Cranbrook Department of metalsmithing February 2009- News

Exhibition  /  20 Feb 2009  -  06 Apr 2009
Published: 16.02.2009
Gemma Draper. Brooch: the silence II, 2006. Horn, silver, steel. Gemma Draper
Brooch: the silence II, 2006
Horn, silver, steel
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Events organized by Cranbrook in February and March: exhibitions, visiting artists, students and lectures.
Visiting Artists:
Maria Phillips visited the department in late January. She presented her most recent work, a collaboration with Cranbrook Metalsmithing alumna Sarah Turner, and met with students.

Paul Kotula, a ceramic artist and gallery owner in Ferndale, has come to meet all the metalsmithing students individually on three separate occasions. He has helped to critique work and prepare the students for their reviews and thesis.

Sophie Krier, head of the Design Lab at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, will be working with the Metalsmithing and 3D Design students from February 23rd to the 1st of March.

Krier works as a designer, teacher, writer, filmmaker and experimenter. She is currently designing furniture for Studio Jurgen Bey, working with the Finnish company Nokia, as well as writing an essay on the collaboration process.
She will give a lecture in deSalle Auditorium at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, February 25th.
Everyone is welcome to attend her presentation.

The Metalsmithing Department will present works in two separate shows on the Cranbrook campus. Stuff and Non-sense parts I and II will open in the Kingswood School’s Lower Gallery on February 20th and in the Forum Gallery on March 6th, respectively from 6:00 to 9:00 pm each evening.
The shows will explore materials, how one experiences different material, and how those sensations can be used in work.

Gemma Draper, a second year, was a part of Platina Gallery’s show, Winter, in Stockholm, Sweden. Her work was part of the show Just Must (Just Black) in Tallinn, Estonia this fall and she is included in the catalogue, “Just Must,” recently published by Arnoldsche.
Draper is also currently featured in the Klimt02 website gallery.

Second year Seth Papac is participating in the show Recycle: Recreate, Redefine, Re-imagine, open through the 15th of February at the Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Papac will also be included in the forthcoming “500 Enamel Objects” from Lark Books.

David Licata, a first year, has a collaborative piece made with Deb Muhl in the show Debut + New at the Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The show is on view until March 28th, 2009. Licata has also been accepted to the Talente exhibition in Munich, Germany from the 11th through the 17th of March.

Ruth Koelewyn
Assistant to Iris Eichenberg
Cranbrook Academy of Art