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Memphis College of Art Announces Premier Selection Exhibition, Auction

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Jan. 3, 2013

Memphis College of Art Announces Premier Selection Exhibition, Auction

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Memphis College of Art has announced a special exhibition and auction featuring works from well-known local, regional, national and international artists. The exhibition will be on view Jan. 9–12 and Jan. 16 with a private, invitation-only auction occurring on Thursday, Jan. 17.

The featured artists are Mario Bacchelli, Erneice Brode, Burton Callicott, Carroll Cloar, Rosalee Cohn, Stuart Davis, Ted Faiers, Edward Giobbi, Theora Hamblett, Freida Hamm, Robert Indiana, Ellsworth Kelly, Adele Lemm, Roy Lichtenstein, George Ortman, Larry Poons, Veda Reed, Murray Riss, Bill Roberson, Ted Rust, Mary Sims, Dolph Smith, Harris Sorrelle, Frank Stella, Dorothy Sturm, Andy Warhol, Brian Watkins. The works can be viewed at www.mca.edu/premierselectionauction.

The Memphis College of Art Board of Trustees made a decision in Spring 2012 to sell some of the college’s artworks. The Board felt it would be best to find new homes for some of the nearly 550 pieces being kept in storage. This auction is the first event in the process, and the college expects the process to continue over the next eight to 10 years. MCA will retain a selection of works in perpetuity, but proceeds from the works sold will directly benefit the operations and programs of Memphis College of Art.

“We are very pleased to make these standout works available to the public for viewing and purchase,” said David Lusk, MCA Board of Trustees vice-chair and owner of David Lusk Gallery. “While the college would love to steward these works forever, we just don’t have the capability or facilities to store them, care for them and display them properly. This auction will enable members of our community to enjoy these treasured works while making a significant financial contribution to MCA.”

The Hyde Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. and admission is free. The gallery will be closed for a private event on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013.


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.

Memphis College of Art Announces Founders’ Day Exhibition

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Dec. 20, 2012

Memphis College of Art Announces Founders’ Day Exhibition

"Phyllis" by Murray Riss
Phyllis by Murray Riss

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis College of Art is proud to announce its Founders’ Day Exhibition, Once More With Feeling, featuring current works from Dolph Smith and Murray Riss. These two well-known local artists have been working together for years and are very excited to share MCA’s Main Gallery for their next exhibition.

Once More With Feeling will run Jan. 4–30 in Rust Hall’s Main Gallery, 1930 Poplar Avenue, Overton Park. The opening reception for the show will take place on Friday, Jan. 18, 6–8 p.m.

"Exploring the Fertile Attic in Tennarkippi" by Dolph SmithExploring the Fertile Attic in Tennarkippi by Dolph Smith

Smith was an undergraduate student at MCA and went on to serve as a faculty member for MCA for several years. He is now an adjunct faculty member in Papermaking and Book Arts. Smith’s work in this exhibition mixes his interest in sculptural house forms with his love of bookmaking. “I make books because I am curious,” explained Smith. “One might argue that a painting reveals itself instantly. You ‘take it in’ over time, but it is presented as a visual whole, whereas a book reveals itself slowly over time. A book leads one along a pathway, at each stage, a new revelation.”

Riss also was a faculty member at MCA for a number of years and helped develop the college’s photography program. His pictures often have dealt with the question of illusion and reality, and with probing the boundaries of what and how we see. “The photographs test the limits of what a photograph is,” said Riss. “When does a photograph that parallels the workings and imagery of a painting stop being a photograph? And if it takes longer than a few moments to realize that it isn’t a painting, does that speak of its success as a painting or failure as a photograph?”

“Our Founders’ Day Exhibitions carefully weave threads of talented and pivotal individuals in MCA’s past with the current fabric of students and faculty,” said Cat Peña, MCA’s coordinator of exhibitions and lectures. “These opportunities are not only a celebration of the culmination of two successful careers in the visual arts, but a way for students to become more familiar with the work of fellow members of the MCA family.”

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 – 4 p.m. The gallery and reception 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.

