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CVA M A NSE Newsletter for friends of the College of Visual Arts

JANUARY 2011

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Message from the President design, while encouraging experimentation, creative development, and critical thinking. This priority is reflected in the strategic plan and drives decisions in the academic, administrative, financial, technology, and physical facilities realms. what will 2011 bring to cva? The past six years have been dynamic. Together we have built a strong and enduring institution. Today we have a clear mission that is driven by our new strategic plan adopted by the Board of Trustees in June of 2010. As a core value, cva recognizes its students’ needs are the highest priority and aspires to ensure that all students have a comprehensive educational foundation in the fields of art and

On the heels of our successful reaccreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, cva’s next milestone is accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (nasad). This is a specialized accrediting agency for colleges of art and design. Accreditation by nasad is a mark of excellence in art and design fields and creates the opportunity for membership in other prestigious national art and design organizations. These memberships will, in turn, give cva access

to regional and national recruiting opportunities. cva is currently engaged in its self-study, which involves reviewing and evaluating our curriculum, programs, and student services. The self-study is a comprehensive written document that will be presented to nasad and reviewed by an evaluation team. The team will be on campus in early April of 2011. This accreditation is an affirmation of the extraordinary commitment of the cva community in meeting our goals and aspirations. Thank you for believing in us. ann ledy President and Chief Academic Officer

MISSION OF THE COLLEGE The College of Visual Arts provides a collaborative environment that focuses on individual student development by fully integrating the study of the liberal arts and the visual arts. We cultivate a worldview that recognizes the value of art and design in promoting pride in place and responsible citizenship. www.cva.edu

january 20 Charles Matson Lume: Installations CVA Gallery Exhibition thru feb 5 Portals on Western thru may 27 CVA Gallery Reception 6:00–8:00 pm 22 Drawing Co–op thru apr 30 Western 404, Saturdays 1:00–3:30 pm 27 Gallery Talk with Charles Matson Lume CVA Gallery 6:00 pm february 17 bRANDs: The Early Years thru mar 12 CVA Gallery Reception 6:00–8:00 pm 24 bRANDs: The Early Years Gallery Talk CVA Gallery 6:00 pm march 2 Mayor’s Exhibition: Junior Spotlight thru nov 6 Saint Paul Mayor’s Office Reception 4:00–6:00 pm 25 Highlights: CVA Student Art & Design thru apr 2 CVA Gallery Reception 6:00–8:00 pm 31 Excellence in Scholarship Exhibition online mar 31 april 14 First Year Foundation Exhibition thru apr 23 16 CVA Gallery Reception 3:00–5:00 pm 28 Graduation Exhibition thru may 7 may 6 Commencement, Minnesota History Center 3:30 pm Graduation Exhibition CVA Gallery Reception 5:00–7:00 pm 9 Fourth District Art Competition thru may 10 CVA Gallery Reception 5:30 pm 12 MN State Visual Arts Exhibition thru may 21 21 CVA Gallery Reception 1:00–3:00 pm 26 Saint Paul Public Schools Honors Art Exhibition thru jun 4 CVA Gallery Reception 5:00–7:00 pm


Student Corner ACADEMIC LEADERS Ann Ledy President and Chief Academic Officer Chair, Interdisciplinary Design Studies John DuFresne Professor, Graphic Design Chair, Graphic Design Julie L’Enfant, PhD Professor, Art History Chair, Liberal Arts Valerie Jenkins Associate Professor, Drawing/Painting Chair, Fine Arts Jessika Madison-Kennedy Adjunct Instructor, Coordinator, Fashion Design John Marshall Associate Professor, Photography Chair, Photography Lynda Monick-Isenberg Professor, Foundation Drawing Chair, Foundation Studies James O’Brien Assistant Professor, Illustration Chair, Illustration Maria Santiago Professor, Printmaking Coordinator, Printmaking Christina Schmid, PhD Assistant Professor, Art History and English Composition Coordinator, Senior Thesis

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student events for fall 2010 at cva have been a hit for the student body. The Fall Welcome Picnic on the first Friday of the semester got off to an iffy start with cool temperatures and high winds. But the majority of the festivities were moved to the lower side garden and everyone had great fun! BBQ, piñatas, and bubbles made for a festive afternoon and were a great icebreaker for our new foundation students. early in october forty-five cva students visited the Aamodt Apple Farm in the Stillwater area. Another chilly and windy afternoon did not keep students from enjoying a great game of “apple smash” along with hayrides and outdoor fun. A few hours of fresh air was good for us all.

