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

   September 2015

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Stacey Steinberg ’04 (Drawing) oversaw the entire catalog development process, as well as all the writing, organization and thematic structure.  Chelsea Atwell ’10 (Communication Design) and Adrian Gilling ’10 (Communication Design) expertly designed and produced the new MIAD catalog, working with other alumni from each discipline to design the introduction to each major.

Visuals of the catalog can be found on MIAD’s newly designed website: miad.edu.  The new visual design was informed by the catalog design and is compatible with MIAD’s new branding efforts.

   

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SIGN UP NOW for the 2015 Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale! 

Participation forms are due Friday, Nov. 13.  
(Note: Download form above to edit writable version in Adobe Acrobat or Print and return to Annie Hyma, RL75C or anniehyma@miad.edu)

 

Mark your calendar:
2015 Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale – Thursday, Dec. 3 – Saturday, Dec. 5
This opportunity is open to all alumni and students.  

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Next Alumni Council Meeting:
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m. 

Location TBD

RSVP 

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Alumni Facilities Access to MIAD

Have you let your Alumni ID expire?  Do you have a project at home that you haven’t finished because you don’t have the right tools? Getting your Alumni ID has never been easier! 

All Alumni have the option to register for access to MIAD labs for personal use. Recent Alumni will be issued a free ID card to access college lab facilities for one year after graduation. Alumni who graduated over a year ago must pay the nominal fee of $25 to get an alumni ID to access labs on an annual basis. To learn more,  click here. 

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SNAAP SURVEY – OCTOBER 2015

MIAD is participating in the 2015 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) – a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide.

 

Alumni completing the survey this Fall will have access to a site to see how their educational and career experiences compare with alumni from across the country. See where other arts graduates live, where they work, what they earn and how their arts educations have influenced their lives.

The time spent sharing these experiences will help participating arts institutions across the country better prepare students for success, whether they stay in the arts or use what they’ve learned in other professional fields.

By verifying our alumni office has a current email address, our alumni can be sure not to miss the chance to share school and life experiences, and help to shape the future of arts education across the country and at MIAD.

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ALUMNI NEWS & UPDATES

 

Charity Ekpo’s ’15 (Communication Design) short film “Black Women in the Media” was featured in the Huffington Post.  

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Karin Haas ’08 (Printmaking) is showcased on Artsy, which features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs and benefit auctions, all in one place.
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Peggy “Riverwest” McDowell ’77 (Sculpture) runs her own business in Tomahawk, Wisconsin called Jester Studio. She recently produced a tarot deck called Breaking the Rules Tarot. The deck contains 80 original illustrations, and has an interpretation book that goes with the deck, and a companion book called Tarot Lore and Other BS written by Estelle Daniels and illustrated by Peggy McDowell.  

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Read the recent Shepherd Express review on Nirmal Raja’s ’08 (Painting) exhibition “Transience:  Time Based and Ephemeral Work,” on view through Oct. 18 at Alfons Gallery.
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Ken Vonderberg’s ’68 (Industrial Deisgn) Pyrography (fine art wood burning) was featured on The Fox 6 Milwaukee “Studio A” program on Sept. 17. 

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Huffington Post published an article about Julia Kozerski ’12 (Photography) and how her work explores themes of beauty, body-image and identity.
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Kaycie Dunlap ’11 (TBM) is getting noticed for her Chemical Elements that morph into superheroes. She’s also selling them through her Etsy store as a series of trading cards.

 

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Jordan Pintar’14 (Communication Design), lead designer and Katie Mullen, brand strategist, researcher and writer recently started BlackPaint Studios.  BlackPaint is a boutique studio specializing in vibrant, progressive work rooted in cultural intelligence.

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Stephanie (Denver) Quinn ’10 (ISA) recently moved to LA and now works at Mannequin Gallery in Pacoima, CA as a mannequin shop artist. 

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Alumni Exhibitions 

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Motion 15: A Juried Alumni Media Exhibit
Oct. 16 – Dec. 5, Frederick Layton Gallery
Opening Reception: Gallery Night, Friday, Oct. 16, 5 – 9 p.m.

Participating alumni include: Brandon Bauer

’96 (Painting), Mallori Taylor ’15 (TBM), Wesley Cathon ’13 (TBM), Nick Waraksa ’04 (Communication Design), Kyle James ’15 (TBM), Adam Osgood ’06 (Illustration), Kayle Karbowski ’15 (ISA), Travis Whitty ’09 (TBM), Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting), Amy Cannestra ’06 (Communication Design), Erik Holman ’09 (TBM), Chris Willey ’04 (Drawing), Maeve Jackson ’14 (ISA), Xavier Ruffin ’10 (Communication Design), Anne Linginfelter ’09 (Communication Design) and Brett Suemnicht ’14 (Printmaking).