Memphis College of Art Announces BFA and MFA Exhibitions

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Nov. 21, 2012

Memphis College of Art Announces BFA and MFA Exhibitions

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Memphis College of Art is proud to announce the Fall 2012 BFA Exhibition, taking place Nov. 21 through Dec. 12 at Rust Hall’s Main Gallery (Overton Park), and the MFA Thesis Exhibition, taking place Nov. 28 – Dec. 15, at the Hyde Gallery, Memphis College of Art Nesin Graduate Center, 477 S. Main. The opening receptions for both exhibitions will take place at their respective locations on Friday, Nov. 30—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.

The BFA exhibition features works from 15 BFA candidates and includes a variety of media from painting to sculpture to digital media. “It’s always an exciting time of year when the BFA show goes on display in the gallery,” said Ron Jones, president of Memphis College of Art. “I am continually impressed by the work that our soon-to-be graduates create, and it is interesting to see what they choose to punctuate the end of their careers here as students.”

The MFA Thesis exhibition, titled “Hysterics,” will feature four MCA MFA candidates: Raquel Adams, Rebecca Coleman, Shirin Shahin and Lindsey Gwaltney Todd. “Although the artists come from diverse backgrounds, their work is tied together through the artists’ representation of their various histories,” explained Haley Morris-Cafiero, assistant professor and director of graduate studies for the MFA program. “While one artist’s work references haunting imagery from the Southern landscape of memory, another artist mines her personal history with her son and explores being a teenage mother. Two artists document the effect the urban and commercial landscape has on their emotional state as they traverse through cities.”

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 – 4 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.

Amy Hutcheson Exhibition Opens at Memphis College of Art

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"Shifting and Being" by Amy HutchesonDecades by Amy Hutcheson, Oil & Graphite on Canvas, 2012 

Amy Hutcheson Exhibition Opens at Memphis College of Art

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Memphis College of Art announces its newest Alumni Exhibition, “Shifting and Being,” by Amy Hutcheson. The exhibition is taking place Nov. 21 – Dec. 12, at the Main Gallery in Rust Hall, Overton Park. There also will be an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 30, 5–7 p.m. The exhibition and reception are open to the public and admission is free.

Hutcheson, who graduated with a BFA from Memphis College of Art in 2004, has shown in many coveted Memphis venues, such as Playhouse on the Square, Eclectic Eye, the Nathan and Dorothy Shainberg Gallery, and Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects.

“My paintings are as much about what I have left in them as they are about what I have taken away. Drawings are layered one on top of each other. Every time a new drawing is introduced to the surface, it changes the landscape of the entire piece,” explained in the artist in a statement. “Surfaces are then erased and recovered and color is added; not trying to define or describe the original subjects, but rather un-describe them, shifting and pushing them as far as I can. In doing this, new images, shapes and structures are brought to the surface. The images that come to the surface come from my memories, my subconscious or influences outside the original content of the painting—a puzzle with infinite and changing pieces and solutions.

“Each piece explores what is intimate, what is on display—what is cherished, what is abandoned,” continued Hutcheson. “Within pieces, each image unfurls then curls up with itself, folding and unfolding at the same time. And all this of a highly personal nature—what secrets are here are not confidential, but exposed. The spectator is given glimpses around corners, but it’s the corners that are in motion. You are motionless, held in place, a place safe, but inescapable—shifting and being all at the same time.”

Rust Hall’s Main 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 4 p.m. on Sunday. The gallery is closed Dec. 22 – Jan. 2.


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.

Halloween Costume Contest

MCA’s campus-wide Halloween Costume Contest was Friday, Oct. 31! Students, staff and faculty entered the contest during the lunch hour in the Lower Gallery. Voting took place online, and the votes have been counted! See the list of winners below.

2014 Winners:
You can see all the costumes in our Facebook photo album.

Students
1st place ($15 Starbucks Card): Michaela Cannon (Medusa)
2nd place: Heather Smith (Captain Gay America)
3rd place: Cecilia Reed & Sam Smith (Kiki/Kiki’s Delivery Service and Ponyo)

Faculty
1st place ($15 Outback Card): Wesley Ortiz (Slash from Guns & Roses)
2nd place: Elizabeth Brown (2nd semester, 1st year Art Student)

Staff
1st place ($15 Panera Card): Justin Bowles (Time Traveler)
2nd place: Derrick Casey (Scout from Team Fortress 2)
3rd place: Tie between Carrie Corbett (Galadriel from Lord of the Rings) and Natalie Fleenor (Minion from Despicable Me)

 

Memphis College of Art Hosts 63rd Annual Holiday Bazaar

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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.

