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Stamps @ Home: Sustainability from Farm to Studio

Joe Trumpey shears wool from a sheep in April, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022
4:30 – 5:45 pm


Virtual Event


Lecture / Discussion
Open to the public
Free of charge

RSVP Required

Join us for our second annual virtual celebration of Earth Day, as we host our next installment of Stamps @ Home: Sustainability from Farm to Studio.

At Stamps, we believe in the value of creative practice as an engine for cultural and social change. This virtual event provides an exciting opportunity to hear from members of the community who are exploring new technologies and sustainable dyeing practices, and using them to change the way we work in studios and celebrate our graduates. From facilitating a dye garden at U‑M’s campus farm, to creating graduation cords with homegrown materials for students working in sustainability, collaborations across campus are empowering us to engage in this innovative work.

Moderated by Professor Joseph E. Trumpey, Associate Professor of Art, Environment, and Natural Resources and Director, Sustainable Living Experience. 

Speakers include:

  • Alex Bryan (BA LSA 07), Manager, U‑M Sustainable Food Program

  • Ellie Keessen (BFA Stamps 25), Current Student and Sustainable Living Experience (SLE) Participant

  • Kit Parks (BFA Stamps 15), 2D/​Fibers Studio Coordinator, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design

  • Sherri Smith, Catherine B. Heller Collegiate Professor Emerita of Art, School of Art & Design

  • Jon Zeilinger, Owner & Operator, Zeilinger Woolen Mill in Frankenmuth, MI

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Auto-generated Live Transcript will be available for this Zoom event. If you anticipate needing any additional accommodations to participate, please contact Melissa Herter at arnettm@​umich.​edu. Please note that this event will be recorded.