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CCAD alumni are working on solo gallery exhibitions, a distillery and restaurant launch, and a new book illustrated for an Empire star. Get the skinny on what’s happening on campus, in Columbus, and points well beyond.
Keturah Bobo (Fine Arts, 2006) illustrated a new book coming out March 6, titled I Am Enough published by HarperCollins Children’s Book Balzer + Bray. The book’s author is Grace Byers, star of the FOX television series Empire. She wrote I Am Enough to document the challenges she faced in her childhood and to give other children confidence in their creativity. Byers specifically chose Bobo for the task of illustrating her story. Read more here.
Columbus Monthly magazine spotlighted the unique format of An Art Book Affair, coming to Beeler Gallery this weekend, Feb. 24 – 25. The article included an interview with Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang, who detailed how the art book can be a medium of distinction for today’s emerging artists. He said, “It’s a way for artists to think beyond the exhibition model, as a way to think about different kinds of production, different ways of engaging.” Read more here.
In the same issue is a Columbus Monthly featured profile on Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang that covered how his path led him to Beeler Gallery and the “unmaking” of a traditional exhibition ideal. Read more here.
The Columbus Dispatch wrote about Director of Exhibitions Jo-ey Tang and his approach to presenting future exhibitions, which he hopes will inspire students as well as any visitor who stops by Beeler Gallery. Read more here.
Andrew Ina (Fine Arts, 2006) will have a solo show called Sign of the Times at 934 Gallery March 2 – 23. The exhibition title is a response “to our nonsensical political climate," Ina writes. “Specifically, I manipulate the ’caution sign’ to subvert its meaning and original function. The tension between the distressed surfaces and the patterns creates rich dialogue or rejection of one another based on color, shape, or temperament.” Read more here.
Adam Hines (Advertising & Graphic Design/ Visual Communication, 2007) spoke with CCAD about his new project: A distillery and restaurant called High Bank opening in Grandview this spring. “CCAD made me a communicator,” he says. “It taught me how to clearly communicate an idea in a way that draws others in and makes them excited to be a part of it. I always say, ’Your brand is the sum of everything you do, so do it well,’ and that's what has helped me create a track record of excellence. Read more here.
CCAD student Tyler Davis (Fine Arts, 2018) is one of six winners in the 2018 AICUO Excellence in the Visual Arts competition. Davis and the other five student artists are now entered into a second round of judging by practicing artists. The student artist with the highest score will receive the Grand Award at the AICUO EVAs reception Thursday, April 5, in Canzani. Read more here.
On Feb. 22, Columbus College of Art & Design’s Community Education program will join Sunny 95 and the Center for Family Safety and Healing to dedicate a tapestry created at New Albany Classic’s 20th Anniversary Family Day Event. The tapestry activity promoted CCAD’s Saturday Morning Art Classes and helped engage members of the community in public art as a symbol for solidarity in social issues. Read more here.
In an article about big plans for the Discovery District, Columbus Underground highlighted CCAD’s forthcoming state-of-the-art Animation center and other future visions for campus as an exciting piece of development in our neighborhood. Read more here.
As the Columbus Museum of Art showcases James R. Hopkins’ innovative early 20th Century paintings depicting Kentucky mountaineers, Ohio Magazine wrote about the exhibition and the artist, who attended the Columbus Art School, which is now CCAD, in 1897. “Nobody had ever painted that population before,” said Mark B. Pohlad, associate professor of art history at DePaul University and author of James R. Hopkins: Faces of the Heartland. “Over the last election year, talk has turned to the plight of coal miners and the people of Appalachia. Hopkins was the artist who painted the ancestors of that population. There’s nothing else like these paintings in American art history.” Read more here.
Tom Gattis, Dean of the School of Design Arts, talked to Footwear News about the transforming retail landscape and how CCAD students are ready to create at the highest level, even as the industry continues to evolve. Read more here.
Lesley Jenike, associate professor of CORE Liberal Arts: Writing, Literature & Philosophy, was recently featured in the Cincinnati Review. The literature magazine published a pair of interrelated flash essays. The assistant editor writes, “Jenike’s prose, similar to the artwork she describes, moves deftly from mystery to revelation as she explores the spiritual, philosophical, personal, and practical ways that art shapes our experience of the world.” Read more here.
In an Arts feature story about the CCAD on Mars student exhibition, Columbus Alive spoke with Assistant Professor John Youger about the class and how this project about another planet prepares students for work in the real world. Read more here.
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