Urban Artist Nadim Karam Comes to Memphis College of Art

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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.

 

Elisabeth Condon Comes to Memphis College of Art

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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.

 

Memphis College of Art Welcomes Sasha Barr

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Memphis College of Art Welcomes Sasha Barr

Sasha BarrFlyer designed by Sasha Barr

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Memphis College of Art is eager to welcome illustrator Sasha Barr as part of its ongoing Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Barr will give a presentation titled “Filling in the Blanks” at an open-to-the-public, free event on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Callicott Auditorium (Rust Hall, Overton Park).

Barr is a designer and illustrator in Seattle. He currently works in the art department at Sub Pop Records and as art director at Amigos Skateboards. To view some of Barr’s work, visit http://www.thisisthenewyear.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.

 

MCA Opens Three New Exhibits Oct. 5

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MCA Opens Three New Exhibits Oct. 5

"Curtsy" by Rob & Melissa HartCurtsy by Rob & Melissa Hart

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art proudly announces the opening of three new exhibitions on Oct. 5, 2012.

In the Rust Hall Main Gallery (Overton Park) will be the 2012 Alumni Invitational Exhibition. This exhibition is curated by Beth Edwards, painting professor at the University of Memphis, and will feature hand-picked works from MCA alumni over a span of decades. The show runs through Nov. 4, and the opening reception is on Thursday, Oct. 11, 5–7 p.m.

“Upon looking at the work that I selected for this show, I was struck by how much of the work peripherally or directly concerns the position of nature at the hands of man and nature’s resultant vulnerability,” said Edwards in her juror statement, going on to describe the natural world themes present in the Invitational’s pieces.  

Also, in the Rust Hall Alumni Gallery (Overton Park) will be an exhibit by MCA alumna and painter Janice Albertine. This show also runs through Nov. 4, and the opening reception is on Thursday, Oct. 11, 5–7 p.m.

In the Rust Hall Lower Gallery (Overton Park) will be a special selection of student work from the Sculpture Department. This show also runs through Nov. 4.

“I’m looking forward to October and bringing these three exhibitions to Rust Hall,” said Cat Peña, coordinator of exhibitions and lectures at Memphis College of Art. “These three shows provide such an eclectic mix of media and types of artists, and I especially love when we have current and past student work showing adjacent to each other. It really shows what MCA is all about.”


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.

MCA Hosts National Portfolio Day

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MCA Hosts National Portfolio Day 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis College of Art is hosting National Portfolio Day on Saturday, Oct. 13. National Portfolio Days are educational events for young artists. The events are held at host colleges throughout the United States and Canada. Portfolio Days bring together students and experienced college representatives who review artwork, offer critique, discuss college plans and share information about their schools.

At Portfolio Day, students get a small taste of what it could be like to attend a professional art program. They will see a variety of artworks created at different levels by young artists with varying skills and experiences, and they will have the opportunity to hear many different opinions about their work.

A schedule of the day is as follows:

10 – 11 a.m.: Registration, tours of MCA

11 – 11:20 a.m.: Financial Aid presentation

11:20 – 11:40 a.m.: Careers in Art presentation

11:40 a.m. – Noon: How to Prepare a Scholarship-Winning Portfolio presentation

Noon – 4 p.m.: Portfolio reviews

For more information about National Portfolio Day at MCA, call the Admissions office at 1-800-727-1088.

The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) was created in 1978 solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. The Association consists of representatives from regionally accredited colleges and universities that are members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The NPDA is the only organization of its kind, and its membership represents the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada. Visit www.portfolioday.net for further information.

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Memphis College of Art
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.

Artists and Scientists Team Up to Enlighten the Memphis Community

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Artists and Scientists team up to enlighten the Memphis community

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital partner with local artists to produce the 2012 Art of Science exhibit, aimed at bridging the gap between the two disciplines and helping the community better understand the research done at St. Jude.

