MCA News

Kevin Mitchell Reveals Home as Haven for the Different

Contact: Marilyn Koester
Communications Manager
mkoester@mca.edu (901) 272-5113

June 8, 2017


 

 

 

Kevin Mitchell Reveals Home as Haven for the Different

Home>House Exhibit on View at MCA Gallery of Playhouse on the Square

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 8, 2017) — Home>House, a new exhibit by artist Kevin Mitchell, will be on view in the MCA Gallery of Playhouse on the Square from June 9 to July 30. In Home>House, Mitchell examines the idea of the home as a place of retreat. This concept of the home providing structure, strength, and support, while the outside world becomes unpredictable and hostile, is at the center of his work. As Mitchell explains, “The home as a haven is especially for those whose community is often viewed anomalistic and peripheral by mainstream society. I use a variety of media to explore color, texture, and form as they relate to the ideas of impermanence and chaos, safety and sanity, exclusion and inclusion.”

Kevin Mitchell is a native of Florence, Alabama, but moved to Memphis in 1991 where he works still as an artist, teacher, and sufferer of the Memphis heat. Mitchell works in the fields of Graphic Design and Advertising, while also enjoying a very busy studio practice. He can most likely be found enjoying his studio, upcycling found furniture, or constructing art. Also, Mitchell serves as a mentor to his students as Creative Director for Memphis College of Art’s External Partnerships and Creative in Residence.

Playhouse on the Square is a part of Circuit Playhouse Inc., which includes both Playhouse on the Square and The Circuit Playhouse. Over the past forty years, the theaters have brought forth over 744 shows since 1969. It is located at 66 South Cooper Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38104.

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. 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.

Save the Date and Submit Your Work! MCA’s 2017 Holiday Bazaar

Contact: Marilyn Koester
Communications Manager
mkoester@mca.edu (901) 272-5113

May 24, 2017


 

 

 

Save the Date and Submit Your Work! MCA’s 2017 Holiday Bazaar

MCA’s 67th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Fundraiser: Call to Artists and Bazaar Dates

Holiday Bazaar 2017MEMPHIS, Tenn. (June 5 2017) — The Memphis College of Art 67th Holiday Bazaar and Fundraiser (Juried Show) is now accepting submissions. The Early Submission Deadline is Wednesday, August 30. The Final Submission Deadline is Monday, October 2. To apply online, click here.

There will be a ticketed Opening Celebration on Friday, November 17, 6-10pm, and the bazaar will be open to the public on Saturday, November 18, 9am – 6pm. The bazaar is located in Rust Hall, Memphis College of Art 1930 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38104.

This much anticipated, juried event has drawn thousands of people to the MCA campus since its inception in 1949. The show was revamped and improved in 2016. This is the second edition of that newly reimagined Holiday Bazaar. In addition to supporting local artists in the MCA community, 30% of proceeds from each sale will benefit the college’s scholarship fund, which disburses nearly $5 million in scholarships each year.

The Holiday Bazaar is an excellent opportunity for both emerging and established artists to showcase their work in a high-traffic, gallery event. Work from students, faculty, alumni, and trending local artists will be for sale. As an open call, any local artist may submit, and there is no cost to apply.

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. 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.

Crashing Expectations Revealed by Josh Strydom’s Disappointed at MCA

Contact: Marilyn Koester
Communications Manager
mkoester@mca.edu (901) 272-5113

May 24, 2017


 

 

 

Crashing Expectations Revealed by Josh Strydom’s Disappointed at MCA

Joshua Strydom Photography Collage Exhibit in Alumni Gallery

Josh Strydom Unrequited ExpectationsMEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 24, 2017) — Disappointed exhibit by Zimbabwean artist Josh Strydom will be on view in the Alumni Gallery of Rust Hall at Memphis College of Art from May 23 to July 30. Joshua Strydom (BFA ’15) is a Zimbabwean artist, currently based in Prague, Czech Republic. He has exhibited across Southern Africa, the USA, and Central Europe. He has been creating work in Prague since 2014, focusing on the otherness found in contrasting cultures and documenting society through photography and digital collage.

