Wednesday
Aug132014

Do You Collect Stamps? We Collect Stamp-Designers.

Head to your local post office today, and buy the newly issued Janis Joplin stamp designed by our very beloved faculty member, Daniel Pelavin! The Hatford MFA program enjoys the company of many stamp-designers, actually! Alumnus Ron Spears, Class of 2009, recently designed the Nevada State Stamp, available now. Our wonderful Q Cassetti, also Class of 2009, did the Love stamp this year. Plus, another beloved faculty member, Nancy Stahl has, many stamps to her credit. Collect them all!  

 

Wednesday
Aug062014

Contact Period Hartford (2014) Photos

Photos of our students during the recent two week intensive contact period in Hartford, CT have been posted under the 'PROJECTS + PICTURES' tab. There are so many photos of our students' learning experience that the gallery takes up a full two pages.

To view the photos, which include depictions of student lectures, classroom demonstrations, and hanging of the senior thesis exhibition, you can go to the 'PROJECTS + PICTURES' tab at the top of your page, or follow this link.

Photos taken by Ronni Mitten.

Wednesday
Jul302014

New Testimonials Page

Here at the Low Residency MFA in Illustration program, we are working hard to make our blog 'Squint' more useful to our students and general audience with more frequent updates, and information that is easy to navigate. The latest improvement to the site is the new Testimonials page where you can find all of our (very successful) alumni's experiences and praise collected in one easy-to-read place. Browse our alumni and ascociates' testimonials  here, now!

Tuesday
Jul222014

New Agent for Lori

Hartford MFA alumni Lori Ann Levy-Holm (class of 2009) has recently signed with literary agent, Jodell Sadler, of Sadler Children's Literary!

In this blog post, Sadler interviews Lori about her work and career:

How I Got My Agent

You can see more of Lori's work on her website:

http://www.levyholm.com/

Thursday
Jul102014

"Jimmy Loves Juice"

Thesis project of MFA student David Yee (Class of 2014), an animated short film called "Jimmy Loves Juice," has several upcoming screenings on the film festival circuit, listed below. You can also find more information on the project here: http://jimmylovesjuice.blogspot.com/



Costa Rica International Film Festival
July 23 - July 27 2014
El Sano Banano Village Hotel & Amor De Mar Hotel
Montezuma, Costa Rica
http://costaricafilmfestival.org/home.html

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival 
Best of Animation: Friday, July 18th 10:55pm  
The Roxie Theatre
3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103
http://www.frozenfilmfestival.com/ 

13th Annual Asian Film Festival of Dallas
July 10 - July 17 2014
Angelika Film Center of Dallas
5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230
Dallas, TX 75206
http://www.asianfilmdallas.com

 

Thursday
Jul102014

Illustrating Our Landmarks 2014

MFA Alumni Anthony Calandra (Class of 2013) is participating in a show hanging right now at the Society of Illustrators titled 'Illustrating Our Landmarks'. Anthony has 3 oil pastel paintings hanging in the show which is curated by HAS alum Leslie Cober Gentry. The show also includes work from several HAS faculty including Murray Tinkelman, Chris Spollen, Daniel Pelavin, & Ted & Betsy Lewin. 
You can read more about 'Illustrating Our Landmarks' here, though the Anthony's landmark was St Patricks Cathedral, not St John the Divine as noted in the article. 
Thursday
Jul032014

"Scuffy- A Scarecrow's Tale" Accepted by 3x3

Alumni Greg Newbold (class of 2009) has had a series of illustrations created during his time with the Hartford MFA program accepted into this year's 3x3 Illustration Picture Book Annual. Though the personal project does not yet have a publisher, this admission is some well-deserved and prestigeous recognition for the work. The graphic design for this picture book was done by fellow Hartford MFA graduate Val Paul Taylor (class of 2010).

Find out more about "Scuffy- A Scarecrow's Tale" on Greg's blog.