Sneak peek at MIAD senior exhibition
Last night I had the opportunity to visit MIAD's senior exhibition before it opens to the public because my cousin is graduating. I was blown away by the professional quality, artistry and ingenuity of some of the projects. The diversity of talents and ideas was really astounding. Numerous times I scratched my head and blurted out "Why didn't I think of that?" or "Wow, I wish I could do that!"
The 135 graduating students stood proudly next to their work with bags under their eyes, but still eager to discuss their projects. It is evident that they spent countless hours and many sleepless nights to materialize their vision.
Many of the works at the MIAD 2009 Senior Exhibition are for sale and range from typography, oil paintings, children's storybooks and photography to sustainable living modules, personal computers for the handicapped and a hands-free chainsaw.
One of the most interesting projects I saw was the piano pictured above with an intricately hand-carved cityscape and contrasting field of sunflowers representing the artist's Nebraska roots. Most surprising, the piano is fully functional and the artist sat down to play a tune for use just to prove it.
MIAD will be open Friday night 5-9 pm and Saturday 10 am - 5 pm for Gallery Night and Day. The exhibition continues through May 9 and the gallery's hours are 10 am - 5 pm Tues. - Sat.
Stop by and check out the most diverse collection of art in one building. I promise you will be impressed and inspired. I definitely was.