News & Events
April 30, 2015
Paula Schubatis (BFA 2013 and Stamps Michele Schara Artist in Residence) and Dessi Terzieva present A Tyler is a Durden, an art installation activating a raw warehouse on Detroit’s Eastside. As the official after-party for Boom City, CONSENSUAL (Ben Wolf + VNESSWOLFCHILD) present DJs ABACUS, Ice Cold Chrissy, and Haute to Death with live performances by Onyx Ashanti, VNESS, Zoe Ligon, and Beatrice VS, with projections by Jacob Martin & Joshua Gaudette. Sponsored by Boom City and Godi with additional support by PLAYGROUND DETROIT.
The opening reception will be Saturday May 2, from 6:00PM to 11:00PM, after party 11:00PM to 5:00AM, 1111 Bellevue Detroit MI.
April 30, 2015
In April 2015, Nick Tobier took part in FORM 2015, an exhibition that showcased a selection of artists, each paired up with a Chicago florist. Artists presented an original work of art to the florists who in turn created an arrangement inspired by their interpretation of the piece. The resulting collaboration was an exhibit of intriguing dialogue between two distinct and creative fields. This year’s theme, Speak to Me, focussed on work relating to communication of all kinds… type, written word, audio, visual, etc. Proceeds went to support Snow City Arts, a Chicago non-profit organization that provides arts education to children in hospitals.
April 30, 2015
May 12, 6:45 to 9:00 pm
Live performance, preview, and reception
Music by composer/pianist Stephen Rush, with Andrew Bishop, clarinetist, and Jeremy Edwards, Percussionist
Video Production Studio, Duderstadt Center
University of Michigan, North Campus
Installation open noon to 6:00 pm daily, May 13-15
Jeweled Net of the Vast Invisible is a visualization of the distribution of dark matter in the universe, based on data from a massive billion-particle computer simulation. The installation features a continuously running multi-channel video projection in a twenty-foot high, 140-degree panorama and acoustic environment, immersing viewers in the vast jeweled spaces and sonic structures derived from the billion data points simulating the evolution of dark matter structures throughout the cosmos. In the May 2015 installation, viewers will fly through a simulation of dark matter in the process of evolving from their random and diffuse distribution immediately after the Big Bang, to the clustered cosmic web of the modern universe—- all while experiencing an immersive sonic environment of music inspired by those spaces.
This installation coincides with the Dark Energy Survey (DES) Collaboration Meeting, bringing 150 scientists from around the globe to the UM campus. DES is in its second year of a five-year survey on the Blanco telescope in Chile, mapping the southern skies in an effort to understand the nature of dark energy that now dominates our universe: they aim to see hundreds of millions of galaxies and thousands of exploding stars. At the May 12 reception, members of the community and scientists attending the collaboration meeting are invited to exchange ideas and inspire one another while they experience the installation together.
Jeweled Net of the Vast Invisible is an Art/Science collaboration funded by the University of Michigan MCubed seed grant program. The team is comprised of Gregory Tarlé (Department of Physics), Stephen Rush (School of Music, Theatre and Dance), Jim Cogswell (Stamps School of Art and Design), Brian Nord (Fermilab) along with graduate students Jason Eaton (Computer Science) and Simon Alexander-Adams (Music, Theater, and Dance). Made possible through the generous contributions of Tom Bray, Converging Technologies Consultant at the University.
April 30, 2015
Holly Hughes will be performing and discussing her most recent book, “Animal Acts: Performing Species Today,” on April 29 and 30 at the University of Illinois during a symposium “Staging the Animal.”
Well known performance artist Holly Hughes is joined by award-winning theater scholar Kim Marra to present work that explores human relations with animals through word, sound, image and movement in two performance pieces, with discussion following about the creative process and the growing field of animal studies.
Staging the Animal: Theatrical Explorations of Contemporary Human-Animal Relations
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
600 South GregoryUrbana, IL
April 29, 2015
Andrew Millner‘s (BFA 1989) exhibit, Rose Parade, through June 9th at the Miller Yezerski Gallery in Boston. The opening reception is Friday, May 1 from 6 - 8 pm. The Miller Yezerski Gallery is located at 460 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118.
Andrew Millner’s current exhibition Rose Parade explores a familiar theme, the still life floral bouquet, with the purpose of memorializing the rose and the rose pattern through the physicality of paint and the subtleness of drawing. Although, this theme has a traditional bent, Millner ‘s approach to his subject matter is highly innovative yet refined and respectful. Millner’s paintings have a nod to the density and display of the Rose Bowl Parade floats, pattern upon pattern, rose upon rose. Too lush and excessive to be part of the everyday landscape, yet memorable for its obsessive construction. Millner, utilizes drawing as his underpainting, thus laying down the rose pattern much like the masters designed a tapestry or carpet, nothing is obscured or overpainted, every rose has its appropriate placement and voice. The overall impact is dazzling and lush, yet tightly knit and finite.
