If you’re looking to discover some fresh, young artists this spring, this is your week! Tonight, swing by SooVAC for their annual MCAD MFA exhibition, and on Friday, head over to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design to check out their newest exhibition of student work.
SooVAC + MCAD MFA: An Exhibition in Honor of Suzy Greenberg
Image Source: SooVAC
2016 is the fourteenth year that Soo Visual Arts Center has hosted an exhibition of selected work from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design MFA Program. Suzy Greenberg, SooVAC founder, began featuring MCAD MFA candidates regularly when she opened SooVAC in 2001. As an alumna of the MFA program, it was always a priority for Greenberg to exhibit student work in a professional setting in order for students to gain experience for a career after graduation.
Artwork will be featured by the following artists: Julie Benda, Anna Biedenbender, Kelsey Bosch, Allison Brown, Kayla Campbell, Dana Kristine Cheit, Michaela Chorn, Liza Dorsey, Preston Drum, Andi Fink, Cong Hu, Essma Imady, Katherine Lupton, Mandy Martinson, Sarah Faye McPherson, Alex Mitchell, Niky Motekallem, Kathryn Miller, Shiraz Mukarram, Chelsea Reeck, Dan Romanoski, Christopher Selleck, Dan Romanoski, Samantha Russell, Suyao Tian, and Eric Yevak
The 2016 jurors are Mia Lopez and Kim Witczak.
The opening reception is Thursday, March 24 from 6:00-9:00pm. The exhibition will run until April 14th, 2016.
ABOUT SOO VISUAL ARTS CENTER
Founded by visual artist Suzy Greenberg in 2001, Soo Visual Arts Center is a nonprofit art space that connects the community with fresh, under-represented and provocative art. SooVAC is an art space based on the founder’s relationship with art—one that views the artistic as vital to personal and community health and vision. SooVAC is a place where community can be built, a place where artists and viewers challenge each other to learn, create, and question. Perhaps most notably, SooVAC is a place where accessibility of the arts has been considered from the start.
Made at MCAD 2016
This Friday marks the opening of this year’s Made in MCAD exhibition.
The annual juried exhibition consists of graduate and undergraduate students who are pursuing degrees in fine arts, design, media arts, and entrepreneurial studies.
The 2016 jurors are Tricia Khutoretsky, director and curator of Public Functionary, and Ryan Gerald, senior graphic designer fir the Walker Art Center.
The event will feature music by Preston Drum and the Hit Pause.
The opening reception is Friday, March 25, from 6:00-8:00pm, with the awards ceremony at 7:00pm. The exhibition will run through April 17th, 2016.
ABOUT THE MINNEAPOLIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Recognized nationally and internationally for its innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to visual arts education, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design is home to more than 700 students and offers professional certificates, bachelor of fine arts and bachelor of science degrees, and graduate degrees.