Thank you to everyone that made PechaKucha a success! CVA Action would like to thank presenters Pascal Staub, DC Ice, Abby Haddican, Joseph Kuefler, Marc Stephens (speaking about Aaron Purmort’s work), Jehra Patrick, Ben Levitz, and Jamey Erickson. We also would like to thank Val Jenkins and Rosalux Gallery.
What is a PechaKucha you ask?
PechaKucha is a simple presentation format of a set of 20 slide show images, each image advances automatically every 20 seconds as the presenter shares their work. We are thrilled to have 8 artists and designers who attended the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN share a snapshot of their work since their CVA days!
Announcing our PechaKucha presenters: DC Ice, Jamey Erickson, Abby Haddican, Joseph Kuefler, Ben Levitz, Jehra Patrick, Pascal Staub and the late Aaron Purmot, whose work will be presented by his colleague Marc Stephens.
Join us at Rosalux Gallery on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Presentations will begin at 7:45 sharp. Come mingle, buy some dinner at La Plancha food truck, enjoy beer from a local brewery and connect with the artists, designers and friends of CVA!
Also showing at Rosalux is Sticky Ridges and Other Perils of Silent Senses featuring the paintings of Laura Stack and paintings/drawings of Val Jenkins.
1400 Van Buren Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
7:00 to 10:00 pm, presentations begin at 7:45
A huge thank you goes out to everyone that made the Reverberations show a success! We couldn’t have done it without the support from Form+Content Gallery, Traffic Zone Gallery, the CVA alumni, and former faculty and staff.
photos by Steve Stenzel
Reminder to join us for the opening reception of Reverberations on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm with ongoing performance of Dear One by artist Aki Shibata. Reverberations is a juried exhibition featuring the work of 44 artists who attended the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN.
Thank you to Reverberations juror, Kristin Makholm, who is the Executive Director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art, is a respected curator, art historian and teacher. She has held curatorial positions at The Saint Louis Art Museum and Milwaukee Art Museum. While teaching art history and running the gallery at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Kristin led two prominent regional arts fellowship programs; the McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists and the Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Form + Content Gallery
Whitney Square Building
210 North 2nd Street, Suite 104
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Traffic Zone Gallery
250 3rd Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Join us October 15th for the Concordia Leaders of Design lecture series and the Tokyo Type Directors Club gallery opening.
Fall is in full swing! The leaves are colorful, the temperature is dropping, and you’re looking for fun things to do outside of your house. We suggest meeting up with some former CVA folks at the opening reception for the Tokyo Type Directors Club on Oct. 15th!
The night will start off right with the Concordia Leaders of Design lecture series at 6:00pm, which includes Jon Forss and Ryan Hageman and is immediately followed by the Tokyo Type Directors Club gallery opening reception at 7:30.
Find out more and get your tickets by following the link below.
A juried exhibition featuring the work of artists who were students at the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN.
Form+Content Gallery is pleased to present the first juried exhibition of artwork by alumni and students from the College of Visual Arts since its closing in 2013. Anyone who attended the college during its rich and lively history from 1948-2013 is invited to submit their work to this juried exhibition. Exhibition venues are Form+Content and Traffic Zone Galleries located one block apart in downtown Minneapolis. The juror is Kristin Makholm, Executive Director of the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Members from Form+Content Gallery, Traffic Zone Gallery and the CVA Action group have generously committed to providing exhibition space and hosting for this exciting event. Additionally, a one night accompanying event will also take place at Rosalux Gallery. The exhibition runs from February 26–March 21, 2015. Opening reception February 28, Saturday 6:00-9:00.
Find the Call for Submission information at:
CVA Action subcommittee CVA 2024 met again yesterday with higher education guru David Mathieu to further develop a turnaround framework for CVA, with a focus on college structure, space and building usages, and marketing strategy. In addition to establishing a viable and sustainable path forward for the college, the plan also emphasizes a mission to “restore the importance of educating an emerging workforce in practical creative problem-solving, as provided by a quality and thoughtful undergraduate fine arts and design experience.”
We will present a draft to CVA faculty and other stakeholders by this Friday, and with their input, plan to publish a final draft shortly thereafter. Stay tuned!
This week the subcommittee CVA 2024 has been meeting with David Mathieu, an expert in higher education, to further develop a turnaround framework for The College of Visual Arts, including a sustainability plan meant to ensure CVA will be around to celebrate its 100 anniversary in 2024. This business plan will be a crucial component of our campaign as we expand our fundraising efforts to the greater community. We expect to submit a draft to CVA faculty and other stakeholders by this Friday, and with their input, plan to publish a final draft shortly thereafter. Stay tuned!
We held our public meeting today and around 30 people attended. All board members were present. The agenda is included below, as it provided the outline of our topics. FAQ sheets were distributed and is posted online. Many good comments and questions were raised and there seemed to be support from the attendees.
The response to the development of a turnaround framework was positive. The Board announced that it is working to have more information regarding the turnaround framework ready by Friday, March 1st. We will get it out to the public as soon as possible.
Several people stepped forward to volunteer for committees. For those who were unable to attend today contact Nyla Niblo for committee information or email email@example.com. Please continue to donate and share word of our work as CVA Action group. Thanks for your continued support.
CVA Action Public Meeting
Saturday, February 23, 2013
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Introduction of CVA Action Board
College of Visual Arts history
College of Visual Arts value and testimonies
CVA Action history
CVA Action objective
CVA Action ways to be involved
Question and answer session
CVA saved my life. I was a confused state school student that knew what I wanted to do, but needed to fit someplace that would work for me. That place was CVA. At the time, it was open, honest, warm, friendly and caring. It was an Art College I could afford. Not a “big box” school where I would get lost at. This College is for kids looking for a quality art education from hard working staff. This is a College with character. It remains the same to this day.