News & Events
May 29, 2015
Cylburn Park, a new experimental film from Baltimore-based artist Julia Kim Smith (MFA 1986), will screen at the Brooklyn Film Festival, Brooklyn, New York.
May 31, 3:00 pm - Windmill Studios NYC, Williamsburg
June 7, 2:00 pm - Wythe Hotel, Greenpoint
Cylburn Park is a text movie in two acts inspired by and edited from a Baltimore neighborhood’s Google Group daily feed and the media’s coverage of it. The texts scroll by at a quick pace as if on a teleprompter screen and include lively exchanges over ducks and racial profiling, offering different perspectives from “bitchy” indeed to high-minded and deeply moving. Cylburn Park is relevant today in Baltimore and beyond as communities struggle to keep it together and keep it going.
Julia Kim Smith is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores issues of identity and the social and political landscape by any means necessary. Her projects take the form of new media, performance, video, film, photography, printmaking, and craft. Her screenings include Slamdance Film Festival, Park City; Slamdance on the Road with David Lynch, Los Angeles; Center For Asian American Media CAAMFest, San Francisco; San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival; San Francisco Documentary Film Festival; DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn; and Maryland Film Festival Opening Night with Bobcat Goldthwait. Smith is represented by A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, and serves on The Creative Alliance’s Board of Trustees, Baltimore.
May 27, 2015
Paula Schubatis (BFA 2013) presents THE DREAM IS NOW: Collaborations with Detroit Community Schools as the Stamps School of Art & Design Michele Schara Artist in Residence.
The exhibition will run from May 27 to June 22 at The Carr Center, 311 East Grand River from 8:30 to 10:00PM, with an opening on May 27, directly after Detroit Community Schools’ annual talent show at the Music Hall.
Read an interview with Paula on her collaboritive work and residency.
May 26, 2015
Canvas Detroit, co-authored by Stamps alumna Julie Pincus (BFA 1983) and Nichole Christian, has won a Gold award from the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Great Lakes Best Regional Non-Fiction category.
Detroit’s unique and partly abandoned cityscape has been the prevailing image of the city advanced around the world for decades. But, in the last several years, journalists have begun to view the city through a different lens, focusing on the wide range of contemporary artists finding inspiration amid the emptiness and adding a more complex chapter to the story of a city long labeled as a haunting symbol of U.S. economic decline. In Canvas Detroit, Pincus and Christian combine vibrant full-color photography of the city’s much-buzzed-about art scene with a thoughtful narrative that explores the art and artists that are re-creating Detroit.
May 26, 2015
Terrence Campagna’s (BFA 1999) work “Sundial for a Shukke” is part of the exhibition New American Paintings: Midwest Edition at the Elmhurst Art Museum near Chicago, Illinois. The exhibition runs from May 16 - August 23.
For the first time in its 20 year history, the critically acclaimed publication, New American Paintings, which presents a juried exhibition-in-print with each issue, will jump from the page to the Museum walls. New American Paintings: The 2014 Midwest Edition features 40 artists selected by Elmhurst Art Museum Chief Curator, Staci Boris.
Boris selected from more than 400 works submitted by artists from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Iowa. The resulting exhibition offers a panoramic view of the disparate ways in which paint is used as a medium in contemporary art practice.
Campagna’s recent wall hangings are made from materials he collected while walking and living in both rural and urban regions of the U.S. between 2011 - 2015. Much of the weathered wood he uses in his recent artwork was gathered from a variety of rural outbuildings that were in the process of decay. Campagna disassembled parts of the outbuildings and cut the wood into hundreds and hundreds of strips on a table saw. He joined the older wood with strips of newer wood that were painted using the bright color palette of interstate road signs.
Elmhurst Art Museum: New American Paintings: Midwest Edition
May 26, 2015
Artist/curator Amanda Krugliak (BFA 1984) and co-collaborator, artist Richard Barnes, were featured on PBS Phoenix’s Horizonte, regarding their residency and exhibition “State of Exception,” at Arizona State University Museum.
