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February 02, 2019
On Mentorship: Cranbrook Academy of Art Craft Symposium
Watch a livestream of the symposium here.
The Cranbrook Academy of Art Ceramics, Fiber, and Metals Artists-in-Residence, Ian McDonald, Mark Newport, and Iris Eichenberg in collaboration with Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research are hosting a symposium featuring alumni from the three departments who have become successful professionals in the fields of craft, art, design and education. On Mentorship: Cranbrook Academy of Art Craft Symposium will generate dialogue between artists that hold critical practices and mentor the next generation of makers. Marcellus Armstrong (Fiber ’17), Ebitenyefa Baralaye (Ceramics ’16), Emily Culver (Metals ’17), Annica Cuppetelli (Fiber ’08), Sonja Dahl (Fiber ’12), Jovencio de la Paz (Fiber ’12), Shannon Goff (Ceramics ’03), Julia Heineccius (Metals ’12), Thomas Müller (Ceramics ’00), Seth Papac (Metals ’09), Stacy Jo Scott (Ceramics ’12), and Timothy Veske-McMahon (Metals ’13), return to their alma mater to share their varied experiences since graduating through individual lectures. They will be joined by Glenn Adamson, writer, and curator working across craft, design, and contemporary art. Accompanied by Adamson as Moderator, the artists will take part in group panel discussions to consider the trajectory of arts education and provide insight into the future of the field of craft.
We warmly welcome you to join our group of emerging and established artists on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 from 10 AM – 5 PM in the deSalle Auditorium that is housed within the Cranbrook Art Museum. We hope that you will take part in the day’s events as distinguished alumni gather together on Cranbrook’s campus once again. Providing a unique pedagogue that fosters experimentation, all three craft disciplines are the top-rated programs in the country for graduate studies in Ceramics, Fiber, and Metalsmithing.
In conjunction with On Mentorship, the Ceramics, Fiber, and Metalsmithing departments are hosting two exhibitions.
Leading up to the symposium, We Live Here, features a comprehensive body of work from 24 Detroit-based alumni from the three departments. Opening reception is Friday, February 1st from 5 PM – 8 PM at 1301 Broadway in downtown Detroit. Open hours are 12 PM – 8 PM Friday – Sunday starting Sunday, February 3rd through Friday February 22nd.
Immediately following the symposium, we welcome you to join us upstairs at the Cranbrook Art Museum Hartmann Gallery for reception of Artist-in-Residence Ian McDonald’s solo exhibition, In No Particular Order: New Work by Ian McDonald, from 5 PM – 6:30 PM on Saturday, February 2nd. The exhibition is on view at the Cranbrook Art Museum Wainger Gallery from January 19th – March 10th, Tuesday – Sunday, 11AM – 5 PM.
From there, proceed to nearby Cranbrook House for the opening reception of the group exhibition, Kindred Neighbors: An Inhabitation of Cranbrook House, from 6 PM – 8 PM Saturday, February 2nd featuring works by all current students and the Artists-in-Residence from the three departments. Open hours are 12 PM – 4 PM from Sunday, February 3rd – Sunday, February 10th at Cranbrook House 380 Lone Pine Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304.
In addition to these events hosted by Cranbrook Academy of Art, MOCAD will have an opening reception for Useless Unity curated by alumnus Jova Lynne (Photo ’17), which includes works by Metalsmithing Artist-in-Residence and Department Head, Iris Eichenberg. The opening reception is 6 PM – 9 PM, Friday, February 1st.
*Lunch will be provided on site. A suggested cash donation of $10 will go towards future events hosted by the Ceramics, Fiber, and Metals Departments.