department news


2016 Winter Tech Talk 5- 2D Shipping

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Michael Reedy will demonstrate an effective technique for packing and shipping 2D artwork using light weight packing materials.

Thursday, February 11

12:30-1 Ford 212 Media Center


Furniture Design Exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center

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Art Department Professor John DeHoog is co-curating a furniture design exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Center. The Mid West Furniture Zoku features the work of like-minded artists, designers, and educators working in the context of furniture. The works in the show represent a broad range of techniques, styles, and personal sensibilities, while at the same time demonstrating universal respect for materials, and deep interest in forms and functions. On display are objects that are familiar on one level, yet poke holes in our conventional views of how furniture should look and what role furniture plays in our daily lives. More information available at:


Tech Talk 4-Rhino

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Rhino for Mac offers a compelling 3D modeling experience for designers who prefer to work in the Mac environment. It offers a balance of intuitive workflows with the accuracy needed to create models for 3D printing and laser cutting. Rhino is also great for rendering, animation, drafting, surface analysis, and more. Rhino is easy to learn even for someone with no 3D modeling experience.

 This Tech Talk will cover a few basic modeling workflows geared towards 3D printing and rendering in Rhino for Mac.

Presented by

Chris Reilly

Thursday, February 4, 2016

12:20-1:00 Ford 212

Media Center



Amy Sacksteder exhibits at Popps Packing in Hamtramck, MI

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Art Department Professor Amy Sacksteder is exhibiting recent works on paper alongside the paintings of Wayne State University Professor Adrian Hatfield at Popps Packing in Hamtramck, MI. The exhibition is entitled Chimera


2016 Tech Talk 3- Luna Insight

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LUNA Insight’s award winning features empower users to build, manage and share digital collections of any size.

We have three EMU Art collections-Area Public Art (local art), EMU Artists (our former grads) and Art Department Image (art historical images not found in ARTstor). Access is available to anyone using his/her My.emich account.

Presented by Carole Pawloski

Thursday, January 28


 Ford 212 Media Center



2016 Winter Tech Talk 2- Visual Resources Library Services

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Find out which resources are available to you from the Visual Resources Library. VRL offers several items for check out, large format printing, copy stand image taking, tech talks and more!

Join us for our weekly

Thursday Tech Talk.

Presented by Jennifer Lickers

Thursday January 21, 2016

2:00-3:00pm (different time)

Ford 212 Media Center




2016 Winter Tech Talk- Prezi

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 The Presentation Software for when it matters:  Dr. Cam demonstrates the dynamic presentation possibilities Prezi provides.

Join us for our weekly Tech Talk.

Presented this week by
Dr. Camilla McComb
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
12:30 – 12:50 pm with questions after
Ford 210* special location


Department Website Issues

The Art Department site has be undergoing a redevelopment of its content management system. This will hopefully bring stability to the website which has been experiencing intermittent outages. Please pardon our dust as we work towards making the site fully operational once again. 


Event: Pop UP

A Pop Up show is happening this Saturday, November 7th at Breathe Yoga during the Women Wine and Shopping event in Chelsea MI. Bri Wickoff and Donna Prieskorn will have metal work set up from 10am until 2pm.

Chelsea, Michigan November 07-November 07. Opening Reception: 10am-2pm


Art Educators Present at the Michigan State Conference

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Eastern Michigan’s Art Education program was well represented at the 2015 Michigan Art Education Association Conference held in Grand Rapids October 15-18.

Invited presentations:
Kara Eggers (MAVAE): Yearlong Planning with Themes
Jenna Chynoweth (BAE): Documenting the Art Making Process: It’s Important, and Learn to Break Down a Photo to Better Understand Contrast
Dr. Cam McComb (Faculty): Engaged Assessment

Art Honors:
The MAEA art teacher exhibition curator awarded Dr. Cam McComb third place for her photograph titled: Crossroads. The exhibition was on public display at the GRAM during the conference.