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“In this world, a media-based focus is less relevant. All design becomes trans-disciplinary... We must also take responsibility for re-inventing design education and integrating it into an organic system through which the discipline of design evolves.”

Hugh Dubberly, A proposal for the future of design education

“As designers our role is to work with others to drive purposeful innovation – Innovation driven by studying and understanding human needs and concerns and responding with smart products, services and overall experiences that users and producers find valuable socially, economically, and environmentally. If social, economic or increasingly environmental needs are missed, survival is in question.”

NASAD Working Group, The Future of Design and Design Education

“In this social media/social economy era, we are seeing tremendous renewed interested in the art, science, design and business of collaboration.”

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How Design is Changing at Stamps

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THE PRACTICE OF DESIGN, NATIONALLY AND GLOBALLY,

is undergoing evolutionary change. Technological advances are continuing to transform the ways that designers interact, make and learn. And, as information and outcomes traverse

the world, designers are expected to be global citizens, responsive to cultural, social and behavioral differences.    At Stamps, we’re dedicated to providing design programs that balance core skills with cutting edge innovation, while ensuring conceptual breadth and depth. It’s an important mission and one that demands that we understand, anticipate and work to address changes in the profession.    This issue of Emergence focuses on Stamps and design—our goals, our newest initiatives and our challenges as we strive to prepare the next generation of design professionals. 

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← → → → → ↓ ↓ ↗

A New Stamps ↖Masters ↘ ↘Program ↙ ↖ The MDes in Integrative Design

↗ ↘ ↘ ↘ ↙ ↙ ↙ In Fall 2015 Stamps will welcome its first group of graduate students into the new MDes in Integrative Design. With its

↓ ↓ ↖ ↖ ↖ ↙ ↗ emphasis on collaborative, problem-based learning, this

revolutionary program is on the leading edge of a paradigm

shift in design education. Process-oriented, project-based,

and future-proof — this two-year program will bring together

← → → → → ↗ ↓ a team of designers from a range of backgrounds to grapple

with a single wicked problem, together with key stakeholders and experts from across the university and the country.

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IN CREATING THIS NEW PROGRAM THE SCHOOL

the emphasis is on “we” not “I.” What we are providing

had a number of goals. We wanted a program that

is hard to find, yet also very much in demand—deep,

reflected a leading edge vision of the role designing

rigorous training in the broad principles and foundations of

and designers can and must play in the 21st century.

design thinking and research methodologies and hands-on

↓ ↓ ↖ ↖ ↖ ↙ ↗ We wanted a program that addressed current needs within

experience in the integrative design process.”

the design profession while building on our strengths as

   Though a handful of other schools around the

an institution. And we recognized our mandate to prepare

country have recently launched “transdisciplinary” or

new generation of nimble, empathic design practitioners,

“multidisciplinary” design programs, few offer the context

capable of working with diverse team members in a broad

and resources of a top tier research university. “Now more

range of contexts and possible futures.

than ever, designers are being asked to play a leading role

   “Most design education is still focused around individual

in addressing unpredictable, fast‐ changing and ambiguous

discipline—industrial design, graphic design, etc. but in

conditions in ‘non-design’ settings,” says Guna Nadarajan,

actual practice, most designers work in teams, solving

dean of the Stamps School. “With unparalleled access to

problems using an integrative design process,” says John

literally hundreds of experts and researchers in fields such

Marshall, director of the Stamps MDes. “This program is

as law, public policy, engineering, public health, computing,

built around the idea of design as a process—one that can be

economics and more, the Stamps School is uniquely situated

applied to multiple problems in a variety of circumstances

to lead the conversation in the role that design can play in

and industries. It gives people two years of intense

contemporary society and to transform the way design is

experience working with a cross disciplinary team where

taught and practiced around the world.”

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We are looking to build a small, effective team of students who are not simply focused on a graduate degree, but rather a real opportunity to leverage the considerable resources of the Stamps School and the University of Michigan to make a change in the way designers work in the world.

John Marshall MDes Program Director

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The MDes program is a bold step towards aligning our

graduate students will work with healthcare professionals,

educational goals with aspirations for the profession. And

industry stakeholders and other experts from across the

as we move to recruit this very special inaugural group of

university to address the wicked problem of 21st Century

students, we ask for your help. If you know of colleagues or

healthcare. Challenges to be addressed include:

friends who may be qualified for this unique opportunity,

→  How can we improve healthcare through effective

product, communication, experience and interaction design

please tell them about the program and direct them to our website stamps.umich.edu/mdes and/or to our graduate program coordinator, Wendy Wilks, at wwilks@umich.edu 

by taking an integrative, human-centered approach?

→  How can we balance financial challenges, hospital

productivity, regulatory standards and patient satisfaction?

  How best can we deliver a continuum of care among

health professionals from doctors, to nurse practitioners, to dietitians and everything in between?

→  How might we enable patients to be stewards of their own health by making better lifestyle choices?

There is a revolution happening in education: It is being led by students, entrepreneurs and passionate professionals & academics that want to break down the traditional silos of education and prepare more empathetic, creative leaders for tomorrow’s challenges. Redesigning Graduate Education, an essay by Dianne Hardin, Michael Westcott and Tom Berno STAMPS E M E R G E N C E  

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New Design Faculty: Stephanie Tharp and Bruce Tharp

In addition to greeting new students this fall, we also welcomed two new industrial design faculty, Stephanie and Bruce Tharp. Their hires increase the size and scope of our design program and are the start of a new round of design hires for the school.

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and mechanical engineering (Stephanie is a U-M engineering graduate), with Bruce adding an MA and PhD in sociocultural anthropology.

The couple met at a conference in Milwaukee in 2003, and a few years later joined forces personally and professionally to form Materious, a design studio creating both commercial and non-commercial work for companies like Ligne Roset, Moet-Hennessy, The Art Institute of Chicago, Crate&Barrel, and Kikkerland.  Prior to coming to Stamps they were both faculty members at the University of Illinois-Chicago.    By way of introduction, we asked them a few questions about their aspirations and goals as incoming faculty.

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Why did you want to come to Stamps and the University of Michigan? What drew you here?

We love that Stamps is a relatively

What kinds of contributions are you hoping to make? to the School? to the University? At the graduate level we are excited

Do you feel that design education is in need of change? and, if so, how?

There are a host of challenges facing

small school of both art and design

about being able to help chart the

design education, but one that we

that is located within an enormous and

course for an innovative, 21st-century

want to specifically address (perhaps

renown research institution, full of bright,

MDes program. We hope to leverage our

ironically given our response to the last

ebullient students—it’s all here: intimacy,

backgrounds in mechanical engineering,

question) is the issue of form-giving.

resources, vigor, and possibility. The

industrial design, and sociocultural

In recent decades the scope of what a

sincere emphasis on interdisciplinarity and

anthropology toward the problematization

designer needs to know has increased

social engagement were also huge draws.

of the theory and practice of “integrative

greatly: from a widening range digital

Within our individual and joint practices

design.” We look forward to working

tools, to ethnographic user research, to

we are interested in the power of design

with other disciplines across campus

sustainability analyses, to interface and

to participate more broadly in society,

and an eclectic mix of design-minded

interaction design, to systems thinking,

especially as a form of discourse, but also

grad students on slippery problems in

and lots in between. These new, exciting,

as a means to serve diverse constituencies

diverse ways, which may have a broad

and important arenas have, however,

in myriad ways. This entails intellectual

range of desired outcomes: commercial,

nudged out a core competency of form-

capacity, compassion, cooperation,

responsible, experimental, or discursive.

giving. With all of the emphasis on higher-

creativity, and commitment—all of which

   At the undergraduate level we plan on

level problem finding and problem solving,

the Stamps community offers.

being able to bring emphasis and insight

as well as an increasing reliance upon

into “real world” design, be that corporate

screen-based design, there seems to be no

or entrepreneurial, while at the same time

time for rigorous, tangible, formal iteration.

support unique, independent, and more

We want to make sure that students

provocative approaches and applications.

indeed have this important skill to which

Ultimately we want to engender a sense

no other discipline really has claim.

of diverse possibilities for how design can produce utilitarian-, social-, and ideological-value for others.    At the level of the University we hope to participate in a broad range of interdisciplinary research, while being stewards for the potential of deep design and dispelling provincial notions that the designers on the team are there to merely make things look pretty. STAMPS E M E R G E N C E  

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Discussing the Future of Design

Jan-Henrik Andersen

Hannah Smotrich

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Creative responses should expand

Design will always “influence the future”

beyond triple bottom line of economic,

— by definition, designers are taught to

environmental and social sustainability to

see and listen closely, observe a context

incorporate cultural sustainability.

fully from multiple vantage points, and get

How can design best influence the future?

involved in a way that allows them to best apply their skill sets and passions.

How should design education change to achieve these goals? Our design education should train

Educators should aim to ground students

students to identify and respond to

in these skills and methodologies without

those critical questions that have a

defining for them how or where their

positive long-term impact on social,

competencies should be deployed.

cultural and environmental issues.

If, as designers, we engage with the

Consequently, design students should

places, issues and people that are most

always think across disciplines, and seek

meaningful to us, our individual instincts

to “write” their designs into fields that

will accumulate and deepen naturally into

move beyond traditional commercial

collaborations that move all of us forward.

frameworks. The breadth and depth of resources at the University of Michigan make it an excellent platform to foster the new connections and insights that will become an integrative part of their creative design language.

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John Marshall

Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo

MDes Program Director

Professor

“Design” is a process by which aesthetic,

Design is a beautiful necessity. It can best

cultural, social, technical and economic

evolve and influence the future if we learn

potential is imagined and then translated

to complement technology with serious

to give order to objects, services,

problem seeking, integrated problem

environments and activities. “Design” is an

solving, competent form giving and the

expression of optimism that we need not

nascent practice for social good and

accept things as they are and that they

empathy within design.

can be “better.” The greatest challenge is who gets to decide what “better” means? That requires the redesign of government and economics. We should start there.

The goal of any education should be to

Design education in all its manifestations

produce well-rounded individuals with the

is the very essence of visual expression–

capacity to create, communicate, self-

in concept, imagination, content, form,

educate and engage with their community.

meaning, function, utility, and necessity.

Ideally, our education system will afford

It must be linked with and integrated

our students the opportunity to: balance

into the visual arts, engineering, science,

breadth of knowledge with depth of skill;

technology and the humanities because

operate in situations that are ambiguous,

its very nature and mode of practice is

uncertain and complex; pose new questions

interdisciplinary, collaborative and binding.

and attack problems experimentally;

This way, we can better prepare students

get beyond binary points of view; have

to understand, define and address in

competency and fluency in making and

concert and with empathy the varied

thinking; navigate fluidly between contexts;

problems in the present and for the future.

and have relevance in the world beyond academia. Then they may have a chance to think and act for themselves. STAMPS E M E R G E N C E  

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Stamps School to Launch New Maker Space in Detroit

Students and faculty at the Penny W.

continuing efforts to be part of the reimagining of

Stamps School of Art & Design will work

Detroit that is underway all across the city.”

with a neighborhood alliance in Detroit to

   In addition to new programming, the Maker

launch an incubator for creative enterprises and a community space for developing skills.

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Space will allow for the augmentation of the Stamps School’s existing neighborhood programs, particularly its youth-led enterprises in screen printing and furniture design, among others. It will

THE STAMPS SCHOOL IS USING A $100,000 GRANT

also be a catalyst for new workshops in skill building

from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s

and provide a community space for public maker

Knight Arts Challenge, which funds ideas that engage

events, such as an annual hackathon. Stamps will

and enrich Detroit through the arts.

also utilize Re: Tool-Kit for Detroit, a maker resource

Working with the Brightmoor Alliance and Detroit Community

jointly created by faculty at Stamps School of Art

Schools, the Stamps School will repurpose an underused property

& Design and Taubman College of Architecture +

to launch the Brightmoor Maker Space (BMS), an incubator for

Urban Planning, to engage Detroit businesses in

creative enterprises and a community space for developing skills.

programming at the center.

The Maker Space will nurture creative engagement in the area,

   “In the Detroit Future City plan that was drafted

offering art & design workshops from prototyping and 3D printing

in 2013, Brightmoor was designated as a zone

to hands on work in wood, and entrepreneurship programming,

for innovative production,” states Nick Tobier,

among other things. The Maker Space will also include locally driven

Associate Professor and Detroit Faculty Engagement

entrepreneurial initiatives.

