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The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) features Wisconsin native, Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated writer and director Rob Schrab at this fall’s MIAD Creativity Series, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 6 – 7:30 p.m. at MIAD’s 4th Floor Raw Space, 273 E. Erie Street.
In Schrab’s public presentation, “Embrace the Dumb: The Rob Schrab Experience,” he will share his quirky take on career success and failure. “You’ve got to go through difficult things. It’s what shapes you,” he said.
Schrab’s presentation also will provide an all-access pass into his creative process and career, where he will show clips of his work and discuss how he’s been in the right place, at the right time to take advantage of opportunities for writing, directing and producing TV shows (including “Ghosted,” which premiered on FOX this fall, and “The Sarah Silverman Program”), feature films and digital media.
The public presentation, which will be followed by a Q&A session, is part of a three-day, in-depth residency on campus, engaging with students in a variety of classes.
About Rob Schrab:
About the MIAD Creativity Series:
The MIAD Creativity Series brings distinctive and internationally renowned creatives to Milwaukee from a broad spectrum of the visual arts to enrich the experiences of MIAD students while engaging the community in new ways of thinking about, and appreciating, the arts and the world of design.
Schrab’s public presentation for the MIAD Creativity Series is free and open to the public. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Generously sponsored by the Argosy Foundation
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"Chair5: Perspectives on Form, Function and Innovation," a highly interactive and experimental furniture exhibition co-produced by the Chipstone Foundation and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), opens October 20 in MIAD’s Brooks Stevens Gallery. The exhibit’s Opening Reception is Friday, October 20, 5 - 9 p.m. during Fall Gallery Night in the Historic Third Ward.
This exhibition introduces myriad ways to think about chairs, “chairness” and the physical act of sitting. Five distinctive exhibit spaces showcase historic, reproduction and contemporary seating furniture forms.
"Chipstone is excited to work with MIAD on this exhibit," said Jon Prown, executive director and chief curator at the Chipstone Foundation. Prown co-curates the show with MIAD’s Eric Vogel, professor of Interior Architecture + Design, and Brent Budsberg.
The exhibition offers opportunities for physical interaction and considerations of each chair's function, design and concept. Highlights include:
This multidimensional approach to thinking about chairs is integral to MIAD’s new Furniture Design program, including an innovative furniture design class taught by Chair5 primary exhibit designer Brent Budsberg.
Chair5 is on view October 20, 2017 – March 3, 2018.
MIAD’s galleries are free and open to the public, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free gallery tours are available.
Extra-terrestrial. Political. Animalistic. Festive. While the illustrations in the newest exhibition on view at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) cover divergent themes across a range of platforms, their exploration of media connects them and enriches their messages.
"FANTASTIC: Four Contemporary Illustration Artists" features the work of internationally-renowned Henrik Drescher, as well as Frances Jetter, Katherine Streeter and Carl Dunn. It is on view in MIAD's Frederick Layton Gallery October 20 – December 2, 2017. The Opening Reception is Friday, October 20, 5 – 9 p.m. during Fall Gallery Night in the Historic Third Ward.
Henrik Drescher and Frances Jetter will give a public talk on Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m.
About the illustrators:
Curator and prominent Madison-area art director Patrick JB Flynn adds that "all of the art reveals much about the artists and their unique approaches to interpreting the world and its often incomprehensible machinations in this modern age of disinformation."
While their work has been commissioned for newspapers and magazines for years, these artists have proven themselves equally adept at responding to assignments from clients and initiating their own projects to express their unique visions through painting, book arts, printmaking, collage, sculpture and digital animations.
For MIAD students, the variety of media sends an important message. "The exhibit is an opportunity to experience this fluid transition between design and fine arts and to realize that a successful career does not have to be locked into a single major," says MIAD Illustration Professor Christiane Grauert.
The FANTASTIC exhibit and all related programming is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free gallery tours are available at miad.edu/gallerytours.
We invite MIAD students and alumni to showcase and sell their work at the 2017 MIAD Holiday Sale, November 30 – December 2.
Now in its seventh year, the MIAD Holiday Sale gives students and alumni the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work to the public. It is a highly-publicized event that appeals to art enthusiasts as well as those looking for a great deal.
