May 9, 2013

2013 Student Exhibition opening

College for Creative Studies

For the past 88 years, the College for Creative Studies (CCS) has transformed its campus into the ultimate gallery with more than 3,500 pieces of student artwork adorning its walls during the Annual Student Exhibition. For two weeks, beginning May 17 and ending on May 31, the public is invited to purchase many of these original and highly unique pieces of work, with all proceeds from art sales going directly to the students to help jump-start their art and design careers. Opening night, Friday, May 17, will feature a number of receptions to kick off the festivities and help raise funds to support student scholarships and free art programs for Detroit youth.

“The Student Exhibition has long been recognized as CCS’s premier event. Our institution transforms students from unfinished canvases into masterpieces, and this event allows us to showcase student talent across all of the College’s disciplines,” says CCS President Richard L. Rogers. “The remarkable level of interest that the Exhibition generates every year makes it clear that our community values the role that art and design play in our region’s economic and social vitality. We’re grateful to everyone who visits the show.”

The Student Exhibition continues from May 18 until May 31 for public viewing and sales. In addition to featuring CCS student work, the event also will feature work from students at Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies (HFA:SCS). Hours are Saturday through Wednesday from 10am until 4pm and Thursday and Friday from 10am until 8pm. The Student Exhibition is held at The A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education located at 460 West Baltimore in Detroit’s New Center. The public viewing and sale days are free. To purchase tickets and get parking information for the Student Exhibition Opening Night, please visit or call T 313 664 7464.

About College for Creative Studies:
The College for Creative Studies educates artists and designers to be leaders in the creative professions. By emphasizing the thinking and skills needed to create great art and design, the College helps students push their creativity further than they ever imagined. With world-class faculty and facilities second to none, CCS sets its graduates on the path to fulfilling careers in the fine arts and in industries such as transportation, film, animation, games, entertainment, advertising and communications, consumer electronics, athletic apparel, interior design and more.

Founded in 1906 as the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, CCS plays a key role in Detroit’s cultural and educational communities. A private, fully accredited college, CCS enrolls more than 1,400 students from 26 states and 14 countries, pursuing Master of Fine Arts degrees in Interdisciplinary Design and Transportation Design and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Advertising: Copywriting, Advertising: Design, Art Education, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design and Transportation Design.

The College’s commitment to Detroit runs deep, as it provides educational opportunities for local youth and promotes economic development. CCS offers certificates and precollege courses through its Precollege and Continuing Studies department. Its Community Arts Partnerships program brings free art and design education to more than 4,000 students in Detroit neighborhoods. Its Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies, a public charter school on the College’s campus, enrolls 700 middle and high school students in a high-performance academic curriculum with a special focus on art and design. Its Detroit Creative Corridor Center provides support services to creative businesses and practitioners to advance Detroit’s creative economy.

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