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RMCAD Welcomes Illustrator Will Terry to Campus

4:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Friday, May 16th to Saturday, May 17th

RMCAD has paired with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), to bring illustrator Will Terry to campus for a special presentation and workshop.

Will Terry is a popular children’s book illustrator and blogger who has illustrated over seventeen children’s books. His illustrations have also appeared in national advertisements for Sprint, Pizza Hut and Citibank, and large publications such as Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, and Time.

The lecture will be Friday, May 16, at 4:30 p.m. and will focus on Terry’s career and past work. The intensive workshop will be all day Saturday, May 17 and will feature portfolio reviews that evening.

For more information about the event click here. For more information on Will Terry click here.

Image detail courtesy of the artist.

Military Art Lecture On Campus

9:00 AM
Tuesday, Apr 8th

RMCAD is pleased to welcome military war artist, Mike Fay to campus on Tuesday, April 8, at 9 a.m.. Mike will give a special lecture in the Mary Harris Auditorium about his career in art and the history of artists in the military.

Mike, an ex-Marine and artist, is an expert in the subject of military art. He received his MFA in Illustration at the University of Hartford and currently has been working on a series of exhibitions centered on the Joe Bonham Project. The project embodies efforts of wartime through illustration to document the struggles of U.S. service personnel undergoing rehabilitation after traumatic war injuries.

His work has also been recognized by large publications such as the New York Times, Guardian (UK) and Fox News. His work has been shown at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.

This event open to the public. For more information about Mike Fay click here

Image courtesy of the artist.

RMCAD CREATE DAY

9:45 AM
Saturday, Jun 7th

On Saturday, June 7 from 9:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m., RMCAD will host RMCAD Create Day. Prospective students can participate in workshops led by faculty to gain experience and build an understanding of the creative possibilities in art and design. Family and friends will also be able to interact with faculty and the admissions department. After the event, there will be an optional campus tour and an opportunity to meet with the admissions team.

Attendees will participate in two workshops The first workshop will be a session on Portfolio Development, where students will learn how to professionally document their work and assemble a portfolio for college admissions. Students will choose which session they would like to attend for their second workshop. Options include:
Draw!: Students will engage in fun drawing exercises with our Illustration faculty.
Design!: Students will learn the basics of Photoshop from our Graphic Design faculty.
Admissions Meet + Greet: Spend some quality time one on one with an Admissions Counselor to learn about the next steps.
Portfolio Development Workshop: Learn how to professionally document your work and assemble a portfolio for college admissions.

This event is free of charge.

Click here to RSVP.

Adobe Speaker Paul Trani to present at RMCAD

12:30 PM
Friday, Mar 14th

RMCAD is thrilled to welcome Adobe Senior Worldwide Creative Cloud Evangelist and RMCAD alumnus Paul Trani to campus on March 14, 2014. Trani will present on the current and future role of Adobe tools in design. The presentation will be held in the Mary Harris Auditorium from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Paul Trani has worked with Adobe as a writer and trainer for over a decade. His passion for educating and training designers has led him to Top Author status on Lynda.com and enabled him to create a robust stream of content for AdobeTV, Creative Cloud Learn and his own website. Before he joined Adobe, Paul worked as an interactive designer, trainer and author. He graduated from RMCAD with a BFA in Illustration.

Trani’s presentation will detail the “Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Creative Cloud”. He will discuss tips and updates to help users in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Eects, Edge Tools and Services and more.

The presentation is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. There is no charge for attendance. However, RSVP is recommended. Click here to register. Learn more about Paul at Adobe Events.

Franco Mattes, What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen

7:00 PM
Thursday, Mar 20th

Franco Mattes
What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:00 p.m. lecture
Mary Harris Auditorium

Click here to RSVP


About the Lecture
Franco Mattes’ lecture What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen will present a selection of the collaborative works of Eva and Franco Mattes. These works often elicit complex conversations about the ethics of detachment in virtual interactions and the murky differentiation between reality and simulation. Utilizing the Internet’s global and virtual space to create many of their artworks, the Mattes subvert assumed conceptions of identity, truth and the knowing engagement and participation of the viewer. As creative provocateurs, Mattes’ lecture will engage the audience in common conversations in art discourse addressing reality and authenticity, and then will problematize and obscure any and all of those expectations.

