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Joyce Brienza Exhibits at Peace Gallery in Detroit

January 30, 2015

The show runs from January 31 – April 4, 2015 with an opening reception on Saturday, January 31 from 2 – 5 pm and an aritst’s talk at 3 pm.

This exhibit is curated by Grace Serra, Artist and Art Advisor at Children’s Hospital in Detroit. Her Healing Arts Program aims to bring the curative power of art to heal what medicine alone cannot. She has gathered the specific artists in this exhibit as a group of kindred spirits in their quest to bring happiness and healing to others and themselves through art. They have all touched the lives of the patients and families of Children’s Hospital of Michigan through either their own art or the art making programs there.

Joyce Brienza Exhibits at Peace Gallery in Detroit

NCRC Art Presents Endi Poskovic: Recent Print Works

January 28, 2015

The result of intersecting visual signifiers, both real and imaginative, the graphic work of Endi Poskovic explore different strategies of representation and invite the viewer to peer into a window of imaginative worlds that are at once recognizable and simultaneously abstract. Poskovic is a Professor of Art and Design at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design.

A recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Pollock-Krasner, Camargo, Art Matters, Flemish-Belgian Government Ministry, Norwegian Government Fellowships, and many others, Poskovic was educated in Yugoslavia, Norway and the US. He has exhibited extensively, representing the US in all major print biennials and triennials throughout the world. His work can be found at Detroit Institute of Art, Harvard University Fogg Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Royal Antwerp Museum of Art and numerous others.

impossible object. Endi Poskovic: Recent Print Works
NCRC Rotunda Gallery (Building 18), 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor
Exhibition dates: January 29 through May 1, 2015
General public hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00am until 6:00pm

NCRC Art Presents Endi Poskovic: Recent Print Works

Larry Cressman: Solo Show at Richard M. Ross Art Museum

January 26, 2015

An exhibition of Larry Cressman‘s mixed-media drawings is currently on display at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum of Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.  The show will run through February 15, 2015.

Richard M. Ross Art Museum
60 South Sandusky St.
Delaware, Ohio

Museum Hours:
Tues, Wed, Fri, 10am-5pm
Thurs, 10am-9pm, Sun, 1-5pm
Closed Monday and Saturday
Call 740.368.3606 for additional information

Larry Cressman: Solo Show at Richard M. Ross Art Museum

Endi Poskovic Exhibits at Jincheon Art Museum in South Korea

January 26, 2015

Endi Poskovic exhibits in “Formative Impressions-8 Pacific Nations” at Jincheon Art Museum in South Korea. Curated by Peter MacWhirter from Korean Contemporary Printmakers Association in Seoul, the invitational exhibition presents the works of five artists from each of the eight nations of the Pacific Rim: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand and the United States. The exhibition opens at the Jincheon Museum and travels to Seoul Arts Center. A 50-page catalog accompanies the exhibition.

Jincheon Museum
North Chungcheong Province
Jincheon, South Korea

Endi Poskovic Exhibits at Jincheon Art Museum in South Korea

Stamps Alumni Provide Creative Approach to American Manufacturing

January 26, 2015

Shortly after graduating in 1997, Stamps Alum Noah Kaplan started a hand-crafted speaker company in Ann Arbor, MI. The company, Leon Speakers, has grown exponentially, with nearly fifty Ann Arbor employees and a strong global network of sellers.

A number of Leon employees are also U-M alumni, including C.O.O. Ethan Kaplan and Visual Director Anastasia Deinera (Stamps BFA 2008). Deinera’s role is to help guide the aesthetic vision of the company alongside its president and founder, Noah Kaplan.

A recent article in Concentrate media discusses the creative vision of the company, some of its core values and mission, as well as the current direction of its cultural expression.

Stamps Alumni Provide Creative Approach to American Manufacturing

Custom speakers made for U-M basketball star and alum Jordan Morgan.

Endi Poskovic Exhibits at McClung Museum

January 26, 2015

Endi Poskovic is featured in Drawn from the McClung Museum, an exhibition involving 28 artists, each of whom has produced a work in response to objects from the collection of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. Organized by Sydney Cross, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art from Clemson University in collaboration with Catherine Shteynberg, McClung Museum Curator, the exhibition pairs the objects and the works to address how we perceive and interpret art, science, and culture. Like the museum itself, the objects are varied, ranging from a mastodon mandible and an Egyptian ibis mummy, to a Victorian hair necklace and an Ojibwa men’s ceremonial dance apron.

The exhibition is being held in conjunction with the SGC International Printmaking Conference, which will bring 1,500 printmakers to the University of Tennessee from the United States and abroad March 18–21, 2015.

