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A Celebration of the Arts: Calendar of events for the year.  This link will take you to our digital calendar.
The School of Art & Design,
The School of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts and
School of Music & Dance are proud to present a year of arts events.


Resonance: Ceramics Alumni exhibit and reception

Friday, September 23, 2016   5:30 - 7:30pm        This exhibition features work from over 25 alumni mentored by former EMU Ceramic Professors Susanne Stephenson & John Loree.  Join us for an alumni and donor reception with gallery talk by co-curator Steve Glazer (BFA 1976)  Ford Gallery


2016 Winter Tech Talk #12- ARTstor

“ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of almost two million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.”

Join us for our weekly             

Tech Talk.


Presented this week by

Ben Bigelow

Thursday, April 2, 2016

12:30 – 1:00pm  Ford 212 Media Center


2016 Winter Tech Talk 10- ART SY

Artsy features the world’s leading galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, art fairs, and benefit auctions, all in one place. A growing database of 300,000 images of art, architecture, and design by 40,000 artists. It spans historical, modern, and contemporary works, and includes the largest online database of contemporary art. Artsy is used by art lovers, museum-goers, patrons, collectors, students, and educators.

Stay current with the artworld’s happenings.

 Presented by

Carole Pawloski

Thursday, March 24, 2016

12:30-1:00 Ford 212

Media Center



2016 Tech Talk 9-REVEL/Pearson

 Increase engagement through immersive learning. Designed for the way today’s students read, think, and learn, REVEL empowers educators to increase engagement in the course.

Join us for our weekly Tech Talk.

Presented this week by

Jessica Garcia

Thursday, March 17, 2016

12:30 – 1:00 pm 

Ford 212 Media Center



Janet Koplos lecture today

Janet Koplos, co-author of Makers: A History of American Studio Craft, was for 18 years a staff editor at Art in America magazine, remains a contributing editor to the magazine, and also served as guest editor of American Craft magazine before its departure from New York. Among her credits in ceramic criticism are essays for books and catalogs on Toshiko Takaezu, Karen Karnes, Kathy Erteman, Richard De Vore and Tom Turner and Barbara Diduk. She is an author of The Unexpected: Artists Ceramics of the 20th Century (published in Holland) and is completing a book on American functional pottery, research for which was supported with a grant from the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in North Carolina.

Koplos has also written extensively on other craft mediums as well as on American, Japanese and Dutch contemporary art. She lived in Japan in the '80s and published Contemporary Japanese Sculpture in 1990. She has written about 2,500 articles, reviews and essays in more than two dozen periodicals over the last 30 years, writing on Martin Puryear, Leslie Dill, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Oliver Herring, Rona Pondick, Ursula von Rydingsvard and David Nash, among others. She lectures, critiques and juries frequently, and occasionally teaches and curates. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Minnesota's School of Journalism and Mass Communication and holds a masters degree in art history from Illinois State University. She was named an Honorary Fellow of the American Craft Council in 2010. In 2013 she relocated from New York City to St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2015 she received and Art Writers Grant from the Warhol Foundation and Creative Capital to support research for a book on the New Art Examiner, an alternative art periodical based in Chicago from 1973-2002.

Koplos' lecture will be today from 3:30-4:30PM in Student Center 310B. 


2016 Winter Tech Talk 8- 3d Packaging and Shipping

Shipping 3D work requires a carefully designed and well-made crate. This Tech Talk will walk you through both the design process and fabrication methods.

Join us for our weekly Tech Talk.

 Presented this week by

John DeHoog

Thursday, March 10, 2016

12:30 – 1:00 pm

212 Ford Hall



Department Head Search Candidate Lecture

The first candidate in the Department Head Search will be giving a public presentation March 1st, 2:00-3:00pm, 401 Sherzer. Faculty and students are encouraged to attend. 


Winter 2016 Tech Talk #7- 3d Printing

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In this talk Prof. Ferguson will explore 3d printing and look at examples created in the Pat William's Digital Fabrication Lab.

Presented this week by

Jason Ferguson

Thursday, March 3, 2016 

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Ford 212 Media Center


2016 Winter Tech Talk #6-Artist Resumes and CVs

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This talk will introduce the purpose of an Artist Resume or a Curriculum Vita, the difference between the two, and when each is needed. It will also cover best practices and helpful guidelines to use when creating your own.

Join us for our weekly Tech Talk.

Presented this week by Brian Spolans

Thursday, February 18

12:30 – 1:00 pm

Ford 212 Media Center