About the Lecturers
Franco Mattes is one-half of the artist duo Eva and Franco Mattes. Originally from Italy, the artists work collaboratively in Brooklyn, NY. They create artworks in a combination of mediums including performance, video and the Internet. The Mattes’ artworks present falsities and misinformation, deliberately misrepresent and obfuscate, and often require their unwitting viewer’s reactions to complete the pieces. The artists’ works are exhibited nationally and internationally. Some past exhibition locations include the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Site Santa Fe, the Sundance Film Festival, MoMA PS1, Performa, National Art Museum of China, Beijing, The New Museum in New York, Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt, and the 2001 Venice Bienniale, in which they created a computer virus titled Biennale.py. Eva and Franco Mattes are the founders and co-directors of the international festival The Influencers held at the CCCB, Barcelona, Spain. In 2006 the Mattes’ works were awarded the New York Prize from the Italian Academy at Columbia University.

Interventions
Franco Mattes is the forth and final visitor for the VASD Program Interventions lecture series. This series examines the possibilities and types of interventions existing in the cultural realm today. Interventions are ruptures in systems or moments of directional change that often create new perspectives – like a New Year’s resolution or a political revolt. Historically, art and design interventions have run concurrently with, and sometimes led, new ways of seeing the world.

The Interventions series began in September 2013 with London-based artist/designer Daniel Eatock’s lecture Subject to Change, followed by Micah White’s lecture The Future of Protest, and then architect Nader Tehrani’s lecture The Architecture of Installations in January 2014. To see these and other past VASD lectures, please visit the VASD YouTube page.

VASD
The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program is an interdisciplinary initiative that is culturally inclusive, intellectually expansive, and ultimately enriches the RMCAD and the larger Denver-metro community experience. An integral part of the educational mission of RMCAD, the VASD Program fosters vision, creativity and innovation by bringing leading national and international artists, scholars and designers to campus each year. The Program provides direct access to contemporary art, design and culture, and inspires appreciation and critical inquiry through diverse and challenging artistic visions.

All VASD lectures are free and open to the public; however, RSVP is highly recommended due to limited seating. Click here to reserve your seats.

For more information or to be added to our mailing list please contact vasdprogram@rmcad.edu.
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Joan Kresek, Paintings Inspired by China and the New Year of the Horse


Thursday, Feb 6th to Thursday, Mar 6th

Don’t miss Paintings Inspired by China and the New Year of the Horse, an exhibition by RMCAD Online Faculty member, Joan Kresek. The exhibit will run from February 6 to March 6, 2014 at the Donna Moravec Gallery. Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Kresek will also host a painting workshop on Friday, Feb. 21, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Donna Moravec Gallery: Art & Design, CCA, Lowry Campus, at 9202 E. Severn Place, Bldg 901 North Quad Denver, CO 80230

At top: Joan Kresek, The Real Red One with a Laughing Buddha (detail), 24" x 24", Acrylic Paint on Canvas, 2014

Nader Tehrani, The Architecture of Installations

7:00 PM
Friday, Jan 24th

Nader Tehrani
The Architecture of Installations
Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30
Mary Harris Auditorium


About the Lecture
Nader Tehrani’s lecture The Architecture of Installations will discuss the intervention of material and spatial and formal experiments as details that then radicalize larger architectural projects. Through his extensive research of materials, Tehrani will delve into the function of installations as fruitful arenas of examination, play and experimentation. By reflecting on how small details can shape, influence, and construct greater meaning, and even find balance amid freedom and constraint, Tehrani will speak to concepts relevant to all types of creative fields.

About the Lecturer
Nader Tehrani is a Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and also Principal of NADAAA, a Boston-based architecture and urban design firm. Notably, NADAAA is the recent winner of Architecture Magazine’s No. 1 architecture firm for design in the United States. Tehrani received a Master of Architecture in Urban Design degree in 1991 from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

The works of Nader Tehrani have been widely exhibited at MOMA, LA MOCA and ICA Boston. His work is also part of the permanent collection of the Canadian Center for Architecture and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Tehrani’s work has been recognized with notable awards, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, the United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture and Design, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, among many others.

Interventions
Nader Tehrani is the third visitor for the VASD Program Interventions lecture series. This series examines the possibilities and types of interventions that exist in the cultural realm today. Interventions are ruptures in systems or moments of directional change that often create new perspectives – like a New Year’s resolution or a political revolt. Historically, art and design interventions have run concurrently and sometimes led new ways of seeing the world.

All VASD lectures are free and open to the public; however, RSVP is highly recommended due to limited seating. Please click here to reserve your seats.

VASD
The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program is an interdisciplinary initiative that is culturally inclusive, intellectually expansive, and ultimately enriches the RMCAD experience and the larger Denver community. An integral part of the educational mission of RMCAD, the VASD Program fosters vision, creativity and innovation by bringing leading national and international artists, scholars and designers to campus each year. The Program provides direct access to contemporary art, design and culture and inspires appreciation and critical inquiry through diverse and challenging artistic visions.

