Alumni Gathering at the AATA Conference...


All School of the Art Institute of Chicago & Mount Mary University Alumni, Students, & Faculty!  Come to our annual Alumni Gathering at the AATA Conference. 

        (Snacks on us…drinks on you!)

Wednesday July 11th, at Wild Wing Café, 27 Barnard Street, Savannah (912) 790-9464. (Cross the river by ferry from the hotel to the City Hall Landing then a 5-minute walk up Barnard.)  

 Join us 
on the patio from 6-8pm for appetizers followed by musical entertainment by 
Bruce Moon & Chris Belkofer!

Raw Vision 
Art Therapy Chair Randy Vick has an article in the current Raw Vision titled "Found in Translation" that deals with the  relationship between art therapy and disability studios.  For an excerpt see .


 Alum spotlight! 


Ryan Noble graduated from the Master of Arts in Therapy program in 2008 and has woven his professional identities with multiple contemporary art projects.  Ryan was a Wellness Instructor at the Orange County Pain & Wellness Center and currently serves as the art therapist for an “Intensive Outpatient Program” at Norwegian American Hospital.  He has studied with Sharon Hayes, Linda Montano and Marina Abramovic and is most actively known in the art world for his interactive performances and for curating alternative art projects.

Last year, Ryan was co-founder of FLAG STOP, an alternative contemporary art event, that brought renown curators and gallerists to show alongside emerging artists in a free, public event in the Los Angeles suburbs. Currently, he is organizing a political art project that critiques the art exhibition model while highlighting issues in need of attention during the upcoming 2012 Presidential Election.

The project, USSSA “the united secret society of subversive artists recently launched their blog and is accepting entries:  For updates on the USSSA project, you may send your email to or “Like” their Facebook page at


MAAT faculty member and alumni Dan Anthon was recently honored with the Don Seiden award for service by Open Studio Project at their recent Artopia gala.


This award is given in recognition of Don's support and mentoring of the Open Studio Project and his lifetime commitment to the transformative power of the arts. Recipients are chosen because their work reflects this unwavering dedication to arts in our 


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