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Tech Talk #12- Artograph


Artograph is a small digital projector designed to project photographs, digitized drawings or sketches directly onto any surface for easy composing, layout and transferring of images. Project a video and freeze any frame.
Access digital images from various sources that include computers, SD cards, flash drives or other digital devices.

Presented this week by
Ben Bigelow
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Ford 212 Media Center


Tech Talk #11-Digital Fabrication Lab


Sherzer 202

Endless possibilities x 5
Come and check out all the new digital fabrication equipment in the Pat Williams Digital Lab!

Presented this week by
Brooks Stevens and
Jason Ferguson
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Sherzer 202 (different location)


Dr. McComb Presents at the Kutztown Art Education & Craft Conference


Dr. Cam McComb attended a one-day professional development conference sponsored by Kutztown University’s Art Education & Crafts Department on November 21, 2014. Engage: Color, Ritual, & Material Studies featured Fiber artist Janice Arnold and Carol Sauvion, creator and executive director of Craft in America.
McComb’s presentation titled, Routine, Ritual, and Personal Shrines: Pre-Adolescents Explore the Sacred in their Lives, helped practicing art educators see how ritual can be a rich and meaningful subject for art making. Dr. McComb also co-authored the essay, Engaging with Ritual, published in the exhibition catalog.


Event: Holiday Art Fair 2014- News report

Many EMU Art students participated in the Holiday Art Fair that took place November 15-16th. Artists included in this event are David Wahsington, Nick Clark, Rachel Tucker, Kenzie Johnson, Jeremy Walbridge, Sophia Hubbell, Autumn Dal Zot and Jessica Peyerk. This event was covered by the local ABC News station.
The interview with Nick Clark highlighting some of the work can be found at the link below:

Eastern Michigan Convocation Center November 16-November 17. Opening Reception: November 15th-16th


Art Education Major Wins Emerging Artist Award


Congratulations to Art Education major Rachel Tucker for receiving the 1st Place Emerging Artist Award at The Guild of Arts & Artisans Holiday Art Fair held at the EMU Convocation Center on November 15-16, 2014. Rachel was one of 100 local artisans selected to sell her artwork in this juried art fair.


Art Education Faculty & Graduate Students Share Their Expertise


Art Education Faculty and graduate students traveled to East Lansing this weekend to share research and experience with educators attending the 2014 Michigan Art Education Association Conference. Dr. Cam McComb delivered two presentations, Teacher/Researcher: Using Data to Prove an Understanding of Visual Context, and The Artist/Teacher: Finding Time to Cultivate a Personal Creative Practice. Dr. Guey-Meei Yang led a panel presentation titled, Art Lessons, Reactions, and Responses to New National Visual Art Education Standards, in which art teachers in the EMU Master of Arts in Visual Art Education Program shared lessons developed and implemented in the K-12 setting. Panel members included, Kristyn Demint, Dundee Community Schools; Jennifer Maerz Sullivan, Bryant Elementary School; Chris Boudrie, Taylor Prep Charter High School. The EMU Art Department is very pleased and proud of these graduate students for taking the initiative to be leaders in education.
We LOVE Art Ed. at EMU!


Tech Talk #10- Lightroom


Lightroom is photographic software designed for managing large numbers of high quality digital images. It features image-editing capabilities that are less complex and expensive than Photoshop. The database allows quick retrieval of archived images.

Presented by
David Desiderio
Thursday, November 20, 2012
2:00-2:30pm (different time)
Ford 212
Media Center


Tech Talk #9- Copyright


Why is copyright so confusing? What are your options for protecting yourself both as a user and creator of images? How do you determine Fair Use? When do your still need permissions? What is Creative Commons? Do you need to register your artwork to keep others from stealing your ideas?
Come find those answers and more.

Presented by this week by
Rita Bullard and Carole Pawloski
Thursday November 13, 2014
12:30-1:00 Ford 212
Media Center


Exhibition: Resolution of Balance- Solo Exhibition of Brooks Harris Stevens' recent works


Resolution of Balance recent works by Brooks Harris Stevens at the Kreft Gallery at Concordia University, Ann Arbor.
This exhibition shows the precarious balance of time, making & unmaking while carrying on with perspective.

Kreft Gallery at Concordia University, Ann Arbor October 27-December 07. Opening Reception: 7-9 pm November 7th


Exhibition: Curious Intersections- Fibers Student Exhibition


Curious Intersections will highlight Fibers student work from Introduction to Fibers to Graduate student work.
The show will have the simple in contrast with complex.

Student Gallery in the EMU Student Center November 10-November 20. Opening Reception: Novemer 12, 2014 5-7pm