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cera-glove-oneDo our media have a vitality that shifts our movements? Have you listened to a record on an Edison cylinder phonograph?

Gallery Night, Friday, October 17, 5 – 9 p.m. at MIAD has the answer to these questions!

Opening Gallery Night, Vital Technology exhibits eight interactive installations – with each piece inviting an exploration of movement. Milwaukee-based Nathaniel Stern and Bryan Cera ask how technology continuously changes what we do and who we are. Vital Technology is on view in the Frederick Layton Gallery, with upcoming Artist Talks and a Panel Discussion.


Wednesday, October 29, 6 p.m., Marisa Olson and Jennifer Chan will give Artist Talks. Olson is a new media artist, curator, critic, media theorist and a fellow at Eyebeam. Chan is a video and new media artist working between Toronto and Chicago.

Thursday, October 30, 6:30 p.m., Olson and Chan join Stern and Cera for a Panel Discussion, moderated by Jennifer Johung.


Re-Imagined Events launches Gallery Night, 6 – 9 p.m., as part of the student-curated Re-Imagining – Re-Imaging, on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery. This six-part series unlocks the past by bringing artifacts out of their sleep and back to life.

Created by Nate Pyper ’12, Re-Imagined Events kicks off with WMSE DJ and MIAD alum Tom Wanderer, who will be playing music on vintage record players from MIAD’s design collection – including an Edison cylinder phonograph and Sanyo disco Phonosphere.

Viewers are invited to respond to objects from MIAD’s design collection through writings, renderings and newly created works that will become part of the display.

Also happening Gallery Night, Wil To Make – a silent auction in the Easy Gallery featuring more than 70 pieces of work. MIAD alumni honor alum Wil Lewis, who tragically lost his life earlier this year. In Wil’s memory, the scholarship will be awarded to a talented artist who has worked hard and will relentlessly pursue their dreams.

Students will also be showing work this Gallery Night – on and off MIAD’s campus.

integrate-installation-denaeOn campus, sophomores and juniors in “Integration and Intersection I” show work in the Entrance Gallery. Students created works in response to artist Sterling Ruby’s in-depth interview on beauty, carefully considering how their materials integrate to the viewer’s interpretation of the work.

Off campus, Interior Architecture and Design students show work at Design Within Reach, located on Broadway in the Historic Third Ward. Participating students include Ben Gall, Vincent Luo, Addison Mand, Kyle Parnau, Cassie Rogala and Anthony Saporiti.

Top image: Bryan Cera, Glove One (Vital Technology)
Second image: Nathaniel Stern, elicit, from Body Language, installation (Vital Technology)
Last image: Work by Denae Vanden Heuvel (Integration and Intersection I)