Coordinator at Stamps. “There are a number of

   The Stamps School is committed to partnering with local

groups and residents who have undertaken a range

organizations to help nurture the city’s revitalization efforts

of projects to reinvigorate the area, including

through creative programming. Stamps School has been working

market gardens, innovative repurposing of vacant

with partners in the Brightmoor area since 2010, providing art and

and underutilized land, vacant houses turned

design programs in collaboration with the K-12 charter district

into outdoor amphitheaters. There is a spirit of

Detroit Community Schools (DCS) and forming partnerships with

regeneration in the neighborhood. We want to help

the Brightmoor Alliance and Neighbors Building Brightmoor,

to support and extend those efforts.”

organizations dedicated to creating a sustainable neighborhood after

   Detroit Community School’s Superintendent,

years of decline in population and businesses. Gunalan Nadarajan,

Sharon McPhail, affirms, “Since 2010, we have seen

dean of the Stamps School, says “This space will further the School’s

our partnership with the University of Michigan

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We believe that sharing these ideas with a community that is filled with innovators and with skilled tradespeople will give our students and staff the center they need to create an innovative future. Sharon McPhail Detroit Community School’s Superintendent

grow through our classes with the Stamps School of Art & Design. Our students have teamed up with the Stamps School faculty and students to launch great ideas, from a silkscreen and design business that has been running now for two years to student audio work for radio and our recent collaboration with 3D printing. We believe that sharing these ideas with a community that is filled with innovators and with

Knight Foundation Support Comes as a Matching Grant The Detroit Knight Arts Challenge award is a matching grant, stipulating that the $100,000 in support must be matched with funding from

skilled tradespeople will give our students and staff

new sources within a two-year period. $50,000

the center they need to create an innovative future.

must be raised the first year beginning September

With hands-on skills, the design and entrepreneurial

2014, and $50,000 the second year beginning

training offered by U - M, our Maker Space will

September 2015.

compliment the programs at our school. This will enable us to meet the challenge of creating a pipeline to the trades and connecting our curriculum to larger

The Stamps School has begun fundraising for the first $50,000 grant. If you are interested in learning more about helping the School raise

networks. We whole-heartedly support this project.”

matching funds for the Brightmoor Maker Space

   The Brightmoor Maker Space will be a

project, please contact Eric Schramm in the

much needed sustainable place that nurtures

Stamps School’s Office of Alumni and Development

entrepreneurship, offers making skills, and fosters

Programs at 734 647 0650 or ericwil@umich.edu.

community engagement, allowing Brightmoor to extend its position as one of Detroit’s enterprising neighborhoods.  About the John S. And James L. Knight Foundation The Knight Foundation supports transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and foster the arts. The foundation believes that democracy thrives when people and communities are informed and engaged. The Knight Arts Challenge funds ideas that engage and enrich Detroit through the arts. For more, visit KnightFoundation.org. STAMPS E M E R G E N C E  

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Enhancing our Design Curriculum: Conversations with Alumni

Their careers are varied— they’re product

accolades for the School’s emphasis on concept

designers, interior designers, graphic

development. “The University of Michigan taught me

designers and experience designers— and they work in different regions of the

how to think. I would want graduates to be thinkers who can make,” said T.J. O’Keefe (BFA ‘04).    Participants acknowledged the impact of positive

country. But from September 2013 through

competition, “Competition within classes allows

September 2014 they all shared one mission

students to measure themselves against others,”

as Stamps alumni — to meet and discuss how to move our design program forward.

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said Linda Holliday (BFA ‘79), and they stressed the mandate to develop skills in teamwork and collaboration. “Students need to learn how to collaborate and understand how to approach and

IN NEW YORK, CHICAGO, GRAND RAPIDS AND ANN ARBOR,

representatives from Stamps met with more than 35 design alums who graciously agreed to give feedback on their Stamps and design career experiences, to discuss

current trends and needs in design and to suggest how these needs might impact Stamps design curriculum. “We know that alumni have so much to tell us: they can share their experiences of our program, help us understand how those experiences informed their professional careers, and alert us to the changes and the new challenges they are seeing in their workplaces as the practice of design evolves,” confirmed Stamps Dean Guna Nadarajan.    Alumni comments and suggestions were wide ranging, and many

work with people with other skills sets,” said Ashley Lieber (MFA ‘11).    They also stressed the importance of real world experience and internships, “Provide students with the opportunity to engage with real clients from real businesses while in school,” said Stephanie Elhart (BFA ‘87), and they affirmed the impact of visitors. “Bring professionals and alumni in to expose students to the industry. “The best moments for me was when visiting artists worked side by side with students,” said Alyse Solomon (BFA ‘00).

reflected the School’s core messages. They confirmed that having an

   We want to thank our design alums who

art and design school within a university is a key benefit, “Leverage

participated in these meetings, and look forward to

what you have at the University of Michigan. Allow students to

continuing conversations with our Stamps community

focus, but have breadth and flexibility,” Don Hammond (BS ‘78).

as we work to improve design education. If some of

   They stressed the need for a curriculum that offers both a

the ideas expressed resonate with you, we hope you’ll

breadth of experience and deep skill building, “When I hire, I look

take a moment to add your thoughts to the ongoing

for T-shaped people: broad training with a strength or skill in

conversation by finding Stamps on Linkedin. 

something specific,” said Rei Inamoto (BFA ‘97). They also offered

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Michigan helped kick start our careers so we wanted to help others get that same boost. where Tim had a position at Wells Fargo and we started a family.” Lisa still continued her creative

Sloan Family Establishes First Stamps Internship Fund

work, but now with another focus. She built a painting studio in her back yard and worked there on both abstract and representational pieces. She also put her design talents to use creating elaborate centerpieces for events at her children’s schools.    Then some years ago when the last of their three children was finishing high school, Lisa began yet another design enterprise. “I founded Silk Purse Renovations, a home renovation business. I wanted to use my design skills in a new way. And I wanted something that was flexible.”    Tim confirms that Lisa wasn’t a novice when she

Anyone who has gone to U-M understands

began this work. “Lisa has renovated almost every house we’ve lived in, from our first house in Chicago,

the powerful influence that teachers can

to the houses we owned in California.” The business

have on a life and a career. Sometimes a

opened four years ago, and Lisa has completed

single professor can make all the difference.

four renovations for clients throughout California, finishing her most recent project this past March.

This was the case for Lisa Meeske Sloan

   Now Tim and Lisa have brought this spirit of

(BFA ‘82), helping her to move from one

enterprise and progressive change back to U-M, in gifts

part of the University to another, and from one creative field to another.

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to all of the schools that they had been a part of while at Michigan — the Business School, LSA and Stamps.   

“Both of us thought the time was right,” Tim

explains. “When we were thinking about things that FOR LISA THE CHOICE TO COME TO U-M HAD BEEN

were important to our lives, Michigan helped kick

easy — she comes from a long line of Michigan grads

start our careers so we wanted to help others get that

and her husband, Tim (AB ‘82, MBA ‘84), who she met

same boost. We were very clear that we wanted our

in high school, was also at Michigan in the Business

gift go to a project that was most important to each

School. But finding her focus at college was more difficult.

school. So we asked each unit to help us identify areas

   “While I started in LSA as a writer, in the second semester of my

to support. One of the areas Stamps suggested was

freshman year I took a drawing class. I loved it. But I was having

internships. That seemed perfect.

trouble trusting in my abilities as an artist. Fortunately, I had a

   “We have had college age kids,” Tim continues,

course with Professor Tom McClure. He changed my life by giving

“and we know how important internships can be in

me the encouragement I needed to transfer from LSA into the art

molding and directing their futures. An internship can

school. He wasn’t, of course, my only great teacher. Dwayne

help students see their work in a whole new way. We

Overmyer was terrific, and Vince Castagnacci changed how I used

also know that it’s expensive to go to other cities for

color in my work. But Professor McClure was the person who made

internship experiences — there’s rent…and food…

me believe in my talent.”

and art supplies. We understand that. We have kids

   Lisa chose to concentrate on graphic design. “I felt then that

who went through that. We know how important

it was the field with the best professional outcome for me, so it

their internships were to them.”

became my major. After graduation, Tim went on to get an MBA,

   The Lisa and Tim Sloan Endowed Fund for Student

and I got my first job in the art department of a coupon company.

Internships at Stamps School will support internships

Once Tim graduated we moved to Chicago where I worked for the

for Stamps students in perpetuity. The first recipients

design firm Handelan-Pedersen. In 1987 we moved to California

will be named in 2015.  STAMPS E M E R G E N C E  

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Environments

that Move

Emeritus professor and dean Allen Samuels

Recently, product designer and Stamps Emeritus professor and dean Allen Samuels has been working on a project to design

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“THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO REQUIRE SOME ASSISTANCE AT

home and at work because of short- or long-term physical and or cognitive challenges. The designs in this project are aimed at enabling individuals by providing moving or robotic

assistance in the form of moving objects of one kind or another, as well as total environments consisting of moving components. Everything that moves, moves for a reason. The movement of these environments and objects should enable, ease and contribute to an individual’s potential and provide positive

living and working

outcomes as they live and work.

environments that

   Because of my early Industrial Design education at the University of Illinois

move for a reason. Here

and because of the companies I chose to work with, including Corning, Bausch and Lomb, Westinghouse and 3M, I have always been sensitive to the needs of

Samuels describes why

those who have special challenges. And if a design can enable those with special

he began the project and

needs (lack of strength, dexterity, immobility, hearing and sight loss, etc.) it can

its possible outcomes.

also improve the lives of those of us without these concerns. Plus, these design projects present particularly intriguing issues.    This project dealing with “movement” takes a broad view beginning with the space an individual occupies and proposing moving walls that can reconfigure and re-scale a living or work space.  Moving walls can bring the wall and everything

Mobile Worktable:  The (red) quarter section in this table is mobile. When

on them (shelves, work surfaces, mirrors, storage, etc.) to a stationary user. The idea that mechanized walls can make an open plan come alive is exciting.  When

activated (by voice or control) it

friends come over, make the space larger. You want a cozy space, move the walls

moves, enabling a worker to be

inward. From there, everything in the room can also be mechanized and things

surrounded by the workspace or to have two separate work surfaces.

typically stationary and fixed (furniture, storage, lighting, etc.) can now be moved, adjusted or reconfgured to suit a user who has physical and or cognitive challenges, as well as for all populations.    The greatest challenge so far in this work seems to be finding interested manufacturers. Designing these things is easy, interesting and fun. And, when I share my designs with people, especially, older people, they almost always understand their benefits. However, until I am successful at finding a company to collaborate with, these designs are just interesting ideas.    Since I retired in 2008, I have devoted a few hours each day to a long list of self-initiated projects that deal with aging, disaster relief, designs beyond current technologies, etc.  I have a workplace minutes away from home where I go to work and where I develop and model my most promising designs.  I then document them in text and photos that I can email to companies that I feel may have the interest and capability to act on them.  If I were younger, I would start my own company, but at this time in my life, the work called “design” is what I wish to do.    I do miss students and teaching and every September I wish I were able to welcome new students and help them begin their university careers.  Then again, I now get to sleep until 9 am and then start my day. 

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First Rogers Edge Award Recipient Announced

Award luncheon attendees (from left to right):  David Chung, Anne Mondro, Hannah Smotrich, Roland Graf (Rogers Edge Award Winner), Endi Poskovic, Jim Cogswell, Guna Nadarajan

On September 18, 2014,

exemplified Bryan’s refusal to see art and design as narrowly

the Stamps community met

defined or constrained by traditional constructs. It is no surprise

to name the first Rogers Edge

that, among our outstanding faculty, we found such an individual,

Award recipient.

