Foods from Africa

The details… When I was just out of college I had the opportunity to serve in the Peace Corps. I was send to Ghana West Africa to teach Chemistry. For two years I lived as any Ghanaian Teacher would have lived. Some of my fondest memories revolve around the foods we had available. Since Ghana has a Tropical Climate, Plantains, and Ground Nuts and sweet fruits were in abundance. As part of African American History Month I have picked out three of my favorite Recipes from Ghana. We will feature them on Wednesday February 24th During Lunch in the MIAD Café’. We will serve the Jollof Rice “Chop Shops” style by making each serving to order at our sauté station. The African Chicken Stew, with apricots and peanut butter will be on our main entrée line, along with Fried Sweet Plantains. Try this Giant Banana look ing Veggie with a little Garlic Hot sauce and if you close your eyes you could be eating in downtown Kumasi.
Contact email:
Contact name: Chef John Damico

Request for Student Art and Design Works Traveling Temporary Exhibits

The details… Drop off dates for jurying: Brooks Stevens Gallery
February 23rd, 24th, and 25th from 3:30 – 5:30.

Applicant will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by Monday March 1
Work not accepted must be picked up in Tuesday March 2 from 10 – 12 or 3:30 – 5:30 in the Brooks Stevens Gallery.

Accepted works will be installed in the first exhibit the first week of March.
The first exhibition will open on Friday March 5th (from 6 – 9 PM)
At the North End, 1551 N Water St., ground floor
Open hours: Saturdays 1 – 4 PM
The exhibit will continue through March 27th (other exhibits have yet to be scheduled)

The Jury will consist of MIAD’s Director of Galleries, Mark Lawson; Bob Smith, Chair of Fine Arts; James Barany, Chair of 2D/4D Design; and Bob Lynch, Chair of 3D Design.

Art/Design work presentation requirements for temporary exhibits
Essentially, works should be gallery/presentation ready:

2D works:
– no larger than 36” wide and 48” tall.
should be framed or matted work, or mounted on foam core or some other similar rigid
– canvases can have simple wooden slat frame and must have d-rings,
cleats or wire on back
– 2D design work must also be securely mounted on a rigid surface.

3D works:
– have to be stable
– if assembly is required when installing, clear and detailed instruction need to be
– no larger than 20 “ in width or length. can be up to 24” tall.
– relief sculpture must be easily hangable, with d-rings, cleats or wire on back

What’s not acceptable.
– no unmounted pieces of paper will be accepted
– no unstretched canvases
– no 3D works that can’t stand up by themselves, can be easily knocked over, or can’t be
assembled due to lack of information or poor craftsmanship

for questions or advice on any of these requirements, please contact Mark Lawson or Colin Dickson

Contact email:
Contact name: Mark Lawson

Anti-Valentine’s Day Dance

Date? Friday, February 19th, 2010
Time? 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where? the MIAD student union
How Much? free (donations accepted)
The details… For anyone who had a crappy valentine’s day and wants to make up for it with a night of DANCING!!!
Contact email:
Contact name: John Dormady

Gung Hey Fat Choy

The details… Wednesday February 17th come dine with us at the MIAD Cafe for Chinese New Years Lunch. Teriyaki Chicken, Rice and egg rolls! plus fortune cookies. A little scared of chinese food? do not worry, Wednesday is Chicago Dog Day afternoon also.
Contact email:
Contact name: Chef John Damico

Be ready for the next snow day!

The details… This system will be used in cases of unscheduled closings (such as snow days), emergencies, and other urgent and important situations.

The messages are sent by SMS text, and also (if you choose) by email. Depending on your plan, you may be charged by your phone provider for messages received.

This system is completely voluntary and designed to be managed by you. You’ll be asked to set up a password when you sign up. This will allow you to make changes to your account later on. For example, you may wish to change your notification phone number, or your wireless carrier. You can even cancel the service if that’s what you prefer.

Contact email:
Contact name: MIAD Webmaster

Chicago Dog Day Afternoon

Date? 2/17/2010
Time? Lunch in the MIAD Cafe’
Where? MIAD Cafe’
How Much? normal lunch prices
The details… Attention Hot Dog Lovers everywhere,

We brought in some authentic Chicago Hot dog makings. Real Vienna relish, sport peppers and buns. you know the ones with the poppy seeds. This combined with an all beef 6 inch hot dog will be “Frankly” wonderful.. I love a good Chicago dog and Wednesday the 17th is the day.

Join us Wednesday February 17th during Lunch in the MIAD CAFE’ when Chef Johnnie Presents:

Chicago Dog Day Afternoon.

Contact email:
Contact name: Chef John Damico

James Elkins, Art Historian and Art Critic

Date? Thursday, March 11
Time? All day, with lecture at 11:00 in Todd Wehr.
Where? Lecture in Todd Wehr Auditorium
How Much? Free
The details… James Elkins is one of today’s most important writers and speakers on art and creativity. He is the Chadbourne Chair of art history, theory, and criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is on the faculty of the Stone Summer Theory Institute, a short term school on contemporary art history held in Chicago. MIAD is excited for his visit to our campus on March 11, where he will lecture, conduct studio visits and crits.

For those interested, 20 books by James Elkins have been placed on reserve in the MIAD library.

Contact email:
Contact name: Jim Slauson or Natanya Blanck

Katie Mussolf Artist Demonstration

Date? Saturday, February 27th
Time? 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Where? Utrecht Art Suppplies @ MIAD 143 N Broadway Milwaukee, Wi 53202
How Much? FREE
The details… Portrait Painting Demonstration by Katie Mussolf, at Utrecht MIAD on Saturday, February 27th from 1:30 to 3 pm. Katie Musolff will be demonstrating how she paints a quick portrait from a live model, using oil paint. It will be a casual talk that discusses the methods and thinking as well as the intrinsic qualities that go along with painting the human face.Stop in for this FREE demonstration and shop the store afterwards. We have a great paint sale going on now, so stock up and start a portriat painting of your own. All demo attendees receive a coupon good for one non sale item. Please register ahead of time, space is limited and we would like to know approximately how many people will be attending.
Contact email:
Contact name: Anna or Steve