In other news: 4.11.2018

Awards for our staff, students, and president keep rolling in. Get the skinny on what’s happening on campus, in Columbus, and points well beyond.

President Melanie Corn will be honored as a 2018 Progressive Woman at the Central Ohio Smart Women Awards ceremony, presented by Nationwide, on April 17. The awards ceremony recognizes women entrepreneurs who have founded or co-founded for-profit or nonprofit organizations, women who have risen through the ranks of organizations across their distinguished careers, entities that develop and foster initiatives that support women, and men who advocate for the advancement of women. Read more here.

Tyler Davis (Fine Arts, 2018) was awarded the People's Choice Award in the 2018 AICUO Excellence in the Visual Arts competition. The EVAs, hosted by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, is the first intercollegiate online arts competition in the U.S. and showcases senior art students from throughout the state of Ohio. Read more here.

Several pieces of Addy award-winning work created by CCAD students and staff were honored in the next stage of the competition. The CCAD Viewbook and Columbus International Film & Animation Festival went on to win silver in the district competition in the professional categories. Four students also won at the district level in the student categories: Audrey Stemen, Brittani Riston, Lillian Dent, and Candice Smith. Read more here.

Assistant Professor Carmen Winant and CCAD graduate Carol Snyder (Fine Arts, 1985) have been selected to show work in the annual Greater Columbus exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art. The exhibition, which features work by outstanding artists based in central Ohio, begins May 18 and runs through Aug. 26. Read more here.

Several CCAD alumni will be featured in Futures for the Rest of Us, an exhibition of work that showcases visions of the future created by artists from groups that are underrepresented as the leads in science fiction films—people of color, women, LGBTQ, and people with disabilities. It opens May 4 at Blockfort. Read more here.

Fine Arts Professor Tim Rietenbach (Fine Arts, 1977) presents an exhibition titled Trillionaire at Southern Ohio Museum April 28 through June 16. ”Although, the work in this exhibition is not directly about money, the cultural asymmetry built into this progression has motivated the making of each artwork, a collection that spans the recent past.“ Read more here.

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette wrote about CCAD graduate Chris Hofmann (Fine Arts) and his work as lead instructor at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. Hofmann has educated more than 20,000 visitors with events, classes and exhibitions for more than 15 years. Read more here.

Former CCAD Dean of Fine Arts Lowell Tolstedt was spotlighted in City Scene magazine for his painting technique and mentorship of generations of artists in Columbus. As writer Michael McEwan put it, ”The lively art scene we have in Columbus is due in part to the many artists trained at the Columbus College of Art & Design.“ Read more here.

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