CVA students, alumni, and faculty at the 2010 AIGA Design Camp.

the 2010 halloween spooktacular was a great success. The Summit Building had its usual number of trick or treaters and many of its own goblins on Halloween night. Thanks to the Student Council decorating committee, the house really looked spectacular. The party was great fun with music and food and scary figures lurking.

president ledy also hosted four teas with different groups of students. These delightful teas have become a new tradition at the college. Great conversations and a chance for students to hear from one another make these events really meaningful. Additional teas are being planned for the spring.

students from the four foundation sections had lunch with President Ledy during the fall semester.

Photo by Kolean Pitner

The lunches provided great opportunities for the president and the students to get to know each other a little better. President Ledy plans to check in again with the sections this spring to see how things are going.

this year’s foundation students are pursuing bowling with a vengeance, keeping cva’s bowling club alive. The Illustration Club has a

new angle and is meeting regularly – all majors are welcome. The Triathlon Club has opportunities for some indoor meets coming soon and cva’s aiga chapter is stronger than ever. mail art works by Cara Fazio, Emily Lutes, Kayla Halberg, Nicole Youngquist, Jake Ramberg, Joel Hedstrom, and Lauryn Buda were included in The Medium Without a Message exhibition held at the Red Gate Gallery in London last summer. Their pieces were the culmination of a project they worked on as seniors in the spring of 2010. The exhibition included 700 new pieces of mail art to view and to purchase. The items in the show were an amazing collection of envelopes

and boxes decorated by illustrators and artists from around the world and every piece of art was sent through the postal system, exposed and on view as regular mail. A book is being printed featuring some of the artwork from the exhibition. madeline crew was one of twentyseven photographers featured in Hooked on Photography at the Icebox Gallery in Minneapolis. Works in the exhibition included landscapes, portraits, cityscapes, manipulations and conceptual images. jamie larson, a cva graphic design junior, was recently elected to the AIGA Minnesota Board of Directors as Student Representative.


NEW ADDITIONS Please welcome the following new faculty and staff. Francesca Buchko Concept Art & Character Design Nancy Carlson Children Book/Graphic Novel CVA Students during a packaging workshop at the 2010 AIGA Design Camp.

First year Foundation students are building 3D structures for a class

Photo by Kolean Pitner

assignment.

His job is to provide a voice for aiga student members by being a liaison between the Board and the Student Groups to ensure that student-related information and programming addresses the needs of aiga student members. Larson will sit on the Education Committee and work closely with the CoDirectors of Education and the Membership Director on student related initiatives. Prior to his election to the board, he was the CoPresident of the CVA AIGA Student Group where he honed his leadership skills. He will begin his official duties in January 2011. peer mentors 2010-11 Sam Anderson Krista Braam Jessica Flaherty Hannah Frick Adam Fuchs Jack Harrison Emma Kullberg Christa Meyer Brandon Regner Rachel Claire Smith

Sarah Glatzel Registrar’s Assistant

Andy Weaver Vanesa Windschitl

Bruce Hinrichs General Psychology

student council 2010-11Hannah Frick, President Emma Kullberg, Vice President Angela Faye Owens, Secretary Derek Bressler, Treasurer Sam Basques, Activities Chair representatives by major Fashion: Emily Hertle, Nicole Larson, and Shelby Spreck Fine Arts: Nate Besser and Shark Meyers Graphic Design: Jamie Larson and Stephan Peters Illustration: Sam Basques and Wilhelm Potgeiter Photography: Amanda Martinson and Geoff Thomas foundation representatives Will Cummings, Sean Guidera, Maddie Harr, Carrie Haskin, Jake Manitz, Antonio Mendez, Brie Rinkel, Katie Santoro, and Marina Sharp

John Finkler Studio Arts Web Design

Ted Johnson Consultant and CFO Kristina Mooney Internship Coordinator Desiree Olson Introduction to Photography Susan Robinson Assistant to the President Dan Jurgens, illustrator and writer for DC Comics, talks to History of Illustration students. Photo by Kolean Pitner

DJ (Deborah) Vail Marketing and Website Coordinator

SUMMER & FALL GRADUATES The following students finished their coursework this year. Congratulations to: Lauryn Buda Margaret Couture Michelle Fuller Melissa Hayes Benjamin John Taylor Jones Kristin Krantz Genevieve Mariani Nicole Youngquist

