April 24, 2018: Next week is Thrive Week! There will be llamas.

DATES & DEADLINES

Monday, April 23 = Yoga class
Tuesday, April 24 = Eris Lynn: Precipice & Chloe Garber: Bloom & Jason Elizondo: Premature
Wednesday, April 25 = Open Advising Session & New Student Seminar Credit Available
Thursday, April 26 = Reception for Chloe Garber: Bloom
Friday, April 27 = GiveBackHack & Shut Up and Write Columbus & Honors and History of Art & Visual Culture Symposium & Reception for Jason Elizondo: Premature & Reception for Eris Lynn: Precipice &May Mini Semester 2018 Tuition Due
Sunday, April 29 = Last day to see Collision: 2018 CCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition
Monday, April 30 = Thrive Week & Yoga class
Thursday, May 3 = Senior Send-Off
Friday, May 4 = Graduating Seniors’ Grades Due & Shut Up and Write Columbus 
Monday, May 7 = Yoga class


 

LET THE LLAMA COUNTDOWN BEGIN

Next Monday is the start of Thrive Week, a roundup of fun events on the Quad presented by the Counseling & Wellness Center. Thrive Week is designed to help you relax, de-stress, and remember what truly matters: Llamas. Check out all Thrive Week events here (puppies and spa services are on the bill, too). Thrive Week takes place Monday, April 30, through Thursday, May 3, on the Quad from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Did we mention there will be snacks? See you then.


 

WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK: LAB HOUR EXTENSION STARTS TODAY

Extended hours for campus labs will start on Monday, April 23. CCAD extends lab hours during the final three weeks of the semester to help with completion of final projects and assignments. Details about campus facility and lab access can always be found on My CCAD at: https://my.ccad.edu/hours. And hey, we know you're busy but please leave the place as clean as you find it. Thank you!


 

MOBILIZE TO BROAD AND HIGH

Students in the Art & Social Practice class will transform a COTA bus into an interactive art installation and public conversation hub this week in a project titled Mobilize. Head to the corner of Broad and High streets every day this week from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for free events, conversations, and mobile art.


 

SENIORS! LET'S CELEBRATE!

Seniors: Do you like free food and drinks? Gifts? Hanging out with your fellow grads-to-be and President Melanie Corn? Join us for the Senior Send-off, sponsored by Student Affairs and Alumni Relations, onThursday, May 3, at 5:30 p.m. in the Canzani Center Canyon.


 

NEED HELP PLANNING YOUR NEXT STEP?

Advisors will be available to answer questions about fall schedules, academic plans, and course registration in an open advising session on Wednesday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to noon in Crane MPR. Come ask questions! They’re happy to help.


 

HIGH FIVE TO OUR STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD WINNERS

Last Friday, Student Affairs hosted the 8th annual Student Leadership Banquet at the Columbus Museum of Art, where we celebrated the achievements of students who go above and beyond by serving in leadership roles on campus. We’re fortunate to have 21 active student organizations, and the students who find time to lead these organizations while balancing school and other commitments are truly inspirational. To them we say thank you, and to Friday’s winners we say, congratulations!
 
Student-Run Event of the Year
Advertising & Graphic Design Student Collective: Designer Vs. The Wild Retreat Peace by Piece Gallery by CCO
 
Student Organization of the year
CCAD Queer Alliance
 
Faculty/Staff Involvement Award
Charlotte Belland
Taylor Watkins
 
Outstanding Student Leader of the Year
India Orban
 
Dwayne K. Todd Emerging Leader Award
MaKayla James
Nat Della Selva
 
Commitment to Service Award
Laurissa Seamans
 
Commitment to Diversity Award
Carter Stephens
Soo Young Kwon
 
Megan Mathie Commitment to Involvement Award
Mickenzie Willars
Serenity Strull

Student Agency MVP
Alma Kim


 

SAVE THE DATE FOR FREE LATE NIGHT BREAKFAST

On Wednesday, May 2, from 10 p.m. to midnight, enjoy free breakfast in the Market. All you’ll need is your CCAD ID.


 

SUPPORT YOUR SCHOOL AND FELLOW STUDENTS

Time’s running out to volunteer to help at Chroma: Best of CCAD (Wednesday, May 9) and the 2018 CCAD Fashion Show (Friday, May 11). Sign up with this Student Volunteer Form as soon as you get a chance.


 

SNEAK PEEK OF THE HOTTEST RUNWAY EVENT IN TOWN

The 2018 CCAD Fashion Show hits the runway the evening of Friday, May 11, but members of the CCAD family are welcome to attend the rehearsal earlier in the day in the Short North Ballroom at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The rehearsal show will start at 3:30 p.m.


