September 21, 2022
The MFA in Applied Craft and Design (AC+D) program welcomes creative entrepreneurs and makers who elevate functional objects through intentional design and a focus on craft. AC+D students think through materials and reimagine the objects we interact with daily.
The program is designed for students with advanced making skills from a variety of creative backgrounds. With an emphasis on defining a unique perspective, the AC+D curriculum focuses on all aspects of creative practice, from conceptual thinking to technical skills to running a business. By combining one-on-one mentorship with an exceptional lecture series and studio visits with regional makers and entrepreneurs, students get a look behind the scenes of what it takes to be a maker and run their own business.
As they work to create and market their designs, makers in this program are asked to consider their responsibility to the user and the larger world around them. AC+D students question their work’s sustainability, functionality and understand that they, as makers, are creating culture.
Co-curated by Hannah Bakken Morris, AC+D Chair, Sara Huston and Abby McGehee
Public Reception: Thursday, November 3 - 5-8pm
Film Viewing of Handmade Nation: Thursday, November 10 at 5pm, PNCA Mediateque
Panel Discussion: Thursday, November 17 at 6:30pm, PNCA Lemelson Innovation Studio Dates: November 3rd - December 10th
Location: Center for Contemporary Art & Culture Gallery, 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Join us for the MFA Open Studios on Saturday, Nov 12th from 5-8pm!
Get a look "behind the curtain" and into the studios of our current MFA students in the Applied Craft + Design and Visual Studies programs! You will have a chance to meet current students and talk to them about their work!
This event is free and open to the public!
Glass Building 2139 N Kerby Ave, Portland Oregon
Find out more about the AC+D program by signing up for the events below!
INFO SESSIONS WITH SARA HUSTON
Monday, November 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
Monday, November 21, 2022 at 5:30 PM until 6:30 PM
GLASS MFA STUDIO AND FACILITIES TOUR WITH SARA HUSTON
Friday, November 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Monday, November 21, 2022 - one hour meeting times
Join us on Friday, October 21st at 6:30 for a lecture by Jeanne Medina Le. Jeanne is an LA-based artist who uses textile, the body, and installation to perform artistic research. She considers her production a continuous process which attempts to learn and decolonize the fixed and fluid spaces of her filipina-american identity. She is interested in the language, meaning, and knowledge embodied in textiles which are subject to time. Jeanne is Assistant Professor in 3D Media / Fiber Program Head at California State University Long Beach.
This lecture is a collaboration with Portland Textile Month
The MFA in Applied Craft and Design program welcomes creative entrepreneurs and makers who look to elevate functional objects through design that is focused on craft and thinking through materials. During their studies AC+D students reimagine the objects we interact with on a daily basis.