Stacy Nesbit and her mother at the CVA Student & Family Brunch. Photo by Bill Kelley

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Proud @ CVA CVA BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2010-11 Officers James Rubenstein Chair Attorney, Moss & Barnett Andrea Specht Vice-Chair Executive Director, Bloomington Theatre & Art Center   Stephen P. Patrick Secretary/Treasurer President and CEO, BWBR Architects, Inc. Trustees Leslie Altman Attorney, Littler Mendelson Judith Beck Community Member Jamey Erickson Owner & Creative Director, Sevnthsin Gretchen Koehn President, ExecTeam, LLC Douglas Powell Principal, Schwartz Powell Kit Richardson Principal, Schafer Richardson Jean Vukas Roberts Vice President of Development, The Saint Paul Foundation Faculty Representative James O’Brien Chair of Illustration Department, College of Visual Arts

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allen brewer ’97 & faculty was one of ten artists from around the world included in Location - Volume 3. The release and exhibition of the newest volume of Location Books was held at the Burnet Gallery in Minneapolis. amy di gennaro faculty was featured in You and Yours: Images of Family at the Tweed Museum in Duluth. andy du cett faculty had work in Painting Zombies at the Katherine Nash Gallery, and was featured in Drawing Inspiration: The Visual Artist at Work by Mike Fleishman. He was also featured on MN Originals last summer on tpt, as well as appearing on the pbs blog, for his involvement in the inaugural season of Springboard for the Arts and MN Artists Community Supported Art program. valerie frank faculty has work on display at Art at 801 in Minneapolis through February 2011. warren hanson ’73 was featured in a Houston Chronicle article regarding the release of his three new books Today’s Special: Yes, It Is, The Next Place, and The Sea of Sleep. david jang ’99 was included in Gallerie Rheeway’s first invitational exhibition,

Zest for Art, in Los Angeles. He also had a solo exhibition, Urban Escalate, at Gallery 825 in Los Angeles in the fall. barbara kreft faculty was one of three artists in the exhibition On the Cusp at the Form + Content Gallery in Minneapolis. jessika madisonkennedy faculty had her Dadadress clothing line featured in a StarTribune and a St. Paul Pioneer Press article about the opening of Allee Metro Chic store. ben levitz ’98 was featured on Gestalten.TV’s online video Studio on Fire: Deeply Impressed, about his letterpress printing studio in Minneapolis. dana malby alum ’09 has been getting some attention as Twin Cities Brightest (tcb) for his new light art photography. tcb was featured in Belio #31, a new magazine from Spain. Malby was also on the cover and the subject of a feature story in Stillwater Living magazine.  patrick maun faculty had his poster You Hear Me Now? the focus of an article in the Utne Reader titled “The Politically Potent Medium of the Poster” by David Doody. The piece was created for the latest Poster Offensive.

michelle mccreery faculty had work included in the Photography Biennial 7: PHONE PHOTOS Hang Up and Shoot! at the Concordia University Gallery. She also participated on Wet Paint’s R&F Pigment Stick Panel, along with Joyce Lyon and Richard Frumess, president and founder of R&F Handmade Paints. The panel was held at Macalester College in October. lynda monickisenberg faculty participated in a drawing exhibition SketchWork at Form+Content Gallery in Minneapolis. The show was curated by Chris Atkins of MAEP. barbra nei faculty had work included in the Photography Biennial 7: PHONE PHOTOS Hang Up and Shoot! at the Concordia University Gallery. She also has been named a fellow for this year’s Creative Community Leadership Institute, a program of Intermedia Arts with funding from the Bush Foundation. jeff rathermel faculty has been named Executive Director of the Minnesota Center for Books Arts christina schmid faculty had written an essay titled Painting Experience/ Painting Perception in

conjunction with the exhibition Movement– Process–Reflection by Jil Evans and Margaret Wall-Romana at the Olson Gallery at Bethel University and moderated a talk with the two artists. She had been invited to write a review of A Theory of Values, a Minnesota Biennial at the Soap Factory, curated by Scott Stulen and Kris Douglas, for ARTPULSE magazine. She will be on a panel about a research project on public art and community in St. Paul at the College Art Association’s annual conference in February. aki shibata ’07 was part of the performance art group Don’t you feel it too?, an offshoot of the art studio Grace MN. Members of the group danced down the Nicollet Mall to promote self-expression in public places. michael slagle ’00 was one of five artists in The Force of Color, a group exhibition at the Andre Zarre Gallery in New York City from November 30 - January 22, 2010. steve stenzel ’03 & faculty received a Minnesota Festival Support Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to print, mat, and frame nearly 40 photos for a solo show that coincided with Kernels Days in Wells, mn.


