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Riopelle: Holiday Art Show and Pop-Up

November 24, 2014

The Riopelle studio collective will be opening its first annual Art show and pop-up Holiday shop, “Greetings from Dertoit: The Motor Town.” The show will be focused on prints, clothing, and work lampooning popular Detroit brands and companies as well showcasing recent work by the studio collective’s artists and designers.  The show and holiday shop will have its grand opening at their Eastern Market Studio on the night of Friday, December 5th and will have further open hours during Eastern Market’s Holiday Street Markets.

The show’s theme, “Greetings from Dertoit: The Motor Town,” was conceived by Riopelle Studio members in response to the overwhelming amount of companies, both new and old, trying to capture and capitalize on Detroit’s spirit and style.

“We’ve seen plenty of brands and companies popping up to make a buck off of the ‘Made in Detroit’ trend,” says Dylan Box (BFA 2012), who is no stranger to the Detroit clothing trend after running the PRAMU pop-up clothing shop in West Village in 2012. “We love the amount of pride people place in our city, and we want to take an opportunity to laugh at ourselves for it, too.” The collection focuses on lovingly satirizing the many of the city’s favorite sites (Bell Island), neighborhoods (East Marketplace), and companies (Expedient Loans). Friday night’s opening will have work for viewing and sale, holiday cheer, and light refreshments.

The Holiday shop will feature prints, clothing, and work from the “Greetings from Dertoit” show as well as recent work and handmade gifts from Riopelle’s seven resident artists and designers. Riopelle is located at 1492 Gratiot Avenue with parking available on Gratiot and the surrounding streets.

Open Hours
Friday, December 5th | 5pm - Midnight
Saturday, December 6th | 9am - 4pm
Sunday, December 7th | 9am - 4pm
Sunday, December 14th | 9am - 4pm

Riopelle
1492 Gratiot Ave.
(231) 632-3872
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
http://www.riopelle.co
http://facebook.com/riopellecollective

Riopelle: Holiday Art Show and Pop-Up

Jeff Sturges: Presentation

November 24, 2014

Jeff Sturges enjoys making things and connecting people. This passion drove him to start neighborhood-based hands-on learning spaces in Detroit such as the Mt Elliott Makerspace and the OmniCorpDetroit hackerspace. His work on and in these communities is inspired by “anti-disciplinary” experiences at the The Sustainable South Bronx GreenFab MIT Fab Lab program, the NYCResistor hackerspace, Cranbrook Academy of Art and the MIT Media Lab. Jeff believes that with the right balance of collaborative making, tinkering, and learning, We the People a better able to create happier, healthier, and more meaningful lives for ourselves and our communities.

Jeff will speak in Nick Tobier’s Change by Design class on Tuesday November 25, from 2:15 - 3:15 pm, room 2216.

Jeff’s visit is generously supported by the Witt Visitors Program.

Jeff Sturges: Presentation

Katie St. Clair: Best in Show

November 24, 2014

Katie St. Clair (MFA 2014) recently won the 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition $5,000 Best of Show award for Swilind, an acrylic and photo collage on panel, at The Toledo Museum of Art.  More than $12,000 in cash prizes and special recognitions were presented during an opening awards ceremony for the 95th Toledo Area Artists Exhibition Friday, Nov. 21.

St. Clair will also be giving an artist talk on Dec. 6 from 3 - 4 pm at the Toledo Museum of Art.

Museum announces exhibit winners | Toledo Blade

Katie St. Clair: Best in Show

Chris Van Allsburg: Book Presentation and Signing

November 18, 2014

Chris Van Allsburg
Book Presentation and Signing
12:00 Noon, Saturday
November 22, 2014

Literati Bookstore
124 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI
http://literatibookstore.com/event/chris-van-allsburg

Chris Van Allsburg (BFA ‘72), Caldecott Award-Winning author, will give a book presentation and signing in support of his latest book, The Misadventures of Sweetie-Pie, on Saturday, November 22 at Noon at Literati Bookstore, 124 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI.

