September 24, 2013
Peter Crow‘s (BFA 1976) Three and Four: Red, Yellow & Black, is being exhibited at Cathedral Square, 360 S. Division Ave., Grand Rapids, Michigan, until Oct. 6, 2013 as part of ArtPrize.
“Three and Four: Red, Yellow & Black,” an oil painting on three panels, measures 64 x 153 inches, and was painted this year. Cathedral Square is an ArtPrize Showcase Venue.
September 20, 2013
Michele Oka Doner (BS Des ‘66, MFA ‘68) will present the lecture “The WPA, the NEA, and the Cave” as part of the Taubman College’s speaker series in the Art + Architecture Auditorium (Room 2014) at 6:00 pm on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. The Auditorium is located in the Art and Architecture Building at 2000 Bonisteel Boulevard.
Earlier this summer, Doner was featured in the remarkable photo article “Force of Nature” in the June issue of Vogue Italia.
September 20, 2013
Melanie Manos (MFA 2008) will premier her new video projection work The Climb, 54 Jefferson, at Site:Lab in Grand Rapids, MI, as part of Site:Lab’s exhibition The Not Yet for Artprize 2013. The projection will play nightly on the front facade of the building. Reception (massive party) Friday Sept. 20, 6 - 11pm at Site:Lab, 54 Jefferson. Exhibition Sept. 18 - Oct 6. Projection can be seen beginning at dusk and will play through the night.
Image: Dianne Carroll Burdick
September 13, 2013
Alyse Solomon’s (BFA 2000) complex wallpaper designs are attracting a lot of attention for the Stamps School alumna. Most recently, her paper design was featured in a spread in Conde Nast’s Lonny Magazine: her design was used to create the swimsuit as well as the background in the magazine spread.
Solomon’s work was also featured in a Detroit News article in early August about how advances in technology have born new and adventurous wallpaper designs. The article featured a photo of her work and several quotes. Solomon draws upon her background in graphic and textile design with photography to achieve “complexity, richness of pattern, even a bit of whimsy…” http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130802/LIFESTYLE01/308020008
September 12, 2013
Kayla Romberger (MFA 2013) will be serving as the full-time Public Programs intern at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City from September to December 2013. The internship will involve coordinating the museum’s adult programming and lecture series, as well as organizing research for the 2014 Whitney Biennial.
Image: Installation view of Robert Irwin: Scrim Veil-Black Rectangle-Natural Light, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1977)
September 12, 2013
On Wednesday, September, 25th at 4:00 p.m. The University of Michigan Library will host a reception for the exhibition Hand, Voice & Vision: Artists’ Books from Women’s Studio Workshop featuring an artist talk by UM alumnae, Toby Millman (MFA 2007), who will discuss her experiences completing a residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop to make her book, Facts on the Ground. For further information about Toby Millman, see http://www.tobymillman.com/.
Refreshments and free, full-color catalogs of the exhibition will be given away at the reception on a first come, first serve basis. The Hand, Voice & Vision exhibition, on now until October 21st, presents artists’ books by thirty-six artists published over thirty years by Women’s Studio Workshop. Curated by Kathleen Walkup, the exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective featuring some of the most influential contemporary book artists in America. The forty works in Hand, Voice & Vision celebrate three facets that characterize the artist’s book program at Women’s Studio Workshop: the hand-made mark of the book-maker, the unique voices and viewpoints of a broad and diverse range of artists, and the visionary nature of artwork that forges new directions in the medium of book arts. For further information about the exhibition see: http://handvoicevision.com/
September 4, 2013
Exhibition Dates: September 4 - October 17, 2013
Artist’s Reception/Artist’s Talk:: October 16, 4:30-6:30
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Gallery
Terrence Campagna’s (BFA 1999) exhibition On the Surface of the Midwest: Recent Field Work is comprised of large wall hangings made from materials the artist finds in his surroundings, usually as he is walking. Sometimes he takes cross-country walks to generate his artwork. But he often finds materials during his daily walks through the neighborhoods where he lives. “I bring what I find back to my studio and start to slowly join together and edit my findings. What’s important to me about walking is how it can root me in my body and connects me to place. When I walk my feet are touching the ground. I’m breathing in the changing air and feeling the light enter my eyes and skin. Visually, I’m taking in all the textures in my surroundings and I’m listening to whatever may be going on around and within me. I’m also intuitively feeling out what direction I want to go and where I want to stop to listen or what I’m drawn to collect and take back to the workshop.”
September 3, 2013
The Center for Genomic Gastronomy, founded by Zack Denfeld (MFA 2007) and Cat Kramer, recently published an artist book: Food Phreaking – issue #0.