Campus News FALL 2010 PRESIDENT’S LIST Congratulations to the following students who earned a 3.50 GPA for the spring semester and carried at least 15 credit hours.

Tim Larsen and CVA’s first-ever named facility – The Larsen Digital media Lab. Photo by Bill Kelley

cva announces larsen digital media lab In conjunction with the conclusion of Larsen Design President Tim Larsen’s three-year term as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the College of Visual Arts, the school has named one of its facilities — for the first time ever — in honor of Larsen. The Larsen Digital Media Lab is a result of his dedication to the success of the school through his board roles (including years as a trustee) as well as generous donations of funding and in-kind services by his company since 1999. CVA Chair of Design John DuFresne says: “It’s exciting to have our first-ever named facility recognize Tim!” The plaque at the media lab states: Dedicated on October 14, 2010 in honor of Tim Larsen, distinguished graphic designer and friend of the College of Visual Arts. Tim Larsen acknowledges the Larsen Design staff as co-recipients of this honor — crediting his

colleagues for sharing their time and talent to teach and mentor cva students and establish the CVA Leaders of Design Series, and their creativity to earn the college numerous awards for their design of cva’s current viewbook and website. new coordinator for ids fashion design announced Jessika MadisonKennedy has been named the coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Design Studies (IDS) Fashion Design program. She also is an instructor in the program, teaching the senior year classes. She has a BS degree from the University of Minnesota and a postgraduate certificate from the London College of Fashion. Madison-Kennedy has her own fashion company, Dadadress. She creates her designs in her Saint Paul studio and has items manufactured locally. She has an online business with an international clientele but she now has a local presence at the new Saint

Paul boutique, Allee Metro Chic. Her philosophy is to blend innovative design concepts with classic modernism and clean lines, combined to create a style that is both offbeat and sophisticated. The result is an aesthetic that is undeniably contemporary and instantly recognizable as a Dadadress creation. Dadadress originated in the 1990s, originally inspired by classic mid20th century art and design with a mission to reinvigorate a lost aesthetic that could only be found in high-market vintage items. wireless network on campus Last summer, cva initiated a network upgrade to increase bandwidth and add Internet services in all buildings. The project included wireless Internet networks over bonded DSL at three campus locations: the CVA Library, Western Building and Grotto Studios. Wireless access is now available to all

cva faculty, students, staff at those locations, and the network is set up to work with newer as well as older computers. In addition to the new wireless network, the library had a hardware upgrade to seven new iMacs with faster processors (3.6GHz) and wider screens (27 inches) for student use. ventilation upgrades CVA received a Saint Paul Cultural Star Grant and an F.R. Bigelow Foundation grant to upgrade the ventilation in the Summit Building. In rooms 302 and 304 a Mitsubishi electric cooling and heating system has been installed. It is a ductless system to keep the historic part of the building intact and each unit can be controlled individually. The print classroom (B1), the lab (B4), the letterpress room, and the darkroom also received new ventilation systems. These units preheat and filter the outside air before it enters the rooms. These units are very efficient and have thermostats and timers.

Michael Arney Todd Balthazor Megan Bergen Maia Bersenadze Alexandria Cochran Tyler Dahl Anne Donegan S’tayarr Ereth Laura Falkenberg Stephanie Frey Adam Fuchs Chloe Goodman Kyrie Kotlowski David Kvam William Lindau Hannah Love Chandra Lydeen Ashley Masog Katherine McDonough Katie McMurray Angie Meyer David Miller Jennifer Moran Bernadette Mueller Jaclyn Nelson Stacy Nesbitt Angela Niemi Julia Ohmann Lindsay Paczkowski Marie Pasch Stephan Peters Danielle Reese Kellie Schneider Kathryn Sellner Tara Shaffer Elizabeth Stahlke Jennifer Stice Michelle Stolz See Vang Andrew Weaver Carly Wright

