In other news: 7.18.2018

One CCAD grad (and adjunct) is named an “up-and-coming LGBTQ animator to watch” by Bust magazine, while another is recognized for her standout vegan handbag designs. Meanwhile, an AdGraph prof sees his As We Are sculpture continue to make headlines, and a pair of professors weigh in on nothing less than art and human civilization for PBS. Get the skinny on what’s happening on campus, in Columbus, and points well beyond below.

Shoutout to Adjunct Instructor Sarah Schmidt (Animation, 2014), who was highlighted as one of the “8 Up-And-Coming LGBTQ Animators To Watch” by Bust magazine, which featured her Malt Adult animation series. Read more here.

Congrats to Advertising & Graphic Design Associate Professor Matthew Mohr, whose sculpture As We Are is among the top 100 works nominated for people's choice award from Collaboration of Design + Art Awards. Winners will be announced online and in Interior Design magazine on Aug. 31. Read more here.

Mohr’s work, which won a Silver APEX Award this year at the Digital Signage Expo, is featured in the expo’s podcast, which highlights successful digital sign projects and installations. Listen to it here.

CCAD is welcoming notable new faculty members (and promoting some longtime faculty) in time for the fall. Read more here.

Among the new full-time faculty hires is Oscar winner Steve Hubbard (Media Studies Time-Based, 2010), who has previously taught at CCAD as an adjunct. His hire as Associate Professor of Animation was picked up by Columbus Business First. Read more here.

Animation Chair Charlotte Belland (Advertising & Graphic Design, 1997) and Fine Arts Professor Tim Rietenbach (Fine Arts, 1977) are continuing to contribute to a PBS blog about its series Civilizations, which examines how art and creative imagination helped shape humanity. Read more from Belland here and from Rietenbach here.

Kudos to Sugandh Agawal (Industrial Design, 2005), whose vegan handbag company, Gunas, was recognized as winner of the Best Retail Handbag Award at the 2018 Independent Handbag Designer Awards. Read more here.

Don’t sleep on this history of beds in the U.S., which includes expert info from History of Art & Visual Culture Assistant Professor Aaron Petten. Read more here.

Adam Hines (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2007) recently co-founded High Bank Distillery, which was featured in 614 Magazine. Read more here.

If you're in Indy before Aug. 8, stop by the Indianapolis Art Center to check out Christine D’Epiro Abbott’s (Fine Arts, 2005) Jacob's Ladder 3/13 in the exhibition Art from the Heartland 2018. Read more here.

Two series of works by Kaylynn Etienne (Fine Arts, 2017), Living With a Pessimist and Becoming an Optimist comprise a solo exhibition of her work, highlighted in Columbus Alive as part of a feature on the monthly Franklinton Friday arts event. Read more here.

Cameron Granger (Film & Video, 2016) shares a few things he loves—including Maroon Arts Group, which provided him his first paid video work—in Columbus Alive. Read more here.

Kat Francis (MFA, 2017) has partnered with fellow artist Steve Ehret in life and in the joint exhibition Before the Streetlights Come On at The Hub Art Factory in downtown Canton. Read more here.

Illustrator and designer Christian Cimoroni (Illustration, 2012) seeks “to give everyone a voice, or rather, an image,” whether via his day job at local T-shirt company Print Syndicate, or through his personal work, primarily seen on Instagram (where he has 23,000 followers), which depicts LGBTQ-identified people, including celebrities, wrote Columbus Underground in a recent feature. Read more here.

Nick Olson (Fine Arts, 2020) earned ink in the Van Wert Times Bulletin for his paintings in his hometown’s coffee shop, Brewed Expressions. Read more here.

Kent Roberts (Illustration, 1977) blends his photography skills with his photorealistic painting chops to create works that look like photographs—only better, according to a feature in the Shippensburg News Chronicle. Read more here.

Count CCAD students such as Dempsey Ewan (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2020) and Liberty Garber (Fine Arts, 2020) as among those stuck on decorating their laptops with stickers, as featured in The Columbus Dispatch. Read more here.

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