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Following a successful launch last year, scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and local artists have decided to team up annually to use the Art of Science exhibition as a means for educating the community about some of the research taking place at St. Jude. This year’s exhibition opens Sept. 28, 2012 with a reception from 6–9 p.m. at the Memphis College of Art Nesin Graduate Center, Hyde Gallery located at 477 S. Main St. The exhibition will run six weeks Wednesday–Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

This year’s exhibition, also sponsored by the Downtown Memphis Commission, will feature scientific images representing the research of 33 St. Jude scientists depicted in a variety of artistic media created by 33 local artists. “Last year’s launch of this exhibition attracted more than 600 viewers for the opening day,” said Heather Smallwood Ph.D., president of Art of Science. “We took this as an indication that the community is interested in learning more about our research. Presenting science with the art enriches the aesthetic beauty of this art exhibit and helps make basic science more publicly accessible.”

Along with this year being the 50th anniversary for St. Jude, Memphis College of Art also recently celebrated a milestone anniversary of 75 years. Therefore, it seemed very appropriate for these two institutions to join in presenting the exhibition. With a six-week run scheduled, artists, scientists and Memphis College of Art administrators are hoping that students, youth organizations as well as families and others will have an opportunity to visit the exhibition.

“Memphis College of Art is delighted to be hosting this year’s Art of Science exhibition, and we know the Memphis community will be out in force to witness these marvelous works,” said MCA President Ron Jones. “The work these scientists do at St. Jude is truly an inspiration—what a wondrous and fitting muse for our local artists!”

The artists and scientists involved in this project see this as an opportunity to widen perspective on research done at St. Jude aimed at finding cures and saving the lives of children with cancer, sickle cell disease and other diseases that affect children. This high level of diversity in research studies conducted at St. Jude, complemented by the diversity of the artists and their media, will offer a unique education. As a special treat at the opening reception (Sept. 28), visitors will have an opportunity to meet and talk with the scientists and artists whose works are featured. Through painting, new media, glass/metal, sculpture and interactive installations, the exhibition looks to create a bridge between the science and art communities.

The exhibition is appropriate for adults and children of all ages. For more information about the Art of Science exhibition visit the website at aos2012.org or www.facebook.com/artofsciencememphis.


Memphis College of Art
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.

Art of Science
The Art of Science group is made up of volunteers from the Memphis community. The goals of this group are to foster a better dialogue between the art and science professionals of Memphis while educating the public about the impact of their respective professions on society. The exhibitions are appropriate for adults and children of all ages. For more information about the Art of Science visit the website at http://aos2012.org/ or http://www.facebook.com/artofsciencememphis.

Travis C. Hass
Art of Science
(901) 830-6789
travis.hass@gmail.com

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing overall U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent. Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. St. Jude is also a leader in research and treatment of life-threatening blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives. To learn more, visit www.stjude.org. Follow us on Twitter @StJudeResearch.

Judith Black Moore
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
(901) 595-2434
Judith.black@stjude.org

Famous MCA Alumnus Matthew Robbins Returns for Two Special Events

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Sept. 11, 2012

Famous MCA Alumnus Returns for Two Special Events

MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Nationally acclaimed event designer and author Matthew Robbins is returning to his alma mater, Memphis College of Art, for two very special events on Sept. 20 and Sept. 22. Both events are free and open to the public.

Robbins is a contributing editor to Martha Stewart Weddings and regularly contributes to InStyle Weddings, TheKnot.com, Elegant Bride, Modern Bride and New York Weddings. He writes an ongoing blog for the Martha Stewart Weddings website, The Huffington Post and StyleList.com, and he has given classes and lectures around the world, including South By Southwest and the upcoming Engage!12. He has been a featured guest on both the Martha Stewart Show and Martha Stewart Living Radio as well as a recent spot on the Today Show.

On Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m., Robbins will give a Visiting Artist lecture in Callicott Auditorium, Rust Hall, where he will discuss his journey from being an art student at Memphis College of Art to becoming a star designer in New York City.

On Saturday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m., Robbins will host a chat and demonstration in Callicott Auditorium, Rust Hall. Immediately following this presentation will be a reception in the Main Gallery, where Robbins will be signing copies of his book, Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings, for purchase, with some of the proceeds going to support the Memphis College of Art.

“We are delighted to have Matthew come to speak to our students, and there is no doubt that the Memphis community will be equally drawn to such a high-profile MCA alum,” said Memphis College of Art President Ron Jones. “Matthew has been incredibly successful in New York City, and he says he attributes some of his greatest and most formative moments to his time here at Memphis College of Art.


