Art school representative speaks with BV students

Nicholas Patterson, Beginning Journalism student

Anne Harvey, former Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design graduate, came to Blue Valley on Oct. 28 to talk to students about the arts and opportunities presented by MIAD.
“I like to describe art and how to find it,” Harvey said.
Currently, Harvey travels around the country critiquing art. She said she knows from experience that MIAD students greatly improve their art skills at the school.
“We expose them to the foundations of art,” Harvey said.
These foundations include graphic design, drawing, illustrations, industrial designs and time-based media.
“Art doesn’t just have to hang on walls,” she said.
She said students at MIAD have a variety of opportunities to showcase their work. One of these opportunities is the Senior Thesis Show, where seniors’ work is presented to about 3,000 people.
Harvey said MIAD has a very strong reputation, with high graduate satisfaction rates.
In 2007 90 percent of MIAD alumni were employed, and of those 87 percent said they were satisfied with their career.
Harvey knows everyone who comes to MIAD is very talented, but talent alone just doesn’t cut it.
“If you don’t know how to write about your work or talk about your work, nobody will be interested,” Harvey said.