This series explores the idea of unrequited expectations, where people have no return on their emotional investment, or rather a return different from what they had anticipated. Strydom uses the tourist attraction of the Astronomical Clock in Prague as the backdrop for creating his photographic collages of the faces of people watching the clock’s show, and their subsequent disappointment.

Ranked #2 behind the Mona Lisa as the most disappointing tourist attraction, the Astronomical Clock show welcomes approximately 700,000 tourists ever year. Strydom records the facial expressions of those visitors with layered, complex forms in his photographs.

Alumni Gallery hours are as follows: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–4 p.m., and Sunday noon–4 p.m. All MCA exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public. A reception for this exhibit, and the Best in Class 2016/17 exhibit, will be on Friday, June 9 from 6-8pm in the Rust Hall Main Gallery and Alumni Gallery.

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. 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 2017 Summer Academy for High School Students, July 16-29

Contact: Marilyn Koester
Communications Manager
mkoester@mca.edu (901) 272-5113

May 16, 2017


 

 

 

Memphis College of Art Announces Summer Academy for High School Students, July 16-29

Rising high school juniors and seniors earn college credit while studying art

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 16, 2017) — Memphis College of Art offers an opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors to earn 2 college level credit hours when they attend Summer Academy at the MCA campus. This is a unique two-week experience that runs July 16-July 29.

Summer Academy provides a studio experience for highly motivated high school art students with the intent to study art at the college level. The program will cover both Fine Arts and Design Arts curricula with hands-on study. An emphasis will be placed on visual art career options and professional practices.

Professors teach these students a variety of studio classes, including Illustration, Metals, Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, and Photography, and give them a glimpse of what potentially lies ahead for them in college. Most importantly, Summer Academy introduces them to the inclusive, alternative, and fun culture of MCA.

MCA Summer Academy is a great enrichment opportunity for young artists, and allows them to gain a first-hand feeling for the culture of a college that is so firmly committed to fine art and design. Students can commute or stay in the dorms, and their two-week tuition is adjusted accordingly. Residential tuition is $1650 and Commuter tuition is $1225. Registration is open. For admission to Summer Academy, visit: http://mca.edu/admissions/admissions-events/summer-academy/

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. 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’s Summer Art Camp Introduces Mascot, Gus the Pirate Octopus

Contact: Marilyn Koester
Communications Manager
mkoester@mca.edu (901) 272-5113

May 10, 2017


 

 

Gus the PIrate Octopus

Memphis College of Art’s Summer Art Camp Introduces Mascot, Gus the Pirate Octopus

Mascot created as art ambassador to the community; will make appearances throughout the summer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (May 10, 2017) — Memphis College of Art (MCA) today introduced its newest member of the Summer Art Camp team—Gus the Pirate Octopus. Gus, created by a current MCA student and an MCA alumna, is a community art ambassador to show how art can be brought to life and engage with the community. Gus will make one of his first public appearances on Wednesday, May 10 during New Ballet Ensemble’s Family Day at the Levitt Shell in Overton Park from 5:30–7 p.m.

Gus’s story begins with MCA alumna and award-winning artist Kong Wee Pang, who designed the octopus as part of MCA’s promotional materials for the 2017 Summer Art Camp. During the spring semester, administrators at the college engaged current MCA student and costume designer Henry Wilkinson to bring the octopus to life. Wilkinson collaborated with Pang and the college’s Marketing department to create the mascot costume.

“We are so pleased with how Gus turned out. Henry executed our vision for the octopus perfectly, and working on this project with him has captured the spirit of creativity that courses through our campus on a daily basis,” said Cece Palazola, MCA’s director of Community Education. “Gus is an example of how we can bring art to life and make art work fun.”

Gus will visit various locations around Memphis to generate enthusiasm and awareness about art for camp-age students (ages 3-18), and encourage them to participate in MCA’s Summer Art Camp. Planned appearances include Overton Park, Shelby Farms, Beale Street Landing, area schools and other locations. Families will be invited to take their picture with Gus and use #GusTheOctopus on social media. More information on Gus’ appearances and activities will be posted on the college’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

MCA’s newly accredited Summer Art Camp has developed 12 new courses for this year’s camp. New courses include Design Thinking, Digital Painting, Animation, Kinetic Sculpture and Fashion Design in addition to the existing classes focused around drawing and painting, clay sculpture, photography and international art. The entire class catalog may be viewed here. Starting on June 5, MCA will offer six weeklong sessions extending into July, with full- and half-day options, as well as the option for extended care in the mornings and afternoons.

