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Gabriel Craig, Metal Museum "Tributaries" Artist

Metal Museum “Tributaries” Artist Gabriel Craig Visits Memphis College of Art

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Gabriel Craig, one of the featured artists of the National Ornamental Metal Museum‘s Tributaries exhibition series, will visit Memphis College of Art’s Callicott Auditorium (Rust Hall, Overton Park) on Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss his career as an artist and show examples of his work. The event is open to the public, and admission is free.

Craig, who resides in Detroit, describes himself as a “metalsmith, writer and craft activist.” His performative use of craft engages diverse audiences in discussions about self-sufficiency, labor, consumption and tradition. He has lectured throughout the country on his own artistic work, decorative arts history and contemporary craft. He received his BFA in Metals/Jewelry from Western Michigan University and his MFA in Jewelry and Metalworking from Virginia Commonwealth University.

MCA’s visiting artist series is designed to expose students and the community to a diverse group of professional artists whose careers have taken them around the world.


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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April 11, 2013

"Dik Dik, Revised" by Adelaide PaulDik Dik, Revised by Adelaide Paul, 2009

Memphis College of Art Welcomes Visiting Artist Adelaide Paul

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Adelaide Paul, a talented sculptor from Philadelphia, will be discussing her artwork and her career in Memphis College of Art’s Callicott Auditorium (Rust Hall, Overton Park) on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, and admission is free.

Paul, who earned an MFA in studio art from Louisiana State University in 1996, explores the relationships among animals and humans through her work. “Animals are anthropomorphized in film, fiction and popular culture,” she said in a statement. “They (and their requisite accessories) are hot commodities; like all commodities, they are also disposable.”

Having taught anatomy to veterinary students for the past eight years as associate director of the anatomy lab at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Paul has an intimate understanding of animal forms. “What strikes me the most, however, is not how different other animals are from us human animals, but how very similar,” said Paul. “I seek to pose questions to the viewer regarding these consumer/consumed/consummated relationships by juxtaposing found and fabricated objects evoking multiple possibilities as to just who is consumed.”

For the complete artist’s statement and bio, click here.

MCA’s visiting artist series is designed to expose students and the community to a diverse group of professional artists whose careers have taken them around the world.


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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April 4, 2013

"Bamboo Moon" by Brin & Dale BaucumBrin and Dale Baucum Alumni Exhibition Opens at Memphis College of Art

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art announces its newest alumni exhibition, Two Dancing as One, by Brin and Dale Baucum. The couple’s sculpture work will be on display April 5 – May 12, in the Alumni Gallery in Rust Hall, Overton Park. There will be an opening reception on Friday, April 12, 6–8 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public, and admission is free.

Brin and Dale Baucum both earned their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees from MCA in 1973. They have been creating art together for 40 years.

“We are Dale and Brin Baucum: potters, parents, married to each other, committed to our art and still very much in love with all this,” said the artists in a statement. “Through all the years, we have discovered that making pots is much like a dance, much like a song, always with new gestures to add to the tune.”

Rust Hall’s Alumni Gallery is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday.


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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April 4, 2013

MFA-BFA Spring 2013BFA art: Scoliosis by Nicolette Overton

Memphis College of Art Announces BFA and MFA Exhibitions

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art is proud to announce the Spring 2013 BFA and MFA thesis exhibitions. The BFA I show takes place April 5–21 at Rust Hall’s Main Gallery (Overton Park) with an opening reception April 12, 6–8 p.m.; the BFA II exhibition is April 26 – May 11. The MFA thesis, entitled “Connect For” will be on display April 17 – May 4 at the Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art Nesin Graduate Center, 477 S. Main. The opening receptions for both the BFA II and MFA exhibitions will take place at their respective locations Friday, April 26—the BFA reception is 5–7 p.m. at Rust Hall, and the MFA reception is 6–9 p.m. to coincide with Trolley Night in downtown Memphis.

MCA has 62 BFA candidates this semester. To better feature each student, their final undergraduate exhibition is divided into two shows. A list of the BFA I artists can be found at http://mca.edu/mcacalendar/bfa-exhibition-i/. A list of the BFA II artists can be found at http://mca.edu/mcacalendar/bfa-exhibition-ii/.

“Connect For” will feature four MCA MFA candidates: Jenna David, Soulmaz Khazraei, Lauren Lane and Katie McWeeney.

Currently at Hyde Gallery, work by MCA’s Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Arts in Art Education candidates is on display. It will remain through April 6.

Rust Hall’s Main Gallery is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Sunday noon – 3 p.m. The Hyde Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. with extended hours of 6 – 9 p.m. on South Main Trolley Nights. The galleries and receptions are open to the public and admission is free.


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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March 25, 2013

Memphis College of Art Students Install Sustainable Sculpture at the Dixon

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Memphis College of Art juniors and seniors in Assistant Professor Elizabeth Brown’s Sustainable Sculpture: Works in Cardboard class will showcase their outdoor creations at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens April 9–13, 2013. The pieces, made completely or mostly out of cardboard, draw on the students’ inspiration from the link between nature and culture.

The students displaying work are Nick Darmstaedter, Ric Evans, Alex Lee, Olivia Logan, Robbie McElhaney, Adra Maner, Melinda Parra, Jonathan Rodriguez, Nicole Trimble, Austin Williams, Lisa Williamson and Sean Winfrey.

“While all relating to the show’s theme of nature and culture, individual works also touch on ideas of life and death, transformation, transience of time and objects, gender, beauty, history, competition, animal nature of humans, the relationship of the insect world with the human world, and music,” explained Brown. “The exhibition will make a statement even as it disintegrates over time and with the elements.”

The works will be displayed at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens throughout the grounds behind the museum. Artists have used a variety of both traditional sculpting/woodworking techniques such as laminating and carving, papermaking techniques, along with tabbing, bending and folding as well as non-traditional techniques such as knitting with cardboard “yarn.”

This project was made possible by a generous gift of corrugated from International Paper.


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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