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

Holly Hughes: Distinguished Artist Lecture at Hamilton College

October 20, 2014

Hamilton College, one of the nation’s most highly ranked liberal arts colleges, presented Holly Hughes on October 1st in their Distinguished Artist Speaker series. Hughes gave a performance, a workshop, and met with art, design and theatre students working on their senior theses.

Holly Hughes: Distinguished Artist Lecture at Hamilton College

Endi Poskovic: Solo Exhibition at Marion Gallery

October 20, 2014

Rockefeller Arts Center Cathy Marion Gallery at State University of New York at Fredonia presents “We Were All – Endi Poskovic: Printworks”, an exhibition which features Poskovic’s prints which “hint at the dichotomies that exist in life and encourage the viewer to explore universal themes of cultural displacement, fragmented memory, transformation and revival.”

Organized in collaboration with the Fredonia College Foundation, Department of Visual Arts and New Media, Art Forum, and International Education Center various events associated with the exhibition will take place during Poskovic’s a week-long visiting artist residence.

We Were All – Endi Poskovic: Printworks
Exhibition Dates: October 17 – November 19, 2014
Artist Lecture: Thursday, October 16, 8:30 pm; McEwen Hall
Opening Reception: Friday, October 17, 7 pm; Marion Art Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center
Printmaking Workshop: Saturday, October 18, 10 am to 12:30 pm; Rockefeller Arts Center
Gallery Talk: Saturday, October 18, 12:30 to 2:30 pm; Marion Art Gallery

Endi Poskovic: Solo Exhibition at Marion Gallery

Faculty Discuss Holly Hughes’s Latest Book

October 20, 2014

The Institute for Research on Women and Gender presents a discussion of Holly Hughes’s most recent book, Animal Acts: Performing Species Today, co-edited by Una Chaudhuri and published by the University of Michigan Press.

The book contains animal themed performance texts by artists including Hughes, alumn Joseph Keckler, and others accompanied by commentaries from leading scholars in the fields of animal and performance studies such as Donna Haraway, Jill Dolan, and Cary Wolfe.

Panelists include Hughes, Stamps Associate Professor Irina Aristarkova, Larry LaFontaine, Associate Professor of American Culture and Clare Croft, Assistant Professor of Dance.

4 pm, November 11 - 2239 Lane Hall

Faculty Discuss Holly Hughes’s Latest Book

Chris Landau: 11th Street Bridge Park in DC

October 20, 2014

Chris Landau (MFA 2006) recently worked with his colleagues at OLIN on rendering and design for the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington DC.
OLIN worked with Internationally recognized architecture firm, OMA, founded by Rem Koolhaas. The bridge aims to connect two neighborhoods in DC, the Navy Yard and Anacostia.

Chris Landau: 11th Street Bridge Park in DC

Chin-Azzaro Storefront Opening in November

October 20, 2014

Chin-Azzaro, an art, design and photography firm comprised of husband and wife team, Nick (BFA 2004) and Yen (BFA 2003) Azzaro, is opening a storefront space in Ypsilanti this November.

Located at 9 S. Washington Street in historic downtown Ypsilanti, the space will serve as a photography and teaching studio and art exhibition space. There’s also an office for consulting and appraisals. Yen and Nick are working on a calendar of events including discounted portraits (for those with 48197/98 zip codes), Holiday Happy Hour Headshots, and collaborations with Ypsilanti Public School programs Bright Futures and Art Around Town.

Chin-Azzaro Storefront Opening in November

Cynthia Greig: “the nearest distance”

October 20, 2014

Cynthia Greig’s (MFA 1995) solo exhibition the nearest distance opens Thursday, Oct. 16th at Fred Torres Gallery in Chelsea, NY.

For this special opening we will feature Cynthia’s current work which focuses on physical spaces intrinsic to the art world, and considers the threshold between the spaces of creative production and those in which the aesthetic, critical and economic valuation of art occurs via its public display. An exhibition catalogue with essays by Welsh artist and curator, Peter Finnemore and Director of MOCA London, Michael Petry, has been produced in conjunction with the exhibition.

The exhibition will be on display Tuesday - Saturday, until November 29.

Fred Torres Gallery
505 West 28th Street
Between 10th & 11th Ave.
Chelsea, NY 10001

Cynthia Greig: “the nearest distance”

Core77: Bruce Tharp on the Stamps MDes

October 15, 2014

Core77: Bruce Tharp on the Stamps MDes

Stamps Associate Professor Bruce M. Tharp discusses the new Stamps MDes in Integrative Design program on Core77.

Today, we’re checking in on a master’s program with a broader, more interdisciplinary focus. The University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art & Design is currently accepting applications for a Master of Design in Integrative Design. It’s a two-year program with an interesting approach—the idea is that students with a variety of design backgrounds will work together in teams to invent solutions for a wicked problem that will rotate every few years. The inaugural problem is “wicked healthcare,” and Stamps has lined up medical companies, biomedical engineers, surgeons and others to participate in the curriculum.

Recently, we talked to Bruce M. Tharp—a long-time Core77 contributor and a new addition to the Stamps faculty—about the MDes program. .

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Bruce M. Tharp on Michigan’s New MDes in Integrative Design - Core77

Core77: Bruce Tharp on the Stamps MDes

David Turnley: Mandela Exhibit Opens in Detroit

October 13, 2014

For Madiba with Love! Photographs of Nelson Mandela and the South African Struggle, 1985-2013, features photos by Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer and Stamps professor David Turnley, who has been a friend of the Mandela family and has covered the South African struggle for the last thirty years.

Turnley will offer comments and answer questions during the reception, held Tuesday, October 14, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m in Lester Monts Hall (formerly Work, Detroit Gallery).


For Madiba with Love
Artist Reception: Tuesday, October 14, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
On Display through Novc. 21, 2014

Gallery hours: Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lester Monts Hall, Detroit Center
3663 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201

David Turnley: Mandela Exhibit Opens in Detroit

Ruth Taubman Interviewed

October 13, 2014

Current, a monthly magazine covering local Ann Arbor culture and arts, has featured Ruth Taubman (BFA 1981) in this month’s edition.
Read the full article online.

Ruth Taubman Interviewed

David Chung’s Short Film Selected for 2014 Richmond Folk Festival

October 13, 2014

David Chung‘s short film 2011 “Counting Oysters” was screened on Saturday, Oct. 11 and Sunday, Oct. 12th at the 2014 Richmond Folk Festival in Richmond, VA.

“The abundance of oysters is incredible. There are whole banks of them ... ships need to take care to avoid them. They are much bigger than the ones you find in England.”
- Francis Louis Michel visiting the Chesapeake Bay in 1701

A day on the Oyster Toad. The once abundant oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay has been in serious decline due to overharvesting, sedimentation and water quality. Pooh Johnston and Wade Walker have been farming healthy oysters for over ten years on an estuary of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Their oysters are grown from seed to market-size in about two years.

David Chung’s Short Film Selected for 2014 Richmond Folk Festival

Events