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Stamps Commencement : May 3

April 23, 2014

The 2014 Stamps Commencement celebration will be held on May 3 at 2:00pm in the Art and Architecture Courtyard. The celebration includes a steel drum band, short speeches by graduating undergrads and graduate students, and a commencement address by AKQA Chief Creative Officer and Stamps graduate Rei Inamoto.

Stamps Commencement
May 3, Ceremony Begins at 2:00
Art & Architecture Building Courtyard, 2nd Floor, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd.

Stamps Commencement Speaker: Rei Inamoto

Creativity Magazine has named Rei Inamoto (BFA ’97, BA ‘97) in their annual “Creativity 50,”  Forbes Magazine calls him one of “the Top 25 Most Creative People in Advertising,” and he has been inducted into the Hall of Achievement by the American Advertising Federation.  As chief creative officer for AKQA, Rei is responsible for delivering creative solutions for clients including Audi, Google, Nike and Xbox.  He’s also been instrumental in making AKQA the first agency in history to receive five agency of the year accolades from publications such as Creative Review and Campaign, and in the firm’s selection as one of the 50 most innovative companies and the top agencies of the decade. 

Rei is a frequent speaker at numerous conferences such as Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, SXSW and Spikes Asia. His writing and opinions have been widely published in magazine’s like Fast Company and Contagious, making him a thought leader and a prominent voice in the industry.

Originally from Tokyo, Rei spent his childhood and teenage years in Japan and Europe. He then went to the US to complete his university studies with dual degrees from Stamps and LSA focusing on computer science - all before people were broadcasting their feelings, talking in 140 characters or less, or becoming friends with people they didn’t know.

He currently resides in New York.


Reception: There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony on the first floor of the art and architecture building, in the hall near Slusser Gallery.

Ceremony Location: The Ceremony is held outside, in the Art & Architecture Building Courtyard, under a tent.  Please dress appropriately for the weather.

Parking:  parking in Lot# NC 43 Behind A&A Bldg. off Fuller Rd (map).  Parking is free and you may park your car in any open parking space.

Handicap Accessibility:  There will be ushers available inside to assist.

Information for Families and Graduates: Graduates should arrive at 1:45 pm and gather on the 2nd floor at the side of the courtyard closest to Slusser.  Cap and Gown is optional.
You do not need tickets.  There is no limit to the number of guests you may bring.

Information about U-M Ceremony:  You can find more information about the University-wide ceremony at commencement.umich.edu (On the UM website, graduation ceremony information is listed under “Spring Commencement”).

Stamps Commencement : May 3

Phoebe Gloeckner: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists

April 23, 2014

Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists is a new book by Hillary Chute, published by the University of Chicago Press. It features “extensive interviews with the leading figures in comics,” including Alison Bechdel, Chris Ware, Lynda Barry, Art Spiegelman, and your very own Professor of Art and Design, Phoebe Gloeckner.

http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/O/bo17090230.html

Phoebe Gloeckner: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists

Adrian Deva Exhibits at Hera Gallery

April 23, 2014

Stamps lecturer Adrian Deva participates in Landscape At The Edge: Contemporary Views, an exhibition held at Hera Gallery in Wakefield, RI. The juruor of the show, Michele L’Heureux, is the Gallery Director of The Beard and Weil Galleries at Wheaton College, and Curator of the Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University.

This national juried show seeks a varied perspective on what contemporary landscape is through the artist’s engagement with the subject. The exhibit seeks to explore the meaning of place, political or environmental issues related to the landscape, urban and rural landscapes, natural and manmade landscapes, or other points of view.

http://www.heragallery.org

Adrian Deva Exhibits at Hera Gallery

Jeanet Dreskin-Haig: 10th Annual North Dallas Artist Studio Tours

April 23, 2014

Alumna Jeanet Dreskin-Haig (MFA ‘76) is participating in the 10th Annual North Dallas Artist Studio Tour on Saturday, Apr. 27th from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, Apr. 28th from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Dreskin-Haig’s work features ceramics, painting and photography: visit her at the Dreskin-Haig Studio on 9323 Guernsey Lane.