To learn more about Summer Art Camp, or to register, please visit: mca.edu/community/community-education/summer-art-camp/

Photo: Gus the Octopus poses with his creator and MCA student Henry Wilkinson

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. 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 Presents 2017 Animation and Digital Media Senior Showcase

Contact: Marilyn Koester
Communications Manager
mkoester@mca.edu (901) 272-5113

May 9, 2017


 

 

Digital Media ShowcaseMemphis College of Art Presents 2017 Animation and Digital Media Senior Showcase

Free showcase event features 14 films of graduating seniors

 

WHAT:           2017 Animation and Digital Media Senior Showcase, featuring a collection of 14 films by graduating seniors

  • Graduating seniors showcased in the event include: Jeremy Clark, Callie Do, Dezmond Gipson, Ariel Jackson, Alison Johnson, Shavonne Johnson, Taylor Johnson, Julia Lasseter, Von Muren, Liddy Ortego, Ishmaa’iyl Perez, Sarah Rhea, Jessica Skinner, and Jabriel Woodall.
  • In addition to featuring the work of graduating seniors, the event will showcase films by underclassmen as a preview to the future work and talent to come from the Animation and Digital Media programs at Memphis College of Art.
  • The event is free and open to the public.

WHEN:           May 12, 2017, 6pm

WHERE:         Memphis College of Art – Callicott Auditorium

1930 Poplar Avenue, Overton Park, Memphis, TN 38104

WHY: Memphis College of Art hosts a film showcase for graduating seniors each year, showcasing films created by seniors in the Animation and Digital Media programs. The event allows both the MCA community and the public to view the exciting talents and trends coming out of the Animation and Digital Media programs at Memphis College of Art. The showcase enables graduating seniors to show and celebrate the culmination of their studies, and offers underclassmen an opportunity to present their current projects.

For media inquiries, contact Communications Manager Marilyn Koester by email at mkoester@mca.edu or by phone at (901) 272-5113.

Images: Showcase Invitation; Ishmaa’iyl Perez Hero Shot (group of four figures); Liddy Ortego Hero Shot (figure with tree).

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. 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 Announces Florence, Italy Exhibition at Playhouse on the Square

Contact: Natalie Fleenor
Communications Coordinator
nfleenor@mca.edu (901) 272-5113

May 8, 2017


 

 

Florence, ItalyMemphis College of Art Announces Florence, Italy Exhibition at Playhouse on the Square

Exhibit features work by students, alumni and faculty inspired from the 43rd Annual Study Abroad Trip

 

WHAT:           Exhibition of works by Memphis College of Art (MCA) students, alumni and faculty who   attended the annual March Spring Break trip to Florence, Italy.

  • Artwork to be shown includes nearly 20 pieces of photography, collage, painting, metals and sculpture, and directly resulted from the 8-day trip to Florence and neighboring cities. Throughout the trip, the group was submersed in the art, history, architecture and culture of the city, which is known as the home of the Renaissance.

WHEN:           On view May 5–June 4, 2017
Reception: May 12, 5–7 p.m.

WHERE:         MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square
66 S. Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104

WHY:              For 43 years, MCA has enhanced the student learning experience by providing a study abroad trip annually during the college’s Spring Break in March. Former, long-time faculty member Bob Riseling started the program in 1974, which has always included an MCA faculty member who specializes in art history to provide participants with a glimpse into a city’s history and culture. These trips have provided opportunities for students and alumni to learn about different cultures, world and art history, beyond what is traditionally found in a textbook or classroom.

  • The trip was led by MCA faculty Adam Hawk and Dr. Lucienne Auz, and included:
    • Florence where students visited the famous Uffizi Gallery, the Florence Cathedral, attended mass at the basilica of San Miniato al Monte, attended a performance of the opera La Traviata, enjoyed delicious Italian cuisine, and explored the city’s rich artistic culture. The group also took day trips to Ravenna, Siena and San Gimignano, where they learned about Byzantine-period art and medieval city centers, and enjoyed sweeping views of the Tuscan landscape.
  • In recent years, groups have visited locations around the world such as Mexico City; the southern coast of France; Barcelona, Spain and Berlin, Germany.

