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Exhibition: Michigan Silversmiths Guild 2011 Jewelry and Objects Exhibition

Michigan Silversmiths Guild 2011 Jewelry and Objects Exhibition at Midland Center for the Arts July 12-September 25,2011 Selected works from members of the Michigan Silversmiths Guild, this exhibition will feature approximately 100 objects of metalsmtihing and jewelry design. Opening reception, Saturday August 6 7-9pm. Ryan Bogan, a participant is receiving an award.

Midland Center for the Arts July 12-September 25. Opening Reception: August 6, 2011 7-9pm


Exhibition: 13

The Department of Art at Eastern Michigan University is pleased to present 13. The exhibition will be in the University Art Gallery and the Student Art Gallery

13 works of art created in response to the following challenge: to reference a work of art by an artist whose work is in direct relationship to their current working practices. Formal influences, similar conceptual ideas, as well as rejection of ideas, were all considered in the making of these projects.

Tara Balogh-Niedermeier
Sara Brandys
Donna Engstrom
Jay Fernelius
Lili Fox
Andrew Klebba
Tiffany LaForest
Todd Malnar
Maggie Manville
Saima Mohammad
Traci Shipley
Tracy Somervell
Julie Willacker
Caleb Zweifler

The reception is Monday, July 25, 2011, 6-8 PM

It is free and open to the public.

EMU Student Center July 25. Opening Reception: 6:00 PM


Out of Bounds


Department instructor and guest class critic Andrea Cardinal discussing one of Jay Fernelius’ projects for the summer “Out of Bounds” class. The class utilizes two of our galleries in the Student Center during summer semester to address issues associated with installation art.


Recent grad Ryan Bogan Featured on


A recent article on featured BFA grad Ryan Bogan, recipient of this year’s Windgate Fellowship. Read the article here.