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Chris Reilly receives New Music USA 2015 Project Grant


Faculty member Chris Reilly has received a project grants award from New Music USA during its third round of project grants. Chris received support from New Music USA for his project Intimate Instruments Workshop: Building the Linguaphone of Tremulous Communion. The Linguaphone is a two-player instrument that can’t be heard by an audience, built in a collaborative DIY workshop-performance.

Awards for New Music USA’s third round of project grants total $284,250 support artistic work involving a wide range of new American music. The program recognizes and supports the multiple roles composers and contemporary music practitioners play in the artistic landscape and responds to the creative spirit of collaboration between artists from multiple disciplines. The 62 awarded projects include concerts and recordings as well as dance, film, theater, opera, and more, all involving contemporary music as an essential element.

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Ryan Molloy included in Project Passion Exhibition


Project Passion is an exhibition celebrating the self-initiated work of graphic designers. The exhibition is a collaborative effort between Minnesota State University, Mankato and AIGA Minnesota.


Dr. McComb Presents at the Kutztown Art Education & Craft Conference


Dr. Cam McComb attended a one-day professional development conference sponsored by Kutztown University’s Art Education & Crafts Department on November 21, 2014. Engage: Color, Ritual, & Material Studies featured Fiber artist Janice Arnold and Carol Sauvion, creator and executive director of Craft in America.
McComb’s presentation titled, Routine, Ritual, and Personal Shrines: Pre-Adolescents Explore the Sacred in their Lives, helped practicing art educators see how ritual can be a rich and meaningful subject for art making. Dr. McComb also co-authored the essay, Engaging with Ritual, published in the exhibition catalog.


Art Education Faculty & Graduate Students Share Their Expertise


Art Education Faculty and graduate students traveled to East Lansing this weekend to share research and experience with educators attending the 2014 Michigan Art Education Association Conference. Dr. Cam McComb delivered two presentations, Teacher/Researcher: Using Data to Prove an Understanding of Visual Context, and The Artist/Teacher: Finding Time to Cultivate a Personal Creative Practice. Dr. Guey-Meei Yang led a panel presentation titled, Art Lessons, Reactions, and Responses to New National Visual Art Education Standards, in which art teachers in the EMU Master of Arts in Visual Art Education Program shared lessons developed and implemented in the K-12 setting. Panel members included, Kristyn Demint, Dundee Community Schools; Jennifer Maerz Sullivan, Bryant Elementary School; Chris Boudrie, Taylor Prep Charter High School. The EMU Art Department is very pleased and proud of these graduate students for taking the initiative to be leaders in education.
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Exhibition: Resolution of Balance- Solo Exhibition of Brooks Harris Stevens' recent works


Resolution of Balance recent works by Brooks Harris Stevens at the Kreft Gallery at Concordia University, Ann Arbor.
This exhibition shows the precarious balance of time, making & unmaking while carrying on with perspective.

Kreft Gallery at Concordia University, Ann Arbor October 27-December 07. Opening Reception: 7-9 pm November 7th


Photo Professor Jason DeMarte Accepted into The Museum of Contemporary Photography collection

Photo Professor Jason DeMarte was recently accepted into The Museum of Contemporary Photography Midwest Photographers Project collection.

Inaugurated in 1982, the Midwest Photographers Project is a rotating collection of portfolios by both prominent and emerging photographers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Each portfolio represents a current body of work from a recent or on-going project, and is loaned to the museum for a two-year period. Spanning a diverse array of media, subject matter, and style, MPP is a unique and expansive resource on contemporary regional photography. As of 2005, it includes over 1,000 photographs by 75 photographers, with new portfolios introduced almost every month.

MoCP Midwest Photographers


Chris Reilly's 3D Modeling Course on


Faculty member Chris Reilly recently published a course on the online learning platform

Up and Running with Grasshopper explores introductory algorithmic modeling with the Grasshopper plugin for Rhino 3D modeler.

Grasshopper—a plugin for the Rhinoceros 3D modeling package—is a graphical algorithm editor that takes advantage of Rhino’s existing tools. Grasshopper offers new ways to expand and control the 3D design and modeling processes, including automating repetitive processes; generating geometry through mathematical functions; quickly making changes to complex models; and creating complex forms through repetitions of simple geometry. Grasshopper requires no programming or scripting knowledge, but still allows designers a high degree of flexibility in creating both simple and complex forms.


Corrie Baldauf Optimism Filters for International Skies


Lufthansa exclusive 2014

Article: A Proud City

text: Adrien Pickshaus
photos: Malte Jager

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Exhibition: Frames for the People: A City of Halos on view in Windsor October 3rd, 2014 - January 11, 2015


Possible Futures: What is to be done?

The 2014 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art highlights and celebrates the distinct voices and compelling work by artists in southwestern Ontario, eastern Michigan, Windsor Essex and Detroit.

Curated by Srimoyee Mitra with the curatorial committee: Melissa Bennett, Lucy Howe, Stuart Reid, Gregory Tom

On view: Corrie Baldauf’s film Frames for the People: A City of Halos

Check out the trailer for the film here:

Art Gallery of Windsor October 04-January 12. Opening Reception: Friday, October 3rd 7pm - 10pm


Exhibition: New Fibers 2014 jurying and soon to show at the University Gallery

Faculty member Brooks Harris Stevens has juried the most recent New Fibers exhibition that will be on view in the University Gallery October 27-December 10, 2014. Come to the reception November 5th from 4-7pm in the University Gallery in the EMU Student Center.

University Gallery, Student Center, EMU October 27-December 10. Opening Reception: November 5, 2014 4-7pm