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Detroit Month of Design to feature Stamps community members

Detroit Month of Design: United by Design 2023

The Annual Detroit Month of Design Festival is a citywide celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital. Among the partners participating in the cross-disciplinary events are Stamps faculty, alumni, and staff members. 

Check out some events featuring members of the Stamps community at this year’s Detroit Month of Design Festival. 

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Work and photo by Paula Schubatis (BFA 13).

Ergo <ITSELF> Opening Reception

Saturday, September 9 | 6 – 8 PM

Ergo <ITSELF> is a solo exhibition featuring Detroit-based artist and Stamps alum Paula Schubatis (BFA 13). The exhibition is a fluid environment, grounded by a nest-like structure where the viewer can enter and engage with various multi-functional objects. Objects from a hand-woven rug or ottoman to sculptural garments worn by models moving about the space encourage intuitive interaction and use. 

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Mending the Net: Fiber Club* Detroit Inaugural Members’ Exhibition 

  • Show Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 2023, 4:00 PM7:00 PM

  • Fiber Club* Meeting (open to public): Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 6:00 PM8:30 PM

  • Closing Reception: Thursday, September 28, 2023, 4:00 PM7:00 PM

Mending the Net, presented by Fiber Club*, is stacked with Stamps students, alumni, faculty, and staff. The events will allow the community to experience a varied range of textile-based art in one thematically-linked show. Founded by Stamps Major Gifts Officer and Stamps alum Katie Shulman (BFA 10), Fiber Club* is organized around a shared curiosity and passion for fiber and textile-based processes. 

Check out the members of the Stamps community featured in the event: Andrew Thompson, Lecturer II; Erin McKenna (MFA 20), Lecturer I; Erin Wakeland (BFA 20); Heidi Kumao, Professor; Jessie Rice (BFA 22); Katie Mongoven (BFA 17); Katie Shulman (BFA 10), Stamps Major Gifts Officer; Katy Dresner (BFA 15); Kelly Agius, Sculpture Studio Coordinator; Kit Parks (BFA 15), 2D/​Fibers Studio Coordinator; Leslie Rogers, 2014 – 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow; Maggie Wiebe (BFA 22); Megan Heeres (BA 02); Natalie Giannos (BA 20); Quinn Alexandria Hunter, Assistant Professor; Sally Clegg (MFA 20), Lecturer I; Samantha Seurynck Griffith, MFA student; Taylor Jenkins (BFA 22); Yeager Edwards (BFA 21).

    Door of Custer Studios.


    Friday, September 15 | 4:30 PM — 10:00 PM

    Visitors can discover work from a collection of designers and artists in North End Detroit. The event features Stamps alum Ellen Rutt (BFA 12), a multi-disciplinary artist. 

    Open Studios Grand on River 5001 Grand River Ave September 16 1PM-6PM

    Open Studios at Grand on River

    Saturday, September 16th | 1:00 PM — 6:00 PM

    In this one-day event, visitors can view studios in Grand on River, home to five art and design studios and a multipurpose gallery/​event space. You can stop by the studios of 2D/​Fibers Studio Coordinator Kit Parks (BFA 15) and 2D Media Studio Coordinator Nicholas Dowgwillo while you’re there!

    Event logo for NewLab x Michigan Central: The Art of Innovation

    NewLab x Michigan Central: The Art of Innovation; An Immersive Experience Uniting the Intersection of Art and Technology

    Tuesday, September 26 | 5:00 PM — 9:00 PM

    Stamps alum Senghor Reid (BFA 99) has wraps on three 40-foot-tall water cisterns at Michigan Central. In this event, attendees will view original artwork from local artists like Reid and appreciate the showcase of Innovation, Technology, and Art. 

    View the complete list of events at https://​design​core​.org/​m​o​n​t​h​-​o​f​-​d​e​sign/