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Remembering Micah Danemayer
The MassArt community is saddened by the loss of Micah Danemayer, a 2011 graduate of the Studio for Interrelated Media program.  It has been confirmed by his family, that Micah passed away in the Oakland, CA, Ghost Ship warehouse fire on December 2, 2016. Micah was a music industry entrepreneur who worked as a producer, curator, and organizer for an ongoing experimental music series called 'Trance Mutations,' under the company name of Obscura Machina. He was working as a deejay at the Oakland event that evening.

MassArt Alumnus Hosts Meridian Academy Students
This past month, Media and Journalism students from the Meridian Academy were welcomed to the MassArt Letterpress Studio by Keith Cross '96, a letterpress enthusiast who teaches classes and workshops for students, alumni, and special groups here on campus. Recently, MassArt took receipt of a large collection of late nineteenth and twentieth century metal and wood type–one of the largest collections of its kind–called the Lyons Collection. This was the beginning of the day for these students who were eager, open, and diligent in their learning of an analog technology like letterpress. Read on to discover a blog post put together by one of the students and photos taken by their instructor Catherine Epstein.

Visting Alumni Studios
On Friday, October 28th, Ekua Holmes, Assistant Director of MassArt’s Center for Art and Community Partnerships and Community Coordinator for sparc! The ArtMobile, escorted President David Nelson, Alumni Relations Director Darlene Gillan, and Americorp Vista Iris Lapaix on a tour to visit the Boston-area studios of a number of MassArt alumni and faculty who had been involved in the Black Artists Union at the college during the 1970s to see what they are working on now. 

Field of Rain
Experience Rainfield, the first site-specific installation in MassArt’s new Design and Media Center. Suspended in air and spanning 60 feet, this spectacular work is composed of over 9,000 unique, hand formed glass raindrops. Conceptualized by Visiting Professor, sculptor Daniel Clayman, this sculpture was created in partnership with his 18 students as part of the fall 2016 class Structured Light. Rainfield will be on view starting in mid-January 2017. The Design and Media Center is open daily 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  

KAHBAHBLOOOM: The Art and Storytelling of Ed Emberley
Opening this fall at the Worcester Art Museum is the first comprehensive retrospective for artist Ed Emberley, Class of 1954 (Painting), among the most prolific and respected illustrators of children’s literature of the last 60 years. Among his most notable works are the Caldecott Honored One Wide River To Cross (1965), the Caldecott Medal-winning Drummer Hoff (1967), and the bestselling Go Away, Big Green Monster (1992). He also created the teaching book Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Animals (1970), which launched a series and remains one of the bestselling books of its kind.

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