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Jason DeMarte featured in Six Years Later Magazine, Surface edition

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The Magazine

The 6YL magazine is an art-only magazine that explores where a particular theme could lead society within a period of six years. It’s a big world and there are big problems. Six Years Later is an opportunity for artists around the world to have their voices heard and their artwork seen.

We take a look at the idea of ‘surface’ in an iWorld where every surface provides wonderment to the masses and yet is still only a gateway to even more wonderment.
It is sometimes said that what lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. In 2011 we took on the challenge of exploring the idea of ‘surface’. Will you take it at face value or will you dig a little deeper? We wanted submissions that represented each individuals own interpretation of ‘SURFACE’, what it means to them and where they though it could lead us in six years time.

It was an humbling experience having the luxury of sorting through just over 520 submissions. After a contentious curation process we narrowed it down to a 79-page exploration of ‘SURFACE’. Artists have considered the aesthetic aspect of the theme; illustrating the ‘surface’ of our skin right through to the ‘SURFACE’ of the planet, as well as the introspective aspect by looking at what happens beneath the ‘surface’.

Six Years Later


Tech Talk #13- Q & A

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Did you miss one of this semester’s Tech Talks or still have questions about one? Here is your chance to answer any question you have about one of the talks done by Carole Pawloski this term. We will also be talking about topics to cover in the fall, so bring your ideas and requests. See you there.

Presented by this week by
Carole Pawloski
Tuesday, April 17, 2011
3:30-4:00 Ford 212
Media Center


Jason DeMarte in F-stop magazine.

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Work from Jason DeMarte’s Nature Preserve series is included in this months edition of F-stop magazine.

F-STOP MAGAZINE is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world. Each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists.
Founded in 2003 and published online, bi-monthly.

F-stop magazine


Jason DeMarte featured in The Elements of Photography Book

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Jason DeMarte’s work from is featured in the new edition of The Elements of Photography by Angela Faris Belt.

The greatly revised and expanded edition of The Elements of Photography is a new kind of textbook for a new generation of photographers. Moving far beyond the usual technical manual, Angela Faris Belt dives deep into merging technique and vision, allowing you to master craft while adding meaning to your images. Here you’ll really learn to see photographically, expand your creative and conceptual use of apertures and shutter speeds, and choose the right media to create the look and feel you want.


Tech Talk #12- Fair Use

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When and where does Fair Use apply? Use of copyrighted images for educational purposes is expanding. Learn how it is getting easier to understand and employ fair use in teaching, research, and study.
What are Best Practices for Fair Use today?

Presented by this week by
Rita Bullard and Carole Pawloski
Tuesday, April 10, 2011
3:30-4:00 Ford 212
Media Center


Exhibition: Wax

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The Scarab Club Studio Collective.
Juror: Chris McCauley.
217 Farnsworth, Detroit, MI 48202
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday, Noon-5pm
The Kresge Foundation

Announcement: Barb Williams, The Minister’s Daughter, wax on panel

Detroit MI March 28-May 13. Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 6-9pm


Colin Blaekly on Global Yodel

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Department Head Colin Blakely’s work was recently featured on Global Yodel , a site featuring photographers who make work about place. See Colin’s post


Students Participate in Undergraduate Symposium

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This year 12 students from the Art Department participated in the Undergraduate Symposium (3 oral presentations, 2 poster presentations, and 7 exhibits in the Design Expo). The Symposium presents a fantastic opportunity for the dissemination of undergraduate research/creative work. Pictured above is BFA major Julie Willacker with faculty sponsor Gretchen Otto in front of Julie’ poster display.


Tech Talk #11- Drawing Tablets

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Come learn the basics of digital drawing and painting using a drawing tablet (we now have a portable Wacom available for checkout).

Presented by this week by
Morgan Barrie
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
3:30-4:00 Ford 212
Media Center

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