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Assistant Professor Roland Graf.    Roland came to Stamps in 2011 from the Department of Spatial and Sustainable Design at the Vienna University of Technology. In

CREATED THROUGH THE GENEROUS

his acceptance speech, Roland pointed out that Bryan was one of the

contributions of Stamps faculty and

primary reasons that he came to Stamps.

staff, Dean Rogers’ colleagues across

   “I learned about this school because I came across a YouTube

campus, and many Stamps alumni,

video showing Bryan Rogers speaking at a future of design

the award was established in honor of Bryan Rogers

conference. I couldn’t believe that a man with such bold visions

(1941-2013), former dean of the Stamps School.

could possibly be the Dean of an Art and Design School. It is such

Bryan’s curricular vision encompassed a new model

an honor to receive this award both for the ‘Rogers’ and for the

for educating thinkers and makers, and his own

‘Edge’ components.”

creative work navigated across and above disciplinary

   An Austrian artist, architect and designer, Roland has a passion

divides. The Award thus recognizes a Stamps faculty

for simplicity and playful investigation. He has designed objects and

member whose own creative practice moves beyond

created interventions for public spaces and interactive installations.

disciplinary boundaries and brings together different

   Roland is currently working on setting up a Daylight Media Lab,

kinds of people and ideas.

an Art & Technology research group dedicated at exploring daylight

   The inaugural recipient of the award was selected

applications of optical components and entertainment electronics.

by the Executive Committee through its annual review

Its aim is to develop novel sun-powered devices that push the

of faculty creative work. They looked for an individual

boundaries of entertainment culture and technology outside of

whose practice defied disciplinary categorization,

the living room changing the way people interact with outdoor

who reached beyond the confines of the academy

environments and see daylight through the lens of technology.

and the conservatory to find new audiences and new

   Bryan Rogers would definitely approve. 

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Donors make a world of good things happen at the Stamps School. Our thanks to all the Stamps alumni, parents and friends listed in this honor roll.

Donor Honor Roll

by class year July 1st 2013 - June 30th 2014

By Class Year

1953 Donna M. Clark Harold F. Langell Doris H. Sperling

Gaye L. La Guire Richard N. Maskell Suzanne Sugar Thomas J. Walsh

Lyn H. Silberman Jane R. Strasburg Terry A. Thall Gloria J. Walter

1944 Gloria J. Olson

1954 W. Sue Auch Roberta R. Fine Sarah Angell Parsons Rodney M. Pistilli Sally S. Ruark Rosemarie E. Simonton

1946 Evelyn L. Montgomery Jean W. Thompson

1955 Rosemarie S. Barrow Elton S. Robinson

1961 Amy S. Carlson Donald W. Dierkes Mary C. Frey Tula V. Griffin Nancy S. Hoffman Arline B. Johnstone Joseph B. Poodry Ernest J. Ranspach

1947 Dorothy Q. Steitz

1956 Carol DeBolt Eikenbery C. Bruce Hinrichs Joyce Judson Kelly James W. Lambert

1962 Carol H. Epkins Larry A. Hoedema Jack O. Kelley

1966 Judith A. Balice Harlan H. Bloomer Elaine S. Cummings Sylvia J. Godwin Carol J. Haliday-McQueen Christine S. Kennedy Melita L. Miculs Priscilla S. Moore Joan E. Rosenstein Penny W. Stamps Nancy L. Taylor Jan G. Vonk Steven A. Zapton

1963 Edward P. Foley Margaret A. Hamil Joan Knudtson Judith C. Schwarzer Susan Smucker Wagstaff

1967 Joan K. Amberg David Darst John L. Murrel Ida L. Putansu Marilyn J. Sharrow

1964 Aiko B. Holt Patricia G. Jackunas William D. Mandt Stevan Melzian Sylvia K. Pixley Maxine J. Snider Donella R. Vogel Sandra R. Zisman

1968 Virginia W. Gustafson Helga E. Haller Anne E. Marlotte Sylvia J. Nelson Lewis R. Scarnecchia Camille M. Serre Suzanne L. Wolfe

1942 Dorothy W. Bauer Mary Lou Welz Phoebe M. Wyland 1943 M. Jane Doyle

1948 Clara B. Greenwood Judy T. Kawabata Nancy R. Marsh Anne N. Wood 1949 L. Allen Tarbell

1950 Phyllis J. Edberg Ann T. Woodruff

1951 Paul A. Hoogesteger 1952 James R. Adair Carol Bernstein Lois E. Dickson Ruth G. Farnham David A. Lauer George D. Sherotsky William D. Straub Barbara H. Trinkl

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1957 Russell L. Thayer Nancy L. Whitman 1958 Belle A. Banks David M. Johnston Paulette W. Muir Carolyn F. Rosen Lois A. Solomon Mary K. White William C. Zandi

1959 Triantafilos Argyropoulos Robert A. Sedestrom Melville O. Warren Margaret F. Wolverton 1960 Joan M. Beesley Ellen C. Childs Robert W. Curtis Edith D. Goldstein

1965 Richard M. Burd Penny A. Eppy Eleanore S. Gelbach Harriett E. Hatch Nancy E. House Helen B. Jacobson David R. Nelson William B. Reyer Paul R. Shortt

1969 Susan I. Brown Steven R. Cole Sherry L. Enrico Deborah Rogers Hamilton Sara-Linn Harwin Linda K. Hinkle Susan J. Longini Charles A. Raymond Kathleen E. Shanahan Judi Simon


Joyce B. Tinkham Jennifer L. Twelvetrees Ellen B. Wilt 1970 Chicquita Adams Jan M. Boynton Elizabeth R. Cowan Jane E. Fitzgerald Lucia E. Gates Nancy E. Harris Douglas W. Hollis Diane E. Linn Stephen S. McMath 1971 Michael E. Hoeft Sharron Pollack Gail Rutgers Maryanne Ellison Simmons 1972 Robert D. Ahronheim Marilyn E. Bennett Kathleen L. Kloske Phillip A. Kloske Paul D. Mindell Lucinda G. Poland Gwen L. Schagrin 1973 Barbara R. Friedman-Kohler Patricia S. Grimes Elaine H. Mouradian Bob L. Riddle Cynthia T. Yates 1974 Helen D. Geglio Kathleen F. Graddy Louis H. Lozon Mary M. Lum Thomas E. McNally Priscilla M. Mead Nancy Rosenhaus Rosman Jane M. Siegel Scott M. Siegel George Surgen 1975 Laurie A. Baker Marilyn E. Churchill Walter Griggs Carla J. Lenkey Mari J. Mester Krisia M. Rosa Martha M. Zimmermann 1976 Nancy B. Campbell Karen R. Copeland-Weinstein Jeanet E. Dreskin-Haig Gail E. Rosenbloom-Kaplan 1977 Becky B. Brofman Jean F. Gumpper Laurence W. Pittis Carlotta Wilson

Randy D. Wilson 1978 James V. Benner Kathryn L. Darnell Jillayne S. DeYoung Lana Hardin Shelley D. Holtzman Susan S. Moffatt Cheryl S. Stewart Monica A. Wellington 1979 Martha P. Beffel Linda M. Holliday Ellen M. Kennedy Anita M. Lamour Michele M. Schara Cary M. Sheremet Mark D. Sisson 1980 Ellen Bourgon Leslie N. Farber Christine A. Golus John J. Guthrie Martha S. Guthrie Kay M. Knight Janice A. Olejniczak Cynthia L. Wilhelm Kathleen E. Wills 1981 Pamela E. Becker Gayle D. Dickerson Louis E. King James P. Leacock Mary A. Matthews Alicia W. Merinoff Brian A. Meuser Catherine S. Miller Ruth M. Taubman 1982 Susan Z. Bamford Carol A. Gagliardi Mary C. Hafeli Frances J. Hester Janet L. Love Sherri L. Moore-Ratcliffe Therese D. Panfil Barbara J. Stackhouse Mary Lou D. Waller 1983 Laurie G. Blume Susan M. Hutner Carol H. Imes-Luscombe Andrew J. Keenan Eric S. McDonald Amy Peck Abraham Monica L. Sageman Susan W. Saltzman Colleen D. Shoup Karen H. Spaulding ErmaJean Tracy Deborah A. Trent Mary B. Trombley Alicia P. VanPelt

1984 Christine A. DeCorte Jeffrey J. Mackin Amy W. McCarter Lydia H. Wrist 1985 Ruth B. Green Christine M. Kierstead Sarah A. Newhouse Lisa R. Rettig-Hyman Deborah A. Schreier Barbara K. Smolen Nancy M. Stokes-Veit 1986 Jill L. Adsit Julia K. Smith Cynthia L. Sommerville 1987 Linda C. Banks Gretchen J. Comai Michelle L. Krievins-Newman Laurel J. Prafke Julie A. Renner 1988 Tracy A. Buescher Del A. Chavez Janet C. Clark Thomas R. Devaney Jodi B. Kennedy Robin M. Landow Levitin Andi F. Schreiber Debi L. Varland 1989 Katherine N. Blair Roy A. Kapp Kelly L. Rindfusz 1990 Steve F. Busch Mori H. Insinger Margaret L. Kundtz James W. Merz 1991 Krista R. Berman Marcina L. Mills Julie H. Roberts Katherine K. Roeser-Nordling Alessandra L. White

1997 John M. Harkins Kristin L. Kubacki Jennifer A. Paradise 1998 Eric C. Benson Noriko Hashimoto Jodie J. Shotwell 1999 Marcus Bartlett Leana J. Edwards Christopher M. Hayes 2000 Suzanne A. Beutler Benjamin D. Libert 2002 Ann S. Aikens David J. Yu 2003 Ryan A. Burkhalter Laura W. Dodd Marvinlee E. May Brianna S. Roberts Rebecca A. Zemans 2004 Allison L. Buck Carol A. Chaney Brian V. Rhodes Alayne J. Speltz Jessica L. Stilger 2007 Michael J. Long 2008 Wesley M. Ellison Jue Li Emily E. Milton Andrew J. Sell Jennifer A. Skodack 2011 Kathleen A. Eberts Sean M. Watts Jenny N. Yan 2012 Dana L. Pierfelice Lara R. Slotnick

1992 Michele L. Trombley 1993 Marlo J. Hall Tracy J. Nawrot Rebecca M. Slemmons 1995 Amanda C. Miller Sandra L. Steed 1996 Anna K. Drallios STAMPS E M E R G E N C E  

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Donor Honor Roll

by gift level July 1st 2013 - June 30th 2014

By Gift Level

$100,000+ Penny W. and E. Roe Stamps

$50,000+ Ann S. and Robert B. Aikens Anthony A. and Sandra J. Tamer

$20,000+ Stephen E. and Debra S. Gorman Michele M. Schara and Randall E. Mehrberg Marilyn W. and B. P. Sherwood Maxine J. and Larry K. Snider Marc H. and Ilene Steglitz Jing Wang

$10,000+ Jan M. Boynton Tula V. and M. Leslie Griffin Rodney M. and Frederick M. Pistilli Susan S. and Reid Wagstaff $5,000+ Ruth Roby Glancy Linda M. Holliday and Ali Naqvi Richard N. and Odette A. Maskell Gunalan Nadarajan and Irina Aristarkhova David R. and Sylvia J. Nelson Mark W. and Melanie N. Pearlstein

$1,000+ Linda and Joseph Alexander Triantafilos Argyropoulos and Beth Schroeder Linda C. Banks Suzanne A. and Frederick J. Beutler Maurice S. and Linda G. Binkow Susan I. and John M. Brown Richard and Genevieve Ferraro Barbara R. Friedman-Kohler and Steven A. Kohler Shelley D. and Jeffrey H. Holtzman Robert B. and Viviana E. Holzer David A. Lauer

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Sarah Angell Parsons Nancy Rosenhaus Rosman Judith C. Schwarzer Lyn H. Silberman Julia K. and Scott F. Smith Lois A. and William R. Solomon Myron and Lenore Sopher ErmaJean Tracy Cynthia L. Wilhelm Ellen B. Wilt William C. and Geraldine Zandi $500+ Anne S. Arnesen Rosemarie S. Barrow Harlan H. Bloomer Richard M. and Virginia B. Burd Maria H. and William T. Carter Virginia W. and Peter L. Gustafson Frances J. and Timothy C. Hester Joyce Judson and John A. Kelly Donald E. and Anne A. Kelley James W. Lambert Myra A. Larson Victor H. Mair Francis O. and Karen M. Scarpulla Ruth M. Taubman Jean W. Thompson Deborah A. and Steven J. Trent $100+ Anonymous Chicquita Adams Jill L. and Daniel M. Adsit Joan K. Amberg David G. and Joan M. Anderson W. Sue and George W. Auch Belle A. and Walter S. Banks Darcy Beadle Pamela E. and Robert W. Becker Martha P. and Michael J. Beffel Scott L. and Nancy L. Beiser Marilyn E. Bennett Carol and Jay Bernstein Paula and Doug Bousley Gregory Boxold and Jann Stephenson Boxold

