In other news: 3.21.2018

Pop Matters and Comicon recognize two assistant professors, while CCAD scores a mention in a story about college basketball. Get the skinny on what’s happening on campus, in Columbus, and points well beyond.

Assistant Professor Robert Loss’ new book, Nothing Has Been Done Before: Seeking the New in 21st Century American Popular Music, received a writeup in Pop Matters magazine. ”Loss doesn't just give us a list of the best new music of the century and explain it. That would be too easy. Instead, Loss does the dirty work of defining the new, categorizing it in an in-depth but understandable way, and thus equips the reader to hopefully recognize the new as it's happening.“ Read more here. highlighted Assistant Professor Emi Gennis’ new comic Baseline Blvd in its roundup of highlights from indie publisher Kilgore Books’ spring 2018 art comics. Baseline Blvd is a mostly wordless autobiographical comic that explores grief and its feelings of anger, guilt, and isolation. It depicts the 43-mile drive from Gennis’ home in southeastern Kansas to a small cemetery in rural Missouri. Read more here.

President Melanie Corn spoke with Columbus Alive about the new visiting artist series, Art. Design. Values., which kicks off with filmmaker and activist Bree Newsome’s campus visit on March 21. While discussing the four CCAD values that are the theme of each event, Corn said, ”We didn’t really change our mission as an institution, but we realized that CCAD didn’t have very strongly articulated values. Not only are we educating students to join the creative workforce, but we’re also educating them to be creative citizens for the world.“ Read more here.

CCAD student Julia Hamilton (Master of Fine Arts, 2019) will be featured on WOSU's Broad & High this week. It airs at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, and again at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 25. What the preview here. Read more here.

Jason Borders (Fine Arts, 2009) has earned press nationwide, including a feature in US News and World Report, thanks to an AP story about his work carving and etching intricate, geometric patterns into bleached animal skulls of all sizes. The finished pieces look like white embroidered lace on bone. Read more here.

The partnership between CCAD and plus-size clothing company ELOQUII was highlighted in an article by Fashion Mannuscript. Students in CCAD’s Advanced Pattern Drafting class were tasked with conceiving, designing, and creating plus-size garments, which they received feedback on from ELOQUII executives. Read more here.

CCAD’s legacy of fostering creative talent for Columbus’ booming creative economy was noted in, of all places, a Hospitality Net article about the Final Four. (Basketball, that is.) Read more here.

Alumna Kristen Leigh Brown was featured in a Zanesville Times Recorder story about her art studio in the old Masonic Temple Building and how she uses art to help survivors of abusive relationships heal. Read more here.

Check out CityScene’s roundup of exhibition highlights happening in galleries across Columbus this month, including Beeler Gallery’s How Well Do You Behave? IN THE FLAT FIELD., which is on view through Sunday, March 25. Read more here.

French publication Numerama featured Isuri M. Hewage (Illustration, 2012) and her contributions to Google Doodle for International Women’s Day of her character Aarthi the Amazing, an extraordinary fisherwoman inspired by the daily lives and struggles of fisherwomen in Sri Lanka. Read more here.

The weekend-long social entrepreneurship hackathon GiveBackHack returns to CCAD April 27 ““ 29. Columbus CEO magazine recently reported on what happens after GiveBackHack ends and how ideas and business generated on its social-good launchpad take off afterward. Read more here.

London Amara (Fine Arts, 1999) uses the intensive process of collodion photography to capture incredible images of southwest Florida’s primitive landscapes untouched by human hands. The photographs that result recently captured the attention of the USA Today network. Read more here.

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