Category Archives: Past Semesters

An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth

04nov-manifestoBruce Mau is the Creative Director of Bruce Mau Design, based in Toronto, Canada. In 2003, he founded the Institute Without Boundaries, a twelve-month interdisciplinary postgraduate program that aims to produce a new breed of designer, one who is, “a synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist, and evolutionary strategist. “ Mau is an exemplar of creativity, and in his “Incomplete Manifesto for Growth” articulates his beliefs, motivations and strategies. To read the full list go to his site: http://umcf.umn.edu/events/past/04nov-manifesto.pdf

DOWNLOAD your own copy here: 04nov-manifesto

Blogs for Divisions in the School of Art!

Looking for more information about the Divisions in the School of Art + Design? Here are a list of links to their blogs. They list classes, professors and additional ways to learn more!

Ceramics http://www.alfredceramics.com/

Drawing Painting Photography  http://dppalfred.com

Expanded Media   http://www.alfredexpandedmedia.com

Sculpture & Dimensional Studies  http://alfredusculpture.blogspot.com/

CLEVELAND!

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I hope you all are getting excited about our upcoming trip to Cleveland… There is going to be some really great work up, and shows that are quite appropriate to some topics covered in many of our classes (identity, mark-making, color and light…)

Please check out some of the exhibits and maybe start doing some background research on some of the artists.  There a little something for everyone: photography, painting, textiles, video, glass, even music! Check it:

Cleveland Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art

Me+Her (the many faces of cardboard…)

This short video, Me+Her, had me thinking about how the simplest materials can make amazing things.  Think about all the work you made last semester using just cardboard, plastic, tape and glue…

Check out this Sundance Film Festival Official Selection short made entirely with cardboard! It goes to show you that very low-brow material can be elevated to Sundance-approved artistry:

http://video.newyorker.com/watch/the-new-yorker-shorts-me-her?mbid=social_twitter

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