An update to MCA’s website will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28. The update will take approximately one hour to complete. During this time users may experience some unavailability of certain pages on the site. Thank you for your patience!

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Contact: Carrie Corbett
Director of College Communications
ccorbett@mca.edu
901-272-5111

Feb. 27, 2014

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MCA Announces Graduate Art Education Thesis Exhibition

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art announces the opening of the 2014 Graduate Art Education Thesis Exhibition, which will take place March 12 through April 5 in the Hyde Gallery of the Nesin Graduate School, 477 S. Main St. A reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, March 28 from 6–9 p.m.

The exhibition features artwork from eight candidates for the Masters of Art and Teaching in Art Education and the Masters of Art in Art Education degrees, marking a culminating experience for the candidates and demonstrating the Art Education program’s commitment to an artist/teacher model. Candidates will exhibit paintings, photographs, illustrations and small metals work.

Participating Masters candidates include Riley Adams, Mahir Bildik, Rachel Crown, Jessica Gaston-Hardy, Joel Hilgenberg, Katherine Jones, Monique Smith and La’Sandria Ward.

Hyde Gallery hours are Wednesday–Saturday, noon–5 p.m. The gallery will be open from 6–9 p.m. on March 28 for the opening reception. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.


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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Contact: Carrie Corbett
Director of College Communications
ccorbett@mca.edu
901-272-5111

Feb. 26, 2014

Get Real. Get Hired. Student Design Exhibition at MCA

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art announces the opening of Get Real. Get Hired., an exhibition by the students of The Design Laboratory. The exhibition will open Feb. 27 and continue through March 10 in the Lower Gallery, Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park.

Functioning like a real design agency, The Design Laboratory at Memphis College of Art gives students the opportunity to gain real-world experience while still in school. Under the direction of Assistant Professor Hyuna Park, the lab members have worked with clients such as Strawberry Plains Audubon Society, SRVS and Loeb Properties. Works from past projects as well as works in progress from the current semester’s students will be on display, showcasing the development of the Design Lab from semester to semester.

Rust Hall’s Lower Gallery is open Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Sunday noon – 4 p.m.  All MCA exhibitions are free and open to the public.


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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Contact: Carrie Corbett
Director of College Communications
ccorbett@mca.edu
901-272-5111

Feb. 5, 2013

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Lauren Lane Opens Princess Cult in MCA Alumni Gallery

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art announces Princess Cult, an exhibition of work by Lauren Lane in the Alumni Gallery, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. The exhibition will be on view Feb. 15 through March 26, with a reception on Friday, Feb. 21, 6–8 p.m.

Lane is a professional artist who lives and works in Portland, Idaho. She received her BFA from Missouri State University and her MFA from Memphis College of Art. According to Lane, her work is greatly influenced by her own experiences as a female power lifter and the funny idea that pink is a girl color only.

“The abundance of the traditionally girly adornments is meant to make an ironic statement about femininity and how it is commonly defined within society, says Lane. “The pieces in the exhibition extrapolate on this sentiment to the highest extent, overwhelming the viewer with pink and sparkly objects, challenging them to reevaluate their perspective. In a modern world where gender is now seen as fluid and something to be defined by individuals, are pink sparkly things truly representative of what is known as the ‘fairer’ sex? Are women ever able to escape the Princess Cult?”

The Alumni Gallery is open for viewing on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. MCA exhibitions are free and open to the public.


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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Contact: Carrie Corbett
Director of College Communications
ccorbett@mca.edu
901-272-5111

Feb. 4, 2013

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ReStore for More Contest Winners Announced

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After two open houses, numerous media interviews and countless hours of design and construction time, voting in the ReStore for More design contest came to a conclusion for three teams of Memphis College of Art students last evening at 5 p.m.

The contest, a collaboration between Memphis College of Art, The Venue Apartments and the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis ReStore, began on Jan. 2 when the student teams received the keys to their apartments at the start of their construction window. The teams were selected through a submission process, presenting their design boards and ideas to a panel of judges in late 2013.

