Nationally-known rock poster artist to visit MSU
Jay Ryan, a Chicago-based rock poster artist, has created artwork for Pearl Jam, the Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie, Built to Spill, Melvins, Shins, Interpol, Fugazi, Ben Harper, QOTSA, and many more popular bands. On Thursday, Oct. 18, Ryan will be silk screening all day in the Beaver Dam, second floor of the MSU Student Center. Art students will be assisting Ryan in the production of a special edition of posters that will promote an upcoming concert at MSU featuring Minneapolis-based Standard Thompson and Minot's own Crawling Inward. Local musicians and spoken-word artists will provide spirit and momentum for the 24-hour poster creation deadline(also in the quad, weather permitting).
Ryan will also give a public presentation about his career at 7:30 p.m. in the MSU Conference Center on Oct. 18. There will be a reception with live music in the Beaver Dam following his presentation. All of the Beaver Dam/ Jay Ryan events are free and open to the public. They are sponsored by MSU's Intellectual Climate Committee, Student Government Association, Alumni Association, MSU Foundation, Student Activities Committee, Art Department, Division of Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and Division of Music.
The premier concert featuring Standard Thompson and Crawling Inward is Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in the Beaver Dam. It is sponsored by the Student Activities Committee.