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Leslie Sobel Receives MFA from University of Hartford

September 19, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Leslie Sobel (BFA ‘83) will receive the Nomad MFA (Interdisciplinary Master of Fine Arts) from the University of Hartford. Sobel finishes the program with cohort three through a largely virtual exhibition due to COVID-19. To view the… Read More >

45 Years in the Making - New Photography Book by Craig Varjabedian

September 10, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian’s (BFA 1979) new book, The Light of Days Gone By, was 45 years in the making. It celebrates with stunning imagery the journey of a photographer and the beautiful light he has witnessed and… Read More >

Michael Boonstra Installation at Oregon State University

August 28, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Michael Boonstra (BFA ‘96) was commissioned through Oregon’s Percent for Art in Public Places Program to install a public art project at the Oregon State University Marine Studies Building in Newport, Oregon. This new work was installed… Read More >

Loring Randolph to Direct Nasher Haemisegger Collection

August 24, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

In September Loring Randolph (BFA ‘04) will become the new director of the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection. Based in Dallas, the Nasher Haemisegger collection comprises works dating from the post-war period to the… Read More >

Tina Granzo: USPS COVID Cards Project

August 24, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

For the past 106 days, Tina Granzo (BFA ‘95) has drawn a postcard each day and mailed it to someone the next. I started doing this in effort to call attention to the plight of the United States Postal Service. The postcard is the canvas… Read More >

Ellen Nelson: New Mural

August 24, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

This summer, Ellen Nelson (BFA ‘13) completed her largest mural to date - a scene of Michigan native wildflowers, bees, and butterflies on a 40ft tall grain silo in Tecumseh. It was the perfect summer job after the cancellation of all of… Read More >

Walter Griggs: They had a Dream Animation

August 6, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alumnus Walter Griggs (BFA ’75) won Best Animated Film in The Oaks Film Festival for THEY HAD A DREAM. In the film, images of the past transition into artistic animations…. Read More >

Russell and Nancy Thayer’s Sculptures Featured in New Northville Park

August 6, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News, Faculty News

Former Stamps lecturer Nancy Thayer and her husband, Stamps alumnus Russell (BSDes 1957, AM 1961), were commissioned to create two sculptural park elements for a new park at the Village at Northville in Northville Township. The sculptures… Read More >

Mayela Rodriguez, Stephanie Brown, Anya Klapischak: Virtual Anti-Racism Workshop

July 20, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Graduate News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

Stamps alumni Mayela Rodriguez (MFA ’19), Stephanie Brown (MFA ’18), and Anya Klapischak (BFA ’15) have collaborated on a virtual anti-racism workshopDo The Work: Hacking Together Your Own Anti-Racist Curriculum Via Digital Cartoneras is… Read More >

Nancy Lorenz: In Conversation with Daniella Ohad, July 14, 2020

July 9, 2020 • Alumni News, Alumni - Undergraduate News

On Tuesday, July 14th at 2:00 pm EST, R & Company presented an online conversation between contemporary artist and Stamps alumna Nancy Lorenz (BFA ‘85, Painting & Printmaking) and design historian Daniella Ohad. A recording of the… Read More >