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SAIC alumna Lara Miller (BFA 2003) is “earning green while going green.”

May 31, 2012—NBC Chicago published an article by SAIC alumna Lara Miller (BFA 2003) on its Inc.Well blog May 19. Miller outlines practical tips on how a small business owner can “green up” in the item, “How to Earn Green While Going Green.”


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An SAIC mom recalls an orientation speech from 2008 for the Kansas City Star.

May 30, 2012Kansas City Star (circ. 200,365) contributor Nan McCarthy posted an article in praise of SAIC Chancellor Emeritus Tony Jones on May 15. McCarthy tells the tale of her son’s 2008 orientation at SAIC, and recalls Jones’s words, “the only reason to pursue art in college is when you can’t imagine yourself doing anything but art.” McCarthy’s son graduated at this year’s Commencement on May 13.


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Lisa Stone selected 109 works by 91 regional artists for the 72nd Rockford Midwestern Biennial coming to the Rockford Art Museum.

May 29, 2012—The Rock River Times reported May 16 on jury selections made by Lisa Stone, curator of SAIC’s Roger Brown Study Collection, for the 72nd Rockford Midwestern Biennial coming to the Rockford Art Museum. According to the article, Stone selected 109 works by 91 regional artists for the show, which runs through September 23. The exhibition includes new original artwork by artists residing in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.


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Kristina Januskaite-Sparks (MDes 2012), mediating the edge, Photo: Sean Lamoureux

May 26, 2012—The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s final graduate thesis exhibition of 2012, Tele Vision, will comprise work by emerging designers June 9–July 21 in the Sullivan Galleries, 33 South State Street. The exhibition also serves as the homecoming for whatnot—a popular traveling presentation of student design work that has already pleased audiences this spring in Milan and New York City—and takes place beside SAIC’s Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition. Visitor hours and more information are available at saic.edu/exhibitions and saic.edu/designshow2012. The opening reception is Monday, June 11, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

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Bo Rodda and members of his Manifest SPACE class at SAIC gather in front of the South Pole Telescope exhibit, which they produced as a class project. Photo by Jason Smith

May 25, 2012—On April 27 UChicagoNews reporter Steve Koppes featured the exhibit 100 Years of Exploration @ South Pole: From Survival to Science, produced by an SAIC studio class taught by AIADO Adjunct Professor Bo Rodda and presented by the University of Chicago’s Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics. The show traveled to the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. April 28–29 and continues on to the World Science Festival in New York City May 30–June 3. Newswise also covered the news on April 30, noting, “In a joint project, this spring the Art Institute also is offering a course titled ‘The Leading Edge of Astrophysics,’ taught by Kathryn Schaffer.”


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Refinery 29 posted information about the SAIC Fashion Design department’s sale on May 4. Photo courtesy of Sophia Khan

May 24, 2012—On May 1 contributor Shani Silver from local fashion blog Refinery 29 previewed this year’s SAIC runway sale, Show and Sell, held May 4 in the Sage Studios in Fashion Design. “We are huge supporters of all things Chicago fashion, and lucky for us, this city is home to SAIC—and its spectacular fashion design program,” writes Silver. The sale offered designs from SAIC’s recent spring fashion show as well as commission opportunities with students.


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SAIC alumna Angela Di Carlo wrote and starred in the play The Mad World of Miss Hathaway’s 6th episode at Wild Project in the East Village in New York.

May 23, 2012—The popular NYC news website Capital featured SAIC alumna Angela Di Carlo (1988–89) on May 4. Di Carlo has been enjoying success recently as the writer and heroine of the play The Mad World of Miss Hathaway at Wild Project in the East Village. According to reporter Jed Lipinski, Di Carlo also works a day job as a makeup artist: “she spent years doing makeup for Fischerspooner, having befriended Casey Spooner while both were at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.”


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SAIC student Danny Bertner’s G.I.A. Robot was covered by the Huffington Post, Engadget, and PC World.

May 22, 2012—The Huffington Post covered newly minted SAIC alumnus Danny Bertner (BFA 2012) and his latest robotic sculpture G.I.A. (Gestural Interactive Automation) on May 8. Engadget covered G.I.A.’s interactive predecessor, T.I.M., during the fall BFA exhibition last October, and also added more coverage this month, along with PC World on May 10.


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About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to nearly 3,200 students from across the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC's educational philosophy is built upon a multidisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC's resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances.

 

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