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

Norie Sato Awarded

September 27, 2014

Norie Sato (BFA 1971) has received two major awards recently. In June 2014, she was awarded the Public Art Network Leadership Award from Americans for the Arts at their national convention in Nashville, TN. Recently, she was awarded the Governor’s Art and Heritage Award for an Individual Artist from the Governor of Washington State where she has lived since leaving Ann Arbor in 1972. Her public artwork can be found in many cities around the country.

Norie Sato Awarded

Nora Venturelli: Women Painting Women

September 25, 2014

Nora Venturelli is one of 28 artists celebrating the third annual Women Painting Women show, opening Oct. 11 at Richard J Demato Fine Arts Gallery in Sag Harbor, New York.

Nora Venturelli is one of 28 artists celebrating the third annual Women Painting Women show, opening Oct. 11 at Richard J Demato Fine Arts Gallery in Sag Harbor, New York.

Women Painting Women
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 11th
Richard J Demato Fine Arts Gallery
90 Main Street, Sag Harbor NY 11963

Nora Venturelli: Women Painting Women

Heidi Kumao Exhibits & Lectures at Dlectricity

September 25, 2014

Heidi Kumao will be exhibiting her video installation, “Egress,” at Detroit Artists Market as part of Dlectricity on Friday & Saturday, Sept. 26 - 27, from 7 pm - midnight.

Kumao will speak about her piece Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6 pm at Detroit Artists Market.

In “Egress,” women stifled under an authoritarian regime reclaim self-determination by reading banned books to create their own reality from books’ - and even pages’ - physicality.

“Egress,” is a video projection onto a large stack of books and the wall behind it. The piece runs as a continuous video loop that is 6:30 min. and has an accompanying detailed sound track. Animated segments, live action video and collaged photos all fuse together to create the peculiar cityscape in which events unfold. Part shadow play, part documentary, part optical illusion, this “situated cinema” work uses visual storytelling to poetically frame political and historical events.

Dlectricity

 

Heidi Kumao Exhibits & Lectures at Dlectricity

Stamps at ArtPrize 2014

September 24, 2014

ArtPrize is an international art competition and exhibition featuring over a thousand artists in hundreds of venues around downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan from September 24 - October 12, 2014.

For more information, please see the ArtPrize website.

Good luck to the Stamps alumni and faculty listed below who are exhibiting!

Paula J. Bowers (1977 BFA) - http://www.artprize.org/paula-bowers
Jim Cogswell (Faculty) - http://www.artprize.org/jim-cogswell
Cecily Donnelly (1980 BFA) - http://www.artprize.org/cecily-donnelly
Paul Flickinger (1997 MFA) - http://www.artprize.org/paul-flickinger-1
Osman Khan (Faculty) - http://www.artprize.org/osman-khan
Laurel J. Prafke (1987 BFA) - http://www.artprize.org/laurel-j-prafke

Stamps at ArtPrize 2014

NYC Stamps Alumni Gathering: Sept 30

September 23, 2014

In or around NYC? Come out and join fellow alums from 7-9 pm on Tues., Sept. 30. Hosted by Sara Radin (BA 2011) and Ellen Rosengard, (BFA 2011).

260 West 26th Street/Second floor

Let us know you’re coming with an rsvp to Sara or Ellen:

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NYC Stamps Alumni Gathering: Sept 30

Canvas Detroit: Book Talk & Signing

September 23, 2014

Literati Bookstore and The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design are pleased to welcome Stamps alumna Julie Pincus (BFA 1983) and Nichole Christian, co-authors of Canvas Detroit, for a book talk and signing on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 pm.

About Canvas Detroit
Detroit’s unique and partly abandoned cityscape has scarred its image 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, Julie Pincus and Nichole Christian combine vibrant full-color photography of the city’s much-buzzed-about art scene with thoughtful narrative that explores the art and artists that are re-creating Detroit.

Canvas Detroit captures hundreds of pieces of artwork in many forms—including large-scale and small-scale murals, sculptures, portraits, light projections, wearable art, and installations (made with wood, glass, living plants, fiber, and fabric). Works are situated in both obvious and more hidden spaces, including on and in houses, garages, factories, alleyways, doors, and walls, while some structures have been entirely transformed into art. Pincus and Christian profile internationally known figures like Banksy, Matthew Barney, and Tyree Guyton; prominent Detroit artists such as Scott Hocking, Jerome Ferretti, and Robert Sestock; and collectives like Power House Productions, Hygenic Dress League, the Empowerment Plan, and Theatre Bizarre. Canvas Detroit also features contributions by Marion Jackson, John Gallagher, Michael H. Hodges, Rebecca R. Hart, and Linda Yablonsky that contextualize the current artistic moment in the city.

This beautifully designed and informative volume showcases the stunning breadth and depth of artwork currently being done in Detroit. It will be essential reading for anyone interested in arts and culture in the city.

Julie Pincus is an award-winning graphic designer specializing in brand identity and communications for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit arts organizations, and foundations. She received her BFA from the University of Michigan and her MFA from Yale University. Born and raised in metropolitan Detroit, Julie now lives in New York City with her husband.

Nichole Christian is a writer who began her career at some of the nation’s top news outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time magazine and the Detroit Free Press. Her work appears in the books A Detroit Anthology, Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood and Portraits 9/11/01: The Collected “Portraits of Grief” from the New York Times. She holds a BA in journalism from Wayne State University and lives in suburban Detroit with her husband and daughter.

Literati Bookstore
124 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

 

Canvas Detroit: Book Talk & Signing

John Marshall Interviewed in Dwell Magazine

September 22, 2014

Associate Professor John Marshall was recently interviewed in Dwell magazine on Re: Tool-Kit for Detroit, a study that examines present-day manufacturing in the city and metropolitan area.

“I keep telling my students if the bottom line is their only bottom line and they want to flip something as fast as possible, move to Silicon Valley and get in line with everyone else. If however, they want to roll their sleeves up for the long haul, they should get involved with something already happening in Detroit,” said John Marshall, associate professor of art and design, and architecture and urban planning.

Retooling Manufacturing in Detroit | Dwell

John Marshall Interviewed in Dwell Magazine

Image courtesy of University of Michigan Taubman College.

Nick Tobier: Thomas Heatherwick

September 22, 2014

Nick Tobier recently spoke about the innovative style of British designer Thomas Heatherwick in A Wall Street Journal article.

Mr. Heatherwick’s work doesn’t come “in a consistent form” or style, said Nick Tobier, a professor at the University of Michigan’s Stamps School of Art and Design. He added that a commission from Frank Gehry, for example, would have his signature undulating curves, while a Heatherwick cafe in Sussex refers instead to the coastal landscape.

Wall Street Journal: Nasher Sculpture Gallery Salutes Thomas Heatherwick

Nick Tobier: Thomas Heatherwick

Phoebe Gloeckner: Comics and Censorship

September 22, 2014

Comics and Censorship: a BANNED BOOKS WEEK event
Tuesday September 23, 4:00 pm
Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery

Jim Ottaviani, librarian and author of non-fiction graphic novels, most recently Primates, interviews noted comics creator and Associate Professor Phoebe Gloeckner about her work in comics and the role of comics in personal artistic expression and in society.
Local comic store Vault of Midnight will be on hand with copies of books by Phoebe and Jim for sale, as well as other banned and challenged comics. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event marks Banned Books Week, which this year focuses on comics and graphic novels. Also join us for a Read In on September 25.

Organized by Dave Carter, AAEL Librarian.

Phoebe Gloeckner: Comics and Censorship

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