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Alex Mandrilla at Work Gallery

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Recent BFA Alum Alex Mandrilla’s work will be included in the exhibition “I know you’re there, But Who Am I?” at the University of Michigan’s Work Gallery in Ann Arbor.


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


MA Alumna named Teacher of the Year

EMU Art Department alumna Kimmi Dukes was just named Farmington Public School District’s High School Teacher of the Year. Kimmi receive and MA in Studio Art from EMU in 2009. Congratulations Kimmi!


Molly Nuzzo at Lorenger Gallery

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MFA alum and drawing instructor Molly Nuzzo’s work is included in the show “Women, Men and Masculinities: Behind the Mask” which will be exhibited in the Loranger Architecture Gallery at the University of Detroit Mercy from February 27 – March 2, and then in the SoVA Projects Gallery at the University of Windsor, March 5-10.


Exhibition: Postcards From the Edge at LePop

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EMU Alumni Rob Todd and Chaely Cartier of Charlie LaCroix will open Postcards From the Edge next Friday at LePop gallery in Ann Arbor. The show features the work of sculpture program alumni Jacob Warren along with local artists John Dinser and Matt Nisbett. For more information visit:

Where LePop Gallery, 101 N. Main, Suite 130, Ann Arbor, Michigan February 11-March 03. Opening Reception: 8-12 Friday February 10, 2012


Molly Nuzzo at Somarts Cultural Center

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MFA grad and drawing instructor Molly Nuzzo will be exhibiting her work at Somarts in San Francisco as part of the “Man as Object- Reversing the Gaze” exhibition. “More info.”:


Julie Weber Featured in AIGA Member Spotlight

Recent BFA graduate Julie Weber was featured on Detroit AIGA’s blog in their member spotlight. The full story can be read at


Exhibition: MFA Alumna Gypsy Schindler's work featured in solo exhibition

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Recent EMU MFA program graduate Gypsy Schindler’s work will be featured in an up-coming solo exhibition at the Newaygo County Artspace in Fremont, Michigan.

From the NCCA’s website: “Gypsy Schindler is currently an Assistant Professor at Kendall College of Art and Design. Her work focuses on the figure, using traditional mixed media processes of drawing and painting, while integrating non-traditional surfaces and installation presentations.”

Newaygo County Artspace. Opening Reception: April 1, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Detroit Needs Robocop

The Imagination Station in Detroit, MI has started fundraising to create a larger-than-life statue of the 1980s sci-fi character RoboCop. The project began after Mayor Dave Bing rejected a suggestion he received via twitter. More about this effort can be found here and here.

Former EMU graphic design student Alan Languirand is the lead technology and multimedia team member for Imagination Station, Detroit.


Exhibition: FOUR SEASONS at the Riverside Art Center

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The current exhibition at the Riverside Art Center “The Four Seasons Group” consists of 11 women artists who attended Eastern Michigan University for graduate level work. In diverse ways and media, the work is inspired by a deep rooted love of Nature shared by the group. Much of this inspiration comes from an on-going Artists-in-Residence program at the EMU Jean Noble Parsons Center in Lake Anne, Michigan, which began in the Fall of 2006. This very special place provides these artists with an opportunity for personal reflection, interpretation of Nature and response to the ever-changing seasonal nuances there. The exhibit dates are Jan. 6-29. Gallery hours are Thurs.-Sat., 3-8 pm and Sunday 1:30-4 pm

Cathy Barry
Barbara Bushey
Deborah Campbell
Sharon Fay
Angelis Jackowski
Anne Kirby Rubin
Catherine Shinnick
Kristine Stewart
Nora Venturelli
Nancy Wolfe
Amy Yamasaki

Riverside Arts Center.