A reminder that proposals for the Sixth Annual International Illustration Research Symposium are due on the 1st June! Don't miss out on the conversation: we need your voice, 6-7 November 2015 at Rhode Island School of Design.
MFA alumnus D.G. Smith (Class of 2015) is participating in the first “Your Art Supplies Exhibition,” sponsored by Jerry’s Artarama of Connecticut. The gallery show features nine artists from Connecticut, focusing on their unique styles, methods, and different use of media available to artists at Jerry’s Artarama. Smith has six works featured in the show: two illustrations completed as part of his MFA thesis course work at the University of Hartford and three new illustrated portraits of Hartford historical celebrity, Mark Twain, to celebrate the regional focus of the gallery exhibit.
The show opening is May 9th, from 6 – 9 pm, at The Hartford ArtSpace, 555 Asylum Ave, Hartford CT. The show runs from May 9th to May 30th. More information, including bios of each artist, is available at www.yourartsupplies.com/exhibition.
Tyler's TALL Tales 'Chasing The Moon' (https://www.facebook.com/tylersTALLtales), written by Ashley Richer and illustrated by MFA alumnus Ryan Maguire, have been invited to do a reading and activity aboard Rhode Island's own tall ship The Oliver Hazard Perry (http://www.ohpri.org) during the Volvo Ocean Race (http://www.volvooceanracenewport.com/en/home.html)stop in #Newport RI! This is anticipated to be the biggest event to ever come to Rhode Island!
An illustrated infographic activity will be available during tours of the Oliver Hazard Perry!
> Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
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David M. Brinley, Class of 2010
The latest issue of Rolling Stone (#1206 April 10, 2014) hit the newsstands March 28th and contains David Brinley’s illustration for the "Rural America's Heroin Epidemic" cover story. It was a unique opportunity/collaboration for the final spread with Art Director Mark Maltais. From David’s painting, a label was created, which was then printed out and wrapped on a syrup can to be photographed for the spread by Fredrik Broden.
Check out David Brinley on Facebook: facebook.com/davidmbrinley
The article/images also caused quite a stir locally in Vermont follow this link to see more.
You can also see the entire article with images online here, courtesy of Rolling Stone Magazine
Dave Brinley's Rolling Stone 'New Face of Heroin' piece was also recently selected for the upcoming Society of Illustrators 57 Annual, Communication Arts Photography 56 annual and the American Illustration 34 book, all coming out this fall!
MFA Alumnus Q. Cassetti (Class of 2009) had a set of 5 images selected in the winner category for Creative Quarterly 39. The images come from her 2014 Kawaii Christmas Advent Calendar, a very personal holiday project which was recognized publicly by the judges and Charles Hively at Creative Quarterly.
See her announcement and all the winning photos on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cassetti/posts/10206874771814294?pnref=story