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Chris Hyndman Interview on


Art faculty member Chris Hyndman was recently interviewed on as part of the ongoing series "Art, Food, Sex and Trauma: Mark Maynard shoots the *$(#@ with humankind’s most important artists… " Check it out here.


Tech Talk#7- iMovie


If you’re interested in experimenting with video art or editing video documentation of your artwork, but are too overwhelmed by Final Cut Pro and After Effects, come see how iMovie can be easily used for basic cuts and edits as well as some more advanced video effects. In this Tech Talk, a variety of editing options will be demonstrated in iMovie ’11. From creating a new project, to cutting, cropping, and adding transitions, to adding still images and video and audio effects, to exporting your video, there is sure to be something useful to aid you in your video adventures.

Presented this week by
Joan Newberry
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Media Center
Ford 212


Chris Reilly receives New Music USA 2015 Project Grant


Faculty member Chris Reilly has received a project grants award from New Music USA during its third round of project grants. Chris received support from New Music USA for his project Intimate Instruments Workshop: Building the Linguaphone of Tremulous Communion. The Linguaphone is a two-player instrument that can’t be heard by an audience, built in a collaborative DIY workshop-performance.

Awards for New Music USA’s third round of project grants total $284,250 support artistic work involving a wide range of new American music. The program recognizes and supports the multiple roles composers and contemporary music practitioners play in the artistic landscape and responds to the creative spirit of collaboration between artists from multiple disciplines. The 62 awarded projects include concerts and recordings as well as dance, film, theater, opera, and more, all involving contemporary music as an essential element.

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Ryan Molloy included in Project Passion Exhibition


Project Passion is an exhibition celebrating the self-initiated work of graphic designers. The exhibition is a collaborative effort between Minnesota State University, Mankato and AIGA Minnesota.


Brian Spolans and Ryan Molloy featured in Grotesquely Macabre Organisms Exhibition

GMO: Grotesquely Macabre Organisms, curated by Christian deLeon, features sculpture and animation works by Ed Crago, Brian Spolans, Ryan Molloy, Wendy Williford, Daniel Zinck, and Martin Back. The exhibition explores the possible consequences of what happens when science and creation come together. The exhibition is at the Tarrant County College NW Gallery in Fort Worth, TX.

More information can be found here.


Exhibition: Thumbs Up Detroit Art Exhibition- Door of Opportunity

BFA Candidate, Lauren Mleczko, will have Detroit 1920 included in Thumbs Up Detroit Art Exhibition- Doors of Opportunity in the Carr Center located in Detroit.
Work will be on view
February 27 & 28, 2015.

Carr Center, Detroit February 27-February 28.


Exhibition: People on Paper

MFA Candidate Julia Windom currently has work in People on Paper at the Toledo Museum of Art. Work for this exhibition can be viewed from
February 6- May 7, 2015.

Toledo Museum of Art February 06-May 07.


Tech Talk #6-Art Apps for your Tablet


Discover amazing art tools for your tablet. There are lots of free apps that allow you to sketch, draw and paint at a professional grade level. Learn what is available and what can be done both for planning or end results in the digital world of art. Your tablet is readily accessible to create art in new exciting ways.

Presented this week by
Sara Bowen
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Media Center
Ford 212


Tech Talk#5- Photographing 2d Art


Photographing 2D artwork is essential for artists who want to preserve their work in a catalogue or show online. In this workshop Jordan will demonstrate the correct way to position your art, set up your lighting kit, and adjust your camera & settings. The goal of this workshop is to have professional reproduced images of your work for little to no cost.

Presented by this week by
Jordan Ewert
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Ford 212 Media Center


Tech Talk#4- Innovative printing


Come check out our large format printer in the Art Department. Come see what has been done and what is possible. If you are in a 300 level or above art studio class (or Studio Concepts), you are entitled to 30 square feet of printing each term free (the money comes out of your course fee).The prints can be up to 42 inches wide. To print just provide a digital image and have the form signed by your prof. Pick up a form and guidelines on the door to Media Services, Ford 215
Come find out how and creative solutions.

Presented this week by
Jennifer Lickers
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Ford 212 Media Center