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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

Phoebe Gloeckner: Pop-Up Show and Lecture

November 13, 2014

Phoebe Gloeckner: Pop-Up Show and Lecture

An exhibition featuring artwork from Phoebe Gloeckner’s graphic novel Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures opens at the Institute for the Humanities Gallery on Nov. 17, with a lecture and reception on Friday, Nov. 21 at 2 pm.

The UM Institute for the Humanities presents a series of Pop-Up shows featuring short (approx. 2 weeks) exhibitions of innovative, thought-provoking work by artists from around the country. This, our second Pop-Up of the semester, features artwork from the graphic novel Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures by U-M’s Phoebe Gloeckner. Photographs, original illustrations and diary pages (used as source material) will be on display, reflecting Gloeckner’s process as she worked on the book.

Phoebe Gloeckner: Exhibition & Lecture
Show opens: Monday, November 17
Lecture and reception:  Friday, November 21 at 2:00 pm
Institute for the Humanities Gallery
Osterman Common Room #1022
202 S. Thayer, Ann Arbor

Phoebe Gloeckner: Pop-Up Show and Lecture

Ruth Taubman: New York Trunk Show

November 13, 2014

Ruth Taubman (BFA 1981) will present her 2014 fall jewelry line at a trunk show in Midtown Manhattan November 18-20. For more information, or to receive an invitation, visit http://ruthtaubman.com and click on “Contact Us.”

Ruth Taubman: New York Trunk Show