Drawn, Inked, Printed & Bound: Books, Comics, & Zine Culture at MCAD | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Drawn, Inked, Printed & Bound: Books, Comics, & Zine Culture at MCAD

MCAD Concourse Gallery
Gallery Exhibition
Drawn Inked Printed and Bound

The MCAD Gallery is pleased to highlight the breadth of artist's books, comics, and zines made by MCAD students and recent alumni in the exhibition Drawn, Inked, Printed & Bound: Books, Comics & Zine Culture at MCAD. The show will open in the Concourse Gallery on Friday, June 10 and be on view through Sunday, August 14. A reception will be held on Friday, June 10, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The closing date corresponds with the second day of the Autoptic Festival, which will be held at MCAD on Sunday, August 14. In addition, an MCAD Zine Fest, organized by the MCAD Comics Club, will take place on Saturday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. where visitors can purchase original zines by more than two dozen artists.

The exhibition will feature a wide variety of topics and formats by 40 artists, including the recent winners of the MCAD Collegiate Fellowship, which gives senior and graduate level students at MCAD the opportunity to complete an advanced project in book arts with a project stipend and access to studios at the Minneapolis Center for Book Arts (MCBA). Other participants include members of the student-run MCAD Comic Club and invited alums from around the country. 

In the MCAD Sculpture Garden, the college is also debuting this summer a “Zine Shanty” that will house zines for the general public to read and take. Imagined, designed, and constructed by Professor Natasha Pestich, groups of print paper and book students, and the MCAD 3D Shop, the colorful shanty is envisioned to be a space for ongoing creative exchange.

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Summer Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Sunday except for special events

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For more information or any disability accommodations, please contact 612.874.3803 or gallery@mcad.edu.

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