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.

Holiday Bazaar Contest

It’s Back!

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The 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar Student Art Contest

This year’s Holiday Bazaar will be here before you know it! Once again, we’re selecting one piece of student artwork to promote the event. The winning entry’s image will be featured on posters, advertisements, the large MCA banner at the entrance to the park on Poplar, event signage, and maybe even merchandise and in the press! In addition to all this exposure of your work and representing your school, the winning artist will receive a $200 gift card!

Here are the submission rules:

  • Each entrant must be a current student enrolled in a degree-seeking program at MCA.
  • Submissions must somehow represent this year’s theme: “All Wrapped Up.”
  • Work must be submitted on or before Wednesday, Sept. 25, by 4 p.m. to Carrie Corbett (her office is #104 in Rust Hall, across from the President’s office). She will accept work between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • You must be able to leave your work in Carrie’s office until judging is over (probably a week or less after the deadline). You must pick up your work when notified.
  • You must fill out a submission form when dropping off your work.
  • Work of any medium will be accepted, 2D or 3D.* Multiple entries will be accepted.
  • By submitting your work—and in the event that you win the competition—you are agreeing to let MCA use your work, in whole or in part, in any medium in order to promote the Holiday Bazaar. Your work may be edited for promotional purposes, but don’t worry: we want to feature your work—that’s the whole point!
  • The work will be judged by a local design firm and members of the administration and/or faculty. MCA reserves the right to choose no winner and award no prize.

And a few tips:

  • *You are welcome to submit either 2D or 3D work, but remember that the artwork will primarily be used in 2D media (newspaper, signage, web, etc.). If your 3D piece is selected, it will be photographed for promotional use.
  • Keep in mind that the winning artwork will be used for advertising and promoting MCA’s largest event all year. Be as creative and unexpected as you want, but think about how your work will be used. How will it look on a poster? On a banner on Poplar Avenue?
  • Don’t design an ad. We’re looking for work that can stand on its own. Our design firm will create the advertising based around your artwork.
  • You don’t have to interpret the theme (“All Wrapped Up”) literally—though you certainly may if the inspiration moves you to. This is an exciting, upbeat event, so have fun with your submission!

Any questions?

Contact Carrie Corbett at ccorbett@mca.edu. Good luck!

 

Joey Slaughter Exhibition Debuts at Memphis College of Art

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Joey Slaughter Exhibition Debuts at Memphis College of Art

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ­– Memphis College of Art invites everyone to attend its new Alumni Exhibition by MCA alumnus Joey Slaughter. The show, titled, “I meant to get back to you, but I had a lot going on,” will be on display Aug. 17 through Sept. 30 in the Alumni Gallery in Rust Hall in Overton Park. A special show reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 6-9 p.m.

Slaughter’s work is best described in his own artist’s statement: “My artwork investigates the ‘look’ of digital information as it is transmitted around us, providing an overabundance of stimuli and therefore, distractions. I am an admirer of objects, especially toys and furniture. These unique objects along with their subsequent distractions, are referenced through my creation of semi-abstract symbols rooted in their instruction manuals. To illustrate the physical presence of all this information, these symbols are then expanded into the 2D and 3D realms through the use of vinyl cutters, laser, and CNC routers. These cut drawings are then combined with painting and other hand-made pieces, resulting in a blend of tight and loose, machine and man. They are not at odds with one another, but rather work together to make a unified whole. The combination of these traditional and non-traditional processes is important, and allows for a play between spontaneity and precision.”

Slaughter received a Louisiana Division of the Arts Career Advancement Grant for this alumni show, which helped cover the supplies to make the work that will be on display in the Memphis College of Art Alumni Gallery.

Rust Hall’s Alumni Gallery is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday – Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday. Admission is free.

More information about the artist and his work can be found at www.joeyslaughter.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.

Memphis College of Art, Memphis Zoo Partner for ExZOObition

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Memphis College of Art, Memphis Zoo Partner for ExZOObition

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ­– Memphis College of Art is proud to be partnering with the Memphis Zoo to present the Summer Art Camp ExZOObition, going on Aug. 10-26 in the Rendezvous Room of the Memphis Zoo.