Becky B. Brofman Roy and Sophie Bromberg Timothy and Carolyn Brown Ian E. Butterworth and Sharon K. Willett Kent Caldwell Nancy B. Campbell and Carl J. Caivano Amy S. Carlson Carol A. Chaney Zhong S. Chen and Fang Lin Morton and Beverly B. Chethik Ellen C. and David L. Childs Donna M. Clark Steven R. Cole Gretchen J. and Andrew J. Comai Ralph J. and Jeanellen L. Corvino Robert W. Curtis Lise Dahuron David Darst Carol DeBolt and Terry L. Eikenbery Christine A. DeCorte Robert L. and Doreen Denton Gayle D. Dickerson Lois E. and Richard B. Dickson Donald W. and Catherine M. Dierkes Wendy J. Dignan Deborah Doppelt M. Jane Doyle Phyllis J. Edberg Wesley M. Ellison Carol H. and Joseph W. Epkins Ruth G. Farnham Christopher and Robin Fine Jane E. Fitzgerald Carol A. Gagliardi and David Flesher Lucia E. Gates Shawn and Lori Gavan Helen D. and Michael J. Geglio Gilbert and Alison Gjersvik Sylvia J. and John P. Godwin Christine A. Golus and G. Keith Taylor Lee A. Green and Michele M. Eickholt Ruth B. and Thomas A. Green Clara B. Greenwood John J. and Martha S. Guthrie Mary C. Hafeli Helga E. Haller Lana and Carl R. Hardin


John M. Harkins Noriko and Ken Hashimoto Harriett E. Hatch and Joseph M. Madda Christopher M. Hayes John W. Hayes Gregory L. and Jane D. Hazle Linda K. and James E. Hinkle C. Bruce and Barbara A. Hinrichs Michael E. and Barbara E. Hoeft Douglas W. Hollis Aiko B. Holt Paul A. and Joan W. Hoogesteger David J. Horning Thomas K. and Ann E. Hunt Susan M. Hutner Roy A. Kapp Alan and Joyce Katz Andrew J. Keenan Jack O. and Joanne M. Kelley Christine S. Kennedy Ellen M. and Leonard Kennedy Christine M. and Steven L. Kierstead Douglas W. and Laureen Kononen Mark and Meryl Kravietz Michelle L. Krievins-Newman Kristin L. and Christopher P. Kubacki Anita M. Lamour and Reid Schornack Harold F. Langell Michael J. and Donna P. Lasinski James P. Leacock Benjamin D. Libert Michael J. Long Susan J. Longini Anne E. Marlotte Nancy R. Marsh Mary A. and James D. Matthews Joann McDaniel James E. McKay and Mary C. Frey Priscilla M. Mead Alicia W. and Charles Merinoff James W. and Alice Horton Merz Mari J. and E. John Mester Melita L. Miculs Amanda C. and Bradley Miller Susan S. Moffatt Sherri L. Moore-Ratcliffe and Blake E. Ratcliffe Paulette W. and William K. Muir Michael and Ann Murphy John L. and Mary M. Murrel Tracy J. Nawrot Sarah A. and Timothy R. Newhouse Anthony and Mona Nicholas Ward J. Oliver and Catharine A. Grad Therese D. Panfil Jennifer A. Paradise Amy Peck Abraham and Jesse Abraham Ward D. Peterson Laurence W. Pittis Lucinda G. Poland and Philip D. Campbell Sharron Pollack and Joseph N. Weixlmann Endi Poskovic and Julie Visco David S. Ramsey Charles A. Raymond Stevon Rendon Julie A. Renner and Gregory R. Cowles Lisa R. Rettig-Hyman and JC Rettig William B. and Pamela M. Reyer

Bob L. and Margaret H. Riddle Kelly L. Rindfusz Joseph L. and Janet Roberts Elton S. and Margaret Robinson Katherine K. Roeser-Nordling and Dennis A. Nordling Krisia M. Rosa and David Freshwater Carolyn F. and Joseph H. Rosen Eric J. and Carrie W. Rosenbloom Sally S. and Eugene Ruark Gary D. and Patricia Samuels Lawrence Sanders and Anne Bullock Lewis R. and Sally Scarnecchia Robert A. and Susan R. Scheinman Robert A. Sedestrom Richard S. and Susan Seiler Kathleen E. Shanahan Marilyn J. Sharrow Cary M. and Sharon M. Sheremet Paul R. and Marcia M. Shortt Jodie J. Shotwell Scott M. and Jane M. Siegel Maryanne Ellison and Ted L. Simmons Mark D. and Betty A. Sisson Rebecca M. Slemmons Karen H. and Rick S. Spaulding Doris H. Lawrence W. Sperling Barbara J. Stackhouse John H. and Susanne G. Stephenson Nancy M. Stokes-Veit and Anthony M. Veit Jane R. and Marv Strasburg Victor J. and Lori Strauss Suzanne Sugar L. Allen Tarbell Nancy L. and John R. Taylor Russell L. and Nancy J. Thayer Mary B. Trombley Michele L. Trombley Alicia P. and Donald C. VanPelt Jan G. and Katherine A. Vonk Thomas J. and Linda Walsh Sean M. Watts Ruth E. Weisberg Mary Lou and Robert H. Welz Randy D. and Sheila H. Wilson Suzanne L. Wolfe Margaret F. and Franklin B. Wolverton Sui Kuen Wong Anne N. Wood Ann T. and James F. Woodruff Cynthia T. and Thomas V. Yates Ching L. Yip Rebecca A. Zemans Xianda Zhao and Jing Shi Martha M. Zimmermann Trudy Zohn Up to $99 James R. Adair Robert D. and Judith R. Ahronheim Bruce D. Ansteth and Holly M. Smith Katherine A. Arnesen and Stephen Ploch Laurie A. Baker and John Cohoe Susan Z. Bamford Marcus Bartlett and Leana J. Edwards Dorothy W. Bauer Joan M. Beesley James V. Benner

Eric C. and Sara R. Benson Krista R. and Reid Berman Katherine N. Blair Laurie G. and David Blume Ellen and John K. Bourgon Allison L. and Ryan Buck Tracy A. Buescher Ryan A. and Amy L. Burkhalter Steve F. Busch Del A. Chavez and Laura L. Bourgeau-Chavez Marilyn E. Churchill and John E. Platt Janet C. Clark David Cohen and Miriam Jacobson Karen R. Copeland-Weinstein and David A. Weinstein Elizabeth R. Cowan Elaine S. Cummings Kathryn L. Darnell and Robert O. Mitts Thomas R. Devaney Jillayne S. DeYoung Laura W. Dodd Anna K. Drallios and Johnathan K. Skaff Jeanet E. Dreskin-Haig and Donald D. Haig Kathleen A. Eberts Sherry L. and Eugene J. Enrico Penny A. and Richard L. Eppy Leslie N. Farber Gary J. and Elizabeth A. Farrugia Roberta R. and Natheniel E. Fine Karen R. and Edward P. Foley Steven H. and Catherine C. French Hector and Carmen Garcia Eleanore S. Gelbach Alice S. Gold Edith D. Goldstein Kathleen F. Graddy Sylvia E. Greenberg Walter Griggs Patricia S. and Eugene Grimes Richard L. Grinstein Jean F. Gumpper Carol J. Haliday-McQueen Marlo J. Hall and Eric D. Stamps Margaret A. Hamil Deborah Rogers Hamilton Nancy E. and William J. Harris Sara-Linn and Fredric M. Harwin Larry A. and Barbara J. Hoedema Nancy S. Hoffman Nancy E. House Carol H. Imes-Luscombe and John H. Luscombe Mori H. Insinger Marion E. Jackson Patricia G. and Frank Jackunas Helen B. Jacobson David M. and Mary L. Johnston Arline B. Johnstone Robert E. Kaplan and Gail E. Rosenbloom-Kaplan Judy T. Kawabata Jodi B. and Thomas J. Kennedy Louis E. King and Margaret Britt Phillip A. and Kathleen L. Kloske David M. Klugman Joan Knudtson Continued  → STAMPS E M E R G E N C E  

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Brian M. Konz and Carla Mickler-Konz Margaret L. Kundtz Robin M. Landow Levitin Carla J. Lenkey Jue Li Diane E. and Thomas W. Linn Gregory J. and Susan A. Long Janet L. and William D. Love Louis H. Lozon Mary M. Lum Jeffrey J. and Maura Mackin William D. Mandt Marvinlee E. May Amy W. McCarter and James Costello Eric S. McDonald Stephen S. McMath Thomas E. McNally Stevan and Joy Melzian Brian A. and Beth A. Meuser Timothy M. Meyers Catherine S. Miller Marcina L. Mills Emily E. Milton Paul D. Mindell and Deborah K. Odell Evelyn L. Montgomery Priscilla S. Moore Thomas W. and Susan M. Moore Michael W. and Judy L. Moses Elaine H. and Michael Mouradian Janice A. and Paul G. Olejniczak Gloria J. Olson Jennifer Palmer Ronnie L. Parker and Kay M. Knight Dana L. Pierfelice Sylvia K. and Allen C. Pixley Joseph B. and Doris C. Poodry Laurel J. Prafke Ida L. Putansu Ernest J. Ranspach Brian V. Rhodes Brianna S. and Todd Roberts Julie H. and Alex Roberts Joan E. Rosenstein and Kenneth Roberts Gail Rutgers James H. and Kristine A. Rutkowski Randy and Carolyn G. Sadlon Monica L. Sageman Susan W. and William D. Saltzman Gwen L. Schagrin Eric Schramm

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Andi F. Schreiber and Kenneth B. Schneider Deborah A. Schreier Brad and Tammy M. Schwalm Andrew J. Sell and Joel Panozzo Camille M. Serre George D. Sherotsky Colleen D. Shoup Judi and William S. Simon Rosemarie E. Simonton Jennifer A. Skodack and Joseph Pleva Lara R. Slotnick Betty M. and Douglas B. Smith J. Reynolds Smith Barbara K. and Eric E. Smolen Cynthia L. Sommerville Alayne J. Speltz Sandra L. and James J. Steed Dorothy Q. Steitz Cheryl S. and Gordon J. Stewart Jessica L. and Jason Stilger Richard O. and Pamela H. Straub William D. and Lynn Straub Douglas R. and Claudia H. Stroud George and Marla S. Surgent David and Sandy Tang Terry A. Thall and Jon W. Seaman Derrick R. and Nancy J. Tietz Joyce B. Tinkham Barbara H. Trinkl Jennifer L. Twelvetrees Debi L. and Joel G. Varland Donella R. and Anthony L. Vogel Bret and Mary Lou D. Waller Gloria J. Walter David and Carol Weisz Monica A. Wellington Alessandra L. and Bryan White Mary K. White Shifra F. Whiteman Nancy L. and Marvin L. Whitman Kathleen E. Wills and Robert B. Begley Carlotta Wilson Lydia H. Wrist Phoebe M. Wyland Jenny N. Yan David J. Yu Steven A. Zapton Jimmy Zhu and Jennifer Yan Sandra R. Zisman

Corporations, Foundations, Funds, and Trusts Ark Investment Partners Botanic Innovations David Darst Trust Carol DeBolt Studio Donald D. & Mildred J. Doyle Trust Charles H. Gershenson Trust Groff Associates, Inc. Nancy S. Hoffman Trust IDSA Michigan Chapter Judy T. Kawabata Trust John A. Kelly, Jr. Trust Barbara Rose Kohler Trust Dan Long LLC Mehrberg-Schara Family Foundation Paulette and William Muir Fund David Robert and Sylvia Jean Nelson Foundation for Arts and Letters The P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation River Gallery Joseph L. Roberts Revocable Living Trust Sherwood Family Foundation Lyn H. Silberman Revocable Trust Willard E. Smucker Foundation Stamps Family Fund of the Chicago Community Foundation Steelcase, Inc. Steelcase Foundation L. Allen Tarbell Living Trust Ruth Taubman, Inc. Urban Outfitters - Anthropologie Andrea von Braun Foundation Wells Fargo Wells Fargo Foundation Mary Louise Welz Trust Rudolf E. Wilhelm Fund of the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan Wolverton Family Investment Trust


The following donor-supported funds exist at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design Stamps School Funds

