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MCA Stories: Mia Saine

MCA Stories: Mia Saine

Mia Saine BFA in Design Arts with concentration in Graphic Design, 2017 What are you working on now? Currently, I freelance design and illustration projects. Some of my recent accomplishments are illustrating the Memphis Tourism Map Guide cover, showcasing my work in the National Civil

MCA Stories: Aaron Boyd

MCA Stories: Aaron Boyd

Aaron Boyd BFA with concentration in Sculpture/Metals, 2020 What do you hope to focus on in your career? Right after graduating I don’t have any particular plans except looking for a job and honing my craft. I hope to focus on what sets my art

MCA Stories: Vanessa Gonzalez

MCA Stories: Vanessa Gonzalez

Vanessa Gonzalez BFA in Printmaking, 2015 MFA in Fine Arts, 2017 What are you working on now? I’m working on portraits of my family and how their nationality impacts my dual nationality. I’m currently represented by Agora Gallery in NY. I was one of the

MCA Stories: Carl E. Moore

MCA Stories: Carl E. Moore

Carl E. Moore BFA in Painting/Illustration and Graphic Design, 1987 MFA in Art and Studio Practice, 2012 What are you working on now? Painting and Graphic Design. I maintain a regular studio practice as an artist. I do graphic design and Illustration on occasion, as

MCA Stories: Ren Whitticar

MCA Stories: Ren Whitticar

Ren Whitticar BFA in Illustration with a track in Comics, 2020 What do you hope to focus on in your career? I plan to work in freelance full-time as an illustrator and to continue to write more content for future projects, like my book on

MCA Stories: Cambria Howard

MCA Stories: Cambria Howard

Cambria Howard BFA in Design Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design, 2020 What do you hope to focus on in your career? As of right now, I do not have any immediate plans after graduation other than continuing to network and add to my

MCA Stories: Grace Siler

MCA Stories: Grace Siler

Grace Siler BFA in Illustration, 2020 What do you hope to focus on in your career? I have a job offer in Brooklyn and was going to start this summer, although that may be delayed a few months now. For the meantime I will be

MCA Stories: Tootsie Bell

MCA Stories: Tootsie Bell

Tootsie Bell BFA in Sculpture/Illustration, 1988 What are you working on now? I am sole proprietor of Tootsie Bell silversmith/jeweler. I will celebrate 25 years of business this fall. Since graduating I have continued to exhibit regionally and have also pursued public art. At this

John Gilmore’s life-saving routine

John Gilmore’s life-saving routine

Last December, John Gilmore spent nine hours on a surgical table after an aortic valve dissection almost claimed his life. When he woke up after surgery, his doctors told him that his habit of walking several miles multiple times each week had helped to save