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Milwaukee PBS features Veteran Print Project

As part of a documentary on Milwaukee’s Soldiers Home, Scottie Meyers of Milwaukee’s PBS interviewed printmaking students at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Grace Ranz ’24 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts and Illustration) and Grey Higginbotham ’24 (NSP: Fine Arts) created a print currently housed in Milwaukee’s Soldiers Home.

Students in Professor Rina Yoon’s Untold Stories: MIAD Veteran Print Project class collaborate with veterans to create prints based on veteran stories and experiences. Yvette Pino, the founder of Veteran Print Project and herself a veteran and printmaker, began working with Yoon after meeting the professor at a steamroller printing event in Madison, Wisconsin. Excited by the possibility of incorporating community engagement and service experiences for MIAD students, Pino and Yoon collaborated to bring the Veteran Print Project to MIAD.

“I didn’t know much about veterans before this process,” says Ranz, one of the students who worked on the print currently exhibited in Milwaukee’s Soldiers Home. “It was impactful for me.” As part of the printmaking process, students interview veterans and work closely to weave meaningful stories into their artwork. “We wanted to showcase the history of the Veteran Soldiers Home … because it was about representing this veteran community,” says Higginbotham, another of the students involved.

Learn more about the Veteran Print Project, watch The Women Founders: Milwaukee Soldiers Home on Milwaukee’s PBS and explore MIAD’s NSP: Fine Arts major!


TMJ4 features two MIAD graduates during AAPI month

Stephanie Brown of TMJ4 News featured recent graduates Mengdian Xing ’23 (Product Design) and her sister Lynn Xing ’23 (Interior Architecture and Design) during a month-long celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage.

Magic: The Gathering tournament in Italy features Illustration faculty

Ever since he was a student at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), Associate Professor of Illustration John Matson has incorporated fantasy illustration into his work. This lifelong fascination has led to a fruitful career as a fantasy illustrator and educator, most recently manifesting in an invitation to attend a Magic: The Gathering tournament in Italy as a guest illustrator.

Successful Creative Fusion gala closes Our Creative Future campaign

Raising more than $10 million is no small feat. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) announced it had exceeded its comprehensive campaign goal of $10 million after its annual fundraising gala Creative Fusion: Fashion Forward, where donors generously raised more than $485,000 in scholarship support on May 6, 2023.

2023 Penfield Poster Competition bolsters professional experience

This year’s Penfield Poster winners have been announced! In collaboration with advertising agency Cramer-Krasselt, 80 juniors at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) designed posters for the Annual Croquet Ball fundraiser at the Penfield Children’s Center.


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