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Inaugural Graduates of MFA Applied Craft and Design Program Present Practicum Work

Release date: 05/06/11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2011

CONTACT:
Leslie Miller, External Relations Specialist
Pacific Northwest College of Art
lmiller@pnca.edu

Jody Creasman, Director of Communications
Oregon College of Art and Craft + Pacific Northwest College of Art
jcreasman@ocac.edu

Inaugural Graduates of MFA Applied Craft and Design Program Present Practicum Work

Make Way: MFA Graduate Practicum Exhibition
May 23 – June 17, 2011
Open daily 12:00-6:00pm

Opening Reception
Friday, May 20, 2011 5:00-9:00 pm
921 SW Morrison, corner of SW 10th Ave
Galleria Building

PORTLAND, OR – May 6, 2011 – The inaugural class of the collaborative MFA Applied Craft and Design Program is pleased to present Make Way, a graduate exhibition marking the culmination of two years of hands-on designing and making. The exhibition features students’ practicum projects that explore the convergence of art, craft and design practices.

Make Way features work by MFA candidates Laura Allcorn, David Boekelheide, Christina Conant, Rachel Cox, Anne Crumpacker, Ali Gradischer, Evan Holt, Mo Morales, Selja Ojanne, Julie Pointer, Jason Lee Starin, Leslie Vigeant and Matt Williams.

About MFA Applied Craft and Design Program
Connecting design thinking to design doing, Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art have collaborated to create a unique MFA Program grounded in hands-on making, entrepreneurial strategies, and social and environmental engagement. Combining a mentor-based approach with an exceptional visiting artists program, students work one-on-one with nationally and internationally recognized designers, makers, and scholars in a self-directed curriculum that challenges them to bring to life the full strength of their ideas and skills. For more information, visit http://ocac.edu/acd or http://acd.pnca.edu/

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