Food Phreaking #0 is:
- Perfect bound
- Risograph printed by DittoPress in London
- 2-Color ink. Neon Pink & Gold
- Contains 38 short stories outlining what Food Phreaking is, and what it is not.
- Printed in an edition of 300
Food Phreaking #0 is the prequel to “Food Phreaking: The Journal of Explorations in Human Food Systems”, which we are planning to publish twice a year. “FoodPhreaking is where food, technology & open culture meet.” The Center for Genomic Gastronomy love books that are beautiful, well crafted and that people want to spend time with, but we also want our research and ideas to be free. So, if you want to take a look at the content now, or you can’t afford a book, feel free to download the PDF of FoodPhreaking #0 for free.
August 21, 2013
On Sept. 7, Professor Emeritus Wendel Heers is opening his home and garden to the public to show his massive stone sculptures.
“Presence of Place”
One day only special public art event!
September 7th, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
3893 West Liberty, Ann Arbor, 48103
Hosted by the River Gallery: http://www.chelsearivergallery.com/projects/wendel-heers/
A very special public art opportunity is being offered to the Ann Arbor community by the nationally recognized, long time Ann Arbor citizen, educator, artist and community treasure, Wendel Heers. Originally from a family of nine in a rural community in Minnesota, Heers was recruited by the University of Michigan in the early 1960’s to set up a metals and jewelry program. A pioneer in developing art education in his native Minnesota, he was the sole art educator in his district in the 1950’s and when he left MN to come to Ann Arbor there were 10 art teachers working in his school district. He studied art at the University of Minnesota and became a member of the MN sculpture group and exhibited at the Minneapolis Museum of Art. Wendel is a Professor Emeritus at the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design and served as interim dean during his prolific and well respected tenure as an honored, well loved member of the faculty. Many of his students are successful and respected artists and academics themselves and many of their children can also boast that they have been educated and mentored by Heers.
Wendel has experienced great critical and commercial success as well. He has completed public art commissions in Michigan, MA, PA, and France, including large scale stone meditation gardens and commemorative stone and rock sculpture installations. His work and commissions can be seen in the Providence Park Hospital in Novi and the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor and at the Mary Egan Memorial Garden at Deacon-Waltham Hospital in MA. He is currently completing a major commission “Periodic Table” for the Quaker School, Westtown in West Chester PA which will be installed in the science center. A new major, large scale rock series “Walking Boulders” will be installed and ready for viewing on site at the September 7th event.
Wendel’s residence on Liberty Street is home to many of his outdoor works which are installed on his property and gardens. The scale, design, placement and materials of these major outdoor sculptures rival the works seen and experienced in the best public sculpture parks nationally. River Gallery will be hosting this one day event with Wendel and his wife Nancy Heers as they invite us to walk the grounds with them and marvel at the presence, grace and strength of these contemporary studies in stone, copper, wrought iron and antique farm implements and materials.
August 8, 2013
Every month, the 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios participates in the city-wide Third Thursdays Art Hop, staying open late to allow more opportunities to take part in the gallery exhibits.
This month will be the Closing reception for the Alchemy: Science & Art exhibit. Paula Schubatis, a 2013 BFA graduate from the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design, playfully examines the intersection of science, nature and art through her large-scale painting and fiber works. A selection from her newest oil painting series, “Forging A Vernacular Identity”, is shown for the first time alongside their woven textile counterparts. The exhibition also features projections of new digital imagery by 555 artist Hugo Navarro and projected electron microscopy photographs by Lauren Tanabe, Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Molecular Signaling from Columbia University and currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Wayne State.
Stamps School alumni J. Monte Martinez (MFA ‘02) and Carl W. Goines (BFA ‘02) founded 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios in Detroit with the help of several other alumni. Martinez serves as the creative director and Goines as the executive director.
Alchemy: Science & Art
Closing Reception: August 15th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Refreshments will be served
August 8, 2013
Meghan (Reynard) Grubb (MFA 2012) is an artist-in-residence at ACRE during the Summer 2013. As part of her residency, she has permanently installed the site-specific project Spiral Shanty. The project developed on site, incorporating wood timbers that had been salvaged from buildings in Chicago and stored at the rural Wisconsin property. The spiraling frame of the hut forms a twisting and tenuous, cocoon-like interior space, at once both comforting and uncertain. Founded in 2010, the ACRE residency program provides the arts community with an affordable, cooperative, and dialogue-oriented residency program.
August 8, 2013
Art and Design student Justin Finkelman (BFA 2011) has used the knowledge gained at Michigan to build a screen printing company: Fitness Wear, Inc. Fitness Wear has become a major provider of uniforms and athletic gear to Chicago schools.