The Venue Apartments provided each team with access to a one-bedroom apartment, their choice of a queen or two twin beds with bed frames and a modest $550 budget for materials and supplies. The teams’ budgets were supplemented with $100 gift certificates and a special discount from the Memphis ReStore, as well as a “mystery item”—an identical chest of drawers for each team to incorporate into their design. Teams were given until 8 a.m. on Jan. 21 to complete the execution of their design. The participating teams were Bailey Brocato and Carly Lyons (Ethel Floon) of team Double M, Sam Herwehe and Evan Lebaroff of team Handmade American and Laura Miller and Jess Vandenberg of team Modern West.

Over the voting period between Jan. 21 and Feb. 3, more than 8,000 votes were cast through The Venue Apartments’ Facebook page and in-person at their Central Ave. location, with the largest tally of votes going to the Double M team. Modern West finished second in the voting and Handmade American was third. All three teams will receive cash awards from The Venue Apartments in the amounts of $1,000, $600 and $300 as well as six months of rent-free living for the winning team.

Carrie Brooks, MCA’s director of career services found the contest extremely beneficial for the students. “This project enabled students to apply the professional practices they learn through MCA’s curriculum to real-life design challenges,” said Brooks. “They not only reaped monetary reward at the end, but have also built relationships, learned to market themselves and their work and have a full-blown project to showcase in their portfolios.” Jessica Hord, director of marketing and communications for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis was equally enthusiastic. “We were thrilled to be part of this contest,” said Hord. “Not only did it provide a means of educating the public about the Memphis ReStore, but it also allowed us to take part in a unique professional development opportunity with these students. The apartments were all fantastic and unique and really illustrated that great design is possible on a small budget. Congratulations to them all on a job well done!”


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.

About The Venue Apartments:
Built by Memphis’ very own Kemmons Wilson, The Venue Apartments in Midtown Memphis features a fun new retro renovation and all-inclusive living for young and senior professionals in the midtown area. Winner of the “Best Remodel Award in 2010 ” by the Apartment Association of Greater Memphis, the community is home to residents who live at The Venue because of its green-friendly approach and Midtown vibe. Designer stained concrete floors, a salt water indoor pool, fitness center, pet-friendly and free wi-fi are just a few reasons why The Venue Apartments is a fantastic place to rent in Memphis. Go to www.thevenuememphis.com to see more.

About Memphis ReStore and Habitat for Humanity:
The Memphis ReStore is operated by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis and serves as an ongoing fundraiser for the organization. The ReStore sells donated goods – new and gently used clothing, furniture, appliances, building supplies and other items – to the public at discount prices, and all proceeds go to support Habitat’s mission of building homes, communities and hope in Memphis. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis, a nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing ministry, is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing from the city of Memphis and surrounding areas, while making decent housing for all people a matter of conscience and action. Since its founding in 1983, Memphis Habitat has built more than 400 homes in the Memphis area. Habitat houses are built with volunteer labor and sold to partner families, at no profit and with no interest charged. Partner families make a down payment and invest hundreds of hours of “sweat equity” into the construction of their homes and other Habitat homes. For more information, visit www.MemphisReStore.com and www.MemphisHabitat.com. Follow the ReStore on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphisrestore, on Twitter at @MemphisReStore and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/memphisrestore.

 

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Contact: Carrie Corbett
Director of College Communications
ccorbett@mca.edu
901-272-5111

Feb. 3, 2013

MCA Announces Feb. 8 Weekend Workshop

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art will hold the first of two Weekend Workshops on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshops are designed for high school seniors and transfer students who are applying to MCA. Parents and area art teachers are also welcome to attend.

During the day-long event, prospective students have an opportunity to choose from a selection of studio classes taught by MCA faculty. “We want the students to have the chance to experience the facilities, feel the energy of the environment and create art,” said Susan Miller, MCA’s vice president for enrollment and student affairs. “By participating in the classes they will really be able to imagine what it would be like to be a student here at MCA.”

In addition to classes, faculty members will offer portfolio reviews, providing constructive criticism to enhance students’ work and portfolios. Information about career paths and opportunities in the arts will also be provided.

For additional information, call 800-727-1088.


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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