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Wee Go Library Wins Big | Q&A with Steven McCarthy

Wee Go Library by Steven McCarthy

Every year the Friends of the St. Paul Public Library select an artist to receive the Minnesota Book Artist Award in recognition for an outstanding piece of work in the book arts field. This year’s award was given to Professor Steven McCarthy (Graphic Design) for his Wee Go Library. The Wee Go Library is a mobile collection of 22 altered books found in Little Free […]

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Why Museums Matter: Lin Nelson-Mayson Honored in D.C.

Lin Nelson-Mayson, director of the Goldstein Museum of Design, was honored at the 2013 Museums Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.,  on Feb. 25th. The award recognized Nelson-Mayson’s five years of service as a citizen-lobbyist, one of only 17 who participated in all five years of Museums Advocacy Day, an event organized by the American Alliance of Museums.The Goldstein Museum of Design is a collecting institution that advances the understanding and appreciation of design and the awareness that designed objects can contribute to quality of life. Nelson-Mayson has been a part of the concerted advocacy efforts for museums on Capitol Hill since the inception of Museums Advocacy Day in 2009. Over that time she has met with many members of the Minnesota Congressional delegation,…

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Jordana Reece Paints the Cityscape of Old Venice

A new exhibit opening at the James Ford Bell Library, "Celebrating Venice: On Land and Sea," includes nine watercolors by graphic design student Jordana Reece. The project, based on 15th century engravings by Erhard Reuwich, was set in motion when Reece visited the library with professor Barbara Martinson's History of Graphic Design course. "I love old books, especially books with old maps, and was hooked on the spot," said Reece. The library's collection consists of more than 25,000 items in the form of books, maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, broadsides, and assorted printed documents from 400 C.E. to 1825 C.E. After the class fieldtrip, Reece approached Margaret Borg, assistant curator at the library, about doing a UROP with one of the collection….

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Jonee Brigham Presents at MAEE Conference

Jonee Kulman Brigham (CSBR) will present "Art, Story, and Infrastructure: A Model for Experiential Interconnection in Environmental Education" at the Minnesota Association of Environmental Education Conference on June 21, 2012, in Itasca, MN. The presentation will describe the Downstream/Upstream project (currently on exhibit at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library) and the System Journey Curriculum Model Framework that is based on Downstream/Upstream. The place-based approach reveals a student's specific water infrastructure and is interdisciplinary, incorporating participatory public art and transformative journey design to enliven and personalize environmental curriculum.Learn more about the Center for Sustainable Building Research…

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Graphic Design Professor Steven McCarthy: Int'l Presentaions, Exhibits, and Forthcoming Titles in 2012

Graphic design professor Steven McCarthy has been selected to present his paper "Designer as Author Activist: A Model for Engagement" at the Design Research Society's biennial conference in Bangkok, Thailand this July. The Design Research Society is the longest established multi-disciplinary worldwide learned society for the design research community. Professor McCarthy has taught at the College of Design since 1998, and attended an international design-related conference every year since 2001. He recently signed a contract with BIS Publishing to write a forth-coming book about design authorship. Steven's graphic design work has been published in Graphis Poster, the American Institute of Graphic Arts annual, HOW, Page and in Provocative Graphics: The Power of the Unexpected in Graphic Design, among others….

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Mary Mortenson (MA '84 Home Economics) Awarded Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grant

Mary Mortenson (M.A. '84 Home Economics) received a Jerome Fiber Artist Project Grant to work with artist, Jean Cacicedo, to refine her techniques and create a cohesive series of new work. Cacicedo, whose studio is located in Berkeley, CA, works both on and off the body incorporating a special process she developed for wool fabrics. As a nationally known fiber artist, Cacicedo is considered to be one of the prime innovators in the Wearable Art Movement of the 1970s. Mortenson notes that retired department of housing and apparel professor Marian-Ortolf Bagley was her advisor when she was a student at the University and continues to be a mentor figure. "Lake of the Woods Coat" by Mary Mortenson (photo credit: Surface…

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Rapson drawing exhibit and sale featured in Star Tribune

Ralph Rapson, former head of the School of Architecture, may be best known for his designs for the original Guthrie Theater. But he was also a prolific designer of furniture and housewares including dishes, flatware, fabric, and lamps. The recent exhibit and sale of Rapson’s original drawings — including the reintroduction of the Rapson Rapid Rocker — was featured by Kim Palmer writing for the Star Tribune.

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