Two For Tuesday: Zina Saunders' Editorial Animations for Mother Jones

In last week's editorial animation for Mother Jones by faculty Zina Saunders, Rick Perry pledges allegiance to his own special version of America. This week Zina creates a spin on the old Rock 'Em Sock 'Em commercial as Karl Rove and Charles Koch play with their very own Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Republican Robot candidates.


Faculty Lisa Cyr's artistsnetwork Online Seminar: September 27, 1pm EST

Don't miss faculty Lisa Cyr's free online art event, Inspirational Approaches for Mixed Media Art, on September 27 at 1pm EST, hosted by the artistsnetwork.

Lisa will demonstrate mixed-media techniques featured in her book Experimental Painting, such as: Texturing the Working Ground, Employing Ink Transfers, Monoprinting, and much more. She will also address topics on creative exploration and developing personal content. There will be a Q & A session following the presentation.

All registrants will receive a free recording of the event and an opportunity to order Lisa's books Experimental Painting and Art Revolution at a discount. Space is limited, so register now!


When Pigs Fly by Josh Brunet (Class of 2011)

When Pigs Fly, the story of a little pig who is able to do big things with the help of his friends, is fictional, but the moral is real. Josh Brunet (Class of 2011) started creating this children's book ten years ago, and with the help of his friends the book has gone from a dream to a reality. Buy the book now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and don't forget to leave some positive feedback to help spread the word! 

Congratulations, Josh, on your first published children's book!


Inga Poslitur (Class of 2012) Exhibits at Salmagundi Club

Stop by the Salmagundi Club on September 18 from 12-5pm for the opening reception of the Audubon Artists 69th Annual Exhibition. Inga Poslitur's (Class of 2012) piece "Shells and Glass Lamp" will be on exhibit there from September 12-30.

Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue (between 12th and 11th Streets), New York City


Murray Tinkelman Lectures at New Hampshire Institute of Art in September

New Hampshire Institute of Art students and faculty will have the privilege of hosting HAS MFA in Illustration Director Murray Tinkelman in September for a two-part lecture series on the History of American Illustration.

The first lecture, on Monday, September 12th at 6:30pm, will cover the period from 1900-1950. The second lecture, on Tuesday, September 13th from 11:30am-1pm, will span the decades 1950-1990. Both lectures will take place in the French Building Auditorium at 148 Concord Street in Manchester, New Hampshire. Details here.


The Washington Post Publishes Eight Portraits by David Brinley (Class of 2010)

David Brinley (Class of 2010) was commissioned a few weeks ago to conceive and paint nine editorial portraits (eight of which ran) for The Washington Post's Sunday Outlook section. The portraits, of some of history's most influential people that don't live up to their namesakes, were published over a full two-page color spread in the September 4th edition of the paper. See all eight portraits and their accompanying articles here, and see them in context of the printed page here and here.


Eric Wieringa (Class of 2011) Launches Website



Eric Wieringa (Class of 2011) has been busy since graduating this past July. Visit his freshly launched website to page through his up-to-date portfolio, browse the store, and spend a minute or two reading through his most recent blog entry, an introspective tribute to Hartford's MFA program.