Any student or alum can participate by selling drawings, photographs, prints, paintings, furniture, design work, sculptures, jewelry, handmade gifts and cards, etc.
*The artist/designer will receive 70% of the sale price. A portion of the proceeds benefit MIAD student scholarships.
REGISTER by filling out this form: https://miadforms.wufoo.com/forms/z668bom159frn8/
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Friday, November 10
Visit miad.edu/holidaysale for more info.
Please join us for the 2017 National Portfolio Day hosted by the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10am - 2pm. The event will be held at MIAD's main academic facility, the Jane Bradley-Pettit building, located at 273 East Erie Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202. This event is free and open to the public.
This is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. It is also an opportunity to explore MIAD's program, meet MIAD's faculty and view our facility.
This year's Milwaukee Film Festival highlights its close MIAD ties by presenting short films created by Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design alumni. MIAD is also a community partner of the Milwaukee Film Festival.
The Alligator Hunter
"The Alligator Hunter," a short film by Kyle V. James '15 (Time-Based Media), Mallori Taylor '15 (Time-Based Media) and Michael Bourne will be screened along with eight other short films in The Milwaukee Show I program on Saturday, October 7, 7 p.m. at the Oriental Theatre.
The animated film is about an elderly hunter who seeks revenge on the albino alligator that killed his wife, and contains over 3,000 hand-drawn illustrations.
Though this isn't the first film he's had in the festival, James is no less excited. "It is an amazing feeling to see our work on such a large screen, in such a beautiful theater and in front of so many people."
Also screening during The Milwaukee Show I program is "'The Beautiful': The Stories She Tell," a short film by Maeve Jackson '14 (Integrated Studio Arts).
"I am constantly seeing that other MIAD faculty, graduates and even students have their work in the festival, showing that their unique skills greatly impact the Milwaukee film community," said James.
In addition, MIAD is a community partner on the film "Paa Joe & the Lion."
Directed by Benjamin Wigley in his feature debut, audiences will have three chances to see this British film about a Ghanaian father and son who build custom "fantasy" coffins.
"Paa Joe & The Lion" will be shown:
Check out MIAD's Facebook page for information on how to win free tickets to "Paa Joe & The Lion."
Learn more about MIAD's Digital Media Production minor.
Sculpture Milwaukee artists Michelle Grabner, Tony Tasset and Jason S. Yi will delve into a wide-ranging discussion about their own social practice, as well as their works along Wisconsin Avenue, during a panel discussion at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.
Art in the Public’s Way: Why Public Art Matters, will explore how the panelists link their practice to larger artistic and cultural movements within their communities and its impacts. The discussion will be moderated by Marilu Knode, Project Manager for Sculpture Milwaukee and former Executive Director of Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis.
This event is free and open to the public. The panel discussion is part of the ongoing community collaboration between Sculpture Milwaukee, and the region’s arts and cultural organizations. Sculpture Milwaukee will be on display along Wisconsin Avenue until Oct. 22.
MIAD PRESENTS: MIAD INFORMATION DAY
We invite you to attend MIAD Information Day on Saturday, September 16th, 2017!
MIAD Information Day is an ideal opportunity for students and their families to learn more about the college. The day will feature a presentation about our programs, tours of campus and MIAD's residence hall, information on applying for admission, financial aid, portfolio development and more. Refreshments will be provided.
Original article published by 99U (article link)
The company's principal creative director on how the small-team model works inside a big company with such a global reach and why the team's ultimate goal is bona fide, possibly-quantifiable user love.
The Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Exhibit, the latest exhibition to arrive at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), showcases more than 30 local artists who are garnering international recognition, and is generously sponsored by the Mary L. Nohl Fund. The exhibit is on view in MIAD's Frederick Layton Gallery August 21 – October 8, 2017. The Opening Reception is Thursday, September 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
The exhibit features artists who have received the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Travel Award, an award from the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund that supports Milwaukee artists to travel around the world to exhibit their artwork. Specifically, the award program aims to "contribute to the creative health of the region by supporting local artists at all career stages, from the emerging to the established, alleviating some of the financial burden faced by artists who want to exhibit their work at a distance, and by getting the work of Milwaukee artists out into the world," according to the Lynden Sculpture Garden website.
