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April 2015



Introducing Six of the Year’s Top Student Artists
Graduate students Youjin Moon (Film/Video) and Cory John Ploessl (Installation and Performance) featured among 2015's "Top Student Artists" in the The Boston Globe.

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A Look at the MassArt Student Fashion Show and Dinner
Boston Common Magazine shares the hard work and determination necessary to develop the pieces by the Fashion Design students appearing the MassArt Fashion Show.

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MassArt Fashion Review
An behind-the-scenes look at the designs of Fashion Design seniors Daniela Cabal, Kimberly Gale Nowers, Carolina Espaillat, and Nicole Oppedisano. These students will showcase their work at the "Vision" MassArt Fashion Show.

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MassArt Auction Raises $1 Million
For the first time ever, the 26th Annual MassArt Auction sold out with 700 guests and $1 million raised to benefit student scholarships.

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The Most Stylish Bostonians 2015
Jordan Piantedosi '15 chosen as by Boston Globe as one of the "Most Stylish Bostonians" of the year. Jordan stated, "I feel strongly about dressing in a way that I like, because when you do something crazy, it gives someone else who is scared permission to do the same."

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Art Smart: Roger Kizik's Bookish Paintings Bring Reality, Abstract Worlds Together
MassArt alumnus Roger Kizik '72 exhibits his "bookish" paintings at the Narrows Center for the Arts.

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No Child Left Behind: How Sparc! Is Driving Creativity to the Masses
Blogger Zoey Gulmi Discovers the Impact that MassArt and sparc! The Artmobile! has on Dorchester Academy for the The Huffington Post.

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Art of Jewelry: Jennifer Trask's Wearable Sculptures
For Blouin Art Info, MassArt alumna Jennifer Trask presents her jewelry as both art and experience for the wearer. Trask's work has been on view at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts among others.

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Free-Spirit feelings at Beat Hotel
Managing Partner Jack Bardy recruited MassArt student Jordan Piantedosi to create the ambience for the Beat Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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March 2015



Destroyed by Nazis, Restored by Baystate Artists
Professors Rick and Laura Brown were featured on WCVB's Chronicle for their work with the Polin Museum of the History of Jews.

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Doc Provides Look at Real-Life North Korea
Professor Soon-Mi Yoo featured in the Chicago Tribune READ MORE


U.S. Consulate And CIFFR Organize Filmmaking Workshops For Students
The U.S. Consulate General Curaçao has invited Kathryn Dietz, a successful documentary maker, producer, writer, director, and adjunct professor at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, to direct workshops that focus on showing students and others how they can become filmmakers.

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TV Preview: Pittsburgh Native Gets Ducks in Order for FXX
MassArt alumnae Ben Jones serves as the creative director of Animation Domination on FXX Network.

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Art Opens a Dialogue
MassArt's Fine Arts 2D Printmaking Department hosts the Master Print Series, featuring artists Norberto Marrero Pírez and Janette Brossard from Cuba.

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Engaging Creative Communities to Enhance the Quality of Life in Cities
In partnership with The Institute of Contemporary Art, MassArt has been named a finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies' Public Art Challenge. In May 2015, the Public Art Challenge will grant at least three cities up to $1 million each over two years to support temporary public art projects that celebrate creativity, enhance urban identity, encourage public-private partnerships, and drive economic development.

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Noir Fashion Week
Associate Professor of Fashion Design James Mason serves as vice president and creative director of Noir Fashion Week.

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Color Reigns at MassArt
Boston.com's Courtney Goodrich suggests seeking relief from this year's very white winter at the Color Fields exhibition in MassArt's Bakalar & Paine Galleries.

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February 2015



Artist's Touch: Breathing Life into Feats of Clay
MassArt alumna Meghan Sullivan chosen as Gulf Coast State College's 2015 artist in residence in Panama City, Panama.