Millner also continues to explore digital drawings, the very root of Millner’s exploration of the ubiquitous rose. Red, on Red, on Red…..a solemn yet sensual representation of the rose bouquet. Hand drawing each petal, each leaf and each stem, these works are developed on the computer and refined in terms of line quality and scale. The final image is captured and developed as a light jet print: a true hybrid of drawing and photography
Andrew Millner has had numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States. His work is held in prestigious private and public collections, including those of the Saint Louis Art Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
April 28, 2015
Stamps alumna Ernestine Ruben (B.S. Des. 1953) will be having an Open Studio as part of the Spring Open House at MANA Contemporary on Sunday, May 3rd from 1 - 6 pm. Her studio and gallery are located in Studio 421 on the 4th floor of MANA’s main building at 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
Ernestine Ruben’s life has been focused on art: growing up with it, studying the history of art, making photographs, and teaching visual arts at all levels. An internationally recognized photographer, Ruben work has been included in major exhibitions,museums and private collections. Her work is the subject of eight monographs and can be found in many other publications. In 2002, her latest book, “In Human Touch”, was named best photography book by the International Publishers Association.
MANA is located at 888 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ 07306. Studio 421 is located on the 4th floor of the main building. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the event will be provided every half hour starting at 12:30 PM from Milk Studios (450 W. 15th Street, New York, NY 10011) and returning every half hour from Mana starting at 2 PM. Ample parking is available and MANA is easily accessible via the PATH train.
April 28, 2015
Multi-media artist Carisa Bledsoe (BFA Interarts 2014) will have her first exhibition in Paris, including paintings and a live performance, in May.
The exposition will be free and open to the public. There will be an opening reception May 9th from 7pm to 11pm, during which the artist will perform an original solo work entitled, “What the Tide Brought In.” In addition to performance, the exposition will premiere tactile work such as, “Roots,” “Quand le ciel est bleu,” and “Sentez le soleil,” in which abstract shapes of texture, color, and words are painted and collaged to create scenes of beauty, relaxation, and confrontation.
May 8th - June 8th at Au Fond du Jardin 39 rue Pelleport, 75020 Paris
Opening May 9, 2015, 7pm - 11pm; performance at 8pm.
http://www.romanticparismagazine.com/#!Art-Expo/c20rg/553228880cf2784deac3fb54”>PARIS PREMIERE EMERGING AMERICAN ARTIST | Romantic Paris Magazine
April 27, 2015
A new essay by Holly Hughes is included in “Performing Animality,” edited by Jen-Parker Starbuck and Lourdes Orozco, published by Palgrave Macmillan. This new book includes original essays by scholars and artists on the intersection of performance and animal studies.
April 24, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015 3 - 6pm: Closing Reception and ArtX events at Signal Return, featuring a sign painting demo by the incomparable Golden Sign Co (Stamps alums Jordan Zilke + Kelly Golden, BFA 2009) and closing reception for “Lettering in Public” curated by Nick Tobier, including the work of Stamps students (Hannah Smotrich’s poster design class), alums (Jessica Kricimarik, BFA 2012) and faculty Endi Poskovic along with an international roster of artists and designers inspired, provoked and working within the visual language of commercial signs.
LETTERING IN PUBLIC: CLOSING RECEPTION/ARTX GALLERY STROLL
Saturday, April 25, 2015
3 pm: Sign Painting Demo
4 - 6 pm: Closing Reception
1345 Division Street, #102
Detroit, MI 48207
April 24, 2015
In celebration of National Poetry Month 2015, three Ann Arbor residents have teamed up to create a work of public art for the southeast entrance tower of Kerrytown Market & Shops. Writer Anton Shammas, graphic designer Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo, and visual artist Jim Cogswell have created a colorful vinyl window mural to temporarily occupy the windows of the entrance tower facing the Farmer’s Market and Fifth Street. Shammas’ poem was written for the sliding entrance doors, inviting the perusal of approaching shoppers as the doors glide open and closed activated by an electric eye. Fragments from the poem float away onto the industrial panes surrounding the doors, drifting past an enchanted garden into a skyscape enlivened by darting birds.
Ann Arbor has seen much discussion of public art over the past few years led by the Ann Arbor Arts Commission and provoking debate within City Council over the cost to taxpayers for publicly funded projects. The Kerrytown project joins the Ann Arbor landscape at an iconic location, created by local talent and fabricated by a local business, Imagecrafters, Inc. Funded by the University at no cost to the city, it celebrates the unique cultural resources of our city and makes visible the vital symbiotic relationship between the University of Michigan and the City of Ann Arbor. It consciously responds to its lively environment, a crossroads of local producers and small business interests, even entering into dialogue with the exuberant public mural on the face of Community High School across the street, affirming the creative energy of that unique institution. (Both Shammas and Cogswell are the parents of Community High graduates.)
This project was initiated by Cogswell, who would like to develop more such temporary window installations around the city in collaboration with Ann Arbor writers. It was made possible with funding from the University of Michigan Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and by the Stamps School of Art & Design. Special thanks to Joe O’Neal, owner of Kerrytown Market & Shops for making possible the installation and for his enthusiastic support for the project.
The public is invited to Kerrytown Market & Shops to celebrate the installation on Saturday, April 25 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. As part of the opening festivities, Kipp Cortez will perform “Dark Matter” an original composition by Stephen Rush on the Kerrytown chime. Kipp Cortez is a doctoral student (DMA) in organ at the University of Michigan and the university’s chief carillonneur.
The installation is scheduled to remain in the Kerrytown windows through the beginning of June.