On Mentorship: Cranbrook Academy of Art Craft Symposium

Meeting  /  CriticalThinking   Symposium  /  01 Feb 2019  -  02 Feb 2019
Published: 14.01.2019

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The Cranbrook Academy of Art Ceramics, Fiber, and Metals Artists-in-Residence, Ian McDonald, Mark Newport, and Iris Eichenberg in collaboration with Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research are hosting a symposium featuring alumni from the three departments who have become successful professionals in the fields of craft, art, design and education. 
On Mentorship: Cranbrook Academy of Art Craft Symposium will generate dialogue between artists that hold critical practices and mentor the next generation of makers return to their alma mater to share their varied experiences since graduating through individual lectures. They will be joined by Glenn Adamson, writer, and curator working across craft, design, and contemporary art. Accompanied by Adamson as Moderator, the artists will take part in group panel discussions to consider the trajectory of arts education and provide insight into the future of the field of craft.

Artists-in-Residence Iris Eichenberg, Ian McDonald, and Mark Newport have invited you as an influential voice in the field to reflect on your experiences as emerging and established artists after completing your graduate studies at Cranbrook. Their aim in bringing a group of individuals with various practices together in conversation. The presentations and panel discussions will take place in the DeSalle Auditorium in front of an audience of current Cranbrook students and fellow alumni, students studying craft from all over the Midwest, and individuals from important institutions invested in Craft here in the Midwest.

We warmly welcome you to join our group of emerging and established artists on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 from 10 am - 5 pm in the deSalle Auditorium that is housed within the Cranbrook Art Museum. We hope that you will take part in the day's events as distinguished alumni gather together on Cranbrook’s campus once again. Providing a unique pedagogue that fosters experimentation, all three craft disciplines are the top-rated programs in the country for graduate studies in Ceramics, Fiber, and Metalsmithing.

Participating speakers
Artists-in-Residence Iris Eichenberg, Ian McDonald, Mark Newport, Marcellus Armstrong, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Emily Culver, Annica Cuppetelli, Sonja Dahl, Jovencio de la Paz, Shannon Goff, Julia Heineccius, Thomas Müller, Seth Papac, Stacy Jo Scott, and Timothy Veske-McMahon.

In conjunction with On Mentorship, the Ceramics, Fiber, and Metalsmithing departments are hosting two exhibitions.

 Accompanying exhibitions: 

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

Ian Mcdonald: In No Particular Order
Cranbrook Art Museum
Reception immediately following the Symposium, 5-6:30 pm.
Exhibition features new work made within Ian McDonald’s first year as Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Ceramics department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. 

Kindred Neighbors: Cranbrook House Inhabitation
Cranbrook House, 380 Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 
Opening reception: Saturday, February 2, 6-8pm
Exhibition features work by current Academy students in the Ceramics, Fiber, and Metalsmithing departments. In collaboration with the Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research.
Sign up for the event here.