CCAD to celebrate 137th commencement

CCAD commencement graduation caps

CCAD's Class of 2016 is ready to unleash their talents on the world and join the ranks of CCAD Alumni.

Parents, family and friends are invited to join us on Saturday, May 14, as more than 230 graduating CCAD seniors and MFA recipients don caps and gowns, walk across the stage of the historic Palace Theatre and receive their diplomas.

Hannah Williams, a graduating Illustration senior, is this year's valedictorian. The Beavercreek, Ohio, native transfered to CCAD in 2014 after studying art at Sinclair Community College. Williams plans to return to Beavercreek after graduation and pursue children's book illustrations. "My first exposure to art was through picture books," Williams said. "I kind of always had that in the back of my mind." The middle of five children, Williams is involved with Pataskala Grace Church and volunteers with a children's ministry program.

Jon Rubin will deliver the commencement speach. Rubin is an interdisciplinary artist who creates interventions into public life that reimagine individual, group and institutional behavior. His projects include starting a radio station in an abandoned neighborhood that only plays the sound of an extinct bird, running a barter-based nomadic art school, operating a restaurant that produces a live video talk show with its customers and co-directing another restaurant (Conflict Kitchen) that only serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict. Rubin has exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Mercosul Biennial, Brazil; the Shanghai Biennial; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard, New York; the Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico; the Rooseum, Sweden; the Parkingallery, Iran; as well as in backyards, living rooms and street corners. Rubin is a recipient of the Creative Capital Award and a recent finalist for the International Award for Participatory Art. He is an associate professor in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University and Head of the Contextual Practice area.

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The Class of 2016 will graduate on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Palace Theatre. Read more about commencement here.