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

July 2015
Image: Eric Oxendorf ’74
  Eric Oxendorf ’74 (Photography) was featured on five Wisconsin television stations for his photographs of a tremendous solar storm that created the perfect conditions for an amazing sighting of the Northern Lights in Wisconsin.  Oxendorf said “Astronomy and weather knowledge greatly enhanced what I learned at Layton.” See more of his work here.

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Next Alumni Council Meeting:

Tuesday, September 8
6 p.m.

MIAD – 3rd Floor Drawing Studios
Free Open Figure Drawing
for alumni in attendance

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MOTION15: A Juried Alumni Media Exhibit
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MIAD alumni of all majors are invited to submit a motion-based digital media piece that expresses how time-based media functions within their own creative endeavors. This exhibition will showcase the diversity of motion-based creative works in a variety of fine art and design disciplines. Among the many possibilities are narrative and abstract videos, video installation, motion graphics, motion-based web design, animation and 3D motion imaging. Submissions should be recent accomplishments and should not have been featured in a previous alumni show.  

 

DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 

 

Kim Miller (Chair of Fine Art, MIAD), Jamal Currie (Associate Professor of Fine Art, MIAD) and Monica Obniski (Demmer Curator of 20th and 21st Century Design, Milwaukee Art Museum) are the jurors for this show.

 

Work will be on view October 16 – December 5, 2015 in MIAD’s Frederick Layton Gallery, with an opening reception on Fall Gallery Night, Friday, October 16, 5 – 9 p.m.  Best in Show will be awarded.  

 

Submit your work to MOTION15

 Questions? Contact Mark Lawson at (414) 847-3350 or via email.

 

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ALUMNI NEWS & UPDATES
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Gallery Night & Day – July 24 & 25

Jennifer Price ’10 

Tory Folliard’s largest exhibition of the year, ” The Salon Show,” has its Opening Reception Friday, July 24,       6 – 9 p.m. Featured alumni and faculty include Terrence J. Coffman (former MIAD president), Doug Hatch ’83 (Painting), Breehan James (Faculty), Mark Mulhern ’73 (Layton Alumnus and Faculty), Jennifer Price ’10 (Painting), Brook Slane ’05 (Illustration) and Tom Uttech ’65 (Layton Alumnus).     
 

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Var Gallery & Studios’ Collective Show” features the work of its twenty-five dynamic studio artists, including: Tegan Andrich ’12 (Drawing), Kathryn Belongia ’12 (Communication Design), Blythe Davis ’12 (Sculpture), Angela Minga ’05 (Illustration), Summer Morrison ’05 (Illustration), Josh Hintz ’12 (Drawing), Leah Mierow ’13 (Drawing), Francesca Narvaez ’12 (Printmaking), Renee Navis ’12 (Drawing), Christian Sis ’12 (Drawing), Brian Schneider ’14 (Drawing), Allison Taylor ’12 (Drawing) and Allyson Smith ’12 (Drawing).
Summer Morrison ’05

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Gallery 326 will be showcasing artwork from Flux Design and a variety of local artists on Onesto’s 2nd Floor. Jeremy Shamrowicz ’98  (Sculpture & Industrial Design), Charles Stevens ’81 (Sculpture), Thomas Beran ’14 (Communication Design), Cory Malchow ’02 (Photography).  

 

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Madeline Dall ’15

On view at MIAD through Gallery Day, Saturday, July 25, the 2015 Juried Senior Exhibition showcases the best and brightest of the 2015 graduating class, high school students’ advanced works from Pre-College and a scavenger hunt for families.

 

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MATERIAL Studios + Gallery hosts its Grand Opening on Friday, July 24, 5 – 10 p.m. MIAD alumna Melissa Dorn Richards ’96 will be leading the artist collective with long-time Plaid Tuba artist Pamela Anderson. Alumni and faculty with open studios include Melissa Dorn Richards ’96 (Sculpture), Emannuel Fritz ’12 (Sculpture), Chrystal Gillon ’91 (Drawing), Lydia Jarvis ’11 (Communication Design) and Niki Johnson (Faculty).
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At The Pfister Hotel on Friday, July 24, Artist-in-Residence Todd Mrozinski ’97 (Painting) will share the latest work from his “Light from the Pfister” series, and collaborations from “Infinite Landscapes” in the Pfister Pop-Up Gallery.

   
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 A unique father/daughter show titled “Oil & Water” will open at the Sadler Gallery on Friday, July 24.  It features the oil paintings of Liz Phillips ’82 (Painting) and the watercolors of her father, David Belling, a former Third Ward resident now living in Florida.

The show is featured in the current issue of Milwaukee Magazine “City Guide,” and there will be an interview with the artists on WUWM’s ” Lake Effect” with Bonnie North.

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Studio Blip, a working art studio and gallery, will be showcasing works by Ken Vonderberg ’68 (Industrial Design) and Ruth Vonderberg.

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Mathew (boo) Hintz ’98 (Painting), a licensed Harley-Davidson artist, will be displaying his original paintings at The Iron Horse Hotel.  The show opens Friday, July 24 and runs through through Bike Night, Thursday, July 30.

 

He was featured in OnMilwaukee for his paintings and his recent logo design for this summer’s Sturgis Rally 75th anniversary. Read more… 

 

 

Alumni Updates

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Trevor Eiler ’08 (Communication Design) and Anne Linginfelter ’09 (Communication Design) are art directors at Jigsaw, and they recently won a silver award in the Graphis Competition for “Alligator.”

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Rick Brawner ’65 (Industrial Design) recently participated in the 2015 Cedarburg Plein Air Festival. 150 plein air painters signed up for the week long event producing over 500 plein air paintings.

 

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Jason Gamm ’09 (Communication Design) is part of the environmental branding team at Kahler Slater and was a designer on the Snap-on Museum Experience, which received an SEGD 2015 Merit Award earlier this month.

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Anne M. Warren ’85 (Communication Design) received her Doctor of Art Therapy degree from Mount Mary University in May 2015. She is opening a private practice art therapy studio in Cedarburg, WI, called Souleiado Art Therapy, offering individual and group art therapy as well as personal and professional growth workshops. The Souleiado Art Therapy practice will open in September. 

 

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Roadkill Rivals is a fast-paced, competitive card game set in the American Southwest. All of the artwork for this project is created by Brett Stenson ’09 (Communication Design) and 2 other co-designers at Jolby & Friends, a creative studio located in Portland, OR. They’ve made fun, award-winning work for clients like Google, Nike, Disney, and Target. And now they’re a part of the Roadkill Rivals team.

 

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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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