Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan
 

Ruth Taubman: New York Trunk Show

May 12, 2014

Ruth Taubman (BFA ‘81) will present her 2014 spring jewelry line at a trunk show in Midtown Manhattan May 13-15. For more information, or to receive an invitation, visit http://ruthtaubman.com and click on “Contact Us.”

http://www.ruthtaubman.com/events

Ruth Taubman: New York Trunk Show

Theo Zizka’s Chair Published on Design Website

May 12, 2014

Theo Zizka’s (BFA ‘14) Fårstol chair is featured on design site mocoloco.com.

Economy of design: Fårstol Chair by Theo Zizka was designed with the limitations of a maximum dimension (80cm/31.5” in every dimension) and a frame fashioned from a single slab of maple wood (4cm x 20cm x 160cm or 1.5"x7.8"x63”).

The upholstery is hand sewn cotton and leather with steel buckles. Fårstol means “sheep chair” in Danish, named for the hoof-like joint of the back rest. This chair is the product of a summer in Copenhagen, studying furniture design at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad.

http://mocoloco.com/fresh2/2014/05/06/farstol-chair-by-theo-zizka.php

Theo Zizka’s Chair Published on Design Website

Ernestine Ruben Open Studio

May 9, 2014

Join Ernestine Ruben in her studio #468 on Saturday May 10th during MANAFEST Open House at Mana Contemporary Art Center located at 888 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ 07306. Studio 468 is located on the 4th floor of the main building.

On exhibit until June 7th at Lincoln Center: Portraits of Sound, an exhibition of mixed media images of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra Musicians by Ernestine Ruben. The Plaza Corridor Galleries are located on the ground and second floors at the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023. Hours are from noon - 6 pm Mon.-Sat.

Ernestine Ruben Open Studio

Reed Esslinger & Collin McRae: Loompianola!

May 8, 2014

The Loompianola was conceived from a fascination with the shared lineage of a loom, a piano, and early computers. The Cranbrook Loom and Grinnell Brothers Player Piano each form a strong link to the ingenuity and industry of southeast Michigan; as a hybrid object, their taut strings pluck at each other’s original function and meaning. When activated by performers, the loom’s warp and a piano’s array of strings create music that is altered as the tapestry accumulates. Sensory technology embedded in the object activates a synergy of sonic, laborious, and playful movement.

Drawing on the tradition of chamber music, “a musical conversation among friends in the home,” Loompianola fosters dialogue between not only distinct objects but three artists of various backgrounds: Collin McRae (MFA ‘12), an experimental musician and animator, Esthir Lemi, a composer, musical theorist, and new media artist, and Reed Esslinger (MFA ‘12), a performance artist and weaver. Like any organic conversation among friends, the language of Loompianola emerges organically from its operators.

All Performances at the Gallery of the Duderstat Center on North Campus, University of Michigan.

Receptions & Performance Schedule:

  • May 10: Opening Reception 6-9 pm, performance 7-8 pm
  • May 11: Gallery open 12-6 pm, performance 5-6 pm
  • May 12: Gallery open 12-6 pm, performance 5-6 pm
  • May 13: Gallery open 12-6 pm, performance 5-6 pm
  • May 14: Gallery open 12-6 pm, performance 5-6 pm
  • May 15: Gallery open 12-6 pm, performance 5-6 pm
  • May 16: Closing Reception 6-9 pm,  performance 7-8 pm

http://loompianola-project.tumblr.com/
http://www.hatchfund.org/project/loompianola

Reed Esslinger & Collin McRae: Loompianola!

Janna Coumoundouros Finalist in DIA Samurai Design Competition

May 7, 2014

Janna Coumoundouros (BFA ‘98) is one of 10 local designers chosen by the DIA and Detroit Garment Group to participate in Beyond The Armor, a fashion competition inspired by the museum’s exhibition Samurai: Beyond The Sword. The competition challenges designers to create a complete outfit based on artworks in the exhibition. When her design was selected as a finalist, Janna contacted Inteva. “Inteather™ is perfect for this project,” she said, “it’s formable and it’s creative to work with.” She used Inteather (TPO) as the primary material for her design, and accented it with her handmade jewelry and textiles. “The finished design has a real sculptural quality,” she said. Inteva provided Janna the material, as well as technical support and access to the Inteva Sewing Lab in Troy, Mich., for fabrication of her creation for the competition.

The outfits by all 10 designers will be displayed April 21 - May 12 at various sites throughout the metropolitan Detroit area. The public will determine the winner by voting for their favorite outfit at any of the venues, or online beginning April 21. The 10 finalists’ creations will be modeled at a fashion show at the DIA on Saturday, May 17, where the winner of the public voting will be announced.

