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 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.
August 21, 2014
Charlie Naebeck’s (BFA 2014) work with Columbia University, titled the “Climate Scientists” produced a 2014 calendar to highlight Columbia scientists talking about climate research and global warming. The calendar is showcased as the scientists present research on climate change at the opening of Sebastiao Saldago’s exhibition of “Genesis” at the International Center of Photography in New York in September.
Aside from client work, Charlie also teaches photography at Photo Manhattan in New York, and he has plans to produce his second book in his series titled “Resonance” on the topic of contemporary body image.
August 20, 2014
Linda Lapinski (BFA 1987) is the President of a non-profit organization, Oakland Phragmites & Invasive Species (OPIS) Task Force. The mission of the Task Force, which Lapinski started with her partner, Emily DuThinh, is to protect the quality of Oakland County’s lakes, streams and wetlands-preserving them for future generations from non-native invasive species. By empowering concerned citizens and government through education, advocacy and action, OPIS is working to control the spread of Phragmites and other non-native invasive plants.
In April 2014, OPIS was awarded by the Clinton River Watershed Council the Johanna Roskopp Award. This award was presented to OPIS for its recent outstanding contributions to protecting, enhancing and celebrating the Clinton River, its watershed and Lake St. Clair.
Oakland Township joins fight against phragmites
August 20, 2014
Bill Barrett’s (B.S. /1958, M.S.in Design/1959, M.F.A./1960) sculpture, “Lexeme VIII”, created in response to 9/11, was installed on Purdue North Central’s campus in Westville, Indiana on September 11, 2014. In an article on the dedication, written by Stefan Barkow for Purdue North Central, Central, Purdue’s Chancellor, James Dworkin stated “This is a beautiful reminder of an event we must never allow ourselves to forget. We gratefully accept this gift, and the responsibility of stewardship that comes with a sculpture such as this.
Lexeme VIII spent a few years on display in Zell, Germany, where it was so loved that they asked if they could keep the piece. “I had to tell them no,”Barrett said. “I told them I had to take it back to my home country, that it needed to be in the United States.”
And now at last, with the financial assistance of the Lawyer family, the support of Purdue North Central and the work of Bill and Debora Barrett, Lexeme VIII has come to stay in the place it was meant to be, to keep alive the memory of all those who died in the hearts of all those who lived.
Complete article (FaceBook).
August 20, 2014
After many years of doing everything but fabricating jewelry, Susan Gluck Nordman (BFA 1983) has launched Taliswoman@SiouxStudio, an affordable and easily wearable line of jewelry found in Ann Arbor at the Heavenly Metal Boutique, The Eyrie Artisans Market in Depot Town in Ypsilanti, as well as the Weasel & Fitz Gallery of Madrid, New Mexico. Her jewelry is fabricated out of formed and textured aluminum and employs the use of colorful stones, antique copper, vintage puka shell necklaces and various studio scraps to make her one-of-a-kind primitive tribal yet sophisticated urban wearable art pieces. She is looking forward to continuing to expand her presence in more galleries and boutiques, as well as the indie art fair circuit.