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

                    June 2015
Image: Kyle James ’15
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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 Curry (Associate Professor of Fine Art, MIAD) and Monica Obniski (Demmer Curator of 20th and 21st Century Design, Milwaukee Art Museum) as 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 Friday, October 16, 5 – 9 p.m., Fall Gallery Night.  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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Next Alumni Council Meeting:

Tuesday, July 7
6 p.m.

Ken Vonderberg’s ’68
Studio Blip – 207 E. Buffalo,
Suite 422, MKE

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ALUMNI NEWS & UPDATES
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MKE Beard Project is an exciting new project by award-winning photographer, Jessica Kaminski ’01.

  

The Refinery Photo Studio has launched this new portraiture project of the many dynamic bearded men of Milwaukee. A portion of the proceeds from the book will benefit the No Shave November Campaign. 

  

 

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Josh Rickun ’13 was featured in the latest issue of Milwaukee Magazine, ” A Vision In Wood,” for his fashion-forward eyewear collection .
 

 

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Danielle Rosen ’11 has a solo show, “Totems,” curated by Nicholas Frank opening at the Ski Club on Saturday, July 4. 

 
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MIAD Alumni John Kowalczyk ’10, Daniel Fleming ’10, Melissa Dorn Richards ’96 and Skully Skyrocket ’12 were part of Bay View Gallery Night at The Muse. Listen to an interview with some of these featured artists.

 Kowalczyk ’10 also showed work at Orange Gallery.
 

 

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Jessie Spiess ’09 is part of the group show “Haha…No! The Joke Was On Me the Whole Time?” at HQHQ Project Space in Portland, OR. The show is on view June 5 – July 28.

 
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Katie Musolff ’04 recently showed at the Lakefront Festival of the Arts in Milwaukee on June 19-21. She will also be featured in  the Des Moines Art Festival in Iowa from June 26-28, and the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair in Michigan from July 15-18.

 

 

 

 

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Senior Industrial Designer  Steve Hyma ’09  and  Manager of Industrial Design  Scott Bublitz ’99 were featured on Fox6Now as the reporter interviewed and  toured the corporate headquarters of Milwaukee Tool. 

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Lila Aryan’s ’90 photography appeared in Subaru of America’s Drive Magazine with a two-page spread on their BRZ vehicle.  Her photographs of Rishi Tea appear on the online version of Subaru of America’s Drive Magazine.

Aryan also has 21 photographs in Milwaukee: Hometown Metropolis, a book of Milwaukee and its history. She recently shot a substantial amount of photos for Ellingsen Brady and their publications including the cover of Key Milwaukee.

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Kelly Alexander ’10 was honored to receive a Merit Award at the Plymouth Art Center for her piece “Mood Rabbit.” The show “Alive in the Arts” is on view through  

August 7.

 

Alexander is also showing at Gallery 224 as part of “Fur, Fins & Feathers.” The exhibition runs through July 25.

 

 

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Photo by Devin Arch ’10
Collin Schipper ’11 and Emmanuel Fritz ’12 have received a fellowship for  Bass Structures: the Mark of Sound from the Pittsburgh Technology Council to attend    Create 2015, a festival celebrating the cross section between visual art and innovative technology.  Like their  Facebook page to see live updating of how the festival progresses. 

 

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Michael Meyer ’05, senior director of design and development at Granite Gear, is a recipient of the prestigious ‘SGB 40 Under 40’ Award (pg.32) from Sporting Goods Business Magazine. 

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The Death Drive,” a short film by
Kyle James ’15, is currently exhibited at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. The film was featured during their biennial Art Ball.

 

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Zaneta Cainion ’09 was recently the featured artist on view for Gallery Night at Wheaton Franciscan Cancer Care – Reiman Center in
Franklin, WI.

 

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Ashley O’Dell’s ’05 photographs are featured on Elle Decor’s “8 Wedding Ideas to Steal for Everyday Entertaining.”

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Michael DelGaudio ’01, design director at San Francisco-based Frog, is featured in Forbes for working on a new U.N. project to simplify and streamline access to important data in disaster relief situations.

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Doug Hatch ’83 was interviewed for his recent exhibition at the Tory Folliard Gallery.
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Alex Groh’s ’11 company Muddy Water Press just celebrated its one-year anniversary of business in Davenport, IA. Muddy Water Press will be moving into a larger shop space, providing screen printing services focused purely for artists.  

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Justin Thomas Kay ’04, managing creative director at the Brooklyn-based design firm Doubleday & Cartwright, was featured in Rolling Stone for the new Milwaukee Bucks Logos.

 

The new uniform design is also getting ESPN press as “it instantly transforms the Bucks into one of the NBA’s sharper-looking teams.”
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Veronica Ceci ’99 is one of two American artists who have been accepted into the International Biennial Festival of Portraiture. 
 
Encroaching Darkness (Subway II) ,” a full stone lithograph by Ceci, i s currently on view at the Texas National 2015 at Stephen F. Austin Universit y in Nacogdoches, TX . Other exhibitions this year include, Ink! at the Silpe Gallery in Hartford, CT and PrintTX  at the Nicole Longnecker Gallery in Houston. 

 

Ceci was also honored to win a second place award in the printmaking category at the annual   Arts in Harmony exhibition at the Sherburne County Government Center in Elk River, MN.  Additionally, she has pieces featured in the upcoming issues of Studio Visit  and Lunch Ticket Magazines.

 
Her solo exhibition, “ Expanded Icons ,” focuses on a full wall installation interpreting survey data and opens Saturday, July 25 at the Bone Black Gallery

 

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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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Are you willing to engage with a current MIAD student through critique? Are you willing to mentor a student who is pursuing a degree in your field of expertise? Are you looking for a way to reconnect with MIAD in a fulfilling and creative way? If so please contact Annie Hyma, Manager of Alumni Engagement & Development Events, to learn more and get involved in MIAD’s new Alumni Mentoring Program.

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