Van Allsburg is the winner of two Caldecott Medals, for Jumanji and The Polar Express, as well as the recipient of a Caldecott Honor Book for The Garden of Abdul Gasazi. The author and illustrator of numerous picture books for children, he has also been awarded the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children’s literature. In 1982, Jumanji was nominated for a National Book Award, and, in 1996, it was made into a popular feature film. Chris Van Allsburg is a graduate of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and a former instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Important information about the event:

- Seating will be limited.
- Chris will only sign books. Due to time constraints, he will only sign three books purchased in the store and one previously purchased book (or one book brought from home).
- Photos will be allowed, but, due to time constraints, no posed photographs.
- Please go to http://literatibookstore.com/event/chris-van-allsburg for the latest information about this event.

Chris Van Allsburg: Book Presentation and Signing

Making Hacked: Labor, Free Culture & Citizen Science

November 18, 2014

Making Hacked: Labor, Free Culture & Citizen Science

11/20/2014 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Space 2435, North Quad, 105 S. State St.

Panel discussion about Making with Cory Doctorow, Irina Aristarkhova and Matt Kenyon
Panelists: Cory Doctorow, Irina Aristarkhova, Stefanie Wuschitz
Moderators: Silvia Lindtner and Matt Kenyon

This panel will discuss the provocation: Making is not a grassroots movement. Makers invent products that draw hundreds of million USD investment, the White House sponsors its own maker faire, and DARPA funds MAKE Media to shape new educational programs. Cheaper and smaller hardware, open sharing, and crowdfunding are celebrated as the means to democratize hands on tinkering, citizen science, and fabrication. While “making” can empower some in providing access to education, resources and production techniques, others – in particular those on the factory floor – remain outside geopolitical configurations of investment flows and global networks. As making moves into the heart of modes of capitalist production, can we still speak of DIY and what happens to visions of free culture, individual empowerment and liberation.

Making Hacked: Labor, Free Culture & Citizen Science

Phoebe Gloeckner on WCBN

November 17, 2014

From 5 - 6 pm on Wed., Nov. 19, artist/writer and Stamps School professor Phoebe Gloeckner will be interviewed on T. Hetzel’s Living Writers show on WCBN Ann Arbor, 88.3 FM.

Every week host T. Hetzel talks with poets & writers who read from their work and talk about their passions and preoccupations.

Living Writers is a public affairs program broadcast on WCBN FM Ann Arbor 88.3 FM. The show airs Wednesday from 5 to 6 p.m. and is also available streaming on wcbn.org, or as a podcast via iTunes.

Phoebe Gloeckner on WCBN

Robert Platt: Phantom Prospects

November 17, 2014

Phantom Prospects, a two-person exhibition by Robert Platt & Kae Masuda, opens with a reception 5 - 8 pm Nov. 20 at NCRC.

Phantom Prospects: exchanging visions of landscape
Kae Masuda & Robert Platt

Exhibition Dates: Nov 14 - Dec 5
Opening Reception: November 20th 5 - 8pm
North Campus Research Complex
The South Gallery, Building 28 Lobby
2800 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor MI 48105

Phantom Prospects alludes to the ineffable and eidetic aspects of landscape and its representation. This two person exhibition brings together the work of Kae Masuda a visiting artist from Kyoto, Japan and Robert Platt from the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. The exhibition includes large-scale paintings and a special architectural observatory that is a walk-in camera obscura.

Robert Platt: Phantom Prospects

Katie Mongoven: People’s Choice Award

November 14, 2014

Katie Mongoven, a sophomore at the Stamps School, recently won People’s Choice Award for her piece, Stacked, a paper sculpture constructed in Beth Hay’s Methods of Inquiry class last Winter. The sculpture was exhibited at Riverside Arts Center “Great Lakes, Small Works” Exhibit in Ypsilanti, MI.

Katie Mongoven: People’s Choice Award

Paula Schubatis: FARE

November 13, 2014

Paula Schubatis (BFA 2013), 2014-2015 Stamps School of Art and Design Michele Schara Artist in Residence, presents a solo exhibition of interwoven artifacts Friday, November 14 from 7:00 to 10:00PM at 1550 Winder, Detroit, MI, across from Red Bull House of Art.

Look for the giant air dancer.

Paula Schubatis: FARE
A solo exhibition of interwoven artifacts.
1550 Winder, Detroit, MI
7:00 to 10:00 PM

Paula Schubatis: FARE

Shiva Ahmadi: Work Acquired By Metropolitan Museum of Art

November 13, 2014

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has acquired two artworks by Stamps faculty Shiva Ahmadi. Both artworks will be part of the permanent collection.

Shiva Ahmadi: Work Acquired By Metropolitan Museum of Art