Planned Gifts and Bequests

A&D Alumni and Friends Scholarship Fund ACF Scholarship Irina Aristarkhova and Gunalan Nadarajan Scholarship Fund Aikens International Travel Initiative Anne Reek Amendt Scholarship Endowment Fund Marjorie A. Bacon International Travel Fund Linda Banks Scholarship Fund Irene Bychinsky Bendler Award in Design Ann Farmer Buhr Scholarship William Carter Award Fund Martha Chandler and Dr. James Poppy Endowed Scholarship Fund Milton J. Cohen Endowment Fund Jean M. Dunlap Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund Ned Dybvig Memorial Award Arden Fate Memorial Award David Gach Memorial Award Kristoffer M. and Richard W. Gillette Memorial Scholarship Endowment Gorman IP Studios and Professional Development Award Fund Vivian Sosna Gottlieb School of Art & Design Endowment Barbara and Dorothy Heers Memorial Endowment Riggs Hoenecke Dean's Discretionary Fund Alice Elizabeth Kalom Fund LeRoy H. and Helen L. Kiefer Fellowship Fund William A. Lewis Prize Fund John H. McCluney Memorial Fund Anne McGrew Scholarship Fund Kelly McKinnell Memorial Scholarship Fund The David Robert and Sylvia Jean Nelson Foundation for Arts and Letters Scholarship Guy Palazzola Memorial Fund Louis G. Redstone Fund Robert D. Richards Memorial Faculty Support Fund Robert D. Richards Memorial Student Support Fund Rogers Edge Award Fund Ellen and Eugene Rontal Scholarship Fund Allen Samuels Student Award Endowment Fund Marilyn and Budge Sherwood Scholarship Fund Lisa and Tim Sloan Fund for Student Internships Jean Paul Slusser Fellowship in Art Fund Susan Smucker Wagstaff and Reid Wagstaff Undergraduate Scholarship Susan Smucker Wagstaff and Reid Wagstaff Graduate Fellowship Fund Ilene and Marc Steglitz Fund Penny W. and E. Roe Stamps Creative Work Award Fund Penny W. and E. Roe Stamps Art & Design Scholarships and Programs Arthur C. Tagge Scholarship Fund Tamer Travel Grants Fund Van Allsburg Scholarship Fund Van Pelt Scholarship Emil Weddige Scholarship/Fellowship Fund Candy R. Wei International Travel Memorial Fund Wheeler Family Memorial Fund Richard Wilt Memorial Fund

Rosemarie S. Barrow Susan I. and John M. Brown Bette and Gary Halby Laura W. Host Richard N. and Odette Maskell Richard W. and Gail B. Odgers Hiroko S. Pijanowski Fred H. and Cindy Reinhart Lyn H. Silberman Marc H. and Ilene Steglitz H. Howard Stephenson Elaine A. Stern Sara L. Turnbull Alan Tarbell Jing Wang Janet W. and James K. Watkins

Thank You! Every effort has been made to carefully review our donor lists and provide credit to those who support the Stamps School of Art & Design. If you find an error, however, please contact us at 734-764-0586 or at artdes-dev@umich.edu

For information on how you can set up a named fund at the Penny W. Stamps School please contact Mary Alice Bankert at mbankert@umich.edu or call 734-478-5770. STAMPS E M E R G E N C E  

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Stamps 8th Annual Alumni Exhibition: Unintended Consequences

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For an eighth year, Stamps alumni generously shared their creative work for the annual alumni exhibition, held to coincide with Ann Arbor’s

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WE WERE HONORED THAT THIS YEAR’S

exhibition was curated by DIA Associate Curator for Contemporary art Rebecca Hart, whose work has been recognized by the

National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Association of Art Museum Curators, the Joyce Foundation and the Metropolitan Life Foundation.

art fair. This year, graduates

   In discussing the show’s theme Rebecca said “The

were invited to submit work

selections for the 2014 Stamps Alumni Juried Exhibition

under the theme “Unintended Consequences” and over 150

embrace (two) notions of unintended consequences: artists who invite uncertainty into their practice by giving full voice to studio invention and those who engage in wider issues

alumni sent us pieces.

by creating art that serves as a platform for a wide range of concerns from the very personal to the overtly political.” All 150 works can be viewed online at: stamps.umich.edu/alumni/alumni_show#gallery

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Our thanks to the 2014 exhibition co-chairs and the exhibition committee: Co-Chairs:

Committee:

Kathy Messner, BSDes ‘65

Janet McClintock, BSDes ‘69

Debra Golden, BFA ‘79

Malcolm Powers, BSDes ‘59, MFA ‘61

Thomas Messner

DuWaine Hoy, BSDes ‘66

Martha Sullivan, BSDes ‘64

Kristine Peterson, BFA ‘87

Antonietta Leeds, BSDes ‘42

Phyllis Swonk, BSDes ‘62

Matthew Zivich, BSDes ‘60

Marjorie Marshall, BFA ‘00

Robin Wilt, BFA ‘71

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In addition to curating in work for the show, Rebecca identified 13 submissions for special recognition:

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS: Emir Alibasic (MFA ‘10)

Janna Coumoundouros (BFA ‘98)

Jim Leija (BFA ‘02, MFA ‘07)

Nava Atlas   (BFA ‘77)

David Litschel   (MFA ‘82)

Betsy Statman Besl   (BFA ‘81)

Why You Can’t Get Married: An Unwedding, Digital offset artist’s book

Massai and Me, Photography

Fertilitea, Mixed Media: metal, glass, ceramic, plastic

Ruth Howell   (BFA ‘73)

Color Vibration, Acryllic

Ellen Wilt   (BFA ‘69)

Yvette Rock   (MFA ‘99)

Burghers, Graphite pencil with collage on extra heavy illustration board

Journey, Oil on Canvas

Artist Warrior, Fashion Design and Metals

Untitled, Video

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Vestiges of Time-Grandine ai Vincitori, Mixed Media

Scott Kiefer   (BFA ‘03)

Leslie Masters-Villani   (A.M. ‘95)

Tenuous Equilibrium (Winter 2012), Photography

M. Sedestrom Guthrie   (BFA ‘80)

Waiwai, Photography

Wind at Play, Photography

Robin Wilt   (BFA ‘71) Drone Swarm, Black Crayon Rubbing & Mixed Media

Artwork credits by # 1  Jack Zaloga

2  Emma Repp

3  Peter Crow

4  Paul Montie

5  Emir Alibasic

6  David Litschel

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And, finally, our thanks to all the alumni who generously shared their work for this exhibition. Emir Alibasic

Mary Cybulski

Richard Burd

Nicole DesChamps-Benke

Peter Crow

Rita Dibert

Jessica Ford

Robert Dudenhoefer II

Ken Giles

Natalie Freilich

M. Sedestrom Guthrie

Helen Geglio

Samuel Harper

Brein Harpster

Megan Hildebrandt

Susan Hensel

Ruth Howell

Donna Hirt

David Litschel

Sara Holwerda

David Littell

Lester Johnson

Marjorie Marshall

Daniel Juzwiak

Margaret Meade-Turnbull

Adrienne Kaplan

Michael Nagara

Scott Kiefer

Sharron Pollack

Anita Lamour

Emma Repp

Antonietta Leeds

Yvette Rock

Jim Leija

Cynthia Rusnak

Helene Lubin

Andi Schreiber

Leslie Masters Villani

Mark Sedgeman

Jill Christine Miller

Katherine Sullivan

Paul Montie

Russell Thayer

Megan Sawyer

Ellen Phillipps Wales

Paula Schubatis

Peter Wexler

Camille Serre

Robin Wilt

Anita Sidler

Ellen Wilt

Betsy Statman Besl

Jessica Yurasek

Sibyl Teague

Matthew Zivich

Mary Tobin

Jim Adair

Denise Willing-Booher

Judi Andersen Turner

Julian Wyler

Nava Atlas

Cynthia Yates

Dale Bogaski

Jack Zaloga

Jazmine Clark

Kathryn Zdan

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Janna Coumoundouros

Artwork credits by # 1  Megan Sawyer

5  Megan Hildebrandt

9  Susan Hensel

2  Kathryn Zdan

6  Ellen Wilt

10  Matthew Zivich

3  Jim Leija

7  Leslie Masters Villani 11  Yvette Rock

4  Nava Atlas

8  Sharron Pollack

12  Ken Giles 4

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M E M O R I A M   •

Filmmaker

George Manupelli George Manupelli  1931 - 2014 Past Stamps faculty member, filmmaker, painter, collagist and Ann Arbor Film Festival founder George Manupelli passed away in New Hampshire on Sunday September 14 at age 82.

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WITH AN M.A. AND PH.D. IN FINE

music, and performance pieces have been held throughout Europe,

art and fine art education from

North, Central and South America. A pioneer in experimental film,

Columbia University, George’s

he is the recipient of the prestigious Avant Garde Masters Award

teaching career spanned close to

in 2007 from the National Film Preservation Foundation, as well

40 years, including the Stamps School, Toronto’s

as awards from the Venice and Sao Paulo Biennials. His films are

York University, and a deanship at the San Francisco

preserved at the Anthology Film Archives of New York.

Art Institute.

   George also founded Aid to Arts of Nicaragua to fund art

   During his time at Stamps, George taught painting,

development after he served as Cultural Representative of the

created a filmmaking class for art students and

United States to Nicaragua in 1983.

performed as a member of the ONCE Group. With

   George continued to make creative work until his death, using

faculty members including Milton Cohen and Joe

his antique store and flea market finds to create sculptures and

Wehr, this collection of musicians, visual artists,

assemblages that offered insights into “modern times.” Recent

architects, and film-makers created the foundation

exhibitions included a solo show at the Ella Sharp Museum in

for the “happenings” of the 1960s. The Ann Arbor

Jackson, Michigan, and an invitation to screen Dr. Chicago at the

Film Festival, which George founded in 1963, evolved

Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece.

from his work with the ONCE Group as a counterpoint

   He is survived by his daughters Aune Manupelli-Hamilton of

to the New York destination art world. George directed

Ypsilanti, MI, Ingrid Manupelli of San Francisco, CA, his cousin

the AAF for 20 years, defining it with his aesthetic

Michael Buckley of Hudson, NH, ex-wife Betty Johnson of San

sense of festival as event and film as art. George also

Francisco, CA, 4 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A card

made numerous films while in Ann Arbor including

or remembrance can be sent to The Manupelli Family, 1 Muchmore

the “Dr. Chicago” trilogy.

Road, Bethlehem NH 03574. 

    Over 400 exhibitions of George’s art works, films,

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David Osler David William Osler  1921 - 2014 Prominent architect, native Ann Arborite, and art and design graduate David Osler (BFA ‘43), died September 8, at the age of 93.

B

BORN AND RAISED IN ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, DAVID

as president of the Huron Valley chapter of the AIA,

studied design and illustration at the University

secretary to AIA Michigan and, for three years, was

of Michigan with the goal of one day working as a

a member of the National Committee on Design in

commercial artist. Immediately following graduation

Washington, D.C. In addition, he served on the boards

in 1943, he enlisted in the Navy and during the war years, he served

of the Washtenaw Historical Commission and the

on the USS Thomas Jefferson, an assault transport ship, and on

Washtenaw Metropolitan Planning Commission.

D-Day commanded five landing crafts that transported troops

   David’s community involvement extended beyond

during the first wave of the assault on Omaha Beach.

the boundaries of his profession. He held longtime

   In 1946, David married Connie Lorch, his high school sweetheart

memberships in organizations that included the Vice

and daughter of Emil Lorch, founder of the University of Michigan’s

President’s Club (VP’s) of Ann Arbor, the Ann Arbor

architecture program. Drawn to the opportunities architecture

Rotary Club, and the letter-winners “M” Club, for

offered for creative and artistic expression, he joined the office of

which he served as president in 1968.

Ann Arbor architect Douglas Loree. In 1957, he founded his own

   Following his retirement in 2010, the U-M Bentley

firm, David W. Osler Associates, in Ann Arbor and compiled a diverse

Historical Library capped a biography of David with

range of domestic, institutional, commercial and civic commissions.

the following notation: “He leaves a legacy of design

During its 50-year history, Osler Associates garnered 22 awards,

elegance and simplicity that has inspired his followers

including the 2005 Firm Award from the American Institute of

with his commitment to a high quality of community

Architects (AIA) Michigan.

life through architecture.” But the professional

   David himself was singled out for various honors. Always willing

tribute that might have pleased him most was offered

to challenge himself creatively, he emerged as a finalist among 1,421

by a former client, who stated simply, “I feel lucky

entries in the design competition for the Vietnam War Memorial in

to have known him and honored to live in one of his

Washington, D.C. A year later, in 1981, he was welcomed into the

exquisite homes.”

