In other news: 01.24.19

Columbus College of Art & Design alumni are making out-of-this-world artwork (picked up on and by WOSU Public media), faculty are making their mark with Ploughshares, and its students are the People’s Choice. Get the skinny on what’s happening on campus, in Columbus, and points well beyond.

Ron Miller’s (Illustration, 1970) spectacular sci-fi drawings have been in the pages of hundreds of magazines, such as Astronomy, National Geographic, and Scientific American), and were recently featured on Miller, co-producer of the award-winning documentary Chesley Bonestell: A Brush with the Future, screening for free at CCAD on Thursday, Feb. 21, discusses his switch to digital from acrylics, his thoughts on extraterrestrial life, and his plans for the future, in the feature. Read more here.

CORE Studies Associate Professor Lesley Jenike has been chosen to be a regular writer for the literary magazine Ploughshares' blog. She'll post critical essays, personal narratives, and author interviews every month during 2019. Read more here.

Cameron Granger (Cinematic Arts, 2016) is an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska. At Bemis, he plans to explore video as a sculptural material to activate the viewer within installations and conduct research on black representation in film. Read more here.

WOSU Public Media traveled to Otherworld, an experiential science fiction art installation under construction in suburban Columbus. Among the artists working on the project are a group of CCAD grads, including art director Scott Schaaf (Illustration, 2017), as well as Isabel Hickok (Cinematic Arts, 2017), Nikos Rutkowski (Fine Arts, 2002), and Stewart Reber (Fine Arts, 2017). Read and watch more here.

CCAD students Margaret Kammerer (Fine Arts, 2019) and Nicole Massy (Fine Arts, 2019), are in the running for 2019 AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts Awards’ People's Choice award. The awards, the nation’s first intercollegiate online arts competition, recognizes work from students of independent colleges around Ohio. Read more (and vote) here.

Brian Flynn (Illustration, 1982), Assistant Professor and Department Head of Art and Design at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, co-authored a textbook, Visual Literacy Workbook for Graphic Design and Fine Arts Students, that will be published on Feb. 1 by Oxford University Press. Read more here.

Work by William Ortman (Fine Arts, 2007) is on view through March 3 at Sherrie Gallerie, and will host a glass blowing demonstration on Friday, Feb. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Read more here.

Leap of Faith, a work by Karen Johnston (Illustration, 1996) was selected by a jury to be in the international exhibition The Healing Power of ART at Manhattan Arts International. Johnson received an Award of Excellence and the Barbara Markoff Artrageous! Art Award for her work, which will be online through March 10. Read more here.

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