Creative Briefs–Fall 2013

November 20th, 2013 by IMAGE Magazine
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Work that Mariana Smith made in response to her time in Venice.

Work that Mariana Smith made in response to her time in Venice.

Twilight in Venice on the way to the Venice Printmaking Studio.

Twilight in Venice on the way to the Venice Printmaking Studio.

Fine Arts Faculty Member Works in Europe and China

Adjunct faculty member and 2002 Fine Arts alum Mariana Smith is on a printmaking world tour. This year, she participated in a one-month residency in Venice, Italy, and a two-month residency in Dresden, Germany.

The Venice program, supported by a faculty enrichment grant and Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) project and material support grants, allowed her to work on a large-format intaglio print at the Venice Printmaking Studio. She later exhibited that work at the Columbus Museum of Art.

GCAC also supported her residency in Dresden, where she worked on more intaglio prints and copper miniatures and conducted research at the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meiste (Old Masters Picture Gallery).

Next year, Smith will participate in the International Printmaking Workshop at Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in China as part of an exchange program and will return to Venice for another residency—this one at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia—to finish a printmaking project she began in 2013.

Search for New President Commences

After a little recovery time from the news that President Griffith will return to his personal artistic work in June, the CCAD board of trustees has initiated the search for his successor.

“Denny’s an iconic figure on campus and well respected throughout the Columbus and academic community,” says Robert P. Restrepo Jr., president of the board. “The board is fully committed to finding the best successor to Denny and the best person to lead CCAD into the future.”

Board member Jane Ramsey, the chief human resources officer at Limited Brands, will head the board’s search committee, which will also include CCAD faculty and staff. Students will

be involved in the interview, selection, and assimilation process as well.

Korn/Ferry has been hired as the college’s executive recruiting partner, to be led by Paul Chou, senior client partner and co-managing director of Korn/Ferry’s global education practice.

The search process is expected to take six to nine months to complete.

One of Daniel Hopper’s chandeliers.

One of Daniel Hopper’s chandeliers.

Illustration Alumnus Turns to Blacksmithing

After several years spent working in animation, Illustration alum Daniel Hopper (CCAD 1994) decided about a decade ago to devote himself full time to his personal artistic passion. Today, he operates a blacksmithing studio in Oakland, CA, making dramatic metal lamps, candleholders, bird feeders, and other functional objects.

In his work, Hopper says he shoots for a “menacing and sexy” aesthetic. Recent projects include a four-foot-diameter chandelier ringed with faux deer antlers and another lighting piece that resembles a puff of smoke.

See more of his work (including a video filmed in his shop) at danielhopper.com.

Distinguished Professor C. F. Payne joins incoming CCAD students and their families at a New Student Send-Off party in Cincinnati.

Distinguished Professor C. F. Payne joins incoming CCAD students and their families at a New Student Send-Off party in Cincinnati.

New in 2013: Kick Off Your CCAD Studies Right!

At three New Student Send-Off parties late this summer, CCAD faculty and admissions staff revved up incoming students’ already-elevated anticipation about coming to CCAD this fall.

Alumni who live near the new students generously volunteered to host the parties in their homes.

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