• June
  • 30
  • 2016

Alumni Highlight / Alex Mitchell + Niky Motekallem at Mia Third Thursday

This month two MFA alumni, illustrator Niky Motekallem ’16 and comic artist Alex Mitchell ’16, participated in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ Third Thursday. Their project was a collaborative and participatory piece entitled “The Storytree.”

From Alex: “The Storytree is a large sequential narrative project that takes shape in collaboration with the public. It allows visitors to work cooperatively with each other and the artists in an exploration of a novel storytelling format, a branching collaborative comic. Over the course of the event, the story grows and branches, into a unique adventure with multiple uncharted paths.”

The public enthusiastically contributed their ideas to the final piece, and a marvelous time was had by all.

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Alex Mitchell
Niky Motekallem
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