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Ellen C. Schwartz published two articles this summer.

While on sabbatical this summer, Ellen C. Schwartz published “Copper Repoussé Icons of Middle and Later Byzantine Times,” Deltion tes Christianikes Archaiologikes Hetaireias, Series 4, vol. 35 (2014), 361-374 and “L’Année dernière à Marienbad as Cubist Cinema,” Studies in French Cinema vol. 14, no. 2 (summer 2014), 76-90.


Interview with Jason Ferguson on 3D Printing Industry Blog


3D Foundations/Sculpture Faculty member Jason Ferguson was recently interviewed for a story on the 3D Printing Industry Blog about his 3D printed mesh bombs. See the article here.


The Open Book Project featured on The Atlantic


The Open Book Project book by Leslie Atzmon and Ryan Molloy was featured on The Atlantic.


Jason DeMarte featured in the Huffington Post


Associate Professor Jason DeMarte’s recent photographic series “Nature Preserve” was featured in the Huffington Posts Arts and Cultural section. DeMarte’s work was also featured in several other outlets last month including Feature shoot, iGnant, and Beautiful/Decay to name a few.

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John DeHoog Wins Faculty Mentor Award

Furniture Design Professor John DeHoog was the William Fennel Symposium Faculty Mentor Award for work he did with Melissa Judd on a project that was featured in the 2014 EMU Design Expo. This year 28 faculty were nominated for the award, but John’s nomination rose to the top!


Event: Jason J Ferguson's 3D printing research presented at New Media Caucus


Sculpture faculty member Jason Ferguson will present his research on 3D printing and the integration of rapid prototyping technology into his art process. The 3D Panel/Roundtable Discussion presented by the New Media Caucus is a production of the annual College Arts Association conference at the Hilton Chicago.

This roundtable is an opportunity to explore and discuss the emerging field of 3D printing in the art and technology / studio art context, with particular focus on pedagogy. The concurrent 3D print show, Art2Make at Columbia College’s Center for Book and Paper provides a context for what is possible and how 3D printing is being adopted as a medium.

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Center for Book & Paper Arts (CBPA) 1104 South Wabash, 2nd Fl, Chicago, IL February 13-February 13. Opening Reception: 2:30pm -5pm


Exhibition: TRANSitioning

The opening reception of the 2014 Women’s & Gender Studies Biennial Juried Art Exhibition: TRANS. The exhibition will take place February 12- March 13, 2014 at Studio Couture Detroit (1433 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226 / This exhibition explores the theme of TRANSITION and will highlight creative TRANsdisciplinary feminist works that explore TRANSITIONing such as: Staying <=> Leaving Movement <=> Stasis Marrying <=> Divorcing Academic <=> Activist Coupling <=> Parenting Closeting <=> Outing Life <=> Death Thinking <=> Doing Creation <=> Destruction Growing <=> Shrinking Being <=> Becoming. The exhibition is being co-sponsored by the UDM Women’s & Gender Studies Program and the Lawrence Technological University School of Architecture and Design.


Studio Couture Detroit February 12-March 14. Opening Reception: 6-9pm


Chris Reilly's Artwork Profiled in Make Magazine


Faculty member Chris Reilly’s electromechanical game, Binary Gallows is featured in Make Magazine Vol. 37: Homegrown Drones!


Exhibition: Amy Sacksteder's work in Above and Below


Faculty member Amy Sacksteder’s recent work is featured in Above and Below , a four-person exhibition of “contemporary artists approaching the landscape”, curated by Wright State University printmaking professor Danielle Rante.

Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio January 15-March 03.




SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) is excited to announce “UNIQUES,” a holiday sale on Ebay, December 2-16. One-of-a-kind, limited edition, unusual, and other handmade contemporary art jewelry and small metals. Find a great holiday gift, or something special for yourself. Your purchase will help support SNAG and its talented member artists.

Look at my work for sale. SNAG takes 50% for student scholarships. Enjoy!

Gretchen Otto, MFA PhD
Professor of Art

Ebay December 02-December 16.