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It’s Showtime! MCTC Hosts Collage of Spring Shows, Events and Performances

Posted on: March 21st, 2014 by insidemctc No Comments

MCTC Spring ShowsFrom fashion and fine arts to welding, this spring MCTC students, faculty, staff and community will demonstrate their skills in a collage of shows, events and performances.

In celebration of MCTC’s Centennial year, each event is held in recognition of the long history MCTC and its predecessor colleges have in Minneapolis. With roots dating back to 1914 when founder Elizabeth Fish established the Vocational School for Girls, MCTC is proud of its thousands of students, employees, alumni and supporters. This spring, we celebrate how far we’ve come in the last 100 years. It’s showtime!

Events this spring include the tenth annual Sustainability Fair; our Open House, STEM Fair and Skills Rodeo; the Theater department’s spring play Top Girls; a health fair; student and faculty concerts and recitals; and, of course, our award-winning portfolio shows in Apparel, Graphic arts and Photography and Digital Imaging. A comprehensive calendar of events with links for more information can be found here.

Images from Wing Young Huie’s Chalkboard Project

Posted on: April 6th, 2011 by insidemctc No Comments

Images from the Chalkboard Project by Wing Young Huie are now on display in the windows of MCTC’s Science Building. They will be up until Friday, April 8.

Starting in mid-April, about 250 smaller images will be on display in the Skyway from the parking lot to the T Building.

See what students at MCTC are saying about themselves!

Wing Young Huie: Chalkboard Project

Posted on: March 1st, 2011 by insidemctc 3 Comments

Learn about the Chalkboard Project from photographer Wing Young Huie and be a part of the project with students and staff at MCTC. Bring a camera.

Sponsored by the MCTC Fine Arts Department as a part of the Spring Arts Festival

March 1, 2, 7, 8, 9; 10:30 a.m. – noon
Skyway by Josephine’s Cafe, MCTC

Slide Show Presentation: How do photographs form us?
The photographs of internationally known artist Wing Young Huie have been exhibited in major museums and in epic public installations. His dynamic slide show presentation is an overview of his many photographic projects that explores the dizzying socioeconomic and cultural realities of American society.

His two most well known works are Lake Street USA (2000) and The University Avenue Project (2010), both of which transformed six miles of two major Twin Cities thoroughfares into epic photo galleries, reflecting the everyday lives of thousands of its citizens in the midst of some of the most diverse concentrations of international immigrants in the country.

Wing fosters dialogues by showing photographs from his many projects that are open to cultural interpretations, inviting participants to offer their own points of views and to consider not only how their perceptions may differ from those around them, but also how our perceptions are formed by the overwhelming media and marketing photographs we consume on a daily basis.

Chalkboard Workshop: Chalk Talk
In workshops participants engage in a “Chalk Talk” with a process that Wing used in his most recent work, The University Avenue Project, where he photographed hundreds of people in various circumstances holding chalkboards on which revealing statements are hand-written. Wing elicited responses by asking a series of questions that are not easily answered and then chose only one of the answers from each person, who then wrote their answer on a chalkboard. How would you answer these questions?

What are you? How do you think others see you? What don’t they see? What advice would you give to a stranger? What is your favorite word? Describe an incident that changed you. How have you been affected by race?

Workshop participants will pair with someone in the room they are unfamiliar with, ask each other these questions, choose each other’s answer, and write their answer down on black construction paper with white chalk. Participants then photograph their partner with their chalkboard.

MCTC’s Fight to End Hunger and Homelessness: Nov. 5 – 23, 2010

Posted on: November 4th, 2010 by insidemctc 4 Comments

Can you pick out the students facing homelessness in this picture?

MCTC Students. Photo by Kristine Heykants

The face of hunger and homelessness may look different than you think. Many MCTC students struggle with hunger and homelessness every day. Out of 1061 student survey respondents, 103 students said they were currently homeless. 163 students said they frequently could not afford a meal or groceries.

MCTC is sponsoring several activities in November to raise awareness and understanding about hunger and homelessness in our community, and to help our students in need. These activities are in recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 14 – 20. The public is welcome to attend and participate in these activities, Nov. 5 – 23 at MCTC.

This year, Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is the week before Thanksgiving to draw attention to the devastating problems of homelessness and hunger in America. Co-sponsored by the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Student Campaign Against Hunger & Homelessness, events across the country, including at MCTC, promote education, action and awareness about hunger and homelessness. (more…)

MCTC Staff and Advisory Board Members Credited on Sports Illustrated Cover Photo of Minnesota Twin Designated Hitter Jim Thome

Posted on: October 5th, 2010 by insidemctc 2 Comments

By Amy Danielson

Marilyn Indahl and Tom Dahlin

Marilyn Indahl and Tom Dahlin with September 27 issue of Sports Illustrated. Photo by Photography and Digital Imaging faculty member Jack Mader.

The September 27 cover of Sports Illustrated magazine featured a photo of Minnesota Twins’ slugger Jim Thome and a fantastic view of the beautiful new Target Field with the Minneapolis skyline in the background.

Thome was hitting a home run during the third inning of the Twins versus Rangers game on September 4 when this image was shot. It was the result of a collaboration between Marilyn Indahl and Sports Illustrated photographer Tom Dahlin. Tom positioned Marilyn in just the right spot and instructed her when to fire the camera. She carried out her assignment to perfection and the result has been lauded as one of the best covers of the year for the magazine.

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