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

 

                    May 2015
Image: 2015 MIAD Graduation, Pabst Theater
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Congratulations Class of 2015!
Welcome to the Alumni Association 

 

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On May 9, MIAD 2015 Commencement saw more than 130 talented seniors celebrate their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with parents, families and friends at the historic Pabst Theater.

This year’s ceremony was filled with heartfelt speeches given in recognition of the hard work, talent and ambition each of our graduating seniors demonstrated at MIAD.

“No matter how we will measure our successes in life, we will all attribute them in part to the fire that was lit here at MIAD.” Emily Ebert ’15 (Communication Design), Student Speaker

Did you miss the 2015 Senior Exhibition?  See the work online here.

 

 

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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, WI

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The Board of Trustees of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design named Jeffrey (Jeff) Morin, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, as MIAD’s next president. Morin will take office on June 1, 2015, succeeding retiring president Neil Hoffman.

Read More…

 

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Saying Goodbye to Great Educators 

 

 

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We are sad to say goodbye to our five retiring faculty members:

Paul Caster ’73 (Drawing)
*not pictured
Polly Ewens-Caster ’73 (Drawing)
Bob Smith (Photography)
Larry Chatman (Photography)
Jan Feldhausen (Foundations)

 

When added together, these artists and educators have given 164 years of service to MIAD. Their contributions to who we are as a community and college will continue to guide us. We thank them for all their hard work and wish them well in their future adventures.
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ALUMNI NEWS & UPDATES
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Mike Brenner ’00 recently launched three Brenner Brewing Co. beers with artist-created labels.  James Demski ’99, otherwise known as Jimbot, created a fierce flying pig head pursued by a boxy robot for the label on Brenner’s new Bacon Bomb Rauchbier.

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 Jason Henry ’09 works at Award-winning Product Development firm bb7, and was lead Industrial Designer for the new PRO-SYS product that recently won the 2015 Silver Edison Award. The Edison Awards honor the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services.

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Cory DeWalt ’87,  owner of the boutique design firm CYD Design, founded the small greeting card company Garden-Grams. These plantable cards are printed on handmade paper by letterpress, making each one an original. But most importantly, they are embedded with scores of little seeds for would-be Snapdragons, cherry tomatoes, Black-Eyed Susans and sweet basil. Read More…

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Daniel Fleming’s ’10 solo exhibition Self/ish is on display through June 1 at Var Gallery & Studios. Self/ish explores the fluidity of identity through aggressive brushwork, expressive symbols and a colorful palette.  

 

Fleming was recently accepted into the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts 2015 Biennial. The Biennial selected the finest art from over 300 entries submitted internationally. Only 18 works were selected for exhibition by curator and juror Danielle Krysa. 
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Brian Kuether 85′ was the featured artist for the “Sports Collection” on the 2015 Great TV Auction (Channel 10) for his oil portrait of Aaron Rodgers entitled “Winners Never Quit.”

Watch this episode of  The Arts Page on MPTV to see how his work showcases moments of greatness from Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

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Todd Mrozinski ’97, Pfister Artist in Residence is bringing shadows to light through his “Light From the Pfister” series. The yearlong series will include eight shadow portraits and tracings inspired by the light coming through the hotel’s large, ornate windows.
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Alice Waraxa ’13, conceptual artist & photographer, is exhibiting a series of Dadaist-inspired multimedia art to culminate her three months as the first Artist-in-Residence with the Riverwest Artists Association. The exhibit, entitled “DeDe,” is available for viewing at The Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts, 926 E. Center Street, Milwaukee, through Saturday, May 30.
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Andy DeWeerdt ’88 won first place for his painting in the Expressions West 2015 juried show in Coos Bay Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon. The painting is from a series titled “Characters,” which is inspired from being backstage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

 

 

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Rick Brawner ’65 majored in Industrial Design, but his true passion has always been fine art and oil painting.  Brawner is a plein air painter living year round in Fish Creek,  WI and is represented by The Bay Trading Gallery in Sister Bay, WI.
See his recent work at the Bay Art Gallery Spring Reception – May 23, 4-6 p.m.

 

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Josh Zelasko’s ’15 Roots Hard Cider design is featured on The Dieline. ‘The Pack’ is an easy to carry six-pack that ships vertically and is stored horizontally to act as an in-fridge dispenser. 

 

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The Photogravure Print Exhibition runs through June 6, 2015 at Gallery 224 Studios. Presenting 11 artists from the MIAD Continuing Education Program:

Kelly Alexander ’10, Paula Baver, Tara Bogart, Rich Chang, Susan Feddersen, Tim Hamshire, Erin Hill ’12, Nicole Horvath, Maria Huebner, Matthew Presutti and Katie Severson.

This exhibit is curated by Kelly Alexander ’10, April 2015 Artist of the Month and a current Artist in Residence at the Studios.
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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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OPPORTUNITIES 

 

 

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OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST 

Gallery 326 is accepting submissions for the Third Ward Gallery Night.

 

Located on Broadway, above Milwaukee’s newest restaurant, Onesto, we are seeking artists in all formats and mediums to be a part of a group exhibition on July 24, 2015.

 

Space is limited. Your artwork will be juried by the Gallery 326 committee for inclusion.

For details, restrictions and requirements email cory.bluecollarworks@gmail.com.

To apply please email Cory Malchow an artist statement and 3 JPEG or PDF images with media, size and title of your artwork to: cory.bluecollarworks@gmail.com by June 18, 2015. Also include your contact email and phone number with your submission.

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Call for Artists-In-Residence 

Port Art Partners is an Artist in Residence Program affiliated with and coordinated through Gallery 224 (a 5o1c3), located in the harbor of historic Port Washington, WI. This residency, with studios housed in the Boerner Mercantile Building on Port Washington’s Main Street and just one block from Gallery 224, is designed for emerging and established visual artists working in a variety of media.

Deadline for applications is May 31, 2015. To see if this residency is right for you or to download an application,

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WANTED: TIG/MIG Welder – FLUX Design

Who We Are: The Midwest’s premier design/build/installation firm. A bunch of art students got together, and in the process built themselves up into a great company. Now we’re growing, and we’re looking for terrific people to help us move forward.

What We Do: We design and build crazy-awesome stuff for fantastic people, and then we install it to exacting standards. Every job is different; this isn’t assembly line stuff.

What We Want: The ideal candidate is going to have experience with MIG and TIG welding, gravity fed and HVLP paint systems, and three years of precision fabrication experience. Other things that are awesome: a BFA or MFA in sculpture or industrial design, general construction experience, experience in furniture building. He or she will be able to recognize a problem and come up with viable solutions. Our clients hire us because we do things better than anyone else, and because we view problems as opportunities to do better.

What We Don’t Want: Nine-to-fivers; the kind of people who work to a clock. We are passionate about what we do, and you need to be passionate too. Sometimes that means working early or going late.

What We’re Like: We are science fiction nerds and musicians and sculptors and painters and everything else. We fully believe that the most important part of the work we do is surpassing the expectations of our clients and our own experience.

So if you want to be part of something great, send us a cover letter in the body of your email to paul.crowley@thinkflux.com and attach your resume (Word file or PDF only) with “FLUX WELDER” in the subject line.

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