therapy

Dr. of Art Therapy, Anne Warren ’85, debuted her new art therapy private practice in Mequon: Souleiado Art Therapy. Dr. Warren works with children and adolescents using art as another language in therapy.

Souleiado Art Therapy

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Yvonne Lopez – Teacher of the Year

Yvonne Lopez ’09 won Teacher of the Year at A.W Jones EC / PK / K Center in Humble, TX.

School Website

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Temporary Art Review

Grant Gill ’13 and Zach Hill ’15 were featured in a Temporary Art Review on their exhibition “Vacancies and Vortexes” at Skylab Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. This was written by Jenna Knapp ’14.

Temporary Art Review

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Derek Dobbles – Sterling Visions
Sterling White ’09 and Derek Dobbels ’09 started full production YouTube Channel, “Sterling Visions”. Their video reviews have gained popularity that they will be guests on Bum Wine Bob Podcast.

Sterling Visions Site

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Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design | Alumni Association

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