  

For more information about the exhibit,  click here.  

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Join Beth Sahagian-Allsopp ’81 (Sculpture) and The Gallery of Vanguard Sculpture Services for the exhibition of photography by Todd Groskopf on view until Saturday, Oct. 17. Over 40 works of the series from Gods Country are on display. This is a rare opportunity to revisit this unique work.
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Hover Craft is an annual buy-local event that features a diverse range of creative individuals.  Many MIAD alumni are involved this year including Sarah Jane Harper ’09 (Printmaking) and John Kowalczyk ’10 (Painting).  Hover Craft takes place on Sunday, Dec. 13 , 12 p.m – 6 p.m. at the Pritzlaff Building. 

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Zachary Rueter ’08 (ISA), Devin Owsley-Aquilia ’15 (Printmaking) and Chuck Dwyer ’84 (Drawing) started a band, the Dry Points. Only they are not a band that makes music, but one that makes art. Their show “Ghost Prints” will be on view at City Hall through Oct. 16. With a closing reception on Gallery Night, this will be the first time that City Hall takes part in Gallery Night! Read the Journal Sentinel review here.

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Tonia Klein’s ’07 (Painting) print “Penelope” will be on view in an exhibition titled “Feminist Across the Generations” at Oakton College, IL.  The show opens Oct. 1.

 

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The exhibition, “New Hanji: A Korean Paper Tradition Re-Imagined,” is on view at the Villa Terrace Museum Oct. 9, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016, with an Opening Reception on Friday, Oct. 9, 6 – 8 p.m.

MIAD faculty members Rina Yoon and Christiane Grauert, and Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting), along with Milwaukee artists Marna Brauner and Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, are featured in the exhibition. The exhibit is co-curated by MIAD faculty members Chelsea Holton and Rina Yoon. 

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“Scattering Rice Lake Island” 

Steve Horvath ’70 (Graphic Design) is exhibiting new work in an invitational exhibit “Two for the Show” at Richeson Gallery in Kimberly, Wisconsin, on view  Sept. 28 –  Dec. 5.  

Horvath’s new work depicts Wisconsin forest and water scenes from his fishing trips and wanderings through forested walkways.  

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Alumna Madeline Peckenpaugh’s inaugural solo exhibition at Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, PA.  Peckenpaugh’s most recent oil paintings will be on display through Oct. 18.

Madeline is the daughter of C.W. Peckenpaugh ’73, one of the founding faculty members at MIAD. 

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Var Gallery & Studios will be showcasing some of their 25 extremely dynamic in house artists in the “October Collective Show.” The show is on view Oct. 2 – Nov. 1. Var Gallery will also be open during Gallery Night and Day.
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The Arts Mill upcoming exhibition “Location Indeterminate” is on view Oct. 2 – Nov. 7.  Artists Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting), Jody Emery and Katie Ryan explore their relationship with domestic, cultural and geographical place in this exhibition. 

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Support Your Fellow Alumni  

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Join committee members Leah Good ’04 (Communication Design), Jeremy Shamrowicz ’98 (Sculpture) and Mary Gordon ’83 (Graphic Design) for the 12th annual Feed Your Soul benefit art auction on Friday, Nov. 6, from 7:30 – 11 p.m. at Flux Design.  There will be delectable appetizers by Giovanni’s, custom cocktails by Art Bar, one of a kind raffle items, as well as a silent art auction featuring wooden bowls that are transformed into works of art, as well as other original pieces. 


The proceeds from the event benefit Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. 

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Brett Suemnicht ’14 (Printmaking) recently set up a Kickstarter for Genderfail,  a publishing, apparel and creative project focusing on promoting the work of queer, trans and POC individuals. A portion of every sale will be donated to an organization of the individual’s choice. Genderfail looks to provide resources to artists, writers, poets, activists and other creative projects centered around issues of importance to those involved.
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Wisconsin Pastel Artists President, Chris Behrs ’82 (Painting) invites alumni interested in pastels to consider joining WPA. They meet bimonthly, offer group exhibits twice per year, demonstrations and critiques, workshops, social events and more.

 
See the upcoming show at Cedarburg Cultural Center, Oct. 18 – Nov. 29, with an Opening Reception, Friday, Oct. 16, 5 – 8 p.m.

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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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