department news


Event: Pop UP

A Pop Up show is happening this Saturday, November 7th at Breathe Yoga during the Women Wine and Shopping event in Chelsea MI. Bri Wickoff and Donna Prieskorn will have metal work set up from 10am until 2pm.

Chelsea, Michigan November 07-November 07. Opening Reception: 10am-2pm


Art Educators Present at the Michigan State Conference

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Eastern Michigan’s Art Education program was well represented at the 2015 Michigan Art Education Association Conference held in Grand Rapids October 15-18.

Invited presentations:
Kara Eggers (MAVAE): Yearlong Planning with Themes
Jenna Chynoweth (BAE): Documenting the Art Making Process: It’s Important, and Learn to Break Down a Photo to Better Understand Contrast
Dr. Cam McComb (Faculty): Engaged Assessment

Art Honors:
The MAEA art teacher exhibition curator awarded Dr. Cam McComb third place for her photograph titled: Crossroads. The exhibition was on public display at the GRAM during the conference.


Exhibition: Hybrid Forms & Interdisciplinary Practice

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BFA candidate Jeremy Walbridge’s work entitled Mummified Remains of a Childhood Memory will be on display in Hybrid Forms & Interdisciplinary Practice at Hokin Gallery in Chicago, IL. The piece was selected by guest juror Buzz Spector.

Buzz Spector works in a wide range of mediums including sculpture, photography, printmaking, book arts, and installation. Spector’s work has been shown in numerous museums and galleries including: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), and the Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art (Prato, Italy). The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Spector was honored with the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teaching of Art Award in 2013. He is currently Professor of Art at the Sam Fox School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Hokin Gallery, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago , Illinois September 18-October 20. Opening Reception: TBA


NAEA Student Chapter Officers Welcome Incoming Freshmen

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Art advocates were out in force today as students from the National Art Education Association Student Chapter (NAEA-SC) and the Intermedia Gallery Group (IGG) welcomed freshmen attending Fajita Fest held on the EMU campus. Pictured here are the NAEA Student Chapter officers: Lori Burnham (Treasurer), Courtney Miller (President), and Carlee Sharma (Vice-President). Art majors are encouraged to become involved in activities sponsored by both student organizations.


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.


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

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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!


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


Exhibition: Erin Miller, MFA Candidate in Fibers, Venus Rising Exhibition

Find more information about this event at: Event Page

715 E Milwaukee St, Detroit, Michigan 48202 March 28. Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28, 2015