"The Milwaukee area has a robust arts scene and doesn't get as much credit as it should, given the quality of the people in it," says Mark Lawson, MIAD's Director of Galleries. That's why MIAD is proud to showcase the talents of these local artists who are gaining international exposure for their work in this exhibit.
The Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Exhibit and all related programming is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free gallery tours are available at miad.edu/gallerytours.
Image: Mulgil: hidden waters, drypoint and hand coiled paper, 58" x 42", 2017
MIAD is participating in the 2017 Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) - a one-of-a-kind survey exploring 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. They can see where other arts graduates live, where they work, what they earn and how their arts educations have influenced their lives.
It's not a crime for an artist to work in a gallery, but it can be an advantage, and even an eye-opening or work-altering experience.
The newest exhibition at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is an exhibition featuring MIAD alumni who worked as MIAD gallery staff members when they were students. It explores how behind-the-scenes knowledge of galleries and exhibit presentation has influenced their work.
Inside Job, on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery July 20 - September 30, 2017 hosts an Opening Reception during Summer Gallery Night in the Historic Third Ward on Friday, July 21, 5 - 9 p.m.
Since graduating from MIAD, Mazza has worked as an art and creative director all over the world, in places like Milwaukee, Phoenix, Dallas, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
Now living in San Francisco, he is a published author. His debut novel, "That Crazy Perfect Someday," is available now in stores and online.
An anonymous donor has pledged to match Housing Scholarship donations up to $25,000, each year for three years. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need with preference given to first-generation and diverse students.
“Students and alumni from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design continuously shape and strengthen our community and economy with innovative solutions and a commitment to the region. Join me and others in committing to their growth at MIAD through housing scholarships,” says David Weiss, CEO of General Capital Group, which developed the residence hall.
Donate now and double your dollars to help raise the first $25,000 for our students.
As Ignacio Garcia-Casas Tron '19 (Industrial Design) says:
"One of the best things about Two50Two is the convenience of living right across from school. If I didn't live there, I'd have to commute, and take time away from my studies and campus job."
Let's raise $25k for 252! Read more about who our students are and how your donations help.
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Though the Legend of the White Snake originated as a Chinese folk tale during the Tang Dynasty, Professor Jason Yi has brought it to Wisconsin Avenue as a sculpture.
Original article published by WOW x WOW, an online art resource, specializing in the promotion and celebration of the very best New Contemporary Art from around the world. (article link)
What do you get when you take the radical thinkers of MIAD and add more radical thinkers from across the Midwest?
Industrial design professionals will come together as MIAD hosts the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Midwest District Design Conference, April 28-29, 2017.
Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth, so it's fitting that the MIAD chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) recently held its spring induction.
Three MIAD Illustration students have been accepted to the 2017 Society of Illustrators Annual Student Scholarship Competition.
Lauren Parra '17, Diana Whitney '18 and Tony Holz '19 will have their work on view this May in the Student Scholarship Exhibit at the Society of Illustrators' Museum of American Illustration in New York City. Their work will also be printed in a catalogue, and have the chance to win one of 25 scholarships.
For the second year, MIAD students are getting a taste of what it's like to work with Colectivo Coffee.
The designs of four students have been chosen to appear on Colectivo cups across Milwaukee in April 2017: Megan Mahan, Morgan Czeropski, Lauren Parra and Miranda Branley.
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design 273 East Erie Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 *Light refreshments will be provided.
On view in MIAD's 2017 Senior Exhibition, over 100 of Milwaukee's emerging artists and designers are tackling projects that stress deep connections with fellow human beings and the natural world.
The MIAD 2017 Senior Exhibition is on view April 21 - May 13 throughout MIAD galleries, with an Opening Reception on Spring Gallery Night, Friday, April 21, 5 – 9 p.m. It is generously supported by Presenting Sponsor BMO Harris Bank and Jacobson/Rost.
Left-handed, night owl, bike rider, Jimmy Neutron fan—these are all ways to describe Ethan Keister '17. Now, he can add another thing to the list.
Keister, a Communication Design senior, was just named a 2017 Student to Watch by Graphic Design USA, saying, “I feel incredibly honored. It really shows that MIAD pays attention to its students and the work that they produce.”
Ariana Vaeth '17 creates art inspired by the diversity and human interaction around her. Soon, she may spend the next year sharing her work as the 2017-18 Pfister Artist-in-Residence.
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