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2017 Alumni Exhibition: Ambiguities/Innuendoes? Go Fish.

Each year, Stamps School alums reconnect and share new developments in their creative practice through the school’s annual juried alumni exhibition.

Organized by a committee of dedicated alums led by co-chairs Matt Zivich (BDes ’60), Kris Peterson (BFA ’87), and DuWaine Hoy (BSDes ’60), this year’s exhibition is entitled Ambiguities/Innuendoes? Go Fish. On view in the new downtown Ann Arbor Stamps Gallery (201 S. Division St.), the exhibition is juried by Brian Kennedy, President, Director, and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art.

Alumni Committee members Ruth Howell, Malcolm Powers, Martha Sullivan, Antonietta Leeds, Marjorie Marshall, Phyllis Swonk, Matthew Zivich, and DuWaine Hoy. Photo by Marjorie Marshall.

“The Stamps Alumni show has had a distinguished history and it is an honor to be invited to be the juror for the show,” Kennedy stated. “The 2017 Stamps Alumni Juried Exhibition has the theme Ambiguities/Innuendoes? Go Fish. This intriguing and suggestive proposal has elicited a broad range of responses from many alumni of the Penny Stamps School of Art & Design. Visitors can look forward to a stimulating, provocative, and aesthetically far reaching series of engagements with the theme of ambiguity and innuendo, a very contemporary theme whether one considers it from the point of view of gender, climate, politics, sciences, or arts.”

Brian Kennedy, President, Director, and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art

Kennedy selected three grand prize recipients (awarded $500 each).

Grand Prize Recipients

  • Cynthia Greig – Representation no. 65 (fan)
  • Katie St. Clair – Swale
  • Alisa Yang – Please Come Again

Ten honorable mentions were also named at the exhibition.

Honorable Mentions

  • Kelly Hartigan Goldstein – but…it’s a banana
  • Lenea Howe – Norm Walker
  • Leisa Rich – Disco Metastasis
  • Robert Sedestrom – Chaulk Talk
  • Michelle Sider – One the Side of the Road
  • Mark Sisson – Portrait of Emma Shore: What Price Education?
  • Russell Thayer – Wind Rapids
  • Marjorie Tomchuk – Confluence II
  • Zoë Widmer – Myself in a Series
  • Robin Wilt – Fish & Unfish & still FIO

The 2017 Stamps Alumni Show is on view in the Stamps Gallery (201 S. Division St., between Liberty St. and Washington St.) through Saturday, August 19, 2017.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-7 pm. During the Ann Arbor Art Fair, the Stamps Gallery will have special hours on Sunday, July 23 from noon-5 pm.

For more information and an online gallery of work, visit the 2017 Alumni Exhibition page.