College of Fellows of the AIA in recognition of his design excellence

   David is survived by his wife of 68 years, Connie

and overall contributions to the profession. In 1996, he received the

(Constance), daughters Molly Osler of Ann Arbor and

Michigan Gold Medal, the highest honor bestowed by AIA Michigan.

Robin Osler (Bruce Matthews) of New York, NY, son

From December 2013 through March of 2014, his work was featured

Peter (Betsy Williams) of Ann Arbor, grandchildren

in an exhibit at the University of Michigan Museum of Art entitled

Zane and Wren, sister Priscilla O. Cook of Bellevue,

Three Michigan Architects.

Washington, and several nieces and nephews. A

   Civic engagement was an integral part of David’s character. For

celebration of his life was held on October 18 at the

several years, he was a juror and adjunct professor for the U-M

First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.  

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1950s

Charles Malcolm Powers BS in Design 1959, MFA in Sculpture 1961 In addition to the monetary prize awards given in the 2014 Stamps School of Art & Design Alumni Exhibition this summer, was a bronze medallion handcrafted by Charles Malcolm Powers. The

Bill Barrett BS 1958 and MS in Design 1959, MFA 1960 Bill Barrett’s sculpture, Lexeme VIII, created in response to 9/11, was installed on Purdue North Central’s campus in Westville, Indiana on September 11, 2014. In an article on the dedication, written by Stefan Barkow for Purdue North

original idea for the metal was for the final product to be cast in ‘cold casting’ resin and bronze powder. A prototype proved to be unacceptable so a quick trip to Pappas Foundry in Ypsilanti set things straight just in time for the bronze casting. This would qualify for meeting the theme of the show which was ‘Unintended Consequences’.

Central, Purdue’s Chancellor, Dr. James B. Dworkin stated, “This is a beautiful reminder of an event we must never

Susan Laansma Pollins BS in Design 1961 Still actively exhibiting, currently in a pop-up exhibit at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, abstractions in watermedia. September, a dual exhibit with daughter Christina Pollins-Shackelford (U-M ‘89) at Rowe Gallery, Greensburg Art Center. Also part of 20th anniversary exhibit at the Main Exhibit Gallery, Ligonier, PA and East of Eastside Gallery in Pittsburgh, I am a core member there. Teaching and doing residencies and serving on many art related boards. Work in private and corporate collections and also Westmoreland Museum of

1960s

American Art, Greensburg, PA and Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art,

allow ourselves to forget. We gratefully

Ligonier, PA.

accept this gift, and the responsibility of

www.wmuseumaa.org

stewardship that comes with a sculpture

www.greensburgartcenter.org

such as this.”

www.themainexhibit.com

Lexeme VIII spent a few years on

www.eastside-gallery.com

display in Zell, Germany, where it was so loved that they asked if they could keep the piece. “I had to tell them no,”Barrett said. “I told them I had to take it back to my home country, that it needed to be in the United States.” And now at last, with the financial assistance of the Lawyer family, the support of Purdue North Central and the work of Bill and Debora Barrett, Lexeme VIII has come to stay in the place it was meant to be, to keep alive the memory of all those who died in the hearts of all those who lived. www.billbarrettsculpture.com

Stephanie Lovell BS 1960, MA 1965 Can’t stay retired! Sewing has been a large part of my career from making my own clothes to earning my living running factories producing toys or garments. Now I have turned to quilting, exhausting my friends and family with gifts, and like Dukas’ apprentice, I could not be turned off. I found a farmer’s market in Bethesda, MD that was happy to let me have a corner to sell my wares. The Bethesda Women’s Farm Market in downtown Bethesda

Rita Dibert

is in a 100 year-old building and full

BFA 1969, MFA 1971

of local produce vendors, cheese, a

New Zealanders and Americans both

French bakery and lots of flowers. It’s a

speak English, but vernacular usage

wonderful outlet for my creative streak.

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immigrants to either country are constantly translating. To fulfill the

1970s

occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Miami ballet in 2016.) Shapiro had been

mandates of her Whanganui UCOL

working on six editions at Wildwood

Faculty Grant, “An examination of

Press before his death in April. All six

Differences between New Zealand and

editions will be presented.

American English Usage”, Rita Dibert,

www.wildwoodpress.us

Head of Fine Art Photography at the Quay School of Arts, Whanganui UCOL in Whanganui, New Zealand produced a one person exhibition at Space Gallery in Whanganui, New Zealand, “Kiwi As, Eh.” Included were a number of both American and New Zealand dictionaries, both casual and official, as well as scholarly linguistic examinations of Kiwi English. Several images from the exhibition can be viewed on Rita’s site: www.ritajdibert.com. One of the images, “My Great Aunt Alice wore a Braid” was included in the recent U-M Alumni Exhibition in Ann Arbor.

Norie Sato BFA 1971 Norie Sato has received two major awards recently. In June 2014, she was awarded the Public Art Network Leadership Award from Americans for the Arts at their national convention in Nashville, TN. Recently, she was awarded the Governor’s Art and Heritage Award for

Susan Hensel

an Individual Artist from the Governor

BFA 1972

of Washington State where she has lived

After years in gestation, THE OPHELIA

since leaving Ann Arbor in 1972. Her

PROJECT is on exhibition at Riverland

public artwork can be found in many

Community College, Austin, MN, August

cities around the country.

25- September 26 and at the MacRostie

www.arts.wa.gov

Art Center, MacRostie Art Center, Grand

www.noriesato.com

Rapids, MN in February 2015. This project seeks to discover female authenticity. It includes ten elaborate drawings with mixed media on handmade paper; video; sound; a 30-minute performance and evocative objects that can be manipulated by the viewer. I Dwell in Impossibility, a collaboration with photographer John Hensel, is at

Maryanne Ellison Simmons

the Larson Art Gallery, University of Minnesota, November 7- Dec 24, 2014. The imagery reveals a transgressive

BFA 1971

combination of outright sexual power

Alumna Maryanne Simmons’ Wildwood

with outright male power. There is a

Press is proud to become a member of

certain shamanistic aspect to this, the

BFA 1969

the International Fine Print Dealers

mysterious power of birth vs. the physical

Margaret Parker is participating in “A

Association (IFPDA). Wildwood Press

male strength and political power.

Matter of Taste,” a group show sponsored

will celebrate this membership in Miami

by the Michigan Women’s Caucus for Art,

during Art Basel, December 3rd to 7th,

project, Wearing My Age, opens November

held at the Michigan Women’s Historical

by showcasing work by Wildwood Press

13, with the other Jerome grantees in

Center and Hall of Fame in Lansing

artists. The featured artists will be

TRUTH TELLING at Concordia University

from August 3 to October 25, 2014.

Valerie Hammond, Michele Oka Doner,

Art Gallery, St. Paul, MN. The premise is

Parker’s “Autobiography by Spoonfuls”

and David Shapiro.

that our clothes communicate, depending

Margaret Parker

(pictured above) is from a collage of many past works layered together. For more information, please visit

Hammond’s exhibited work will be from her series “Gang of Girls.” Each of the 13 images is named for a woman

michiganwomenshalloffame.org.

who was an early Christian mystic. Oka

For more information about the

Doner’s work will be shown in advance

Women’s Caucus for Art, visit

of her upcoming solo exhibition at the

www.miwca.wordpress.com

Perez Art Museum in 2016 entitled

www.nationalwca.org

“How I Caught a Swallow in Mid-Air.”

www.margaretparkerstudio.com

(Doner will also design the costumes for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on the

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Finally, Susan’s Jerome Foundation

on age and gender. You might think of it as “fashion as self-publishing.” All these projects can be followed on www.susanhenselprojects.com.


participated in the event. The 2014

August included work as an extra

Awarding Judge was internationally

in UM art professor Andy Kirshner’s

acclaimed artist Kenneth Cadwallader.

movie “Liberty’s Secret”, where I got

www.jillwagnerart.com

to sing and dance and blow bubbles. I also teach an annual drama camp, so I got to walk my talk. More often I work backstage: I received an award from Ann Arbor Civic Theater for my tapestries for “Lion in Winter.” More pictures from recent exhibits, my classes, and commentary are on my website and art Facebook page. Enjoy! debragoldenart.weebly.com

Cherry Schroeder BFA 1976 The Banneker Douglass Museum in Annapolis, Maryland included five of my mixed media assemblages in an historic themed exhibition. My works commemorate people who worked on the American Railroad, and consequently established a black middle class in

Craig Varjabedian

America. The works are made of acrylic,

Joan Rosenberg-Dent

thread, metal and found objects on wood.

BFA 1978

BFA 1979

The exhibition runs September 20,

Joan Rosenberg-Dent’s porcelain

The summer of 2014 marked Craig

2014 - March 13, 2015.

sculptures were recently shown at The

Varjabedian’s fortieth year as a

Westmont Museum of Art exhibition,

professional photographer. A variety

“MADE YOU LOOK,” juried by Meg

of personal appearances and projects

Cranston. This fall she will be showing

including talks, workshops, and a new

at the Arts Fund and Westmont Museum

book, Craig Varjabedian: Photographs

in Santa Barbara, CA.

and Words, will showcase Varjabedian’s

www.JRDStudio.artspan.com

position as a premier fine art photographer of the American West. “The remarkable photographs by Craig Varjabedian are not only beautiful but also extremely valuable documents of architecture, culture, and lifestyle,” wrote the late Beaumont Newhall, preeminent twentieth-century photographic historian and author of History of Photography: From 1839 to the Present. Varjabedian is well known for his eloquent photographs and his

Jill Stefani Wagner

Debra Golden

engaging storytelling about his images and his illustrious career, from selling

BFA 1979

his first photograph, to an accidental

BFA 1978

I continue to mix my media and even

meeting with Ansel Adams as a youth, to

Jill Stefani Wagner’s oil painting “Rob’s

more so this year as I continue to

receiving two National Endowment for

Gaze,” has been selected as a finalist

teach watercolor, hand made books,

the Arts grants and winning a television

in the Portraits/Figures category of

and visual journaling at Washtenaw

Emmy award. The fortieth celebratory

The Artist’s Magazine 31st Annual Art

Community College.

events include retrospective exhibitions,

Competition, December 2014 issue. Wagner was also honored with

The Ypsilanti District Library, 229 W.

artist talks, and a new limited edition

Michigan Ave., is exhibiting my books

publication, Craig Varjabedian:

the Best of Show Award for her oil

and paintings from Sept. 30th, 2013 -Jan.

Photographs and Words.

painting “Midday Dexter” in the 2nd

15, 2014. It will include flutter books with

Annual Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival

poetry, tunnel books inspired by my work

in Dexter, Michigan. Over 70 artists

in set design, and house shaped books

from the United States and Canada

with watercolors and collage.

To learn more about upcoming events visit www.craigvarjabedian.com

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Gabriella Boros BFA 1983 Gabriella Boros participated in two solo exhibitions this year. The theater company Babes With Blades hosted her paintings during the run of L’Imbecile in April, and she will be

Pamela Becker

Julie Bender

MFA 1981

BFA 1981

There is a solo exhibition of my work

After 32 years of teaching Art in Public

at the Ross Art Museum in Delaware.

School, I am stilling making art! I have

The exhibit, titled Metamorphosis, will

found a group of women painters from

run from Sept. 30, 2014 to Nov. 2, 2014.

South Bend to work with. I have my work

Work was selected by assistant director,

in the Scarlett McCaw Gallery in Sawyer.

Tammy Wallace and addresses the

showing more paintings at the Old Town Triangle Gallery in December. Her suite of woodblock prints of the Ten Commandments will hang at Dominican University for two years as part of their Interfaith Biennial, and she will have two prints hanging in a group show of works and poetry at the International Court of Luxembourg in October. She had two

various ways I have tried to express my

prints in Columbia University’s Blanket

interest and fascination with the world

Stories in June as well as a mask at the

around us.

Chicago Jewish Museum.

