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Danny McCarthy Clifford - Disapproved Books

Danny McCarthy Clifford Presents The Section of Disapproved Books

Why would a prison ban a book about Chicano art? Or military history? Or computer programming? Or an autobiography of Malcolm X? After all, such books are readily available to anyone not in prison for purchase or through one’s public or academic library. Visual artist Daniel McCarthy Clifford has his own theories, and he’s doing additional research and using his art to raise awareness of what seems to be an arbitrary process of deciding what can and can’t be read by inmates in prisons across our nation. “It’s injustice,” he says. “History is being withheld [from inmates].”
Portrait of Sonja Kuftinec

Encountering Palestinian Displacement & Diaspora through “A Contested Home”

“We feel bigger and more human. It’s something that gives me back my life.” Professor Sonja Kuftinec discusses “A Contested Home,” a collaborative project with Adjunct Professor Avigail Manneberg, which aims to engage with Palestinian displacement and diaspora through Theatre of the Oppressed and other art techniques.
Tamsie Ringler - MAEP

Tamsie Ringler at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

Tamsie Ringler’s MAEP exhibition explores the duality of the still life, the venerable art genre that celebrates pleasure even as it warns about the brevity of life. In traditional still-life paintings, human-made or natural objects are placed in a composed space, preserving them for time immemorial. Ringler’s compositions place familiar objects (a car, a canoe, a buffet) alongside natural forms rematerialized, like the Mississippi watershed cast in iron, to form a sculptural still life in the gallery. Placed within the context of the museum, Ringler’s exhibition speaks to the human need to preserve objects, protect moments of fragility, and illustrate our deepest potential for compassion.
Lamia Abukhadra - 2018/2019 Jerome Emerging Printmaker Residency

Alum Lamia Abukhadra (BFA'18) Jerome Print Residency

Alum Lamia Abukhadra (BFA'18) is one of three fellows awarded the 2018/2019 Jerome Emerging Printmakers Residency at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. During her residency, Lamia's work will challenge the harmful, dominant narratives which perpetuate acts of violence and ethnic cleansing in Palestine and the Middle East. She will investigate the events, ecologies, architecture, recipes, photographs, maps, and other archival materials associated with important figures and events in Palestinian history and their connection to her experience. She is excited to expand her concept of matrices and the power of the multiple.
Regis Center for Art

NOW HIRING: Ceramics Technician

The Department of Art in the College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a 75 percent-time Ceramics Technician (Job ID: 326640) to begin semester 2019 (08/26/2019). This is a 75 percent-time position providing health and safety and technical support for the ceramic facilities in the Department of Art. With this position, we seek to strengthen the Department of Art’s newly formed area of Sculpture and Ceramics with a technician who brings a broad perspective informed by active engagement with ceramics, knowledge of technical equipment, materials and processes used in the field of ceramic art, and experience working with undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty in a university setting. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical ceramics background with experience in maintenance, repair, design, and construction of ceramic equipment and can provide instruction on ceramic equipment and health and safety methods and processes.
Brittany Kieler at Porch Gallery

Alum Brittany Kieler (MFA '18) Solo Show @ Porch Gallery

Alum Brittany Kieler (MFA '18) presents her solo exhibition Female Reader. The show will adjoin two meanings of the term spread, referring both to the anatomy of a book and to the anatomy of a female. Various forms of printed matter will engage with the history of information gathering, propagation, and circulation. Join Brittany for the opening reception on Saturday, September 15th from 8-11pm. On view through October 14, 2018.
Katayoun Amjadi - St Thomas

Katayoun Amjadi (3rd Yr MFA) Solo Show @ St. Thomas

Katayoun Amjadi, current 3rd Year MFA in Sculpture and Ceramics, presents In Your Backyard at the University of St. Thomas. Featuring work from her Domestic Affairs series, this solo exhibition investigates the idea of home in body, structure, and land. It explores the culturally embedded promise of security and hope engendered in the archetypal house. Join Katayoun for the opening reception on Friday, September 14th from 6-8pm. On view through December 20, 2018.
Regis Center for Art

NOW HIRING: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Sculpture

The Department of Art seeks an artist with expertise in contemporary sculpture practices. The ideal candidate will have a strong technical and theoretical foundation, as well as an expansive approach that embraces the changing role of contemporary art and considers its role in a global society. We seek an energetic colleague with a strong professional record and the ability to teach across the curriculum, working with non-majors, BA, BFA, and MFA students.
Portrait of Liza Sylvestre

We Are Liberal Arts: Liza Sylvestre

When Liza Sylvestre (art ‘06) set out to study art, she chose CLA because its place in the larger university would allow her to explore other disciplines as well. Now, as someone who relies on a cochlear implant as well as an artist who uses sensory experience as a medium, Sylvestre is interested in bringing awareness to preconceived notions about disabilities. She is grateful for the breadth and depth of knowledge that she gained through CLA.
Portrait of Jeremy Kalin

We Are Liberal Arts: Jeremy Kalin

As the CEO and founder of a company that facilitates finance for renewable energy projects, Jeremy Kalin (BA ‘00, art) uses his liberal arts background to solve problems in his everyday work that have "a component of public good" to them. He says CLA gave him an ongoing drive to look at the world creatively and strive to be a service to the world.