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House of Rad and MIAD alum Brandon Minga host Feed Your Soul

A group of people look at art at the Feed Your Soul 2022 benefit.

Feed Your Soul 2022. Image courtesy of Feed Your Soul (fysmke.com).

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alum Brandon Minga ‘04 (lllustration), principal artist and founder of the House of Rad (hrad), was excited to host the 20th anniversary of the Feed Your Soul benefit for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on November 3, 2023. This was the second consecutive time hrad has hosted the event.

“It’s been my mission since graduating MIAD and getting out in the art world…,” Minga says in a Fox6 News interview about the event. “You get to a certain point and you’re looking around and you’re seeing that there is a need for these things and how can we impact it.”

Minga was joined by over 50 artists, including MIAD faculty and other alums, to create works “live” and sell them at the event and during an auction for Feed Your Soul. Among the many event artists, designers and performers with MIAD affiliations was MIAD Professor and alum Brad Bernard ’93 (Painting) and alumni John Kowalczyk ’10 (Painting), Tyrone Macklee Randle ‘15 (Integrated Studio Arts – now Fine Art) and André Saint-Louis ’01 (Sculpture).

House of Rad is a creative collective of more than 50 full- and part-time artists with the mission of uniting the most progressive innovators in art & design, tech and making.

Feed Your Soul has raised over a million dollars to fight hunger in the last 20 years.

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