The special ExZOObition features animal-themed artwork from artists ages 5 to 17, who attended sessions during four fun-filled weeks of Summer Art Camp at Memphis College of Art. The works feature everything from fish to birds to pandas – and even dinosaurs – and utilize a range of media from painting to sculpture to photography.

“We are so excited to partner with the Memphis Zoo to showcase some of the amazing work created by our campers,” said Cece Palazola, director of community education for Memphis College of Art. “The artwork was inspired by our campers’ field trips to the Zoo, and we are glad to be able to share this work with the hundreds of people who attend the Zoo each day.”

For more information on Memphis College of Art Summer Art Camp and other Community Education programs, visit www.mca.edu/publicprograms, call 901-272-5142 or email commed@mca.edu.


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.

The Memphis Zoo, located in Memphis, Tenn., is home to more than 3,500 animals representing over 500 different species. Recently named as the top zoo in the country by TripAdvisor®, the Memphis Zoo has completed over $93 million in renovation and expansion since the early 1990s. The Zoo’s animal inhabitants reside in one-of-a-kind exhibitry, such as Once Upon A Farm, Commercial Appeal Cat Country, Primate Canyon, Animals of the Night, Northwest Passage, Teton Trek and CHINA – home to giant pandas YaYa and Le Le. The Zoo was founded in 1906 and resides on 70 acres in the middle of Overton Park. The Memphis Zoo is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Memphis Zoo, YaYa and Le Le are trademarks of the Memphis Zoo.

Memphis College of Art Debuts Horn Island 28 Exhibition

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Memphis College of Art Debuts Horn Island 28 Exhibition

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ­— Memphis College of Art is proud to unveil the Horn Island 28 Exhibition, on display Aug. 17 – Sept. 28 in the Main and Lower Galleries of Rust Hall in Overton Park. A special show reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 6–9 p.m.

This unique exhibition features work inspired by a MCA-led credited workshop on Horn Island just off the coast of Mississippi. A show like no other, these works incorporate both materials and musings from the group’s nine-day stay on the island.

“Students, alumni and faculty all shared in a spectacular trip – this year’s group was in total sync with each other and Mother Horn,” said Don DuMont, assistant professor of Design Arts and director of the Horn Island Program. “All participated in discovering many aspects of the island’s offerings including the numerous migrating and nesting birds, endless amounts aquatic wildlife and many exploring treks to east and west tips.”

The exhibition will feature island-inspired creations in a wide range of media including sketchbook/journals, painting, sculpture, photography, ceramics, drawing and metalsmithing.

Rust Hall’s Main and Lower Galleries are open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday–Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday; 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday. 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.

Memphis College of Art Unveils Summer Art Camp Showcase

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July 16, 2012

Memphis College of Art Unveils Summer Art Camp Showcase

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ­— Memphis College of Art is proud to present the 2012 Summer Art Camp Showcase in the Main Gallery of Rust Hall in Overton Park at 1930 Poplar Ave. The showcase will be on display July 21–29, and the closing reception takes place on Sunday, July 29 at 2–4 p.m.

The showcase will feature more than 400 works of art from artists ages 4 to 18. The pieces are the result of four fun-filled weeks of Summer Art Camp, and utilize a range of media from painting to sculpture to photography and digital arts.

“The annual Summer Art Camp Showcase is my favorite event of the year by far,” said Cece Palazola, director of community education for Memphis College of Art. “The quality of the work is impressive, but the best part is watching how proud the children are to share their creations. Every year, more and more people come to view this unique exhibition—it’s definitely worth a visit.”

Rust Hall’s Main Gallery is open Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

For more information on Memphis College of Art Summer Art Camp and other Community Education programs, visit http://mca.edu/publicprograms, call 901-272-5142 or email commed@mca.edu.


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.

Memphis College of Art Names Shawna Engel Vice President for College Advancement

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June 21, 2012

Memphis College of Art Names Shawna Engel Vice President for College Advancement

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art announced that Shawna Engel has joined the college’s administrative staff as vice president for college advancement. Engel will be responsible for all of the College’s fundraising and advancement efforts, as well as working with her fellow administrators to continue to enhance MCA’s reputation and relationships within the community and beyond.

Engel brings to MCA nearly 20 years of customer service, nonprofit development and academic administration experience. She most recently worked as senior director of development for the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, where she was responsible for a $12 million capital campaign to relocate the law school to downtown Memphis. Previously, Engel held the positions of director of annual giving, director of alumni and admissions counselor for Christian Brothers University.

