Alumni Check-In

The Bellevue East Art Room Alumni have had a pretty good couple of weeks. Since I know you don’t care about this NEARLY as much as I do, I’ll make the rundown quick.

Josef Lang won a huge award–he was named best in show at the Monsters of Design contest in Kansas City.

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Regular readers may remember his Copenhagen Chair; it’s now on it’s 5th incarnation, and he’s getting close to mass production because there is such interest. You can read an article about him (and the contest) here.

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Brandon Vinson, our 2007 2D Artist of the Year, was named the United States Navy’s Outstanding Graphic Artist for 2013.

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Annie Mullins, awesome artist, singer/songwriter, and all-around incredible person, released her third album. I haven’t heard it yet, but I can’t wait to get my hands (and ears) on it.

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And last but not least, Ashley Touchton just put up a great installation at the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Hexagon Gallery. She is studying there as an undergraduate and doing some really great work. Here are a couple of cool pics:

Thanks for indulging me as I put up pictures and work from kids you probably don’t know :) I’m proud of my students, and it’s always a good feeling to see them continue to be successful.

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