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Susan Crowell Exhibits at NCECA in Providence

February 27, 2015

In March 2015, Susan Crowell (BFA 1969, MFA 1972) will exhibit her work at the National Conference in Education in the Ceramic Arts in Providence, Rhode Island. The exhibition, titled “Botanica Ceramica: Large Scale Sculpture Under Glass,” will take place from March 12-19, with a reception on March 27th from 4:30 until 7:30.

Curated by RISD faculty member Kate Blacklock, the exhibition features large scale and site specific sculpture installed in the glass conservatories of the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center. Crowell, who has worked for the past five years on issues of bee decline and agriculture, will present “Dionaea,” a group of nine hanging sculptures based on the pollen forms of the Venus Flytrap.

The Roger Williams Park Botanical Center is located at 1000 Elmwood Avenue in Providence. Open hours are 10-4, with extended hours on March 25 and 28.

Susan Crowell Exhibits at NCECA in Providence

Endi Poskovic: Artist in Residence at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

February 27, 2015

The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is hosting Endi Poskovic as an artist-in-residence from February 26 through March 8. During the residency, Endi will collaborate with Tamarind master printer Jill Graham and produce a series of new lithographs. Poskovic will also conduct critiques in printmaking and drawing classes and present a public lecture on his practice.

Residency Dates: February 26 – March 7, 2015
Artist Lecture: Friday, March 6, 2015, at Noon; D500, Fountain Campus

Endi Poskovic: Artist in Residence at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

Natives and Pioneers:  A Panel Discussion Exploring Art & Gentrification

February 26, 2015

Natives and Pioneers:  A Panel Discussion Exploring Art & Gentrification

March 27, 5:30 - 7:30 pm (5:30 reception; discussion 6 - 7:30 pm)
The Carr Center, Detroit, MI

As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Carr Center, the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design hosts a panel discussion exploring the topic of art and gentrification. This panel discussion is in conjunction with an online series on this topic created through a partnership between the Stamps School and the arts and culture journal ∞ mile (Infinite Mile).


With an emerging narrative of an ascending “new Detroit,” it seems relevant to pose questions concerning the relationship between art and gentrification. To posit art and artists as merely a trojan horse for development ignores that some artists engage in work that impacts the city in socially beneficial and integrated ways.
As in most community building work, two groups, native and pioneers, are working towards similar goals. Yet the platforms, megaphones and resources may be very different.  How does our work as artists integrate into the fabric of gentrification?  How can/do natives and pioneers work together and when do they clash?  At the end of the day is there short term and long term space for both?

Also in discussion: does art inherently support gentrification?  Does art have a role in countering gentrification?  Art quite often receives critique for supporting and/or inducing gentrification.  But behind gentrification are also a number of different actors connected tangentially if not directly to the production of art.  The various actors include but are not limited to policy makers, urban planners, architects, businesses and developers.

The panel includes these diverse voices to explore this timely issue:

Moderator: Francis Grunow
Panelists:
Rick Lowe, Founder and Director of Project Row Houses, Houston
Michael Forsyth, Revolve Detroit
Richard Hosey, developer
Rebecca Mazzei, Director of Trinosophes and Former art critic, Detroit Metro Times
Marsha Music, music writer

Free and open to the public. For more info contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan

Sponsored by the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan

Natives and Pioneers:  A Panel Discussion Exploring Art & Gentrification

Audra Wolowiec: Modern Painters Artists to Watch 2015

February 26, 2015

Audra Wolowiec (BFA 2002) is featured in Modern Painters: 24 Artists to Watch in 2015.

Since I work on multiple projects at once, my process always feels slightly nebulous. I tend to work haptically, through hands- on experimentation. Whether it involves sound, sculpture, or print, I almost always start with test pieces, something tangible, to see how materials behave. I’m also very interested in environment and consider how a viewer might inhabit the work through physical experience.

24 Artists to Watch

Audra Wolowiec: Modern Painters Artists to Watch 2015

Anneli Arms: Exhibition

February 26, 2015

Anneli Arms (BFA 1957) is featured in 75th Anniversary Show of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, at the The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery in NYC from Mar. 10 - Apr. 11.

