Help us pick the best costumes by voting for your favorite in Students, Faculty and Staff! You can see all the costumes in our Facebook photo album.

Winners:

Students
1st place (Huey’s giftcard): Amy Dove (Frida Kahlo)
2nd place: Jeff Muncy & Terri Scott (Mable & Dipper Pines)
3rd place: Michaela Cannon (Masquerade Phoenix)

Faculty
1st place (Café Eclectic giftcard): Zark Strasburger (Gandalf the Grey)
2nd place: Leandra Urrutia (Pris from Blade Runner)
3rd place: Sinder Lubu aka Elizabeth Brown (Fox Backup Dancer)

Staff
1st place (Amazon.com giftcard): Derrick Casey (Rorschach)
2nd place: Jennifer Gonzales (Blind Contour Drawing)
3rd place: Jarrod B. Taylor (Rococo)

Thanks to everyone who participated and voted!

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Oct. 30, 2012

63rd Annual Holiday Bazaar Memphis College of Art Hosts 63rd Annual Holiday Bazaar

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis College of Art is excited to announce its 63rd Annual Holiday Bazaar, which will take place Friday, Nov. 16, 6–9 p.m. (with a special Preview Hour, 5–6 p.m.) and Saturday, Nov. 17, 10–5 p.m. in Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. The event, sponsored by the Memphis Flyer, provides Memphians the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind pieces from MCA artists.

The Holiday Bazaar is free and open to the public. Guests attending the special Preview Hour at 5 p.m. on Friday will be able to view the work before the sale begins, enjoy complimentary champagne and have exclusive access to Express Checkout. Tickets for the Preview Hour are $20 per person and include one beverage from the bar. Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://mca.edu/2012holidaybazaar/ or at the door starting at 4 p.m. on Nov. 16.

The Holiday Bazaar is MCA’s most popular annual event. Students, faculty, staff and alumni submit thousands of artworks and crafts to be sold during the two-day, salon-style sale. Guests also will be able to purchase exclusive MCA merchandise and view True Story Pictures’ MCA documentary, “The Art Academy,” in Callicott Auditorium. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. A portion of all proceeds from Holiday Bazaar sales will go to MCA’s scholarship fund.

New this year, MCA held a contest for students to submit a piece that would represent the 63rd Annual Holiday Bazaar and its theme, “My Favorite Things.” The winning student, Evan Lebaroff, will now see his sculpture in all Holiday Bazaar advertising—and the piece will be on display the event.


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.

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Oct. 12, 2012

Archaic Procession by Nadim KaramArchaic Procession by Nadim Karam

Urban Artist Nadim Karam Comes to Memphis College of Art

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Artist and architect Nadim Karam is coming to Memphis College of Art on Oct. 25 as part of the college’s ongoing Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Karam’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Callicott Auditorium (Rust Hall, Overton Park). During his stay, Karam also will speak at the dedication of the new Legacies sculpture by Vinnie Bagwell in Chickasaw Heritage Park. This event, administered by the UrbanArt Commission for the City of Memphis Percent-for-Art program, also is scheduled for Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. Karam’s visit is sponsored in part by the UrbanArt Commission in celebration of the organization’s 15-year anniversary.

Nadim Karam is an architect, artist, academic and author who has created large-scale projects internationally, including in Melbourne, Australia; Prague; London; Tokyo; Kwangju, Korea; and in his home city of Beirut, Lebanon. At present, he is working on the “Wheels of Chicago” project in the United States, and exhibiting in Paris, France at the Arab Institute through February 2013. His early life and career were directly affected by the civil war in Lebanon, which lasted from 1975 to 1990. Karam left the country after winning a scholarship from the University of Tokyo in 1982 to pursue his master’s degree, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in architecture during his 10-year stay.

In 1992, Karam moved to Paris. Lacking funds and contacts, he became a rebel graffiti artist, painting hundreds of “archaic” figures on billboards, in the Metro and in his sketchbooks. One year later, he returned to his native city, Beirut. Between 1994 and 2000, he created three monumental temporary public art installations at the Nicolas Sursock Museum, the National Museum of Lebanon and in the Central District. After founding Atelier Hapsitus as an interdisciplinary forum for architecture, art and design in 1996, he also commenced work on architectural commissions. Karam also began teaching at Notre Dame University in Beirut, where he served as dean of faculty for the Architecture, Art and Design Department from 2000 through 2003.

“I discovered Nadim Karam’s work when researching the catalytic effect of public art on the revitalization of urban centers following a period of crisis. His humanist and poetic approach have been crucial to overcoming tremendous obstacles and preconceived notions in complex settings,” said Christina Lanzl, executive director of the UrbanArt Commission. “To me, he is the Phoenix of Beirut, whose efforts helped in ushering in that city’s cultural and economic revitalization. We very much look forward to sharing Nadim Karam’s unique perspective with Memphis students and the community at large.”

The American Institute of Architects published Lanzl’s essay on Nadim Karam in August, available online at http://www.architects.org/news/phoenix-beirut-nadim-karam%E2%80%99s-urban-interventions.

See more of Nadim Karam’s work at his website.


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.

 

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Sept. 27, 2012

Elisabeth CondonLow Country by Elisabeth Condon

Visiting Artist Elisabeth Condon Comes to Memphis College of Art

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Painter Elisabeth Condon is coming to Memphis College of Art on Oct. 11 as part of the college’s ongoing Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Condon’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. in the Callicott Auditorium (Rust Hall, Overton Park).

Condon was born in Los Angeles and educated at University of California, San Diego, University of California, Los Angeles, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design and School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Currently associate professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of South Florida, Tampa, Condon is the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. An enthusiastic traveler, Condon has attended the artist residencies Yaddo, Fountainhead, Grand Canyon Artist-in-Residence Program and Red Gate International Artist Residency, Beijing. Recent exhibition venues include the National Museum of Art, Beijing; the Pulse Art Fair, Miami and 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York. Condon’s work is represented by Dorsch Gallery, Miami and Lesley Heller Workspace, New York.

“The paintings begin by pouring transparent color, combining Chinese ‘splashed ink’ techniques and postwar abstraction’s social and historical gestures within the present-day metaphors of spill, explosion and accident,” said Condon in a statement about a series she will discuss in her lecture. “To make sense of, and thus recover, the contingent shapes that result from the pours, I reintegrate sketchbook drawings, photos from my travels and snippets of Chinese scrolls to navigate the complex landscape of material and color. Traversing gesture and image as equivalents, my paintings conjure spaces in which Yuan Dynasty scrolls and the Flintstones collaborate; a landscape that, like Chinese scrolls, moves through the whole of existence within a single frame.” 

For more information on the artist and her work, visit elisabethcondon.com.


Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.

 

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