In other news: 12.8.2017

Beers, bears, and malt beverages, oh my! CCAD Family members have been busy. Get the skinny on what’s happening on campus, in Columbus, and points well beyond.

Inka Essenhigh (Fine Arts, 1991) and partner Steve Mumford sat down for a beer — and an interview — with Hyperallergic, which said of both artists “their work … can be at once an invitation, and a provocation — to see the extraordinary in the ordinary, and vice-versa.” Read more here.

Before becoming an artist — and before discovering his allergies to furry creatures — Michael McConnell (Fine Arts, 1999) wanted to be a veterinarian. Now he makes paintings featuring humans with animal heads and owns Fayes Cafe in San Francisco. McConnell recently spoke to Bay Area publication 7x7 about his work as an artist and a cafe owner. Read more here.

Artist collective The Black Infinity, founded by Fine Arts Visiting Faculty and Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design Fellow Tosha Stimage (Fine Arts, 2011), received ink from Columbus Alive for its first exhibition, The Black Infinity, The Beginning of Never Ending, on view at No Place Gallery, through Saturday, Dec. 23. Among those with work in the show are Tyler Davis (Fine Arts, 2018) and Cameron Granger (Cinematic Arts, 2006). Read more here.

Jo-ey Tang, Beeler Gallery’s Director of Exhibitions, shares his curatorial philosophy with ECAL (Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne) lecturer Federico Nicolao in the new book Making Sense: 10 Years of Research in Art and Design at ECAL, excerpted in its entirety on our blog. Read more here.

Get a taste of Malt Adult #6, an indie animation screening curated by Sarah Schmidt (Animation, 2014), at Skylab Gallery on Thursday, Dec. 21. Read more here.

Fake, an exhibition by Fine Arts Professor Tim Rietenbach (Fine Arts, 1977), will be on view Jan. 20 through Feb. 24 at Angela Meleca Gallery. Read more here.

Cool award! Grahm Jones (Photography, 1997) was named winner of the 2017 Association of Zoos and Aquariums Photo Contest for his work spotlighting polar bears at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Read more here.

Marketing & Communications Digital Analyst Lisa Steward, Exhibitions Director for 934 Gallery, shared some of her favorite things (including CCAD’s Art Fair) with Columbus Alive. Read more here.

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