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Francestown Architect on Mission to Educate Over the Air Waves in Africa
MassArt alumnae Cameron Leandri BFA '13, a humanitarian architect, and Professor of Architecture Paul Paturzo work to bring education to Kicora: Kigoma Community College in Tanzania.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Free To Public Thursday To ‘Beat The Winter Blues’
History of Art Professor David Nolta was a guest on Radio Boston on Wednesday, February 25. Nolta discussed the attractions at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Bakalar & Paine Galleries to "beat the winter blues" in Boston.

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Wangechi Mutu Explores Womanhood at MassArt
As part of the 20th Anniversary of the Adderley Lecture series, MassArt presents Wangechi Mutu. As part of her lecture, Mutu will present slides of her work, and attendees will have a rare chance to hear the artist describe her inspirations as well as the historical contexts of her pieces.

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Boston Baker Oakleaf Faces Tough Challenge on ‘Duff Till Dawn’
MassArt alumna Amanda Oakleaf of Oakleaf Cakes Bake Shop in Boston will appear on the Food Network's new series "Duff Till Dawn."

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Fashion on Film
Sondra Grace, Chair of the Fashion Department, offered her take on Rag & Bone's new short film highlighting their Fall 2015 menswear collection for New York Fashion Week.

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Before Women's Lib, Opera Divas Weighed Down By Diamonds And Haute Couture
MassArt fashion historian Kathleen McDermott details the historical significance of the textiles and jewels worn by pre-20th century opera singers.

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Meet the Guys Who Got the Boston 2024 Movement Started
Corey Dinopoulos BFA '07 took on a senior project of designing the branding for a hypothetical 2020 Summer Games in Boston while at MassArt. He turned that project into the idea behind Boston 2024.

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ICA Announces 2015 Foster Prize Winners
SIM faculty member Sandrine Schaefer, Carlos Jimenez Cahua MFA '12 and Susan Metrican MFA '12 named James and Audrey Foster Prize Artists by The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston.

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Beautiful Bird Exhibit Spotted At Smithsonian
Photography Professor Barbara Bosworth's photographs featured in Smithsonian American Art Museum's "The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art."

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Fly Guy
As part of Color Fields the new exhibition at MassArt, L.A.-based Jon Knuth has created a series of paintings in collaboration with common houseflies.

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MassArt Hosts an Opening Reception for 'Color Fields'
Boston Art Commission director Karin Goodfellow and Wellington Management Company curator Karen Pfefferle celebrated MassArt's newest exhibition.

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January 2015



WGBH Hometown Challenge Feature
MassArt faculty Mitch Ryerson featured by WGBH Boston for their Hometown Challenge for his wooden structures in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Critics' Picks: Theater, Dance, Art
The Boston Globe deems the Color Fields exhibition "a splashy celebration of color."

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Artwork by Ekua Holmes '77 Featured in Google Doodle for MLK Day
On Monday, January 19, an illustration by Ekua Holmes' 77 Director and Community Coordinator of sparc! the Artmobile was the featured image on Google's US homepage. The collage honors Martin Luther King, Jr. and depicts him walking arm in arm with fellow activists in Selma, Ala.

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Color Fields Coming to MassArt’s Bakalar and Paine Galleries
MassArt's newest exhibition pays tribute to MassArt alum and professor Albert Munsell, inventor of the Munsell Color System.

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Boston's Olympic Flame First Fanned by Dracut Native
For his college thesis, MassArt alumnus Corey Dinopoulous created a visual study of what the look and feel of a Boston Olympics would be like.

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Carnegie Foundation Selects MassArt for 2015 Community Engagement Classification
Out of 240 U.S. colleges and universities, MassArt is one of five institutions with a specialized focus on the arts, medicine, or health professions to receive the prestigious 2015 Community Engagement Classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

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Malika Green Pushes the Boundaries of Footwear
Shoemaker Malika Green teaches a sold-out Continuing Education course and hosts a free lecture, "Crafting the Glass Slipper: The Art and Poetry of Shoes" on January 15, 2015.

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