Spring Showers Bring Forth Renewal

Spring is always exciting for the School of Design and the Arts (SODA) at Minneapolis College. Each spring we gather to celebrate the achievements of our amazing students through concerts, exhibits and events. This year we are pivoting to use technology to help us. We appreciate that video conferencing and virtual galleries provide new opportunities to bring our student’s work directly to folks in our community and the Metro area. We agree with our followers that it’s much less hectic to pop into an art show on your phone or attend part of a Jazz performance virtually than it is to drive onto campus.   

Through our virtual exhibits, we invite all of you to meet the students in our Career and Technical programs; Web and Front-End Development, Graphic Design, Photography and Digital Imaging. And, I know everyone is excited to see the Apparel Technologies Fashion show in May. While these events are always a collaboration between programs, we are especially proud of the cross-pollination between our departments this year. We have students, faculty and staff as photographers, designers and models. Instead of a live show, we are creating a video that includes a behind-the-scenes look at not only the gorgeous garments but the flurry of fabric, make-up and assistance it takes to get the final designs to the runway.  

Check the Alumni Events webpage to see updates on the SODA events.

Happy Spring,

Kristine Gyolai
Dean of School of Design and the Arts

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