For media inquiries, contact Communications Coordinator Natalie Fleenor by email at nfleenor@mca.edu or by phone at (901) 272-5113.

Photo: Group photo taken during this year’s trip in front of the Siena Cathedral in Siena, Italy.

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. 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 Horn Island Exhibition Featured at Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Contact: Natalie Fleenor
Communications Coordinator
nfleenor@mca.edu (901) 272-5113

May 2, 2017


 

 

 

Horn Island Exhibit at WAMAMemphis College of Art Horn Island Exhibition Featured at Walter Anderson Museum of Art

MCA artists present Horn Island works for this second show in Ocean Springs, Mississippi

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art (MCA) students, alumni, faculty and staff will have work featured in The Islanders: Memphis College of Art and Horn Island, on view May 2–Aug. 22 at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. A reception will be held Wednesday, May 17 from 6–8 p.m. The group taking MCA’s 33rd annual Horn Island trip will be in attendance at the reception prior to their departure for the island, and some featured artists will be available to discuss their work with other reception attendees.

The Islanders will include works from the Horn Island 31 and Horn Island 32 exhibitions, previously exhibited in MCA’s Rust Hall in 2016 and 2015, respectively. Don DuMont, MCA’s director of the Horn Island program, contacted the museum’s curator in the fall to offer this new body of work for a second exhibition at WAMA. MCA had previously exhibited a Horn Island-inspired show at the museum in 2015 A Halcyon Place: Horn Island 30.

“When I learned more about MCA’s Horn Island trips, I found that the people involved are intrinsically kindred spirits to our namesake, Walter Anderson,” said Mattie Codling, WAMA’s curator of exhibitions. “Everyone who goes on the trip is searching for something, and on Horn Island they are able to find it. The island has a mystical quality to it—it is harsh, beautiful—and I have found it to awaken an ancient connection to the earth that most of us have forgotten. The work by MCA’s Horn Island group provides a glimpse into each person’s own experience of the island. I love the variety, the use of man made and natural items, and the all-around creativity that flows through this body of work.”

The exhibition will feature works by 47 artists, including Bob Riseling (founder of MCA’s Horn Island program), Taylor McCormick, Bill Price, Adam Hawk, Marc Rouillard, Adele Winn, Amanda Nalley, Amy Hofstetter, James Carey, Lisa Tribo-Goodwin, Nikkila Carroll, Bill Nelson, Tootsie Bell, Barrett Smyth, Casey Mathews, Cody Barnhill, Darcie Beeman-Black, Don DuMont, Margaret Davis, Ruby Zielinski, Elizabeth Brown, Gino Pambianchi, Richard Prillaman, Glenn Fiscus, Hannah Rohrbacher, Jack Myer, Jackie O’Neal, Kaitlyn Stark, Kaleob Elkins, Kalon Fowler, Kassandra Line, Katie Schwehr, Kayla Reid, Leanna Hicks, Maxwell Harmon, Rachel Stovall, Richard Blum, Taylor Loftin, Spencer Laws, Shian Reek, Robin Henderson, Stephanie Bray, Sarah Rhea, Sasha Sorokina and Virginia Riley.

The Islanders reception is free and open to the public. WAMA museum hours are Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., and Sunday 12:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m. For more information about the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, visit walterandersonmuseum.org. For more information about other MCA exhibitions and events, visit mca.edu.

Photo: Spencer Laws, “Mess Kit,” red oak, aluminum and forged steel; 2016 (as seen in Horn Island 32)

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. 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 Students Complete AutoZone Sculpture Garden with Whirligig Sculptures

Contact: Natalie Fleenor
Communications Coordinator
nfleenor@mca.edu (901) 272-5113

May 1, 2017


 

 

AutoZone Sculpture GardenMemphis College of Art Students Complete AutoZone Sculpture Garden with Whirligig Sculptures

Kinetic sculptures on view outside of Rust Hall as part of this year’s ArtsZone project

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art (MCA) students have recently completed an installation with whirligig sculptures for the AutoZone Sculpture Garden, on view to the public through May 14. The project was made possible by a grant from ArtsZone, a partnership between AutoZone and ArtsMemphis, which provides support to advance arts access, education and outreach throughout Greater Memphis.

