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

Endi Poskovic Featured in New Book

September 2, 2014

A chapter about the work of Endi Poskovic is featured in the new book Low-Tech Print: Contemporary Handmade Printing (Laurence King Publisher, London). Williamson’s book explores the different print methods used by creative practitioners, and featuring a global showcase of some 100 of the most exciting and influential practitioners in print media.

Low-Tech Print is an exploration of hand-made printmaking techniques and how they are used in contemporary design and illustration. It examines the huge recent resurgence in the popularity of printmaking, with chapters on screen-printing, letterpress, relief printing and other printing methods. These chapters are followed by the final section that reviews various experimental techniques used for specific types of work. Curated by Caspar Williamson, a London-based designer, illustrator, printmaker and author, the book also profiles each practitioner and unveils their inspirations behind their exclusive projects.

Reviews of the book can be found on Printeresting and People of Print.

Endi Poskovic Featured in New Book

Debra Golden: Ypsilanti District Library

September 1, 2014

The Ypsilanti District Library, 229 W. Michigan Ave., is exhibiting books and paintings by Debra Golden (BFA ’79) from Sept. 30th, 2013 -Jan. 15, 2014. It will include flutter books with poetry, tunnel books inspired by Golden’s work in set design, and house shaped books with watercolors and collage.

Debra Golden: Ypsilanti District Library

Emma Bumstead: Michigan Athletics Graphic Design

August 31, 2014

In her first full year as the graphic designer for Michigan Athletics, Emma Bumstead (BFA 2011) has taken on an expanded role and has had the opportunity to design season posters for all sports, including football.  Bumstead has had a direct role in creating and implementing a visual theme for the upcoming football, basketball, and hockey seasons—all stemming from their unique poster designs. Michigan Athletics is striving to create a more seamless experience for fans, so attendees of a football game will see tickets, informational guides, shirts, cups and mugs, and larger facility graphics such as column wraps and light pole banners of a consistent look and feel.

Emma Bumstead: Michigan Athletics Graphic Design

Michael Borowski: Visiting Faculty at University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

August 31, 2014

Michael Borowski (MFA ‘11) is currently a visiting faculty, teaching photography at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.  Over the year, he will be teaching all levels of digital and darkroom photography as well as intermedia topics courses, maintaining the darkroom, lighting studio, and digital labs.

Borowski’s work has recently been exhibited at the New Mexico State University Art Gallery (Las Cruces, NM), the Prairie Center for the Arts (Peoria, IL), and Espace Projet (Montreal, Canada).

Michael Borowski: Visiting Faculty at University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Nawal Motawi: Grand Opening Party

August 31, 2014

The Ann Arbor Art Center and Motawi Tileworks have joined forces to create not one but TWO exciting new shops within the Art Center! Motawi Downtown and 117 GALLERY is now open and we’re having a big party to celebrate!

Please join us Wednesday, September 10 from 5:30-8:30 to check out some amazing art, tile, music and delicious food and wine from two of Ann Arbor’s newest places, Mezzevino Restaurant and VinBar. Of course, Nawal Motawi (BFA 1988) will be there to help showcase the full line of Motawi gift tiles (she’ll even sign yours), accessories and the new design space.

The party is free and open to everyone! It’s going to be a great evening…hope to see you there!

MOTAWI DOWNTOWN GRAND OPENING PARTY!

Nawal Motawi: Grand Opening Party

Matt Kenyon’s Work at FILE 2014 Reviewed

August 31, 2014

Matt Kenyon’s Notepad project, currently featured in FILE (Electronic Language International Festival) in São Paulo, was reviewed in Folha, the largest of the Brazilian newspapers.

FILE 2014 is on display through October 5 at São Paulo’s Centro Cultural FIESP - Ruth Cardoso.

Link (in English): http://alturl.com/jtzgh

Matt Kenyon’s Work at FILE 2014 Reviewed

Kathryn Brackett Luchs Exhibits

August 31, 2014

Stamps Senior Lecturer Kathryn Brackett Luchs, will exhibit her large scale print work TRANSITION in Detroit Connections: Women Printmakers and Their Mentors, opening Sept. 12 at N’NAMDI Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition juxtaposes and celebrates young women Printmakers and their women mentors in Printmaking.

Detroit Connections: Women Printmakers and Their Mentors opens Friday, September 12 from 6 - 9 PM, and runs through October 25.

N’NAMDI Center for Contemporary Art is located in Detroit’s Cultural Center, at 52 East Forest Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48201.

Kathryn Brackett Luchs Exhibits

Rita Dibert: Kiwi As, Eh

August 30, 2014

New Zealanders and Americans both speak English, but vernacular usage can mean that immigrants to either country are constantly translating. To fulfill the mandates of her Whanganui UCOL Faculty Grant, “An examination of Differences between New Zealand and American English Usage”, Rita Dibert (BFA 1969, MFA 1971), Head of Fine Art Photography at the Quay School of Arts, Whanganui UCOL in Whanganui, New Zealand produced a one person exhibition at Space Gallery in Whanganui, New Zealand, “Kiwi As, Eh.”

Included were a number of both American and New Zealand dictionaries, both casual and official, as well as scolarly linguistic examinations of Kiwi English. Several images from the exhibition can be viewed on Rita’s site.

Rita Dibert: Kiwi As, Eh

Pamela Becker: Solo Exhibition

August 29, 2014

An exhibition of the work of Pamela Becker (MFA 1981) is featured at the Ross Art Museum in Delaware. The exhibit, titled “Metamorphosis”, will run from Sept. 30, 2014 to Nov. 2, 2014 with an artist’s talk on October 23.

Work was selected by assistant director, Tammy Wallace, and addresses the various ways Becker has tried to express her interest and fascination with the world around us.

Pamela Becker: Solo Exhibition

Michelle Krievins-Newman Exhibits

August 28, 2014

Paintings by Michelle Krievins-Newman (BFA 1987) will be exhibited at a six-person show entitled ‘Modern Twist’ at LaFontsee Galleries/Douglas, Michigan from October 11 – November 14, 2014.

Michelle Krievins-Newman Exhibits

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