For more information, contact her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 214-350-8489 or visit http://www.jeanetdreskinhaig.com .

http://artgroupsdfw.com/nucleus/index.php?itemid=5038

Jeanet Dreskin-Haig: 10th Annual North Dallas Artist Studio Tours

Neil Clennan Appearing in “Noises Off”

April 23, 2014

Stamps School staff member Neil Clennan will be appearing in the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre’s production of “Noises Off” at the Arthur Miller Theatre (1226 Murfin Ave, Ann Arbor), May 8 - 11.

Noises Off finds a dysfunctional theater troupe mounting a classic farce entitled “Nothing On”. This comedy-within-a-comedy offers the audience a glimpse behind the scenes during dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance toward the end of the run. Each act is funnier than the last, in what has been called the funniest farce ever written.

http://www.a2ct.org/shows/noises-off

Neil Clennan Appearing in “Noises Off”

Jeff Knurek: Just Jumble App

April 23, 2014

Stamps Alum Jeff Knurek (BFA ‘88) is the cartoonist for a brand new, free Jumble app, Just Jumble, released on Apr. 23.

Jumble: That Scrambled Word Game® is celebrating its 60th Anniversary this year (invented in 1954)! America’s Favorite Word Puzzle has never been more fun than it will be in our Just Jumble App. This free Just Jumble app will be in the Apple Store on April 23 for iOS devices. The Android, Kindle and Nook versions are expected to be available around May 10th.

More details about the app can be found here: http://www.justjumble.com/

Knurek is an award-winning toy and game inventor, consumer product developer, graphic artist, illustrator, cartoonist, and puzzle creator. Knurek’s game credits include Family Fun magazine’s “Toy of the Year” award winners: “What’s In Ned’s Head?” and “Monster Under My Bed”. In 2008, he became only the second artist to draw the cartoon for the Jumble puzzle which is seen in over 600 newspapers.

 

Jeff Knurek: Just Jumble App

Ruth Taubman: Jewelry Show in The Bay Area

April 22, 2014

Ruth Taubman (BFA ‘81) will present her spring jewelry line in the Bay area Apr. 24 - 26 and 28 - 30.

Join us in Marin County April 24 through 26, and in San Francisco April 28 through 30.

Come see my new spring line, including this fabulous multicolor South Sea pearl enhancer.

Email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for details. Bring a friend, and try on some beautiful jewels!

http://www.ruthtaubman.com

 

Ruth Taubman: Jewelry Show in The Bay Area

David Turnley: New York Times Interview

April 17, 2014

On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, The New York Times interviewed David Turnley on his experience and the photographs he took while covering the events.

Q. How did Rwanda change you? This wasn’t just one of 50 assignments where you witnessed history.

A. For 20 years it’s been very hard for me to make sense of this, and I haven’t been ready to go back to look at the photos. I have lived with the frustration from what I saw in Rwanda about the capacity of human behavior. I think it’s given me a tremendous amount of motivation to find other kinds of ways, other dimensions of that manifestation to make that real for people.

‘Witness to History, Searching for Dignity’ - An interview with David Turnley,  by James Estrin

David Turnley: New York Times Interview

Shiva Ahmadi: Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery Exhibition

April 17, 2014

Shiva Ahmadi’s work is featured in Artist in Exile: Creativity, Activism, and the Diasporic Experience, on display Apr. 8 through May 3 at Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery on the campus of St. John’s University in NYC.

Artist in Exile: Creativity, Activism, and the Diasporic Experience
Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
April 8 through May 3, 2014

The exhibition showcases recent works, including paintings, photography, and video by Shiva Ahmadi, Shoja Azari, Pouran Jinchi, Hadieh Shafie and Lara Tabet. These artists’ alternative perspectives address issues of innovation, displacement, and identity as tension and conflict, as well as the impact and challenges of mobility and migration on aesthetic experimentation and creative strategies.

Shiva Ahmadi: Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery Exhibition

Julie Pincus Releases “Canvas Detroit”

April 17, 2014

On Wednesday, May 7th 2014, please join Stamps alumna Julie Pincus (BFA ‘83) and co-author Nichole Christian as they celebrate the release of their newly published book, Canvas Detroit - a compelling photographic look at the contemporary art and artists that are transforming Detroit’s physical landscapes. Pincus and Christian will speak briefly on how the project came together and share some images from the book in the Kresge Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts at 5:00 pm.

http://wsupress.wayne.edu/CD/index.html#.U01_weZdVD0

Julie Pincus Releases “Canvas Detroit”

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