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2014-15 EMUArts Calendar is Available


The Art Department, Department of Music and Dance, and the Theater and Creative Writing programs are happy to announce the inaugural EMUArts Calendar. The calendar provides a consolidated source for arts events across campus. Hope you’ll have a look and attend some of the fantastic events featured over the course of this year!


Gallery Interns Lily Sun and Bonnie Lobbestael in Print Magazine Regional Design Annual


Gallery Interns Lily Sun and Bonnie Lobbestael’s Fall 2013 Gallery Calendar will be published in the Print Magazine Regional Design Annual.


Interview with Jason Ferguson on 3D Printing Industry Blog


3D Foundations/Sculpture Faculty member Jason Ferguson was recently interviewed for a story on the 3D Printing Industry Blog about his 3D printed mesh bombs. See the article here.


The Open Book Project featured on The Atlantic


The Open Book Project book by Leslie Atzmon and Ryan Molloy was featured on The Atlantic.


Mason Sultana in Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design


Mason Sultana’s poster for ARTS 352 Intermediate Graphic Design I (taught by Dan Sinclair) was accepted into the 2014 Golden Bee Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design along with about twenty other Graphic Designers from the United States Category. Out of the larger pool of designers applying to this prestigious event, Mason was amongst a small amount of people (Including notable designers such as Steven Sagmeister) that represent the United States candidates within the Golden Bee International Biennale of Graphic Design.


2014 MFA National Competition


Proud to see a Sculpture alum Nathanial Foley and a current MFA Sculptor Crystal Hartman in this exhibition. FIRST STREET GALLERY presents our 2014 MFA NATIONAL COMPETITION, the fourth in a series of annual exhibitions open to current and recently graduated MFA students throughout the United States. Juried by Asya Geisberg — owner-director of Asya Geisberg Gallery in Chelsea, specializing in contemporary, emerging and international artists.


Jean Noble Parsons Center for the Study of Art and Science


Furniture, Sculpture and Three Dimensional Design Professors John Dehoog and Brian Nelson just returned from their seventh successful trip to the Parsons Center. There were twelve students at the Center for a ten day immersion experience course titled Sculpture in Nature. More images are being posted to the Jean Noble Parsons Center for the Study of Art and Science Facebook page. Please check it out, like the page and share with friends and fellow students.


Jason DeMarte featured in the Huffington Post


Associate Professor Jason DeMarte’s recent photographic series “Nature Preserve” was featured in the Huffington Posts Arts and Cultural section. DeMarte’s work was also featured in several other outlets last month including Feature shoot, iGnant, and Beautiful/Decay to name a few.

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John DeHoog Wins Faculty Mentor Award

Furniture Design Professor John DeHoog was the William Fennel Symposium Faculty Mentor Award for work he did with Melissa Judd on a project that was featured in the 2014 EMU Design Expo. This year 28 faculty were nominated for the award, but John’s nomination rose to the top!


Exhibition: Tiff Massey


Tiff Massey is a former metalsmithing student. She was initially in the Jewelry for Non-Majors as a Biology Major. Her initial work was far beyond any others in the course both technically and aesthetically. She decided that metalsmithing was her passion and changed majors. Her area of concentration in metalsmithing lead her to advanced MA work at Wayne State and then on to an MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Congratulations Tiff!