Adjunct Instructor Peter Lichomski had a number of watercolor paintings accepted into juried exhibitions recently, including the 2011 Michigan Fine Art Competition (sponsored by the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center), the Birmingham Community House “Our Town” art show, the Northville Art House “Outside In,” exhibit, and 1st Annual Donna A. Vogelheim Memorial “Healing Power of Art” exhibition.
Adjunct Instructors Christopher Schanck and Aaron Blendowski were featured in the show, “Cranbrook Design: Into the Network,” at Studio Couture in Detroit, September 24 -October 24, 2011. Cranbrook Design was conceived as a laboratory for design exploration and experiment for current students and recent alumni of Cranbrook’s Design and Architecture programs to contextualize their work as a product of the ‘the network society.’
Assistant Professor Steven Coy’s work as the “Hygienic Dress League” was featured in a photo exhibition at the Hamtramck, Michigan Public Pool gallery in October. Coy and his wife Dorota created the League – a faux company that exists as a real corporation – as a commentary on corporate advertising and branding.
Associate Professor Dale Allen Gyure presented a paper entitled “The crowning feature of our system”: Nineteenth-Century High Schools and American Middle Class Aspirations and Anxieties,” at the History of Education Society Annual Conference in Chicago. He also presented a public lecture, “Nature, Light, and Beauty: Minoru Yamasaki’s Design for the North Shore Congregation Israel” in Yamasaki’s sanctuary at North Shore in Glencoe, Illinois.