The 2012 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition opened as part of ColumbiaCrawl on September 4, with an impressive showing from recent graduates of the Interdisciplinary Arts program. The Weisman grant-winning projects are on display in the Arcade Gallery until October 19, and ten of the awards-winners are recent MA and MFA graduates of InterArts. In addition, the 2012 Weisman Purchase Prize was awarded to InterArts Book and Paper MFA Daniel Lubniewski, for his project Third Born, a seven-part artists’ book and series of puzzle tiles that can be viewed as interchangeable panels in a graphic novel.
The Albert P. Weisman Award was established in 1974 to encourage Columbia College Chicago undergraduate and graduate students to complete projects in fields of communication. Projects span several disciplines, including photography, film, video, architecture, fine art, fashion, dance, creative non-fiction, and book and paper arts, the exhibition offers a wide range of media and artistic agendas. InterArts alumni in the Arcade exhibition include Emlyn Bean, Karen Yates (MA); Temple Jantu-Tu Cunningham, Jenny Garnett, Mike St. John (MFA Media); and April Llewellyn, Don Widmer, Daniel Lubniewski, CJ Mace, Haley Nagy (MFA Book + Paper). The 2012 Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition, which runs until October 19, is co-sponsored by the Portfolio Center and DEPS of Columbia College Chicago.