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Tech Talk #13-Lightroom


Adobe Lightroom is an all-in-one program that allows photographers to quickly and efficiently edit their work and manage their digital collection. Lightroom makes it easy to export for print or the web.

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Media Center, Ford 212
Presented by Bridget Burke


EMU Students and Alumni Featured in Voxtropolis Ann Arbor


Voxtropolis—“city of voices”—is a global movement that showcases artists while
raising awareness and funding for non-profits. With locations in more than a dozen cities around the
world including Johannesburg, Edinburgh, Toronto, and Miami, the Ann Arbor culture pub will open on Sunday, March 30 from 7-9 PM at Babs’ Underground, 213 S. Ashley in downtown Ann Arbor.

The inaugural Ann Arbor event will feature the music of Betsy King, Vincent Colbert, Spencer Michaud, and Bill Clark & Friends. It will also showcase the visual artistry of Laurie Clark, Ilana Houten, Marty Lewis, Joan Newberry, Kirsten Sambrook, and Laura Wartel. Proceeds will go to the international work of the Al Abrigo De Dios orphanage in Cuernavaca, Mexico and the local efforts of Food Gatherers. (Canned Goods will be collected as well) Tickets are $10 at the door or can be reserved via


Tech Talk#11-Parametric 3D Modeling with Grasshopper and Rhino


This is a cool way to make 3D designs using algorithms programmed through a visual interface. Grasshopper uses the powerful 3D modeling tools in Rhino, and allows you to create simple to complex forms.

Presented this week by Chris Reilly
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Media Center Ford 212


Crossing Paths MFA Exhibition


Ypsilanti Art Incubator presents Crossing Paths, an exhibition of University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University MFA candidates. Show runs April 4th through the 26th.

Featuring the work of Mary Ayling, Wade Buck, Bridget Burke, Jordan Ewert, Dave Gazdowicz, Crystal Hartman, Cathy Jacobs, Trevor King, Clara McClenon, Joan Newberry, Josh Nierodzinski, Natasha Prljevic, and Rezvan Rasouli.

This opening is a part of First Fridays Ypsilanti. First Fridays Ypsilanti is an art crawl around Ypsilanti. There are several venues in walking distance form each other that are hosting fun events every First Friday of the month! Check out the Facebook page for FFY to learn more about other venues.


Graphic Design students featured in online magazine


Dan Sinclair, a visiting lecturer in the Art Department, recently organized a wheatpasting project in his Intermediate Graphic Design course. The student work has been featured on


Exhibition: _Debris_: BFA Senior Exhibition opens 3-24-14


The winter 2014 BFA Senior Exhibition, Debris, will be available to the public at Eastern Michigan University’s Ford Gallery March 24 to April 2, with a reception March 26 at 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

Showcasing the work of graduating BFA students, expect a large variety of work including graphic design, furniture design, painting, print making, photography, video, and more.

“The Bachelor of Fine Arts is designed to encourage students to develop a personal focus and direction as well as learn to function professionally as artists.” – catalog
Curated and installed by students, Debris will feature current capstone students Victoria Behne, Myron Brownie, Emma Buck, Casey Dickerson, Alexandra Dietz, Eric Fine, Rita Hillman, Arezo Korourian, Bonnie Lobbestael, Donald Morris, Adam Pete, Jared Sternberg, and Brett Trombley.

“Capstone course provides direction for their future professional careers and gives students an immersive experience by requiring them to exhibit and disseminate their work.” – catalog

The Ford Gallery is located within Ford Hall on Eastern Michigan University’s campus. Gallery hours are Monday and Thursday 10:00-5:00pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00-7:00pm, and Friday and Saturday 10:00-2:00pm.

Ford Gallery March 24-April 02. Opening Reception: March 26 from 4-7pm


Summer Art Classes at the Parsons Center


Summer Art classes at the Parsons Center are now available! Listings in the Art Department include Sculpture/Design in Nature, Open Book Workshop, and Fabric and Fibers in Book Arts. See the Extended Programs Parsons website for additional information.


Tech Talk#9- Crowdsourcing


The option to Crowdsource start up funds for projects and organizations is increasingly viable. In this weeks tech talk we will look at different crowdsourcing options and strategies to fund projects.

Presented by this week by
Ben Bigelow
March 20, 2014
Ford 212 Media Center


Tech Talk #8-iBook Author


Come learn how to use the free iBooks Author tool to create engaging, media rich electronic books. Books created for iBooks can include not just words and pictures, but also video and audio clips, embedded presentations and other interactive objects.

Presented by this week by
Dave Pugh, Apple Rep
March 13, 2014
12:00-1:00pm (EXTENDED TIME-can come for part )
Ford 212 Media Center


Exhibition: "Changing Hues: Color Embraced by Metalsmiths Around the World."


Charlotte Allen, MA graduate student in Metalsmithing is exhibiting her anti classtic bracelet “Autumn” in this online exhibition.

Online March 02.