Summer Scholars

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Accomplished high school students are invited to dive into the creative arts. Connect with faculty and others like you in a hands-on learning experience!

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Session 1: July 6 - 18
  • Acting for the Stage and Screen: A Practical Approach
  • Beginning Design: Architecture and Interior Design
  • Virtual Technology to Solve Real-World Problems
Session 2: July 20 - Aug. 1
  • Miami Art Portfolio Studio: Creating a Compelling Portfolio for College Admission and a Career in Art
  • Video Gaming: 3-D Character Development

Application due: May 1, 2014

MFA Experience Design

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Augmented Reality Center Launch

This year, the Miami University MFA in Experience Design joins with Computer Science to launch a new Miami Augmented Reality Center (ARC). The Center, the brainchild of Dr. Bo Brinkman, works to advance augmented reality (AR) as a cultural practice. Embedded within Miami University, the ARC includes participation from the Master of Computer Science program (MCS),the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSE), the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Experience Design, the Department of Art, and the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies (AIMS). Beginning Fall of 2014, the ARC will be located inside the MFA Experience Design studio, to encourage ongoing collaborations between Experience Design students and Computer Science grad students. Helen Armstrong, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, is the Creative Director of ARC. 

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Hiestand Galleries Exhibitions

  • Nathaniel Foley, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sculpture

    Aviation-inspired sculpture by Nathaniel Foley

    Flight Of Obscurity
    March 31–April 8

    Reception for the Artist:
    Friday, April 4, 4:00-6:00p.m.

    Through my insatiable desire to make things with my hands and learn about the aviation industry, I delved deeper into processes of aircraft construction. By spending countless hours working on and talking about aircraft with my father, he passed on to me a strong passion for the field. With the deconstruction of aircraft forms, shapes, and details, my sculpture talks in an aviation language, as it is constructed of materials and assembled through processes used in the industry.

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  • Michael Seeley, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Painting

    Painting by Michael Seeley

    Within The Limits of Construction
    April 11- April 18

    Reception for the Artist:
    Friday, April 11, 4:30–6:30p.m.

    “Limits of Construction” is a term in the vocabulary of architectural documents to define the boundaries of a work site.  When I visit construction sites as an architect, I see compositions and textures in the incomplete work that are sometimes more intriguing than the end result.  As an artist, I see them as temporary and transitional scenes worth exploring.

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  • Steve Garst, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Printmaking

    Artwork by Steve Garst

    Retention and Erosion
    April 22-29, 2014

    Reception for the Artist:
    Friday, April 25, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

    There is gold hidden in the hills of our country. Over time, it washes into the valleys and streams of the world. Wherever the water gathers, it mixes with dirt, plants, pinecones, garbage, and everything else that falls downhill. As this slurry mixes, decomposes, and settles, it fits in an creates the beaches on which we set up camps and colonies. My work examines how we put ourselves both physically and mentally into the landscape and the tensions created by this relationship.

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  • BFA Graphic Design Exhibition

    Graphic Design students' capstones displayed in Hiestand Galleries

    May 7-16, 2014

    Friday, May 16, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

    This annual exhibition includes recent works by Senior Graphic Design majors from the Department of Art. Package, identity, web and logo design are included in this exhibition.

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Spring Lecture Series

  • Matthew Flegle

    Sculpture by Flegle

    Thursday, April 17,
    6:00 p.m., ART 100

    Flegle currently teaches sculpture at Columbus College of Art & Design and OSU. His work has been shown in Columbus, New York, San Francisco, and, most recently, in a solo
    exhibition at The Weston Gallery in Cincinnati.

  • Robert Siegel

    Bowl of oranges by Siegel

    Thursday, April 24,
    6:00 p.m., ART 100

    Robert Siegel Handmade™ Studio designs and produces beautiful ceramic objects for the home and table, crafted mainly in porcelain.

  • Tim Rietenbach

    Man and woman in boat rowing around imaginative animal sculptures

    Thursday, May 1,
    6:00 p.m., ART 100

    Tim is a sculpture artist and
    professor at Columbus College of
    Art and Design. He has received
    several artist grants including the
    COSI Public Arts Project Grant to
    install Gigantic, a 100-foot
    sculpture of a human skeleton in
    the Columbus science museum.

  • Celene Hawkins

    Celene Hawkins working on a table project

    Thursday, March 20,
    6:00 p.m., ART 100

    Celene is the proprietor of Hawkins
    & Hawkins Custom, a design and
    fabrication studio that creates
    public and private sculpture as well
    as functional sculpture.

  • Larry Collins

    Architectural rendering of Cultural Wall

    Thursday, April 3, 2014
    6:00 p.m., ART 100

    Larry Collins, associate professor of art at Miami, was commissioned to collaborate in designing the Long Street Bridge Cultural Wall in Columbus, Ohio