January 7, 2019

On Mentorship: Cranbrook Academy of Art Craft Symposium

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Photo credit: PD Rearick.

The Cranbrook Academy of Art Ceramics, Fiber, and Metalsmithing departments, in collaboration with Cranbrook Art Museum and the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, will host a symposium featuring alumni 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 who hold critical practices and mentor the next generation of makers. Marcellus Armstrong, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Emily Culver, Annica Cuppetelli, Sonja Dahl, Jovencio de la Paz, Shannon Goff, Julia Heineccius, Thomas Müller, Seth Papac, Stacy Jo Scott, and Timothy Veske-McMahon will present individual lectures to share their experiences. Moderator Glenn Adamson, the premier critical voice in craft, will then lead group panel discussions to consider the trajectory of arts education and provide insight into the future of the field of craft. The symposium will take place on Saturday, February 2, from 10am to 5pm in the deSalle Auditorium at Cranbrook Art Museum.

To attend the symposium please register in advance via EventBrite.

Accompanying exhibitions:

We Live Here
1301 Broadway, Detroit
Opening: Friday, February 1, 5–8pm
Exhibition features the of work of 24 Detroit-based Academy alumni from the Ceramics, Fiber, and Metalsmithing departments.

Ian Mcdonald: In No Particular Order
Cranbrook Art Museum
Opening: Saturday, February 2, 5–8pm
Exhibition features new work made within Ian McDonald’s first year as Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Ceramics department at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Kindred Neighbors: Cranbrook House Inhabitation
Cranbrook House, 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Opening: Saturday, February 2, 6–9pm
Exhibition features work by current Academy students in the Ceramics, Fiber, and Metalsmithing departments. In collaboration with the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.

Cranbrook Academy of Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, height, weight, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies may be addressed to: Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art, 39221 Woodward Avenue, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801.

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