The nationally recognized exhibition originated at the University of Michigan Institute for the Humanities, and has also been shown at MOCAD Detroit. Based upon the research of UM anthropologist Jason De Leon, the conceptual exhibition considers objects left in the desert by undocumented migrants and what they tell us about this particular migration and our collective human experience.
The exhibition is on display at Arizona State University’s Combine Studios through August 1.
May 26, 2015
Ruth Taubman’s (BFA 1981) Spring 2015 jewelry collection will be on display in a private sale and open house in her Ann Arbor studio from June 4 - 6. Request an invitation at http://www.ruthtaubman.com/contact
May 26, 2015
SLICE Ann Arbor recently profiled Mike Savitski (BFA 1986), Founder/Owner of Savitski Design, a graphic design firm specializing in print, book, and identity-based projects.
Mike has served clients ranging from academic institutions and arts presenters to publishers and architects, including the U-M Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, U-M Institute for the Humanities, U-M Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., and American Academy in Rome. His work has been recognized nationally by the American Institute of Graphic Arts, American Association of Museums, State Library of Michigan, Type Directors Club of New York, Chicago Book Clinic, American Advertising Federation, as well as Communication Arts and Print magazines. Mike has also served as adjunct assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design, where he received his degree “during the Reagan administration.” When he’s not working, you can find him aimlessly wandering with a camera around his neck, playing the trombone, or having a pint at the Red Hawk. Mike resides in Ann Arbor in a tiny Old West Side home with his wife Annmarie.
May 26, 2015
The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum, created by Stephanie Warburg (B.S.Des. 1963) and her husband Jonathan in honor of their son Max, was recently chosen as one of three non-profit finalists out of 500 applicants for the 2015 Give A Brand contest. The winner receives a website revamp, a redesigned logo and matching collateral, and other materials to help them achieve their mission. From now until July 2nd you can vote for The Max at Give A Brand. Voting is allowed once per day.
Max Warburg was only 11 years old when he was diagnosed with a rare type of leukemia in the summer of 1990. Max never lost his courage and determination to fight this terrible disease. Tragically, Max passed away on March 5, 1991. Max’s courage and determination inspired all who knew him, and his story continues to inspire other children through this program.
The Courage Curriculum is a yearlong language arts curriculum, which includes books that stress the theme of courage in the lives of young people. The mission of the Max Warburg Courage Curriculum, Inc. is to strengthen the character development and literacy skills of students. Since the program began in 1991, it has grown and is now taught in 99% of Boston Public middle schools. You can learn more at maxcourage.org
May 15, 2015
T J O K E E F E, a furniture company created by Stamps alum Thomas J. O’Keefe (BFA 2004), recently won the Architizer Popular Choice A+ Award for Outdoor Furniture for its CIRCUIT lounge chair. The Architizer A+Awards are the definitive global architectural & product award program with 90+ categories and over 300 judges. It’s an opportunity for designers to be recognized amongst the best in the profession.
T J O K E E F E is on display at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2015 in NYC from May 16th-May 19th, Booth 1856.
T J O K E E F E is an American furniture and object design company founded in 2010. With an emphasis on integrity and efficiency of both design and manufacturing, they strive to create powerful objects through compelling minimalism. Driven by philosophies in architecture, industrial design, and graphic design, their office applies the merit and parameters of all three to every object we produce. They approach minimalism in the truest sense of the word––aiming to achieve the greatest effect by the simplest means––because they believe the simplest solutions have the potential to be the most powerful.
May 11, 2015
In collaboration with design partner Mark Dineen, Michael Neville will be exhibiting in New York City May 15 -18 during NYCxDESIGN as Zero-Craft Corp.
Zero-Craft Corp. was founded as an experimental, workshop-based design studio. Zero-Craft’s “Phalt Candlesticks” will be featured in the American Design Club’s Curse The Darkness exhibition, which was organized in collaboration with Roll & Hill and will be featured at the Sight Unseen: Offsite event.
The show will be open May 15 -18, 2015 from 11AM - 7PM at Hudson Mercantile at 500 W 36th Street, New York, NY 10018.
Follow Zero-Craft Corp. on Instagram @zero_craft_corp