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July 2016 






If you have updates or news please send information to Benno Rothschild.




Carriann Johnson ’98 knows what she’s talking about when it comes to design – check her out in the CS Business Journal.


McKenna Klein ’14 has a gallery opening Friday, August 5 at Bathing Beauties  Beads in Missoula, Montana. The show features handcarved pendants and charms that embody the enhancement of nature’s spiritual properties, as told by Druidistic and Astrological methodologies.
Paul Druecke ’87 is featured in this month’s issue of “Open View.
Faculty member Jon Horvath brings ‘This is Bliss‘ to Milwaukee, on view at the Haggerty Museum through July 31.
Work by MIAD faculty Polly Ewens and Paul Caster is on view at Var Gallery & Studios through July 31.   
Bass Structures: The Mark of Sound, founded by Alumni Collin Schipper ’11 and Emmanuel Fritz will perform during Gallery Night, Friday July 22, 4 – 9 p.m. at Material Studios + Gallery
Congratulations, Adam Osgood ’06, on being awarded by Creative Quarterly 44 for excellence in illustration! Adam’s work will be featured in the Fall 2016 issue of Creative Quarterly.
Kaley Hamilton ’16 has a few days left on her Kickstarter, The Dream Cluster: An Illustrated Anthology.
Alumnus Jordan Waraksa ’07 talks about his Tequilla Barrell Horn speaker in Satori & Scout.
2014 Alumna Manuja Waldia’s recent Shakespeare book-jacket project is featured in The Atlantic and
Material Girls opens at MIAD on Gallery Night, July 22, with an Opening Reception on Gallery Day, July 23, 2 – 5 p.m. and a Gallery Talk beginning
at 3 p.m. Nirmal Raja ’08 is a co-curator and exhibiting artist in MIAD’s latest show.


MIAD was named a top Graphic Design School by Graphic Design USA.

Cheryl Casden ’12 is now an arts educator for “Kidstreet” at Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago.
Mark Gage ’11 recently became Associate Creative Director at GMR Marketing.
Martín Gutiérrez ’09 is now the co-owner of Wicked Moto Parts, a retailer of aftermarket parts and accessories for sportbikes and powersports applications.







Studio Business for Sale:
John Reichert is a Sculptor/Owner of Reichert Studios in Port Washington and is selling his studio business. Anyone interested in taking over a lucrative
studio business, including his equipment, materials, and training should call


MIAD President Jeff Morin is leading a portfolio review in partnership with MARN at Material Studios + Gallery on August 10. Register here