In other news: 8.9.2018

Advertising & Graphic Design Professor Matthew Mohr’s sculpture As We Are goes to the head of the class in the Collaboration of Design + Art Awards, alum Cameron Granger is named a Greater Columbus Arts Council Fellow, and grad Keturah Bobo is tapped as one of Columbus Alive’s “People to Watch.”

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Cameron Granger (Cinematic Arts, 2016) was awarded a 2018 Visual Arts Fellowship from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Columbus Museum of Art. The fellowship includes $5,000, and each recipient will be featured in a CMA exhibition in 2019. Read more here.

Advertising & Graphic Design Associate Professor Matthew Mohr’s 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.

Mohr’s As We Are is “the crown jewel” of the Greater Columbus Convention Center’s collection of contemporary art, Jennifer David, the center’s Senior Marketing & Communications Manager, told Meetings Today. Read more here.

Keturah Bobo (Fine Arts, 2006), who illustrated the New York Times children’s book bestseller I Am Enough, was tapped as one of Columbus Alive’s “People to Watch,” recalled the moment she knew she’d made it big: When she found copies of the book at Target. Read more here.

Another one of Alive’s “People to Watch,” Sara Abou Rashed, who will speak at CCAD’s Convocation this fall, discussed poetry and identity with the publication. Read more here.

Fashion Design Chair and Associate Professor Suzanne Cotton was among the industry insiders asked to share their thoughts about the style and business of fashion in Prizm magazine. Read more here.

“Fanciful and quirky” work by Illustration Adjunct Instructor Brian Williams (Illustration, 2003), depicting subjects such as historical figures and their pet dinosaurs caught the eye of Columbus Alive, which featured Williams’ drawings in advance of his show at the German Village Society. Read more here.

Bruising, black eyes, burns, open wounds, and spiderweb veins are things of beauty in a Community Education class from Director of Community Education Christine Hill and Community Education Instructor Todd Reed featured in a slideshow from The Columbus Dispatch. Read more here.  

Reed and his special effects makeup skills were in effect in the Southeast Halloween Enthusiast Convention and featured in the Ocala Star Banner. Read more here.

Stephanie Kluk (Media Studies Still-Based, 2001) was promoted to Co-Executive Director of Zygote Press, a fine-art printing workshop in Cleveland. Read more here.

MollyKate Cline (Fashion Design, 2020) talks style, interning at La Senza, and what drives her in Arizona Foothills magazine in advance of debuting her new collection during Phoenix Fashion Week. Read more here.

Live/work/play space Gravity, opening this fall in Franklinton, will include 14,000 square feet of murals, including work by Rather Severe, a Portland, Ore.-baed duo comprised of CCAD grads Travis Czekalski (Media Studies, 2010) and Jon Stommel (Illustration, 2009). Read more here.

CCAD grads Nicole Bean (Fine Arts, 2018) and Matt Massara (Illustration, 2017) started a group bike ride in Columbus to encourage riding by cyclists of all experience levels, including Lily Dent (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2019), reported The Columbus Dispatch. Read more here.

Rachel Esposito (Illustration, 2015) recently discussed her largely watercolor- and ink-based work inspired by fairytales, mythology, and more, with Columbus Underground in advance of the German Village Art Crawl. Read more here.

History of Art & Visual Culture Assistant Professor Carol Boram-Hays was commissioned to create two pop-up art installations using construction materials for Short pop, a new temporary sculpture program of the Short North Alliance. Read more here.

Jeannine Kraft, Chair and Associate Professor of History of Art & Visual Culture, presented the paper “Creative Landscapes: Environmental Advocacy in Contemporary Irish Art,” at Environments of Irish Studies, the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies in June at the University College Cork, Ireland. Read more here.

Sean Perry (Cinematic Arts, 2017) will premiere his new film, Bleu Violet, Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Drexel Theatre in a night that also includes the trailer for a Craig Mack documentary curated by a fellow CCAD alum. Read more here.

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