department news


Exhibition: 2015 Greater Michigan Art Exhibition


Gretchen Otto, Professor of Art (Metalsmithing) has three pieces in multi media exhibition at the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art. The jury process is two fold with the initial selection done by viewing digital images. Secondly the juror reviews the work submitted by the artists. These small sculptures done by Dr. Otto are done by technique of traditional angle raising. One of the pieces titled
“Hermit” was given a juror’s award.

Midland Michigan July 18-September 11. Opening Reception: July 18 7-9


Surface Design Association's Creative Promise Award

Lauren Mleczko (BFA candidate in Fibers and Furniture) has won the 2015 Surface Design Association’s Creative Promise Award! Along with international recognition she will be published in an upcoming SDA Journal.


Article by Leslie Atzmon and Ryan Molloy on The Open Book Project in infinite mile

Article by Leslie Atzmon and Ryan Molloy on The Open Book Project in infinite mile

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Exhibition: Velocity of Textiles

Erin Miller, MFA Candidate in Fibers has work in the Velocity of Textiles at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Galleries at Georgia State University May 14 – July 31, 2015.

Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia May 14-July 31.


EMU Sculpture Facility Progress


Major progress happening on the new sculpture facility. All of the Asbestos has been abated (as shown in photo 1) The demolition of the 1960’s wing is complete. The rest of the debris has since been removed, and the Kasco team is currently grading the new site and getting ready to pour footings for the new structure. Looking forward to a new, over 800 square foot larger facility in September. So excited! Think Sculpture @ EMU!


Tech Talk #12- Color Calibration


This workshop will cover how to profile a computer monitor to ensure proper color display. We will also discuss the importance of color management across the digital platform.

Presented this week by
Jason DeMarte
Thursday, April 9, 2015
11:00-11:30 (different time)
Media Center
Ford 212


Tech Talk #11-Mounting 2D Artwork


This week’s Tech Talk will be a demo on how to build a wood panel support for the mounting of 2-D artwork. In addition, a demonstration on how to mount a finished drawing to the panel will be performed.

Presented this week by
Michael Reedy
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Media Center
Ford 212


Art Education Professors Present At NAEA


This week Dr. Yang and Dr. McComb each delivered presentations to members attending the National Art Education Association Conference in New Orleans. With her usual flair Dr. Yang served as moderator for the Art Education Technology Smackdown! showcasing technologies in art education. Dr. McComb shared a yearlong project titled Spiritual Meditations: Working in Community to Ritualize Creative Practice.

NAEA Student Chapter members are reminded that proposals for the next NAEA Conference, to be held in Chicago, are due by May 1, 2015.


Exhibition: Erin Miller, MFA Candidate in Fibers, Artomatic 419 Exhibition

For more information on this exhibition please go to:

One Lake Erie Center, 600 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, OH April 11. Opening Reception: April 11, 18, 25 from 11am-11pm AND April 16, 19 from 12pm-5pm


Exhibition: Erin Miller, MFA Candidate in Fibers, W.A.V.E. Exhibition

For more information about this event go to:

Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, OH 43560 March 27. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28, 2015