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The Latest News From The Metalsmithing Department

Cranbrook Metalsmithing Graduates Receive 2018 Marzee Graduate Prize

Congratulations to Victoria Bulgakova and Shelly McMahon, both 2018 Metalsmithing graduates, for being awarded the 2018 Marzee Graduate Prize from Galerie Marzee in the Netherlands. Each year, the gallery selects work from art schools and academies from Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia to feature their work in an exhibition. During the exhibition’s opening, they awarded the most promising exhibition participants a special “Marzee Graduate Prize” and both of Cranbrook’s contenders received an award! For more information, visit their website.

Wesley Harris (Metalsmithing ’81) opens exhibition in Canada

Wesley Harris (Metalsmithing ’81) recently opened an exhibition in Canada to honor his personal mentor and former high school art teacher.
Read the full story here.

Head of Metalsmithing, Iris Eichenberg opens new show in Lisbon, Portugal

Iris Eichenberg opens a new exhibition with Marta Costa Reis this Friday at Reverso in Lisbon. Read the full press release here

Detroit Alumni show in Oakland Press

More than two dozen local alumni from Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills have come together for a special exhibition in downtown Detroit this month. Many of the artists that graduated from Cranbrook Academy in the past decade have elected to stay in the Detroit area, contributing to growth of the area’s burgeoning art scene, which has attracted national attention. Read the full article here.

Eichenberg is part of “Handheld” at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Metalsmithing Artist-in-Residence Iris Eichenberg has work in exhibition Handheld at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.  The exhibition design is created by Jonathan Muecke (3D Design ’10). Handheld is a group exhibition that explores the contemporary meaning of touch by charting artists’, designers’, and makers’ various responses to objects scaled to the hand and uses the common language of the domestic to examine the complex role of the hand. The exhibition is open through January 13, 2019.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Students Receive More Than $250,000 in Awards

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MICH., May 11, 2018 — On the eve of its 2018 commencement ceremonies, Cranbrook Academy of Art celebrated another year of outstanding work by its graduate students at its annual Academy Awards Night on May 10.
Before a gathering of more than 200 students, families, friends and donors in deSalle auditorium at Cranbrook Art Museum, the Academy distributed more than $250,000 in fellowships, grants, awards, and scholarships. The awards are designed to support study at the Academy and to aid 2018 graduates in the transition from student to practicing artist.
Chen Li, a 2018 graduate of […]