This year was full of adventure and exploration. It was the first year that the MFA program at Columbus College of Art and Design had their first visiting artist, Sarah Mattes. Sarah brought an incredible amount of energy to the program and created a sense of community through her curated Call/Response exhibition, the Body / / Sonic dance workshop, and her exhibition with Maximiliano Ferro, Strange Inspiration.
The MFA program holds a variety of workshops throughout the school year, giving graduate students an opportunity to experiment in new materials and learn important skills that are needed in an artist’s professional practice. These workshops also provide experience in teaching to graduate students that instruct a workshop. In the past year, workshops were held that ranged in the topics of screen-printing, jewelry, digital photo printing, building painting supports, and gallery wall repair.
To see some highlights from the past school year, check out the slide show below. It’s been a incredible year and we’re already missing the graduating class but are grateful that we have been able to share these experiences with one another.