Engel has an MBA from Christian Brothers University, along with a BA in English for corporate communications with a minor in finance, also from Christian Brothers University.

“We are overjoyed to have Shawna on board,” said MCA President Dr. Ron Jones. “She has an exceptional background in higher education development, and I know MCA will benefit from her vast experience and contagious enthusiasm.”


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.

Memphis College of Art Student Wins Prestigious Graduate Scholarship Award

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June 6, 2012

Memphis College of Art Student Wins Prestigious Graduate Scholarship Award

Yeinier Gonzalez Recognized for Work Documenting His Family’s Pursuit of the American Dream

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art is proud to announce that graduating senior Yeinier Gonzalez is one of the recipients of the 2012 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award. The Foundation selected 15 individuals from across the United States to receive graduate arts awards of up to $50,000 per year for up to three years of study, and Gonzalez received the maximum award.

Gonzalez, who graduated with a BFA in photography and a minor in art history in May, will use this award to supplement another prestigious scholarship when he attends Columbia College of Chicago in the fall. In addition to being accepted into Columbia’s Photo Program, which ranks 10th in the nation, Gonzalez also was awarded the Follet Merit Award based on the quality of his portfolio. This renewable award provides a 70 percent discount on tuition, the remainder of which will be covered by the Jack Kent Cooke award.

“I think what’s so interesting is that he doesn’t know how special he is—he’s a very earnest and humble person,” says Haley Morris-Cafiero, assistant professor and Photography Department head at Memphis College of Art. “Not a lot of people have heard of the Jack Kent Cooke award, but it’s bigger than a Fulbright scholarship—and more money. With only 15 being awarded throughout all of the humanities, it’s really competitive, and it’s great that this award has put Yeinier and Memphis College of Art on a list with students from other standout schools across the nation, like Stanford, Howard, New York University and Rhode Island School of Design. We are very proud of him.”

This is the first time Memphis College of Art has applied for the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award, and this is the first-ever winner from any school in Memphis.

“Mr. Cooke was always a big supporter of the arts,” says Dr. Lawrence Kutner, executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. “This program allows us to support the next generation of talented young artists, like Yeinier Gonzalez, who might not otherwise be able to afford this level of training.”

Gonzalez came to Memphis College of Art in Fall 2008 after graduating with honors from Bolton High School. His promising talent caused Memphis College of Art to offer him multiple scholarships, without which he never would have been able to attend.

Gonzalez moved to America from Cuba in 1995 with his brother, parents and paternal grandparents. His father, being an extremely active member of the human rights movement against Castro, risked his life to bring his family to the United States in search of a brighter future. They came here as political refugees through Associated Catholic Charities based here in Memphis, which procured housing for the family and schooling for the boys. Gonzalez says his parents struggled to find jobs, with the language barrier holding them back. Later, his parents divorced, and his father continued to grapple with acclimating to society.

Much of Gonzalez’s work focuses on documenting his parents’ struggle, the house he grew up in, and how it changed after his mother left.

“It’s not always the idealized ‘American Dream’ that everyone envisions—the cultural shock hits you very hard,” says Gonzalez. “My work documents the unresolved struggles that many immigrants face. Going through this has made me want to continue my studies and my work and make something better for myself.

“Going to grad school at Columbia offers so many opportunities for extending my portfolio. The faculty there is exceptional, and the program is very influential in the field of social documentary photography. I want to expand my work beyond my own family, and I hope to contribute to a better awareness of certain cultural issues and ethnicities,” continues Gonzalez. “I would like to concentrate my work on the Hispanic community because it’s part of my story and my family’s history of immigration here. The ins and outs and personal struggles that these people go through are not documented the way that they should be. There is so much rich history there that is left unsaid. And an image is worth a thousand words—I can say a lot with my work.”

To see more of Yeinier Gonzalez’s work, please visit www.yeiniergonzalez.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.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is a private, independent nonprofit established in 2000 by the estate of Jack Kent Cooke to help low-income youth of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. The Foundation’s programs include the largest scholarships in the U.S. for community college transfer students, scholarships to college and graduate students, individualized educational support for high school students, and grants to organizations that serve high-achieving students with financial need. For more information, visit www.jkcf.org.

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