Totally unrelated is the acquisition

www.gabriellaboros.com

of one of the painted fabric

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constructions by the Racine Art Museum. The piece, Bitterroot, was donated to the museum by Alex and Camille Cook this past spring. www.pamelaebecker.com

Leisa Rich BFA 1982 Leisa Rich exhibits several works in the World of Threads Festival, a curated showcase of the best work from the international world of fiber arts. This event is held in Toronto from November 1-30. For details on the venues, reception dates and locations, go to the website at www.worldofthreadsfestival.com www.monaleisa.com

Susan Nordman BFA 1983 After many years of doing everything but fabricating jewelry, Susan Gluck Nordman has launched Taliswoman@ SiouxStudio, an affordable and easily wearable line of jewelry found in Ann Arbor at the Heavenly Metal Boutique, The Eyrie Artisans Market in Depot Town in Ypsilanti, as well as the Weasel & Fitz Gallery of Madrid, New Mexico. Her jewelry is fabricated out of formed and textured aluminum and employs the use of colorful stones, antique copper, vintage puka shell necklaces and various

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studio scraps to make her one-of-a-

contrast, achieve their ends through

(and volunteer webmaster) as well as a

kind primitive tribal yet sophisticated

unpretentious materials, intimate

certified high school soccer referee in

urban wearable art pieces. She is looking

scale, natural harmonies, and quiet

Houston area; and a hobbie and crafts

forward to continuing to expand her

conduciveness to thought.

specialist. Recently, I ventured into

presence in more galleries and boutiques,

www.ramsayart.com

substitute teaching for a local school district (mainly HS age) just to try and

as well as the indie art fair circuit.

get my foot in the door for full time work. Still looking for full-time work as a graphic designer. This seems to have been a long time running. Either I’m over qualified, or companies don’t want to pay for my experience! www.holligraphics.com

Michelle Gurfein-Shain BFA 1985 I recently got a new job at the local Landmark On Main Street: a historic building and theater with world-class performances. Advertising, season brochure, signage, playbill and tee-shirts among the many items on the graphic design menu. Happy to ride my bike to meetings and presentations. Another client is Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington. I just

Chris Ramsay BFA 1983 Chris Ramsay’s “Meditations in Stillwater” is at Oklahoma State University Museum of Art from September 15 – January 15, 2015. The exhibition features more than 30 works from the past two decades by artist and OSU professor Chris Ramsay. Collecting souvenirs of the everyday

designed some outdoor educational/ environmental signage for Baywalk: Trash Talkin’ which informs park pedestrians about garbage and its decomposition in our local waterways. I also have done many other graphic designs for local retailers and service providers. Go Blue! headlightscreative.com

BFA 1986 Kathleen McInerney’s creative work centers on hope, healing and children’s themes that have made her paintings important to hospitals in Detroit and Ann Arbor, especially their patients. Recently, Kathleen learned that

and filling the spaces of his art as if they were the shelves of a living room curio

Kathleen Chisholm McInerney

Beaumont Hospital selected her to

cabinet or storage drawers in a museum

Hollis Manaker

of anthropology, Ramsay creates mixed-

BFA 1985

fluoroscopy rooms into a virtual Detroit

media sculptures that invite the viewer

Married another U-M Alumni in 1990.

Zoo. The Children’s Miracle Network is

to look closely at humble traces of time

Lived in California for 18 years, had two

making the project possible. Kathleen

and life: not rare and precious artifacts

children and worked as a sole proprietor

will paint scenes and animals from the

but rather simple, anonymous objects

under Holligraphics. As kids grew up,

Zoo; then, she will work with Tectonics

from marine fossils and flint arrowheads,

both my husband and I got involved in

Industries, a Warren, MI based company,

to postcards and Coke bottle shards.

youth sports: coaching, umpiring and

to transform her painted images into

refereeing. (Kids now are also certified

material that can cover the walls and

soccer referees.)

fluoroscopy equipment. One such

Metaphors for introspection, Ramsay’s sculptures enclose images in tiny

transform one of its four pediatric

Now living in Texas (outside of

painting will transform an MRI machine

switch or surround scatterings of found

Houston). Husband has his Ph.D

into a zoo train. Kathleen’s paintings for

objects with the concave walls of colossal

from UC Davis and works for British

Beaumont represent an expansion of the

bowls. The intimate experience of

Petroleum. I, still working as a

use of her work, while retaining her core

looking into these works, lingering over

contractor, have dabbled in many

message of hope and healing.

details, and reflecting on the multitude

different areas: graphic design, desktop

of objects that have touched one’s own

publishing, webmaster, print/media/

School of Art and Design has inspired

life elicits the kind of subtle revelation

bindery expertise, certified personal

me to use my gift of art to give

that is all too often left untapped by

instructor for “Fitnessbootcamp4u.

comfort to children at theirmost

art today in quest of monumental

com,” a certified USSF soccer referee

vulnerable moments,” said Kathleen.

impressions. Ramsay’s sculptures, in

for local recreational youth soccer club

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Earlier this spring, the C. S. Mott Childrens Hospital added one of

enhancing and celebrating the Clinton River, its watershed and Lake St. Clair.

Kathleen’s paintings, “Hope,” to its art collection. “Hope” (pictured) has a remarkable story associated with it. The daughter of one of Kathleen’s family friends, Hope, was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia. Remarkably, her youngest sibling, Kathleen, was a perfect bone marrow match. When Kathleen found out, she told her class that she was

Laurel Prafke

going to be her sister’s “bow and arrow”

BFA 1987

donor. Kathleen wanted to capture the

Laurel Prafke exhibited at ArtPrize 2014

essence of Hope and Kathleen’s journey

at the Local Epicurean in Grand Rapids,

and share it with the community and

MI. The piece is titled, “Les Citrons et le

families visiting the Bone Marrow Unit at

chat bleu !,” and is a 9”x 12” oil on panel.

Mott. She captured the “bow and arrow” story of hope in a painting that Hope and family and friends painted together on her 16th birthday party, which also served as a bone marrow drive. Through her work with families and local hospitals, Kathleen uses her creative work to encourage healing and foster hope.

Michelle Krievins-Newman BFA 1987 Michelle Krievins-Newman won Second Place and a Purchase Award for her painting entitled “Mid-Century Muse” in the 86th Annual Muskegon Museum of Art’s Regional Exhibition. The Muskegon Museum of Art’s Regional Exhibition, the longest-established regional art exhibition in Michigan, ran through August 20, 2014. The MMA’s annual, juried Regional Exhibition, known for its competitive nature and for its professional presentation, is open to amateur and professional artists throughout

Linda Lapinski

Michigan. This year, 299 artists submitted a total of 501 works for

BFA 1987

the competition. Guest juror David

I am the President of a non-profit

L. Deming selected 200 works by 162

organization, Oakland Phragmites &

artists for the exhibition.

Invasive Species (OPIS) Task Force,

Another piece of Michelle’s work,

which I started with my partner, Emily

a mixed media piece on panel box

DuThinh. Our mission is to protect

entitled “X5,” was also accepted into

the quality of Oakland County’s lakes,

the exhibition. Paintings by Michelle

streams and wetlands-preserving them

Krievins-Newman will be exhibited at a

for future generations from non-native

six-person show entitled ‘Modern Twist’

invasive species. By empowering

at LaFontsee Galleries/Douglas, Michigan

concerned citizens and government

from October 11 – November 14, 2014.

through education, advocacy and action,

www.lafontsee.us

OPIS is working to control the spread of Phragmites and other non-native invasive plants. For more information, visit us at www.opistaskforce.org. In April 2014, OPIS was awarded the Johanna Roskopp Award by the Clinton River Watershed Council. This award was presented to OPIS for its recent outstanding contributions to protecting,

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Richard Shanks BFA 1988 Richard Shanks was recently named President of the Society of Typographic Arts (STA), Chicago’s oldest professional design organization. Since its inception in Chicago in 1927, The Society of Typographic Arts has been a vital participant in the Chicago design community, sponsoring seminars and conferences, and developing publications. Mr. Shanks has been tasked with rebuilding the STA (known for a short period in the 1990s as the American Center for Design) to be a valuable resource for designers, students and design firms. Recently, Mr. Shanks was integral to bringing Erik Spiekermann and Charles Spencer Anderson to speak at the STA. Check out www.sta-chicago.org to view current events and speakers. www.upshiftcreative.com


1990s

was seeking, Callas combined scientific observation with spiritual practice and researched her first subject: herself. Callas was also influenced by the events of September 11, 2001, and the war in Iraq. “I witnessed the attack and collapse of the World Trade Center while walking to my studio.” That and the war in Iraq led Kimberly, her husband and young child to relocate to Brooks, Maine, where they hand built an inground, stone house that is off-the-grid and heated solely with wood. Callas has been rigorously trained in classical

Jessica Young

figurative sculpture. Her work has been

BFA 1994

internationally.

Jessica Young, owner of JY Design Pro,

exhibited both in the United States and More information about Kimberly

has lived in a rural part of Hawaii’s Big

Callas and her work is available online at

Island. For the last five years, Young has

www.kimberlycallas.com.

been voted the Best Graphic Designer by

Russell Taylor

the readers of North Hawaii News. Visit

MFA 1997

jydesignpro.com or find her on facebook

On Friday and Saturday, August 1st and

to see her work or just to say “hi.”

2nd, 2014, SATORI CIRCUS (Russell

northhawaiinews.com/content/best-

Taylor) performed a new original

north-hawaii.html

performance art piece titled, …poems we tell ourselves…in front of two audiences, in two different spaces at the Tangent Gallery / Hastings Street Ballroom in Detroit. …poems we tell ourselves…is an entirely new performance piece, with all original words, music and visuals. Different from other SATORI CIRCUS performances, this performance delves into the dream world of a single person whose life is black and white, much

Stephanie Milanowski MFA 1995

Kimberly Callas (Ewald) MFA 1995 An exhibit entitled Portrait of the Ecological Self by Maine artist Kimberly Callas was featured at the Leonard Craig Art Gallery, Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA), from August 15 to September 12. The gallery is located at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts in Unity, Maine. A 2013 grant award by The Puffin Foundation provided support for the development of Portrait of the Ecological Self. The exhibit examines the question of whether there is an ecological self, or a

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2000s

Zack Denfeld MFA 2007 Zack Denfeld and Stamps Faculty Matt Kenyon participated in Science Gallery, Dublin’s 2014 flagship exhibition “Strange Weather: Forecasts from the Future.” With his new organization, CoClimate, Zack Denfeld curated and cre-

Leslie Raymond

ated three exhibits for the show. Matt Kenyon exhibited his piece “Cloud.”

MFA 1999

We are obsessed with the weather. It

I became the Ann Arbor Film Festival Executive Director in August 2013 and completed my first Festival in this

T. J. O’Keefe

is a powerful, shared daily experience, offering us an immediate talking point

capacity in March 2014. The 53rd AAFF

BFA 2004

with which to engage our fellow citizens.

takes place March 24-29, 2015.

T.J. O’Keefe has released two new

Yet when we talk about climate change

aafilmfest.org

furniture designs: the CIRCUIT lounge

the sense of guilt or powerlessness is

chair and the LOOP side table and console.

enough to kill the conversation. By

Made of a series of loops that intersect

engaging both weather and climate in

in strategic places to form its structure,

a playful, provocative way, we hope to

the CIRCUIT lounge chair challenges

leapfrog over current polarised public

perception and form. Its multiple planes

debates. STRANGE WEATHER propels you

of lines visually overlap to create new and

to forecast your own fate on a changing

interesting graphic compositions from

planet with an uncertain future.

every angle. The LOOP side table and console are

Yvette Rock

and engineers STRANGE WEATHER asks

critical points of intersection. Using one

questions such as: Should human culture

single form of material, the LOOP tables

be reshaped to fit strange weather or

explore the space and graphic qualities of

should we reshape weather to fit our

intersecting lines.To learn more and see

strange culture? Who is going to take

images of CIRCUIT and LOOP, visit

advantage of climate chaos and how will

www.tjokeefe.com.

strange weather benefit me? How will you choose to work, celebrate, live and die when weather gets weird?

Yvette Rock exhibits her recent mixed

www.coclimate.com

media work from her reDetroit series

www.dublin.sciencegallery.com/

called Detroit rePatched: Phase 1.

strangeweather

Rock uses found objects, handmade patchworks, paints, and other materials to symbolize the past, present, and future of Detroit. She recently was selected as a Knight Arts Detroit Finalist exhibition, from September 19 – October

Chris Landau

17 2014 is at Live Coal Gallery, 5029

MFA 2006

Trumbull Street, Detroit, MI 48208.