Instructor Adam Hawk directed this year’s project, which is the first time MCA students have utilized sculpture for an ArtsZone public art project. Standing up to 10 feet in the air, the sculptures utilize traditional sculptural materials, as well as new and used car parts, and move with the wind. “With the support of AutoZone, this course has enabled students to explore kinetics, presentations of public sculpture, installation, and various digital processes on a much more complex level than what would be possible in a typical class,” said Hawk. “Throughout the semester, the students explored sustainably-themed processes. As a result some students have included certain components of these processes in their work—such as activating motion in their sculptures by harnessing the power of wind and rain, and implementing mechanisms of viewer interaction to power their sculptures.”

MCA students have completed numerous art projects in the city as a result of ArtsZone grants since 2014. Previous MCA ArtsZone projects have included a mural panel project at Knowledge Quest, the “Revival” mural on the Chelsea Avenue floodwall, and a mural in Uptown at a future site of the Greater Memphis Greenline. This year’s ArtsZone grant directly benefitted MCA’s scholarship fund, which disburses nearly $5 million in institutional scholarships and aid to students each year, and covered the cost of materials for the project.

Photos of the installation can be found on MCA’s Facebook page. For more information about other MCA events and past ArtsZone projects, visit mca.edu.

Photo: Students and instructor Adam Hawk stand with completed sculptures in AutoZone Sculpture Garden

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. 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 Announces Gere Kavanaugh as Commencement Speaker

Contact: Natalie Fleenor
Communications Coordinator
nfleenor@mca.edu (901) 272-5113

May 1, 2017


 

 

Memphis College of Art Announces Gere Kavanaugh as Commencement Speaker

Groundbreaking Memphian returning to hometown, alma mater to address graduating students

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis College of Art (MCA) today announced that internationally renowned interdisciplinary designer Gere Kavanaugh will be the college’s commencement speaker for this year’s graduation ceremony Sunday, May 14, the South lawn of MCA’s Rust Hall, 1930 Poplar Ave., Overton Park. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Memphis Academy of Arts (now MCA) in 1951, and her address will focus on her Southern heritage and how it has influenced her throughout her life as a designer. Kavanaugh also delivered the college’s commencement address in 1971.

“I’m excited to return to the city and school which gave me a foundation in art and design,” said Kavanaugh. “The skills I learned in Memphis equipped me to launch my career as an artist.”

Born and raised in Memphis, Kavanaugh’s 60-year career has extensively influenced the design industry, particularly the fields of textiles, furniture, interior design, exhibitions, ceramics and graphics. Many of her groundbreaking designs—characterized by bold color, sharp lines and rich textures—are now commonplace, such as the square-shaped patio umbrella. She is a recipient of numerous international awards, including the Ladislav Sutnar Prize from the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic, the 2016 American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA) Medal and the Julia Morgan Icon Award from the Los Angeles Design Festival.

Kavanaugh took her first art class at the age of eight and years later received a scholarship to attend the Memphis Academy of Arts (now MCA) for undergraduate study. She attended graduate school at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree—the fifth woman in the school’s history to do so. She then began working for GM in Detroit, and was among the first group of women hired as professional designers by a U.S. corporation.

In 1964, she founded her own firm in Los Angeles, Gere Kavanaugh Designs, which she still operates to this day. She’s worked with numerous revolutionary artists including Frank Gehry, Victor Gruen, Greg Walsh, Don Chadwick and Deborah Sussman. Kavanaugh’s work can be found in galleries, landmarks and books across the world. One of her most notable projects was designing the research room and typeface for the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, California; she’s also developed projects for corporate clients including Pepsi, Neutrogena and Warner Brothers.

MCA graduation is not open to the public, but any media interested in attending can RSVP to LWaites@archermalmo.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Gere Kavanaugh

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. 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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