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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


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.

Check out the articles below:





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!