Constructed in British Columbia with

www.yvetterock.com

local materials and support from the

www.detroitrepatched.com

community, Chris Landau and Miguel Horn’s Salish Sea Lab installation will be installed until 2016 as part of the Vancouver Biennale. Landau’s animations and digital modeling helped to bring the project to life. At night, the 13-foot canoe is bathed in projected light. Virtual ecosystems, spinning stars, and breathing watersheds speak to the forces of change in our lives. chrislandau.com www.facebook.com/salishsealab

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designers, scientists, meteorologists

about repetition, continuous loops, and

MFA 1999

for her concept around this series. The

By bringing together works by artists,


‘Winding Road Magazine’—Adam’s first job after graduating from the Stamps School in 2007. In addition to pursuing his MBA at the Ross School of Business, Adam is currently developing his next original video series. Stay tuned! www.adammorath.com

Catherine Meier MFA 2009

Brent Fogt

Standing Witness, site: Sage Creek, by Catherine Meier is at Badlands National

MFA 2007

Park—Sage Creek Campground Labor

Brent Fogt attended the Djerassi Resident

Day Weekend 2014. Standing Witness,

Artists Program for one month this

site: Sage Creek is a hand drawn

fall. This is Fogt’s third residency since

animation that records and illuminates

graduating from Stamps. He was an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center in 2009 and at Yaddo in 2013. At Djerassi, he will work on sculpture for Scaped, an exhibition at the A&D Gallery at Columbia College, Chicago in March 2015. This fall, Fogt will also be a part of an exhibition at Dominican University called Men’s Work, which focuses on men who incorporate knitting, crochet and other craft processes into their work. www.brentfogt.com

Melanie Manos MFA 2008 In her first solo exhibit at Re:View Contemporary Gallery, Melanie Manos presents Heightened State, an installation of large and small works, depending on your perspective. Manos’ new body of work encompasses mixed-media collage from both digital and non-digital sources in concert with video projection, sculpture, and performance. From these various works, all involving combinations of the body and structural elements, a suggested universe emerges that includes the real, the surreal, and the absurd. In this latest manifestation of her work, Manos invites the viewer to reflect on what she sees as the infinite loop of human perseverance, exploration,

Adam Morath

and wonder. Manos created much of the work while artist in residence at

BFA 2007

Taliesin, The Frank Lloyd Wright School

Adam Morath has spent the last five

of Architecture, Wisconsin, in the

years of his career building original

summer of 2013, and at the MacDowell

video series for AOL Autos and Autoblog.

Art Colony, New Hampshire in the

In 2013, his programs ‘Translogic’ and

winter of 2014. The built and natural

‘The List’ became the first in AOL’s

environments of both places strongly

history to be televised when they were

influenced the new work, which Manos

broadcast on Fox’s Speed Network.

also connects back to the structural

Later in the year, ‘Translogic’ enjoyed

columns of the Willys Overland Building,

an additional broadcast run on the NBC

where her solo exhibit takes place.

Sports Network. To cap an amazing year,

www.melaniemanos.com

‘The List’ was selected as the web’s best

www.reviewcontemporary.com/

‘Travel & Adventure’ video series by the

a-heightened-state/

the temporality, fragility, and vastness of the ancient land located within and around the Sage Creek Campground in South Dakota’s Badlands National Park. Graphite is set into motion through a draw, photograph, erase, and redraw method, and this earthy substance depicts grasses, sagebrush, and crumbling dirt. It reveals the detailed and changing horizon line, the shadows of passing, and the evolution of land as related to this place. These moving drawings that explore terrain become a visual poetry of place, allowing a viewer to relax into their rhythmic movement, or pause to catch detailed fragments of this overwhelming space. The animation will be set up every evening, allowing for unpredictable happenings as both campers and weather come and go. For me, it is the ultimate fun as an artist, going out to the land from which I derive my inspiration to explore how the artwork I make is revealed or transformed by its natural surroundings. www.catherinemeier.com

18th Annual Webby Awards. In May, Adam had the privilege to travel to New York City to accept the award alongside his co-executive producer, Chris Paukert. Adam and Chris met in Ann Arbor at

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mugs, and larger facility graphics such as column wraps and light pole banners with a consistent look and feel. I hope that my fellow Stamps School alumi enjoy these efforts to improve the creative side of Michigan Athletics the next time they have a chance to attend an event. Go Blue! www.emmabumstead.com

Shay Spaniola BFA 2010

Erika Cross

Since it launched in April 2014, bunglo has created a whole line of pillows,

BFA 2012

bedding and shower curtains. We

Erika Cross is a 2014 Core 77 - Student

released our latest collection at NY NOW

Furniture Design Competition Winner.

this August (17-20) in NY for wholesale

www.core77designawards.com/2013/

accounts. Bunglo is based out of Austin,

award_category/furniture-lighting/

we used a state of the art organic and clean fabric printing process, one of the first to being using this technology patented by a NY phd (called fabachrome). I currently contribute to Apartment Therapy and I’m dedicated to growing the bunglo brand where I promote a healthy and meditative lifestyle by designing

Michael Borowski

peaceful textiles for the eyes and soul.

MFA 2011

www.bunglo.co/our-story

I am currently a visiting faculty of photography at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Over the year I will be teaching all levels of digital and darkroom photography as well as intermedia topics courses, maintaining the darkroom, lighting studio, and digital labs. My work has recently been exhibited at the New Mexico State

Emma Bumstead

University Art Gallery (Las Cruces, NM), the Prairie Center for the Arts (Peoria, IL),

BFA 2011

and Espace Projet (Montreal, Canada).

In my first full year as the graphic

www.michaelborowski.com

designer for Michigan Athletics, I’ve taken on an expanded role and have had the opportunity to design season posters for all sports, including football (picture above). I have also had a direct role in creating and implementing a visual theme for the football, basketball, and hockey seasons—all stemming from their unique poster designs. We are striving to create a more seamless experience for fans, so attendees of a football game will see tickets, informational guides, shirts, cups and

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Amber Harrison BFA 2012 I have been fortunate in my second year of business to be accepted to the Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from November 6-9th, 2014, with a preview night on November 5th. “The Show offers a special opportunity to meet the country’s finest craft artists and to learn about and purchase their work.” Since graduating, I have built my own metals studio, Amber D. Harrison Studio, where I create sculptural jewelry and functional objects, primarily focusing on sterling silver as a medium. I enjoy working on various side projects, including a collaborative opportunity with Optik Birmingham to customize vintage and contemporary frames with sterling silver brows and accents.


I was recognized as part of the Top Ten Halstead Grant in 2013 for sterling silver design as well as business planning. In the last year I was awarded a Ribbon of Merit for Nostalgic Artifacts, a collection of necklaces in Molten, a nationally juried show. I have become a regular artist at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, The Original where am able to display as well as demonstrate my process. This year I represented the artists on Channel 4 News WDIV during a live interview about the Ann Arbor Art Fair as well as my jewelry. The University of Michigan Art Museum (UMMA) now carries my jewelry in the their store. It feels incredible to have so many creative ventures within the area, so close to my home and heart in/at Michigan. This opportunity in Philadelphia is a real dream come true! I have been anxious to break into this level of fine craft show and I am beyond

Collin McRae MFA 2012

Charlie Naebeck BFA 2014

Peter Leix (MFA 2013) and Collin McRae,

Charlie Naebeck was never one to sit

married this September and co-created

still for very long during his time at U of

a media production company called

M. While attending school, he continued

Little Hill Studio. They are bringing

to freelance and build his own business

together their fields of film production,

instead of living a traditional college

photography, animation, and music

life. “Immediately after graduation,

composition into one company, and are

I knew that I had to follow the rabbit

already busy at work!

hole,” states Naebeck. “I had to move

littlehillstudio.com

to New York to give it a go, and to see where it took me.” Charlie now divides

honored to be able to display amongst the

his time photographing for publications

other artists and craftsmen selected. My

like Vogue, GQ, and clients like

work is meant to be sentimental. Being

Columbia University.

able to share that level of feeling with

His work with Columbia University,

others and finding how it evokes others

titled the “Climate Scientists”

emotions is so very special, I feel humbled

produced a 2014 calendar to highlight

by it every time.

Columbia scientists talking about climate research and global warming. The calendar is showcased as the

Paula Schubatis

scientists present research on climate change at the opening of Sebastiao

BFA 2013

Saldago’s exhibition of “Genesis” at the

From August 17-September 16, Paula

International Center of Photography in

Schubatis exhibited ISLAND, work created

New York in September.

during her residency at Molzerberger

Aside from client work, Charlie

Academy in Hilmsen, Germany.

also teaches photography at Photo

www.paulaschubatis.com

Manhattan in New York, and he has plans to produce his second book in his series titled “Resonance” on the topic of contemporary body image. www.charlienaebeck.com

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Melissa Weisberg BA 2014 Melissa is now a Development/ Communications Associate at Storefront for Art & Architecture. www.storefrontnews.org

Clara Giles BFA 2014 Seva Corps is a start-up non-profit,

Alana Hoey

founded by U-M Alumni Shwetha

BFA Art & Design 2014

Maddur. Seva is dedicated to the

BA Urban Studies 2014

development of low-cost and non-

Alana Hoey began as the new Marketing

electric medical devices to end

& Communications Director for the U-M

preventable infant deaths in developing

Semester In Detroit Program in May

nations. Board Members Shwetha

2014. “Every day I am able to combine

Maddur, Clara Giles and Michael

the skills I learned at Stamps, my love

Blackshear are working toward marketing

for urban studies and my home city

and developing low-cost solutions along

of Detroit, and my passion for seeing

with Nidhi Shah, Vinita Talgaonkar and

the University engage with Detroit in

Naveen Sharma. The team consists of

a meaningful way. Semester In Detroit

Material Science Engineers, Bio-Medical

allows me to be continually learning and

Engineers and a Graphic Designer.

growing, even after graduation.”

As a start-up company, Seva Corps

Semester In Detroit is beginning its

won first Place in the 2014 Purdue Big Sell

7th year in 2015 with Winter, Spring,

Competition in Social Entrepreneurship

and a brand new Fall semester as

and this years Tech Town Detroit Prize.

well as exciting community-based

www.claramg.wix.com/

housing options! Apply online at

cmgartsevacorps.com

semesterindetroit.com

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MEMORIAM  • 

Bruno Andrade

Frederick A. Horowitz

Hope E. Lull

MFA 1977

MFA 1964

BDes 1937

Ellen E. Devine

Catherine B. Hug

Ruth V. Mackmiller

BDes 1944

BFA 1998

BDes 1945

Elizabeth J. Dice

Alice J. Jacobson

Paul C. Marince

BDes 1941, MDes 1942

BDes 1949

BDes 1949

Donald W. Ditz

Steven N. Kash

George A. Moak

BDes 1949

BSDes 1952

BDes 1951

Richard A. Garrett

Jane Knight

Gordon H. Morrow

BDes 1950

BDes 1950

BSDes 1959

Katharine T. Hahn

Harvey K. Littleton

Annabel D. Peckinpaugh

BFA 1978

BDes 1947

BDes 1940

Harold J. Hansen

Nils A. Lou

Hugh A. Worcester

MFA 1966

BSDes 1954, AM 1961

BSDes 1954

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The Stamps Community is Online!   ↘ umstampsschool.tumblr.com

Follow @umstamps on Social Media ↓ And stay connected with faculty, students, and alumni.

Instagram

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Alum Teshia Treuhaft visits Stamps to give advice to seniors. Once a student, now a celeb! Love it when alums like Teshia Treuhaft return to talk design and life-after-Stamps. Thanks for coming to the Professional Practice series @treulashes! Thanks to Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo for hosting.

Tumblr

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Twitter

  → twitter.com/UM _ Stamps

Stamps student Nina Brewster works with glitter in Ed West’s “Making Pictures” class.

Faculty Osman Khan and Heidi Kumao present at Dlectricity in Detroit.

Nina says, “I’m exploring the way people ‘hide’ themselves. The glitter plays as a mask that represents her femininity in an ‘obvious’ way, sort of mocking the ideas of a superficial woman.”

“I got the idea of the house being fragile,” Osman says, “but the home being resilient.” It gives things a positive twist, and when you think about it, isn’t a bad metaphor for the city of Detroit itself.

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