For more information or to be added to our mailing list please contact vasdprogram@rmcad.edu.
View past VASD lectures at on our YouTube Channel.
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Like All Other, Like Some Other, Like None Other Exhibition to Open at RedLine, November 8


Friday, Nov 8th

RedLine Denver presents a group exhibition entitled Like All Other, Like Some Other, Like None Other. The group exhibition features 15 up-and-coming Denver-based artists -all RMCAD students- and will run from November 8th to November 15th, 2013. The opening reception takes place on November 8th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

PARTICIPATING STUDENTS
Natasha Bassett
Jessye Ebbinghouse
Caleb Hahne
Lisa Kingsbury
Michelle Lieser
Jonathan Mchugh
Lucas McMahon
Tanya Miller
Melinda Pacheco
Victoriano Rivera
Ashley Rosson
Garrett Shell
Seth Snowden
Tesia Webb
Shane Winebrenner

Like All Other, Like Some Other, Like None Other is a group exhibition featuring fifteen Denver-based artists. The exhibition title references anthropologist Clyde Cluckhohn’s study of individual personality in relation to larger cultural constructs. According to Cluckhohn we play various roles at once, keeping allegiance to our own identity as well as relationships to others. The work in the exhibition is united by this malleable concept of self and our inherent desires to both fit in and stand out. Through fifteen different artists’ perspectives this collection of artworks examine the subtle overlapping of roles we all play as connected individuals and members of a larger society.

RMCAD Hosts Athena Project's "The Mommy Rants"


Saturday, Nov 2nd to Saturday, Nov 16th

"The Mommy Rants" - Showing in the Rotunda Building on the RMCAD campus.

Saturday November 2, 9 and 16 - Saturday Showtimes: 1:00, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday November 3 and 10 - Sunday Showtimes: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 and 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 with a child care, $15 for students, seniors and groups of 10+
Purchase Tickets HERE


In a continuing effort to support and promote women in the arts, RMCAD will host "The Mommy Rants", a humorous and touching one-act play that explores the unspoken experiences of motherhood.

A free, pre-show Mommy Pampering Boutique will also be offered. Available services include food and drinks, massages and fine products tailored to moms. Pampering begins 45 minutes prior to each show. Childcare is also available for kids ages 1-4 at $5 per hour. Babies under 12 months are welcome to be in the audience. Children ages 5-12 can take a theater class during the performance at a cost of $10 per child and $5 for each additional sibling. Click here to make a child care reservation and buy tickets.

Athena Project is a professional group of artists dedicated to supporting and expanding women’s artistic contributions to the Denver stage and the wider community. Their mission is to empower women and strengthen the Denver community through developing and showcasing women’s and girls’ artistic contributions, while inviting new audiences into the creative process.

Micah White, The Future of Protest

7:00 PM
Thursday, Nov 7th

Micah White
The Future of Protest
November 7, 2013, 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30
Mary Harris Auditorium


The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program at RMCAD is pleased to present Micah White as the second visitor and lecturer in the Program’s Interventions series. Micah White’s lecture titled The Future of Protest, takes place at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Mary Harris Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

About the Lecturer:
Micah White is a former editor of Adbusters magazine and co-created the international meme Occupy Wall Street, which called for protests of social and economic inequality. Influenced by philosophy, history, ecology, the practice of culture jamming, and technological innovations, White inspires seemingly minor contributors to harness the power of information systems and participate in the creation and control of culture.

About the Lecture:
White’s lecture The Future of Protest will critically evaluate Occupy Wall Street and explore the ways visual culture plays an important role in social change. White will investigate the innovative role of the artist and designer in the changing environment of cultural and political civil engagement. Overall there is urgency and optimism in his call for the creative re-imagination of the world.

About the VASD Program Series:
RMCAD’s Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program explores the concept of Interventions in a series of public lectures from Fall 2013 through April 2014. These lectures examine the possibilities and various ways interventions exist in the cultural realm as well as how they function in the current art and design discourse. Interventions rupture systems or generate moments of directional change offering an occasion for reflection and opportunities to transform the construct of the world around us. Historically, art and design interventions have run concurrently and sometimes led new ways of seeing the world.

All VASD lectures are free and open to the public. However, an RSVP is highly recommended due to limited seating. Click here to RSVP.

About the VASD Program:
The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program is an interdisciplinary initiative that is culturally inclusive, intellectually expansive, and ultimately enriches the RMCAD and larger community. An integral part of the educational mission of RMCAD, the VASD Program fosters vision, creativity and innovation by bringing leading national and international artists, scholars and designers to campus each year. The Program provides direct access to contemporary art, design and culture through an inspiring comparative framework, creating a forum for diverse and challenging artistic visions. The VASD Program creates a cross-disciplinary environment made possible through appreciation and critical inquiry.

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