Participating artists include Lynne Allen, Boston, Massachusetts; Ed Bernstein, Bloomington, Indiana; Mark Bovey, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Sean Caulfield, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Aaron S. Coleman, DeKalb, Illinois; Sydney A. Cross, Pendleton, South Carolina; Deborah Cornell, Boston, Massachusetts; Maggie Denk-Leigh, Cleveland, Ohio; Mark Dion, New York, New York; Holly Greenberg, Syracuse, New York; Fred Hagstrom, Saint Paul, Minnesota; Adrianne Herman, Portland, Maine; John Hitchcock, Madison, Wisconsin; Emmy Lingscheit, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois; Beauvais Lyons, Knoxville, Tennessee; Phyllis McGibbon, Wellesley, Massachusetts; Ayanah Moor, Chicago, Illinois; Althea Murphy-Price, Knoxville, Tennessee; Dennis O’Neil, Washington, DC; Endi Poskovic, Ann Arbor, Michigan; John Risseeuw, Tempe, Arizona; Geo Sipp, Kennesaw, Georgia; Tanja Softic, Richmond, Virginia; Ericka Walker, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Art Werger, Athens, Ohio; Koichi Yamamoto, Knoxville, Tennessee; Melanie Yazzie, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
The University of Tennessee
1327 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-3200

Endi Poskovic Exhibits at McClung Museum

Stamps Alum and Stamps Dean Promote Michigan Design

January 23, 2015

Jeff DeBoer (BFA 1982), an owner and vice president at Sundberg-Ferar, is spearheading a move to recognize Michigan as a design center through the establishment of the Michigan Design Council. He will be assisted by Stamps Dean Guna Nadarajan who was recently appointed a council member.  A Part of the Michigan Economic Development Council, the Design Council will advise on strategies to improve the state of design and design profession in Michigan. First steps include the establishment of a “design mecca” inside the city of Detroit where multidisciplinary design creatives can work, collaborate and grow businesses. Within the next year, the Design Council also intends to establish the Michigan Design Prize to recognize an individual or company for improving the human condition through great product design in Michigan.

MEDC launches effort to grow Michigan’s pool of design professionals | Crain’s Detroit Business

Stamps Alum and Stamps Dean Promote Michigan Design

Michigan Design Council Members including Guna Nadarajan (far left), Jeff DeBoer (5th from left).  Council appointments were announced by Governor Rick Snyder (on crutches) at the Detroit Auto Show.

Cynthia Greig: Making Mischief

January 21, 2015

Opening Friday, January 23 at CCS Center Galleries, Making Mischief features artists from Detroit, New York and Italy whose wry, provocative works scrutinize (and, in some cases, satirize) the settings, systems and behaviors unique to the art world.  Work by Jennifer Dalton, Cynthia Greig (BFA 1995), Alex Gingrow, Laurina Paperina and Scott Reeder.


Making Mischief
January 24 – March 7, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 23, 6-8 p.m.
CCS Center Galleries

Cynthia Greig: Making Mischief

Cynthia Greig

Sacred Treasures:  Religious Traditions, Rites and Rituals

January 20, 2015

At this difficult time for our world, with misunderstanding, misinformation, distortions, extremism and hatred involving and aimed at our many faith traditions, it is critically important that members of our community be given the opportunity to learn about and better understand the similarities, differences, and unique practices of some of the faith communities within Metropolitan Detroit.

The objects included in the exhibition Sacred Treasures are those used and/or worn in the practice of faith traditions. These include among others head coverings, vestments, jewelry, prayer rugs, prayer books, sculpture, burned offerings and wall hangings. Those faiths represented are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Baha’i and Native American. Objects have been loaned by members of the IFLC board and friends of IFL such as Temple Israel, The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit, and Islamic Organization of North America, IONA.

The exhibition is being curated by artist, IFLC board member, and University of Michigan professor Nancy Thayer.  It is a joint program with the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center (BBAC) in Birmingham.

“As a member of the IFLC board and the Education Committee it is my intention to bring to the Metropolitan Detroit community greater awareness and understanding of these faith traditions through the objects that are used in each,” says Thayer. “By collaborating with the BBAC we are able to reach a new audience and further our goals including promoting interfaith education so that the metropolitan Detroit community can benefit from the synergies and creative benefits that knowledge and understanding can provide, and encouraging and nurturing interfaith groups and networks.” 

On January 24, the exhibition will open with a public reception from 6 - 8 pm, where members of each faith community will be present to greet attendees and answer questions. The reception is free and all are welcome to attend.

Sacred Treasures
Curated by Nancy Thayer
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center
1516 Cranbrook Road, Birmingham, MI 48009

Exhibition Dates: January 23 - March 27, 2015
Reception: Saturday, January 24 from 6 - 8 pm

Sacred Treasures:  Religious Traditions, Rites and Rituals

Ann Stewart Receives Idea Capital Grant

January 19, 2015

Ann Stewart (MFA 2009) has received a grant from Idea Capital for her project “3D Connect the Dots”. Using 3D printing, Stewart will transform her drawings inspired by architecture, cognitive science, and philosophy into physical objects. These sculptures will be featured as part of her up coming solo show in June 2015 at Whitespace in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ann Stewart Receives Idea Capital Grant