Archive for December, 2014

On the Cover: Fall 2014

Chris Rini, Fine Arts ’97, whose work is featured on our cover, makes pyrographic art using a wood-burning stylus and wood-stain markers. Most of his pieces depict pivotal scenes in the history of mixed martial arts, the fastest-growing sport in the world. But he also burns cityscapes, portraits, and abstract art, including this remarkable cityscape,…

The Art of Craft

I make applied art,” says Wendy Yothers, assistant professor of Jewelry Design. “Everything has a use.” Yet there’s nothing remotely utilitarian or ordinary about her work, pieces of which have been purchased for the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the Vatican Museums. She’s incised intricate moiré effects into knife blades…

SOUND JUDGMENT:
Talk to Grammy Award winner Michele McGonigle, Advertising and Marketing Communications ’99, and you’ll never hear an audiobook the same way again

Not long ago, filmmaker and political activist Michael Moore came to Hachette Audio in midtown Manhattan to record his book Here Comes Trouble. He thought the seat in the studio wasn’t comfortable—at any rate, not as comfortable as his own writing chair. So Michele McGonigle ’99, a director of audio production and executive producer for…