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Gallery News PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE Fashion Susan Bradley Anne Cramer Judith Kinghorn Anna Lee Susan Metzger Margaret Miller Fine Art Christopher Atkins Harriet Bart Pricilla Chester C. Fuller Cowles Kris Douglas Jil Evans Sally Johnson Vesna Kittelson Stuart Nielsen Tim Peterson Jeff Rathermel Scott Stulen Graphic Design Ruth Balbach Bruce Bourne Jeff Johnson Jane Tilka Andrew Voss Sharon Werner Nick Zdon Photography Tom Arnt David Little Bob McNamara Paul Shambroom Leslie Hammons Illustration Shannon Brady Stephanie Glaros Steve Harmon DC Ice Barbara Koster Renae Lefebvre Lindsay Nohl Carmen Roselles JoAnn Schuna Ellen Thomson

Alyssa Baguss Barbara Cox Amy Frimpong Daniel Gabriel continued on page 7

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Charles Matson Lume: Installations (cva gallery) january 20 – february 5 (portals on western) january 20 – may 27 This tandem exhibition will feature two installations in two very different spaces. Charles Matson Lume’s installations will work with light and everyday reflective materials, while playing on the idea of public and private installation spaces. Lume has been exhibited all over the country and in galleries in Ireland and Norway. He teaches art at University of WisconsinStout and was a 2002-03 Jerome Foundation Fellow. bRANDS: the early years february 17 – march 12 Legendary American graphic designer Paul Rand rocked the advertising world with his inventive marketing savvy at the William Weintraub Agency (1941-1955). This exhibition features trademarks, charactermarks, print advertising, P.O.P, packaging, and signage from eighteen of Rand’s brands, including Coronet Brandy, Disney Hats, El Producto Cigars, Kaiser Frazier Automobiles, and Maidenform Bras. Curated by Michael Skjei and Kolean Pitner. Highlights: CVA Student Art & Design march 25 – april 2 Art and design work is

featured in this special exhibition, showing the range and breadth of the cva curriculum. Excellence in Scholarship Exhibition (online) march 31 CVA recognizes its top students each year in the virtual, online web exhibition. Students who meet the academic criteria are invited to participate. All exhibition participants are awarded a scholarship for the following year. First Year Foundation Exhibition april 14 – 23 This first-year student exhibition highlights CVA’s curriculum and gives students an opportunity to participate in their first formal exhibition within the gallery. Graduation Exhibition april 28 – may 7 Each student’s education culminates with senior thesis work that includes the development of a mature body of studio work for exhibition. All graduating seniors participate in this celebration. Pivot: Hatchlings AIGA Minnesota and cva partnered in hosting Pivot: Hatchlings, a student event that encourages intercollegiate camaraderie among the AIGA student groups in the upper Midwest. The Pivot Series is an

Joel Templin, co-founder of Hatch Design, during the Leaders of Design Lecture. Photo by John Marshall

opportunity for AIGA student groups to develop programming for their fellow AIGA Minnesota student members. The CVA AIGA student group took advantage of the Leaders of Design exhibit opening and invited design and illustration students to a special oneon-one exhibit tour of the Hatch Design exhibit prior to the official opening in the CVA Gallery. Fifty-eight students from schools throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin came to hear Joel Templin give a personal tour of the exhibit and talk about his work. There was a lively question and answer

session afterwards where students learned about the details of Templin’s design process. Afterward, students stayed for the official exhibit opening and mingled with fellow design students. Lindsey Bock, AIGA Student Representative, said the CVA Pivot event was one of the best organized, most interesting, and well attended student events she has attended. Special thanks to CVA Student Group leaders Jamie Larson and Stephan Peters, their advisors John DuFresne and James O’Brien, and Kolean Pitner, CVA adjunct instructor and AIGA Co-Director of Education.


Lifelong Learning 2011 winter/spring lifelong learning tech re-tooling 2.0 series February 5, 12, 19, 26 Sharpen the tools in your tech toolbox even more with the sequel to our fall 2010 Tech Re-tooling Series. These intermediate-level classes are designed for you to learn about Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, or develop your own website. Classes can be taken either individually or as a group, depending on your needs. final cut pro for beginners february 5, 12, 19, 26 This hands-on course will teach you to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the Final Cut Pro program. Discover video editing techniques and work your way up to

