SCAD Announces Spring 2017 Alumni Atelier Ambassadors

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

The Savannah College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the Spring 2017 Alumni Atelier ambassadors. The Alumni Atelier was conceived and endowed by SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace to enrich the creative and professional endeavors of distinguished SCAD graduates. Five alumni will be participating in the artist-in-residence program this spring—currently offered at SCAD's locations in Savannah, Atlanta, and Lacoste, France.

SCAD Savannah welcomes Christopher Lee (B.F.A., interactive design and game development, 2009; M.F.A., interactive design and game development, 2013), Sauda Mitchell (B.A., visual communication, 2013), Malina Omut (M.F.A., illustration, 2013) and Hasani Sahlehe (B.F.A., painting, 2015). SCAD Atlanta welcomes returning Alumni Atelier ambassador, Gabriela Iancu (M.F.A., photography, 2015).

"SCAD has always celebrated and supported our alumni," says President Wallace. "We're a relatively young university—almost 40 years young!—and our graduates deserve continued support as they launch themselves into ever higher levels of professional and creative achievement. This university is about more than helping you get that first job. At SCAD, once a Bee, always a Bee!"

As part of the residency program, the university provides complimentary on-campus accommodations and access to signature events and university resources. Resources include rapid prototype and 3-D printing labs, libraries, computer labs, studio space, and performance venues. Under the mentorship of President Wallace, recipients also serve as university ambassadors—sharing the work created during their residency with the community via on-site exhibitions and customized events.

The spring program will run April 4 through May 27, concluding with an Alumni Atelier Salon offering a first look at the artists' completed works. This event is free and open to the public.