Master of Fine Arts Open Studio Night 2016
The Master of Fine Arts Candidates at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design invite you to an evening of creativity and celebration at Open Studio Night 2016. Check out work by the newest generation of emerging talent, meet the artists, get a behind-the-scenes look at their studios, and rub elbows with others in Minnesota’s creative community. Candidates in MCAD’s interdisciplinary MFA program explore a vast array of ideas through a multitude of media including animation, comic arts, drawing, design, filmmaking, installation, interactive media, painting, paper and book arts, printmaking, photography, sculpture, and sound. There’s something intriguing for everyone.
Open Studio Night 2016 marks the One Year Anniversary of the MFA program’s new home at 2201 First Avenue South. This expanded 23,000 square foot facility gives students room to flex their creative muscles and supports the rigor and vitality that make MCAD’s MFA program one of the best environments in the nation to pursue advanced studies in art and design. As MFA Program Director Tom DeBiaso highlights, “The building hosts more than 50 studios, a computer lab, a 3D shop, a smart classroom, a spectacular 3,200 square foot state-of-the-art gallery with beautiful natural light, a stage, and a black box space for new media and installation work.”
Designed by a team of MCAD staff, graduate faculty, and lead architect Patrick Regan of noted local firm James Dayton Architects, the new facility repurposes a previously underutilized building near the Minneapolis Institute of Art and MCAD’s main campus. The MFA program is excited to build relationships with its new neighbors and eagerly anticipates the creative cross-pollination this proximity affords. “This outstanding class of artists and designers in our 28,000 sg‘ facility have individual studios, study areas and designated production facilities. This year, in addition to each student opening their studios, everyone will have individual pieces in the main gallery that provides a beautiful and professional setting for their creative work.” mentions DeBasio.
Note: This event is free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible.