In other news: 1.9.2018

We know CCAD is tops, and end-of-year press coverage reflected that, with accolades from Entertainment Weekly for a comic by a CCAD alum, and praise for Beeler Gallery from The Columbus Dispatch and Columbus Underground. Get the skinny on what’s happening on campus, in Columbus, and points well beyond.

Entertainment Weekly said those looking for an escape from a “dark and dystopian” 2017 found just the thing in Moonstruck, from artist Shae Beagle (Illustration, 2017), writer Grace Ellis, and Comics & Narrative Practice Professor Laurenn McCubbin. Read more here.

As We Are, the interactive, head-shaped LED sculpture by Advertising & Graphic Design Associate Professor Matthew Mohr is “a not-so-subtle commentary on social media and the role it plays in our culture today,” said the Huffington Post in a recent feature. Read more here.

The announcement of the $1.5 million, state-of-the-art Cloyd Family Animation Center drew ink from The Columbus Dispatch and from Columbus Underground, which called the center a “big boost” for CCAD’s Animation major. Read more from the Dispatch here and from Columbus Underground here.

Greater Columbus “is home to a growing cadre of filmmakers who are putting the region on the map,” reported The Columbus Dispatch in an examination of the industry’s presence and resources in central Ohio, including the Cloyd Family Animation Center. Read more here.

Beeler Gallery’s Alan Shields: A Different Kind of Painting, curated by Assistant Director of Exhibitions Ian Ruffino, was named a top exhibition for 2017 by The Columbus Dispatch. Read more here.

We know Beeler Gallery is tops, and so do Columbus Underground readers and editors, who ranked it No. 2 in a year-end listing of the city’s top 10 galleries. Read more here.

Among the things Columbus Underground is looking forward to this year: the 2018 Fashion Show’s move to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Read more here.

Curator, artist, writer, Beeler Gallery Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang sat down with CCAD President Melanie Corn to talk about his work and his premiere Beeler exhibition: How well do you behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD. in Columbus Underground. Read more here.

Anne Holman (2002, Fine Arts) and Jen Townsend (2010, Fine Arts) of The Smithery are among the “retail risk-takers” profiled in InStore magazine. Read more here.

CCAD students, staff, and alumni helped bring to life the multi-year, multi-venue exhibition Art 360°: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio. Read more here.

Twenty-seven Advertising & Graphic Design seniors worked with Scottish craft beer company BrewDog to come up with ways to differentiate the well-regarded craft brewer in grocery stores, bottle shops, and bars with promotional, environmental, and experiential ideas. Read more here.

Illuminating the Everyday, featuring work by Christopher Burk (Fine Arts, 2000) is on view Jan. 20 – July 1 at the Springfield Museum of Art. Read more here.

Joshua Butts, Associate Director of CORE Liberal Arts; Department Head of Writing, Literature, and Philosophy; and Assistant Professor of CORE Liberal Arts: Writing, Literature & Philosophy, will read from his recent poetry on Monday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. at Bossy Girls Pin-Up Joint. The event is hosted by The Poetry Forum, an ongoing Columbus poetry reading series since 1984. Read more here.

William Ortman (Media Studies Time-Based, 2007) was among the artists whose work was on view in Intimate, at Sherrie Gallerie, previewed in CityScene magazine. Read more here.

The concept of line shapes Linework, curated by Samantha Nawrath (History of Art & Visual Culture, 2019) and featuring work by a number of artists with CCAD connections. The show is on view at Wild Goose Creative throughout January 2018. Read more here.

See Praestigia, a Fluxus-inspired show by Amy Lewis (Master of Fine Arts, 2015) on view at Mount Vernon Nazarene University through Feb. 23, 2018. Read more here.

Jessika Raisor (Animation, 2019) created an animation for YouTube channel MinuteEarth on climate change and “acts of God.” Watch it here.

American Electric Power recently redesigned the bill its customers receive. The Columbus Dispatch asked Associate Professor and Chair of Advertising & Graphic Design Joshua Bodman to provide his expert assessment on the redesign, the first from AEP in years. Read more here.

Columbus College of Art & Design students joined peers from Stockton, California; Dresden, Germany; and Armenia in the exhibition Metamorphosis: The Human Stories, exploring the narratives behind immigration. Read more here.

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