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Takeshi Yamada Exhibits at Wreath Interpretations

January 27, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Graduate News

Stamps alum Takeshi Yamada (MFA 1987) recently exhibited a colorful sculpture as part of the annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition hosted by the Arsenal Gallery in Manhattan. Yamada has presented his work as part of this exhibition in…

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Peter Guren Retires Beloved Comic Strip After Four Decades

January 27, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alum Peter Guren (BSDes 1974), best known as the creator and artist behind the popular Ask Shagg comic strip, decided to retire the strip earlier this month. Although he initially attended Northwestern University, Guren transferred…

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Sara Harwin to Participate in PWLF 2020

January 27, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alum Sara Harwin (BFA 1969) will participate in the 2020 Portland Winter Lights Festival (PWLF) with a window installation at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education (OJMCHE) and a lunchtime talk about her work on…

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Marianne Fairbanks and Erica Hess Launch Hello! Loom

January 17, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alumna Marianne Fairbanks (BFA ’97) and Erica Hess recently launched Hello! Loom, a miniature, portable loom.The affordable, pop-out laser cut design offers an accessible entry point for beginners, and a mobile creative outlet and…

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Brynn Higgins-Stirrup: Artist-in-Residence Fellowship at VCU Arts Qatar

January 10, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Graduate News

Stamps alumna Brynn Higgins-Stirrup (MFA ’18) is currently working as an artist-in-residence at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts in Qatar. Brynn’s focus as AIR is on studio practice. She also works to mentor students…

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Rebecca Zeiss: Solo Exhibition at Midland Center for the Arts

December 24, 2019 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Work by Stamps alumna Rebecca Zeiss (BFA ’79) is featured in her solo exhibition, on view September 28, 2019 — January 5, 2020 at the Midland Center for the Arts. This exhibit features hanging installations from Seeking Solace, an ongoing…

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Stamps Students Research 1963 Pop Art Exhibitions at UMMA

December 24, 2019 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps students in the class “History of Art/American Culture 244: Art of the American Century” recently launched a website to document the first two Pop Art exhibitions hosted by the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) in 1963: Six…

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Katie Mongoven Wins Second Place at Monochromatic

December 24, 2019 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alum Katie Mongoven (BFA ’17) recently won 2nd Place at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts’ Monochromatic: A National Juried Exhibition.Monochrome is defined as the exploration of one color: varying in shade, tone, and…

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Katie Spak Paints Public Mural in DC

December 23, 2019 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

During the month of September, Stamps alum Katie Spak (BFA ’19) partnered with Dupont Underground, a non-profit community arts organization, to paint a mural in the 15,000 square foot tunnel beneath Washington DC’s iconic Dupont Circle….

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Leslie Sobel and Laura Cavanagh: Gifts of Art

December 23, 2019 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

This month, Stamps alumni Leslie Sobel (BFA ’83) and Laura Cavanagh (BFA ’11) are displaying their work as part of the ongoing Gifts of Art exhibition. Gifts of Art brings the work of visual artists and musicians to Michigan Medicine with…

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