Final Cut Pro’s more advanced features. artwork documentation for artists march 5 This one-day workshop provides you with techniques to digitally document your artwork. Photograph your work in the morning and train in basic photo-correcting techniques in the afternoon. At the end of the day, you will have a digital inventory of artwork on a portable disk that you can use for your professional portfolio. Open Figure Drawing Co-op Saturdays, beginning January 22 through April 30 CVA’s popular figure drawing co-op starts

up again in January. The co-op is an opportunity for artists of all levels to enhance their figure drawing skills. The format is two and a half hours long, non-instructional, with a faculty member moderating pose length. No registration required. Please note there is no session on March 19. art lecture series february 13, 20, 27, march 6 CVA presents its fourth annual spring lecture series. Our lineup of four distinguished presenters include Weiming Lu, an accomplished lecturer in Chinese calligraphy, David Little, curator and head of the Department of Photographs at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Lisa Michaux, art historian and independent curator, and

Brian Szott, curator at the Minnesota Historical Society. The lectures will be held on February 13, 20, 27 and March 6, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. summit hill trolley tour april 30 Writer and historian Larry Millett will lead a trolley tour of St. Paul’s Cathedral Hill neighborhood. Enjoy the comfort of a replica trolley and learn more about the history and architecture of this historic area. Millett is the distinguished author of many books including the popular series of aia guides to the Twin Cities. Course details and registration for all Lifelong Learning programs can be found online at www.cva.edu/ community/.

PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE continued from page 6 Teaching Artist Susan Rotilie Jan Spencer de Gutierrez Joanne Toft Jenea Rewertz-Targui Education Partners DeAnna Cummings Elizabeth Flinsch Julie Gordon Dalgleish Ashley Hanson Susan Jacobsen Christina McCoy Margaret Miller Sarah Schultz Laura Zabel

CONTACT INFORMATION MANSE is a newsletter published two times a year by the College of Visual Arts. Submission of information for future issues can be sent to kheuer@cva.edu. Editor Kathy Heuer Designer John DuFresne

Alumni News alumni exhibition postponed The alumni exhibition planned for January 2011 has been postponed and a future date has not been set. The CVA Gallery Committee is considering a new alumni exhibition program and will make an announcement this fall. Stay tuned for more information. alumni in poster offensive 5 Six cva alumni were among the 57

contributing artists in the Poster Offensive 5 exhibition on October 29, 2010 in Minneapolis. Jamey Erickson ‘04, Nick Zdon ‘04, Aaron Purmont ‘03, Ben Levitz ‘98, Jesse Ross ‘03 and Kelly Munson ‘01 had works included in the exhibition, which was organized and curated by Peet Fetch ‘05. alumni take flight Jamey Erickson ‘04 and Jesse Ross ‘03, both “selfadmitted nerds,” were featured in an article

on Ars Technica, the news and information website. Their project Yavin IV entailed launching a weather balloon equipped with a playmate cooler, an iphone, a Droid Eris, a Garmin gps unit, and a flip video camera in order to capture images of space. Their test launch was in September with the balloon reaching an approximate altitude of 95,000 to 105,000 feet. They hope to use another balloon launch as an

educational opportunity for local area high school students.

Contributors Lois Caneday Jean Curtis-Neitz John DuFresne Kathy Heuer Bill Kelley Ann Ledy Shawn Leko Jessika Madison-Kennedy Demeri Mullikin Elyan Paz Kolean Pitner Barb Szurek Anne White

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Admissions News teen design fair at cooper hewitt national design museum CVA Admissions is in the fourth year of attending the Cooper Hewitt Teen Design Fair. During this event, New York City teens are invited to learn about careers from over fifty-one designers, including Stephen Doyle and Cynthia Rowley. The

event took place during National Design Week, October 11, 2010, and cva was one of nineteen colleges invited to participate. The keynote speaker was Tim Gunn, co-host of Lifetime TV’s Project Runway and the author of Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style. Admissions Director, Elyan Paz, was able to meet Gunn and he had

great things to say about cva President, Ann Ledy. He shared with Paz, “You are very lucky to have her!” Gunn and President Ledy are former colleagues at Parsons The New School of Design. 2011 spring admissions events Creating a Digital Portfolio, Saturday, February 19 Essay Writing for the Visual Arts Student, Saturday, February 26 Winter Preview Day, Monday, February 21 Spring Drawing Workshop, Saturday, March 26 Spring Visit Day, Saturday, April 16 Summer Open House, Friday, June 24 Please contact the Admissions Office if you know anyone interested in learning more about the college, the admissions process, and on-campus events. admissions@cva.edu

CVA students, faculty, and staff enjoyed the annual Welcome Back Picnic in the newly rejuvenated lower garden.

First year Foundation students and their peer mentors celebrating their award after the 3D Challenge during fall 2010 Orientation.

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