75th Anniversary Show of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors
March 10 - April 11, 2015
Reception: Saturday, March 14, 3-6 pm
The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery
417 Lafayette St., (4th Fl)
NYC 10003

Anneli Arms: Exhibition

Nick Tobier Exhibits at Kunstlerforum Bonn

February 26, 2015

Kunstlerforum Bonn exhibition “lying – sitting – standing – walking – jumping – flying/falling – carrying what the human is doing and how.  Organized by PAErsche, the E.P.I. Zentrum and the Künstlerforum Bonn, the exhibition in Bonn, Germany runs February 27 through March 22, 2015.

Organized by PAErsche, the E.P.I. Zentrum and the Künstlerforum Bonn, the exhibition in Bonn, Germany runs February 27 through March 22, 2015.

Nick Tobier Exhibits at Kunstlerforum Bonn

Heidi Kumao’s Film Screens in Atlanta & Vienna

February 26, 2015

Heidi Kumao‘s film, “Swallowed Whole”, will be screened at the Atlanta Film Festival, March 20-29, 2015 and the Tricky Women International Animation Film Festival in Vienna, March 11-15, 2015.

The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is an Academy Award qualifying, international film festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. Started in 1976 and occurring every Spring, the festival shows a diverse range of independent, international, animated, documentary, and short films selected from 3000+ submissions from all over the world. films.

Tricky Women is the only animation film festival which focuses on animations made by women. Each year in Vienna, for five days in March the festival presents film classics as well as contemporary productions which give an overview about the latest trends and developments. The organization also published the book, “Tricky Women. AnimationsFilmKunst von Frauen / Women in Animation” in 2011. It explores animation studies and the history of animation with an emphasis on women filmmakers.

Heidi Kumao’s Film Screens in Atlanta & Vienna

Charlie Naebeck Publishes Glimpses of Italy

February 25, 2015

Charlie Naebeck Publishes Glimpses of Italy: A Study Abroad Retrospective


Charlie Naebeck (BFA 2014) will release Glimpses of Italy, a book about his experiences studying abroad as a Stamps student.

My new book “Glimpses of Italy” is an unfiltered retrospective of that journey through the lens of the camera. As a teacher now myself in New York City, and as an alumni of the University of Michigan, my goal in publishing this book is to share insight into the creative process. Too often we are afraid to share our ideas in fear of backlash or judgement from our peers. My ideas in Italy were certainly all over the map both literally and figuratively. Without the experience though, I would have never understood how important it is to experiment and to throw the proverbial spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks.

“Glimpses of Italy” will be available for purchase at http://www.charlienaebeck.com in Summer 2015.

Glimpses: Charlie Naebeck

Charlie Naebeck Publishes Glimpses of Italy

Nick Tobier in Milwaukee: Visiting Speaker at UWM and M.A.R.N.

February 24, 2015

From Tuesday, Feb. 24 through Thursday, Feb. 26, Nick Tobier will be in Milwaukee as a visiting artist/designer/critic. On Feb 24 he will speak at the Milwaukee Area Artists Network, and on Feb 25 at 7pm at The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts Art NOW series.

MARN brings national and international curators and critics to Milwaukee for MARNsalons, a series of in depth engagements with members of the local arts community. Visitors provide a critical purview focused on contemporary art and curatorial experimentation for public consideration. This purview guides a roundtable discussion, juried critiques, site visits and a presence on MARN’s website. The visitors experience is highly crafted, offering them insight on the bounty of the Milwaukee arts community, and is meant to stimulate increasing visibility of Milwaukee-based artists on a national and international scale. Travel for this visit is supported by the Stamps School Faculty Development Fund.

Arts in Milwaukee: MARNSALON III: NICK TOBIER

Nick Tobier in Milwaukee: Visiting Speaker at UWM and M.A.R.N.

Zack Denfeld: Experimental Eating Published

February 24, 2015

In 2015, Black Dog Publishing released Experimental Eating, a book about contemporary food-based creative practices. The book features an introductory essay and work by The Center For Genomic Gastronomy, an artist-led think tank co-founded by Zack Denfeld (MFA 2007).

Experimental Eating is the first international survey of contemporary experimental and experiential food-based creative practices across art, design, catering, science and theatre. Deliciously detailed and good enough to eat, this book combines luscious images with text that questions the assumptions behind how we make, eat and perceive food.”

The book also features the work of Stamps faculty Matt Kenyon.

Zack Denfeld: Experimental Eating Published