August 31, 2014
Stamps Senior Lecturer Kathryn Brackett Luchs, will exhibit her large scale print work TRANSITION in Detroit Connections: Women Printmakers and Their Mentors, opening Sept. 12 at N’NAMDI Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition juxtaposes and celebrates young women Printmakers and their women mentors in Printmaking.
Detroit Connections: Women Printmakers and Their Mentors opens Friday, September 12 from 6 - 9 PM, and runs through October 25.
N’NAMDI Center for Contemporary Art is located in Detroit’s Cultural Center, at 52 East Forest Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48201.
August 30, 2014
New Zealanders and Americans both speak English, but vernacular usage can mean that immigrants to either country are constantly translating. To fulfill the mandates of her Whanganui UCOL Faculty Grant, “An examination of Differences between New Zealand and American English Usage”, Rita Dibert (BFA 1969, MFA 1971), Head of Fine Art Photography at the Quay School of Arts, Whanganui UCOL in Whanganui, New Zealand produced a one person exhibition at Space Gallery in Whanganui, New Zealand, “Kiwi As, Eh.”
Included were a number of both American and New Zealand dictionaries, both casual and official, as well as scolarly linguistic examinations of Kiwi English. Several images from the exhibition can be viewed on Rita’s site.
August 29, 2014
An exhibition of the work of Pamela Becker (MFA 1981) is featured at the Ross Art Museum in Delaware. The exhibit, titled “Metamorphosis”, will run from Sept. 30, 2014 to Nov. 2, 2014 with an artist’s talk on October 23.
Work was selected by assistant director, Tammy Wallace, and addresses the various ways Becker has tried to express her interest and fascination with the world around us.
August 28, 2014
Paintings by Michelle Krievins-Newman (BFA 1987) will be exhibited at a six-person show entitled ‘Modern Twist’ at LaFontsee Galleries/Douglas, Michigan from October 11 – November 14, 2014.
August 28, 2014
New York University is hosting an event to celebrate the publication of Animal Acts: Performing Species Today, co-edited by Holly Hughes and Una Chaudhuri on Friday, September 19th at the Tisch School for the Arts in New York City.
The book, which collects animal themed performance texts by leading artists, accompanied by commentaries by leading scholars in the field of performance, gender and animal studies, including Jill Dolan and Donna Haraway, to name a few, was published by the University of Michigan Press.
This event will include a performance by Stamps alumni Joseph Keckler, as well as Holly Hughes, recent Witt Resident Carmelita Tropicana and others, in conversation with scholars.
Performing Species: What Can Animal Studies and Theatre/Performance Studies Teach Each Other?
August 28, 2014
Anne Mondro, Associate Professor in Art & Design, is featured in the University of Michigan Record for her teaching and research.
In her new course, “Memory, Aging & Expressive Arts,” Mondro’s students visit U-M Geriatric Centers Silver Club, a community program for adults with mild to moderate memory loss. The students brainstorm ideas for creative projects with their specific community member.
Art & Design professor promotes community engagement
Martin Vloet, Michigan Photography
August 25, 2014
Banneker Douglass Museum in Annapolis, Maryland included five mixed media assemblages by Cherry Schroeder (BFA 1976) in an historic themed exhibition. Schroeder’s works commemorate people who worked on the American Railroad, and consequently established a black middle class in America. The works are made of acrylic, thread, metal and found objects on wood. The exhibition runs September 20, 2014 - March 13, 2015.
Photo: “Silver Tray with Slice”
August 22, 2014
A href=“http://www.lafontsee.us/artists/michelle-newman/index.html”>Michelle Krievins-Newman (BFA 1987) won Second Place and a Purchase Award for her painting entitled “Mid-Century Muse” in the 86th Annual Muskegon Museum of Art’s Regional Exhibition. The Muskegon Museum of Art’s Regional Exhibition, the longest-established regional art exhibition in Michigan, ran through August 20, 2014.
The MMA’s annual, juried Regional Exhibition, known for its competitive nature and for its professional presentation, is open to amateur and professional artists throughout Michigan. This year, 299 artists submitted a total of 501 works for the competition. Guest juror David L. Deming selected 200 works by 162 artists for the exhibition.
August 21, 2014
Gabriella Boros (BFA 1983) will participate in two solo exhibitions this year. The theater company Babes With Blades hosted her paintings during the run of L’Imbecile in April and she will be showing more paintings at the Old Town Triangle Gallery in December. Her suite of woodblock prints of the Ten Commandments will hang at Dominican University for two years as part of their Interfaith Biennial and she will have two prints hanging in a group show of works and poetry at the International Court of Luxembourg in October. She had two prints in Columbia University’s Blanket Stories in June as well as a mask at the Chicago Jewish Museum.