Studio arts professor wins 2018 Minnesota Book Artist Award
Rasmussen shaped her book into an infinity symbol and fit it within a wooden case made by her grandfather. "I wanted [my grandparents] to find a way to continue their conversations from life into death," Rasmussen said. "I wanted to help them carry on this love that they have for one another." Photo courtesy of Erica Rasmussen

Studio arts professor wins 2018 Minnesota Book Artist Award

Erica Spitzer Rasmussen honored for ‘The Love Affair,’ a sculptural book of her grandparents’ letters.

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‘Alienation’ brings sci-fi to the stage
Image courtesy of Metro State Theater Department

‘Alienation’ brings sci-fi to the stage

You’re invited to a world of aluminum hats and hysteria. “Alienation,” a play conceived and directed by Professor Jonathan Beller, opens Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. The play will be staged at the Whitney Fine Arts Center at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC).

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Defying labels & making an imprint
Studio arts professor Amy Sands discusses depth and contrast in Yareli Ortiz Villarreal’s ballpoint pen drawing assignment in the Introduction to Drawing class during the summer semester. Students were asked to complete 2 pieces: a countour line drawing from a still life using graphite (bottom) and a perspective drawing using a ballpoint pen (top). All assignments were displayed on the wall of the fine arts studio as students took turns offering feedback to their classmates for the final project. Photo by Dominique Hlavac.

Defying labels & making an imprint

It all started with paper. “My father worked at a paper mill so he used to bring huge rolls of paper home and I used to draw grow­ing up. So I’ve always had a strong love of paper,” said Amy Sands, Metro State’s new asso­ciate pro­fes­sor of Stu­dio Arts.

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