How to Vote

To vote for Janna’s Inteva Inteather Samurai dress, beginning Monday, April 21, go to http://www.detroitgarmentgroup.org and vote for Janna Coumoundouros of Lilacpop Studio, or send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with “Samurai” in the subject line, and vote for #2: Janna Coumoundouros.
Online voting is open April 21 through May 12.

Inteva Inteather™ Inspires Samurai Dress in ‘Beyond the Armor’ Design Competition

Janna Coumoundouros Finalist in DIA Samurai Design Competition

Wildwood Press Alumni Reception

May 7, 2014

In April, Dean Guna Nadarajan traveled to St. Louis for an alumni reception hosted by Maryanne Ellison Simmons (BFA ‘71), in her Wildwood Press studio. Guests included alumni from the Stamps School, other U-M schools and colleges, and the art community in St. Louis. Stamps School receptions like this play an essential role in helping alumni network and remain connected to the School.

Wildwood Press Alumni Reception

Richard Jensen (MBA 1968), Louise Jensen, Dean Guna Nadarajan

Andrew Millner Participates in Inaugural Downtown Fair in New York

May 7, 2014

Andrew Millner (BFA ‘89) will show work in the William Shearburn Gallery booth at the inaugural Downtown Fair in Manhattan (68 Lexington at 25th Street) from May 8 to 11.

Along with work by Millner, the Shearburn booth (DT34) will include pieces by Willem De Kooning, Maya Lin, Robert Motherwell, and Cy Twombly, among others.

The inaugural Downtown Fair is a new modern and contemporary art fair in New York. The fair debuts during Frieze Week, one of the busiest and weeks of the city’s art and cultural season. Nearly 600 artists from over 35 countries will be on display at the fair.

http://www.downtownfair.com/

Andrew Millner Participates in Inaugural Downtown Fair in New York

Stephanie Boxold: Animator/Illustrator at Whiteboard Animation Studio

April 30, 2014

Stephanie Boxold (BFA ‘13) is working as an Animator & Illustrator at Whiteboard Animation Studio in NYC.

I have worked with clients such as Time Warner Cable, Samsung, Intel, and much more. At Whiteboard Animation Studio, I have created many 2D & 3D animations for commercials and advertisements. I am so happy to be successful at something I love, and I thank the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design for providing me with a great education in art.

http://www.whiteboardanimation.com

 

Stephanie Boxold: Animator/Illustrator at Whiteboard Animation Studio

Takeshi Yamada: 1st Prize, 2014 Carnivorous Nights

April 30, 2014

Takeshi Yamada (MFA ‘87) won the First Prize for his rogue taxidermy artworks “Five-headed Monster from the Hell” and “Giant Space Alien Skull” in the 2014 Carnivorous Nights: Taxidermy Contest, held at the Bell House in Brooklyn, New York on April 6, 2014.

Five heads of this monster represent Hell, Hunger, Animosity, Anger, and the Devil in the Sixth Heaven. This is a monster to stop our personal growth and enlightenment. It is everywhere, especially in New York City, heavily infested by criminals with skyrocketing high crime rate. I faced a big monster when my house was destroyed with over 60 inch of salt water by the Hurricane Sandy, in the middle of creating two commissioned giant rogue taxidermy artworks for the upcoming new AMC television series “Immortalized” (8 episodes), which I was one of four stars of the program. My artworks were saved on the 2nd floor but I had to work with no heat, no electricity, no working telephones at the end of October and the beginning of the November. I also had to protect my house from burglars already breaking into my areas. After the TV show, I spent more time and work for my “Five-Headed Monster from the Hell” and submitted it for this major taxidermy art competition this year.

A dozen photos of Yamada and his Rogue Taxidermy Artworks were prominently featured
in the NY Village Voice.

Takeshi Yamada: 1st Prize, 2014 Carnivorous Nights

Jeanet Dreskin-Haig: 10th Annual North Dallas Artist Studio Tours

April 23, 2014

Alumna Jeanet Dreskin-Haig (MFA ‘76) is participating in the 10th Annual North Dallas Artist Studio Tour on Saturday, Apr. 27th from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, Apr. 28th from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Dreskin-Haig’s work features ceramics, painting and photography: visit her at the Dreskin-Haig Studio on 9323 Guernsey Lane.

For more information, contact her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 214-350-8489 or visit http://www.jeanetdreskinhaig.com .

http://artgroupsdfw.com/nucleus/index.php?itemid=5038

Jeanet Dreskin-Haig: 10th Annual North Dallas Artist Studio Tours

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