 

GIVE US YOUR BEST FASHION FACE

We’re collecting photos of CCAD faces to display at the 2018 CCAD Fashion Show on As We Are. If you or anyone you know from CCAD wants to have their face displayed during the event, go to the sculpture in the Greater Columbus Convention Center and enter c@ccad.edu in the email field. That will help us sort out CCAD community members to feature on the sculpture during the runway after-party.


 

NETWORK WITH THE PROS 

Columbus Young Professionals Week starts today and runs through April 29! The week focuses on all there is to do around the city for 20- and 30-somethings and is packed with networking events, leadership workshops, volunteer efforts, fitness activities, social gatherings, and more. Some are free to attend and some will have a fee or donation.
 
Plus, Chair of the Master of Design in Integrative Design Mercè Graell will be featured at the Columbus Young Professionals event Influential Females on May 4. The event is part of the First Fridays leadership series that offers a casual setting for business networking and tips on leadership.
 
Both events are great opportunities to connect with potential future employers, collaborators, nonprofit partners, innovators, and friends.


 

GIVEBACKHACK IS THIS WEEKEND

GiveBackHack returns to campus for its fourth year Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29. Throughout this weekend, teams of members from the tech, social impact, and creative communities connect to come up with ideas for social innovation. Past projects have included building an app that gamifies altruism and a business that recycles and repurposes bathroom amenities from the hospitality industry to give to the homeless. If you’re interested in attending, you can apply for free admission here.  


 

SEMESTER-LONG RESEARCH ON TAP FOR YOU

The Honors & History of Art and Visual Culture Symposium will be held on Friday, April 27, at 9 a.m. in the MindMarket Broad Street classroom. You’re invuited to come check out and learn from all the exciting research students have conducted for projects this semester.


 

HUMAN RIGHTS AND ART CONVERGE AT THIS FREESUNDAY MOVIE EVENT 

The library is hosting a screening of the film Human Flow by Ai Weiwei in the Canzani Center Screening Room on Sunday, April 29from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Following the film will be a livestream Q&A with the artist. The event is free and open to the public.
 
Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey.
 
Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future.


 

CONGRATULATIONS, JASON

Jason Elizondo (Fine Arts, 2018) has been named the CCAD graduating class of 2018’s valedictorian.Elizondo’s multi-disciplinary work has been featured in exhibitions in Brooklyn, Dayton, and Columbus. His portraits “act as a political memoir, seducing the viewer into visceral confrontations with the queer body.” Don’t miss his exhibition Premature, opening in Byers Gallery on Tuesday, April 24.


 

GET YOUR SENIOR SWAG ON SALE

For the final two weeks of school, all graduating seniors and graduating MFA students will receive 25 percent off of CCAD purchases from Ampersand Emporium. The Senior Swag Sale starts Monday, April 30 and runs through May 12. Save the date so you can save on all your soon-to-be-alumni gear. Graduation presents, anyone? We’ll even keep the doors open with extended hours for you.
 
The fine print: This sale does not include food, drink, health and beauty products, alumni artwork. Eligible students can receive the discount by showing their student ID at checkout.


 

WE CALL FOWL

Spring is officially here, and we have the birds to prove it! The library will welcome incubating eggs late this month, with an anticipated hatch date of around May 2. Come check out the chicks after they’re born! Now that’s some “cheep” end-of-semester stress relief. ;)


ART SALES OPPORTUNITY

​Solo ​Art Fair is a new opportunity for artists to exhibit work directly without gallery representation and retain 100% of their sales. The application deadline is June 15. Find more information about applyinghere.


PROFESSORS IN ACTION

Two CCAD faculty members and a CCAD alum will have work on view in Women to Watch Ohio – 2018, coming up at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery May 3 – July 7. Visiting faculty Carol Boram-Hays, Fine Arts Chair Kelly Malec-Kosak, and Olga Ziemska (Fine Arts, 2000) are among the artists with work in the exhibition. It will showcase the work of 10 Ohio women working with metal through sculpture, installation, jewelry, and two-dimensional works. RSVP on Facebook here!
 
Contemporary Art Matters gallery’s inaugural group exhibition, on view through May 31, includes the work of Fine Arts Professor John Kortlander and Dean of School of Studio Arts Julie Taggart. Read more about the exhibition here.


 

STUDENT SHOUTOUTS

Tyler Davis (Fine Arts, 2018) was awarded the People's Choice Award in the 2018 AICUO Excellence in the Visual Arts competition. The EVAs, hosted by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio, is the first intercollegiate online arts competition in the U.S. and showcases senior art students from throughout the state of