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MFA AC+D Lecture Series - Chelsea and James Minola of Grain Design

October 25, 2017
MFA AC+D Studios - 421 NE 10th Ave. Portland, OR
MFA AC+D Lecture Series - Chelsea and James Minola of Grain Design

MFA in Applied Craft + Design students have the opportunity to directly engage with prominent visiting artists, designers, and critics through the program's robust lecture series, typically complemented by studio visits, workshops and a post-lecture dinner in the studio. All lectures are free and open to the public unless noted.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:30pm - 8:00pm

James and Chelsea Minola met during a Wintersession course in Guatemala while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design and quickly learned that they shared an ambition to make a positive impact with their design educations by dedicating their practice to social and environmental responsibility. They started Grain in their home and in 2015 moved to a three story studio space in the Island Craft workshop community on Bainbridge Island in Washington.

Grain is a design practice dedicated to social and environmental responsibility whose work unites current manufacturing technologies and age-old craft techniques. Goods are produced in small batch runs at their island studio or through special collaborations with expert artisans in the US and abroad. As a full service design consultancy and studio, they offer expertise in research, strategy and design for companies interested in uniting sustainability and business through design. Their designs are sold in over 100 shops across the US and abroad and have been published in a wide variety of magazines and blogs.