In other news: 5.29.2019

CCAD President Melanie Corn is named one of Columbus’ most influential leaders, an alum creates history-making portraits for the University of Connecticut, and a Fine Arts Professor earns a Smoky Mountains residency. Get the skinny on what’s happening on campus, in Columbus, and points well beyond.


President Melanie Corn was named to Columbus Business First’s “Power 100” list of Columbus’ most influential leaders. Read more here.

Dr. Corn was also featured in Columbus CEO’s annual Columbus Partnership issue and was one of the six people on individual covers for the publication’s June issue. Read more here.

Fashion Design Chair and Assistant Professor Suzanne Cotton and Melissa Marchi (Fashion Design, 2019) appeared on WBNS 10TV in advance of the 2019 CCAD Fashion Show to discuss the event. Watch it here.

The University of Connecticut has four new portraits in its law school Reading Room to better reflect the contributions women have made to the institution. Three of those oil paintings were by Jack Montméat (Illustration, 2002) and were featured in a recent piece by UConn Today. Read more here.

Brian McClear (Illustration, 1985), who works by day as Senior Vice President of Marketing Technology for marketing firm Adams & Knight, was featured in the Hartford Courant on occasion of an exhibition of his oil paintings at the Hartford Public Library. Read more here.

Fine Arts Professor Kathy McGhee is a recipient of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Artist Residency, which she will be attending this summer as part of her sabbatical. Read more here.

McGhee is also one of the artists whose work will be on view in the 2019 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition, on view June 7–July 20 in Cleveland. Read more here.

In addition, McGhee’s prints will be part of the show Selections from the Pizzuti Collection May 25–Aug. 18 at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster. Read more here.

A retrospective of artwork by John Jude Palencar (Illustration, 1979) whose work includes cover art for books and magazines, runs through July 21 at the Canton Museum of Art. Read more here.

Work by John Schaffner (Industrial Design, 1960), Watch out, it’s climbing the wall, was selected for the group exhibition Sculpture Now 2019, which ran Jan. 14March 9. Read more here.

Jennifer Sowders (Illustration, 1994) has work featured in the Hilltop Art Hop and Artist Reception on Saturday, June 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 3060 W. Broad St. Read more here.

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