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  • Donna Cox, Art + Design Faculty Member to be included in Making Their Mark


  • Visitor Series: Jon Rubin, Artist Talk

    Thursday, October 15, 2015
    5:30 p.m.
    62 Krannert Art Museum

    Jon Rubin, Assistant Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University, is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores the social dynamics of public spaces and the lives of ordinary individuals. He creates interventions into public life that reinvent social and political conditions and create new platforms for agency, participation, and exchange. His projects include starting a radio station in an abandoned steel town that only plays the sound of an extinct bird, and running a barter-based nomadic art school. He has exhibited video, drawings, installations and public projects at venues including 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 Parking Gallery, Tehran, Iran; Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany, Nemo Film Festival, Paris, as well as in backyards, living rooms, and street corners.

    Co-sponsor:     Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts
    Department of Business Administration
    Department of Urban and Regional Planning
    Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy

    ShapeShifter Series

  • Fresh Press at Farm Aid 30


    Saturday, September 19, 2015
    2:30 p.m.
    Homegrown Skills Tent
    On the lawn at Farm Aid 30 (FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island)

    Sustainable Papermaking 101
    Presented by Eric Benson from the Fresh Press Agri-Fiber Paper Research Lab, University of Illinois School of Art & Design, Champaign, IL

    What do corn, soybeans, rye and prairie grass have to do with paper? Potentially everything! Learn how Fresh Press is reimagining the paper product industry by using crop residues. In this workshop, you will take part in the sustainable papermaking process to create sheets of paper that are not made from tree fibers. Be prepared to get messy!

  • A+D Alumni, Jeffrey Breslow, interviewed by Huffington Post

    An Interview With Jeffrey Breslow: Sculptor, Creator and Artist -- Boulder and Bolder



  • Visitor Series: Bryce Rutter, Synthesthetic Design: How a Synesthesia-Based Design Strategy is Reshaping the Future of Design



    Thursday, September 24, 2015
    5:30 p.m.
    62 Krannert Art Museum,  500 E Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL
    ShapeShifters Series

    Bryce Rutter, an alum of the School of Art + Design Industrial Design Program, is the founder and CEO of Metaphase Design Group Inc., a firm specializing in the research, ergonomics and design of products and packaging that interact with the human hand. Dr. Rutter and Metaphase have received over 75 international design excellence awards; he has created over 100 patents, and has several designs in the Museum of Modern Art and Chicago Athenaeum’s Good Design Museum Collections.
    Co-sponsors:     Frances P. Rohlen Visiting Artist Fund/College of Fine and Applied Arts; Ed Zagorski Visitors Series