In other news: 9.26.2018

As We Are continues to turn heads, CCAD grads change the landscape from places near (Westerville) and far (Hot Springs, Arkansas), and their work can be seen in galleries, on the fashion runway, and in the pages of a top literary magazine.

Get the skinny on what’s happening on campus, in Columbus, and points well beyond.


The History of Animation at CCAD, the inaugural exhibition at the Cloyd Family Animation Center’s new R. Blane & Claudia Walter Gallery, will be on view Sept. 25–Nov. 2, 2018. Columbus Monthly readers got a sneak peek at the show as part of the magazine’s fall arts guide. Read more here.

Advertising & Graphic Design Associate Professor Matthew Mohr’s As We Are sculpture has received more glowing attention—most recently from the Lumen Prize, which placed it on its shortlist in the 3D/Interactive category. The nine prizewinners will be announced this Thursday, Sept. 27. Read more here.

Mohr’s As We Are  also got a shoutout by Maker movement founder David Dougherty in the Recode Decode podcast. Hear more here. (As We Are appears around the 50-minute mark.)

CCAD grad Anthony M. Ball (Fine Arts, 1995) has been commissioned by the City of Westerville to create a structural canopy for a new play area in the city of Westerville’s Towers Park. The project, called Nature’s First Green, will standard nearly 17 feet tall and occupy a 23-foot span. Read more here.

Marissa Holt (Fashion Design, 2020) was a finalist for the Favorite Prestigious Designer at San Francisco Community Fashion Week, which ran Sept. 20 through Sept. 23. Holt presented her new new sustainable fashion line,Terre Mère ( "Mother Earth" in French), made completely of reused clothing, plant based fabric, and old fabric. Read more here.

CCAD grad Juliet Thibault (Fine Arts, 2008) has an upcoming solo exhibition called Follow the Grain at Chromedge Studios in Franklinton on Sept. 14. Read more here.

Hypotheses: Art Inspired by the Many Worlds of Science Artists, which includes work by several CCAD Family members, opens at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center Friday, Sept. 28, and runs through Saturday, Nov. 10. Read more here.

About 40 Industrial Design students are creating stylish new tables, chairs, and end tables for Furniture Bank of Central Ohio clients. The Columbus Dispatch recently covered their work supporting individuals and families in need. Read more here.

A number of CCAD grads will have their studios featured in the upcoming Columbus Open Studio & Stage on Sept. 29. Participating CCAD Family members include Faculty Emeritus Anita Dawson, Pilgrim Heidi Kambitsch (Fine Arts, 1999), Cory Mitan (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2015), Jurate Phillips (Interior Design, 2002), Chris Rankin (Advertising & Graphic Design, 1994), and Brian Williams (Illustration, 2003). Read more here.

Art Your Way, a creative new approach to combat bullying, spearheaded by CCAD grads Madeline Miller (Illustration, 2015), Bethany James (Fine Arts, 2016), Shelby Maier (Interior Design, 2017), and Jason Elizondo (Fine Arts, 2018) will also be part of the Open Studio & Stage weekend. Read more here.

CORE Studies Associate Professor Lesley Jenike has a new essay out in the The Kenyon Review. Read more or listen to an excerpt here.

Ran (Peach) Tao (Fashion Design, 2018) has been awarded a Fashion Week Columbus scholarship for outstanding fashion design work. The nonprofit Fashion Week Columbus runs Oct. 14–Oct. 20 and will showcase work by local and emerging designers. Read more here.

CCAD grad Jimmy Baker (Fine Arts, 2002) has work in Wide Angle: Photography Out of Bounds, on view through Nov. 18 at Cincinnati Arts Association’s Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery. Read more here.

Christine D'Epiro Abbott (Fine Arts, 2005) will carve a an oversized (4x3-foot) block for Big Ink at Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30. Read more here.

Beeler Gallery’s upcoming season featuring individual works created by the founding members of queer art collective fierce pussy received coverage in Columbus Monthly, as did the new show The History of Animation at CCAD. Read more here.

Season One at Beeler Gallery got love in Columbus Alive’s Fall Arts Guide. Read more here.  

CCAD graduate student Susanne Dotson (MFA, 2019) has work in a show at BAYarts in Bay Village Ohio. The exhibition, called Mother/Daughter/Friend, is on view now through Oct. 6 and was recently featured in the Westlake Bay Village Observer. Read more here.

It can take years to create video games. Unless you’re Courtney Millman (Animation, 2021), who recently helped create the online multiplayer game Wizard Mealee in just three days as part of a game jam. Read more here.

Grads Chris Arnold (Illustration, 1988) and Jeff Garrison (Illustration, 1988) are working on a large baseball mural in Arkansas, an effort that grabbed the attention of the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record. Read more here.

A number of CCAD grads and faculty members have their work in the Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition 2018, on view through Oct. 12 at Shot Tower Gallery at the Ft. Hayes Metropolitan Education Campus. Their numbers include Fine Arts Professor Carol Griffith and Dimensional Studies Studio Manager Casey Bradley (Fine Arts, 2001). Read more here.

Bradley was also selected to participate in Art From The Heartland 2018 and the 73rd Zanesville Ohio Annual. He also had two sculptures selected for the 2018 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts exhibition in the professional division, with one receiving the Greater Columbus Arts Council's Metal Award for metal sculpture. Read more about Art From The Heartland here and the Zanesville Ohio Annual here.

CCAD grad Andrew Huffman (Fine Arts, 2008) has a new show at David Richard Gallery in New York. The show, called Modulated: Color and Structure, will be on view through Sept. 29. Read more here.

Might and Main, an exhibition of work by Chris Cosnowski (Illustration, 1992), is on view through Sept. 29 at Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco. Read more here.

Students Alma Kim (Animation, 2019) and Jazzy Carter (Advertising & Graphic Design, 2019) created murals for the third annual 934 Fest at 934 Gallery, 934 Cleveland Ave. Recent alumni Matt Massara (Illustration, 2017) and Khaila Carr (Illustration, 2018) also have murals at the festival. Missed the fest? Good news. All four murals will be on view through August 2019. Read more here.

Photography Adjunct Instructor Julie Rae Powers has a show, Julie Rae Powers: Out of Hiding, on view through Sept. 29 at Sean Christopher Gallery. Read more here.

Bryan Ballinger (Illustration, 1990), professor of digital media arts at Huntington University in Indiana, who has done illustration work for the video series “What's in the Bible,”  will give a presentation to Campbellsville (Kentucky) University students and the public on Friday, Oct. 5.

MFA Adjunct Instructor Sophie Knee will have a solo show, 2018 Project, at Sharon Weiss Gallery from Oct. 5 through 28. An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5. Read more here.



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