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Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit Month of Design 2022

August 26th, 2022

LATITUDE Architecture Alumni Show 2022. Photo: PD Rearick (MFA Photography 2010)

Each year, Design Core Detroit presents the September Detroit Month of Design, a citywide celebration of creativity that gathers designers and the greater community to celebrate Detroit’s role as a national and global design capital.

Cranbrook Academy of Art, our alumni, and students representing all eleven departments can be found in the 2022 Detroit Month of Design special events, exhibitions, installations, and open studios.

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Cranbrook Academy of Art Events

    • LATITUDE, an Architecture Alumni exhibition
      Opening Reception: September 16, 6-9pm
      On view: Sept 1 – Sept 30. Thursdays 4 p.m. – 7 pm, Weekends 12 pm – 4 pm, Friday 9/23, 5pm – 9pm
      Participants include: Mark Wise (Architecture ‘19), Kapish Singh (Architecture ‘19), Phil Soucy (Ceramics ‘19), Elizabeth Ewing (Architecture ‘20), Ben Cook (Architecture ‘20), Ciaran McQuiston (Print Media ‘20), Rebecca Smith (Fiber ‘20), Jessy Slim (Architecture ‘21), Wade Meadors (Architecture ‘21), Zofia Pietrowicz (Architecture ‘21), Daniel Smith (Architecture ‘21), Melissa Webb (Fiber ‘21), Ryan David (Architecture ‘22), Jing-Ying Su (Architecture ‘22), Doug Jones (Print Media ‘22), Meirav Ong (Fiber ‘22), Cooper Siegel (Ceramics ‘22), Fabiana Chabaneix (3D Design ‘22), Diana Noh (Photography ‘22), Madeline Isakson (3D Design ‘22), Merel Noorlander (4D Design ‘22), Kevin Cendejas (Architecture ‘23), Yi Shi (Architecture ‘23), Gretchen Wilkins (Architecture Department Head)
      Curated by: Gretchen Wilkins, Ben Cook, Melissa Webb

      LATITUDE Architecture Show 2022. Photo: PD Rearick (MFA Photography 2010)

    • Cranbrook Academy of Art Alumni Open Studios (self-guided)
      September 17 and September 18, 12-5pm
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      Participants include: Jessica Frelinghuysen (Architecture ’06), Brian DuBois (3D Design ’11), Susan Aaron-Taylor (Fiber ’73), Thomas Gelsanliter (Ceramics ’02), Chris Pinter (2D Design ’19), Sinisa Nedelkoski (Printmaking ’04), Evan Fay (3D Design ’16), Corine Vermeulen (Photography ’04), Zahra Almajidi (Metalsmithing’21), Hayden Richér (Ceramics ’18), Nickie Gunning (Ceramics ’21), Benjamin Teague (Ceramics ’06), Bethany Shorb (Sculpture ’01), Andrea Cardinal (2D Design ’09), Lynn Bennett Carpenter (Fiber ’03), Holliday Martindale (Fiber ’16), Jessika Edgar (Ceramics ’11), Steven Kuypers (4D Design ’21), Kristine J Bolhuis (Metalsmithing ’03), Jennifer Lindemer (Fiber ’19), Herb Babcock (Sculpture ’73), Abigail Murray (Ceramics ’05), Amy Feigley-Lee (Sculpture ’07), Marceline Mason (Painting ’17), Clark E Goeman (Ceramics ’17), Jarvi Kononen (Photography ’18), Emily Staugaitis (Fiber ’15), Kate Tremel (Ceramics ’95)
    • The Cranbrook Chair Show
      Opening Reception: September 23, 5-10pm
      On view: September 23 through September 25, 2022

      Cranbrook Chair Show Opening Reception 2022

      Cranbrook Chair Show Opening Reception 2022

  • Book Launch Reception for Carla Diana’s My Robot Gets Me
    September 24, 3-5pm


Alumni and Student Events

  • Craft in the Digital Age at Ford House
    An exhibition featuring 35 local artists creates a dialogue between technologically-produced and inspired design and the traditional Ford House collection.
    Participating alumni and students include: Aaron Blendowski (3D Design ’06), Caroline Del Guidice (Sculpture ’20), Cody Norman (3D Design ’20), Lilian Crum (2D Design ’12), Victoria Shaheen (Ceramics ’13), Shaina Kasztelan (Painting ’24).
    On view: September 1-30. Open during Ford House tour hours, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays.
  • Whoop House at Solar Juke Garden Party & Performance
    Installation by Ash Arder (Fiber ’18) and Kapish Singh (Architecture ’19)
    September 3, 3-6pm
    Julian J. Jones’ (Print Media ’22) first solo exhibition
    Opening Reception: September 9, 6-9pm
    Artist Talk: September 22, 6pm
    On view: September 9 through October 15, 2022
  • Perspectives in Contemporary Woodworking at I.M. Weiss Gallery
    Opening Reception: September 10, 4-8pm
    On view: September 10 through October 8, 2022
    Participating alumni and students: Breanne Johnson (3D Design ’23), Seth Keller (3D Design ’11), and Forrest Hudes (3D Design ’20) of Studio Shmudio
  • In the Event: A Functional Design Show at 3250 Bellevue in Detroit
    Opening reception: September 22, 7-9pm
    Participants include: Zahra Almajidi (Metalsmithing ’21), Eleanor Anderson (Fiber ’22), Ebitenyefa Baralaye (Ceramics ’16), Aaron Blendowski (3D Design ’06), Iris Eichenberg (Head of Metalsmithing), Evan Fay (3D Design ’16), Rachel Heibel, Hayden Richer (Ceramics ’18), Victoria Shaheen (Ceramics ’13), Hannah Dewewhirst (Architecture ’17) and Ingrid Al Schmidt (Architecture ’16) of SUB STUDIO, Alberte Tranberg (Metalsmithing ’18).

    IN THE EVENT exhibition. Photo: Clare Gatto (MFA Photography ’17)

  • Matter Design + Biggers at Wasserman Projects
    Solo exhibition by MIT-based Matter Design (Brandon Clifford + Jo Lobdell) featuring collaborative works with NY-based artist, Sanford Biggers
    Opening Reception: September 24, 5-8pm
    On view: September 24 through December 17, 2022
    Participating alumni: Jo Lobdell (Sculpture ’22)

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