In other news: 7.24.2019

An alum with designs on a new shoe calendar cover, a grad making business with clothing for little children, and an MFA grad and CCAD Trustee exhibits work in the Short North. Get the skinny on what’s happening on campus, in Columbus, and points well beyond.

The late Animah Robinson, a renowned artist from Columbus who first took Saturday Morning Art Classes at CCAD in 1955, formally enrolled as an undergraduate in 1957, and was awarded an honorary master’s degree by then-President Joseph V. Canzani, is the subject of the new children’s book Aminah’s World, an Ohioana Book Award finalist published by the Ohio University Press. Read more here.

A number of CCAD grads and faculty are included in the Ohio State Fair’s 2019 Fine Arts Competition in the Professional and Amateur categories. The winning entries are eligible for cash awards and will be on view at the state fair in Columbus July 24Aug. 4. Read more here.

Freelance illustrator and comics artist A. D’Amico (Illustration, 2016) first worked with writer Mikki Kendall on a comic for the anthology Spitball 2 at CCAD. More recently, D'Amico and Kendall went on to collaborate on a new graphic novel—Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights, which will be published this November. Read more here.

CCAD grad Susana Madrid’s (Fashion Design, 2010) Flora Bootie is on the cover of the 2020 calendar, “365 Days of Shoes,” published by Workman Publishing. Read more here.

Artist Alice Schille attended what was then the Columbus Art School (now Columbus College of Art & Design) and was a faculty member from 1904 to 1948. Schille, a leading artist of the first half of the 20th century, and subject of Columbus Museum of Art’s exhibition In a New Light: Alice Schille and the American Watercolor Movement, on view through Sept. 29, was featured in the June issue of Columbus Monthly magazine. Read more here.

Kyoko Seki (Fashion Design, 2005), who owns the children’s clothing brand mrly, was among three central Ohio women highlighted in a feature from The Columbus Dispatch on local fashion designers making clothing lines for children. Read more here.

Oscar-winner and Animation Associate Professor Steve Hubbard (Animation, 2010) was the subject of a WSYX segment in advance of a 3D printing workshop he’ll be teaching in August via CCAD’s Continuing & Professional Studies program. Watch it here.

CCAD grad and Board of Trustees member Dr. Robert Falcone (Master of Fine Arts, 2016) has work on view at Lindsay Gallery. Paradise Lost opens Friday, Aug. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. and features paintings of disembodied orchids floating in black and gold to refer to our planet's ecological crisis. Read more here.

Adjunct faculty Sarah Schmidt (Animation, 2014), whose bimonthly Malt Adult animation series had its most recent screening on Saturday, July 20, at Skylab Gallery, shared a few of the things she loves (including discontinued liquor and indie animation) with Columbus Alive. Read more here.

Three prints from Exploring Upstate Arcadia, a photo series by Photography Chair and Associate Professor Darren Lee Miller that documents extreme wealth disparity in the Adirondacks, was recently purchased by the Adirondack Experience (formerly known as the Adirondack Museum). Read more here.

Potter Justin Reese (Fine Arts, 2010), owner of JPR Studio, discussed his craft and selling at art fairs with Youngstown-based The Business Journal. Read more here.

Michael Aldag (Fine Arts, 2009)'s photograph, Abandoned Tabernacle (2019), was awarded second place in the photography division at the 2019 Illinois Art League Membership Show. The show is on view through July 29, 2019. Read more here.

Alexander Stulock (Master of Design, 2020) has published Settler-00, a sci-fi eBook set in the year 2150, about what happens after the discovery of an Earth-like planet. Read more here.

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