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On Mentorship: Cranbrook Academy of Art Craft Symposium

Cranbrook Academy of Art Craft Symposium 2019

The Cranbrook Academy of Art Ceramics, Fiber, and Metalsmithing departments, in collaboration with Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research, will host a symposium featuring alumni who have become successful professionals in the fields of craft, art, design, and education. On Mentorship: Cranbrook Academy of Art Craft Symposium will generate dialogue between artists who hold critical practices and mentor the next generation of makers.

Marcellus Armstrong, Ebitenyefa Baralaye, Emily Culver, Annica Cuppetelli, Sonja Dahl, Jovencio de la Paz, Shannon Goff, Julia Heineccius, Thomas Muller, Seth Papac, Stacy Jo Scott, and Timothy Veske-McMahon will present individual lectures to share their experiences.

Moderator Glenn Adamson, the premier critical voice in craft, will then lead group panel discussions to consider the trajectory of arts education and provide insight into the future of the field of craft.

The symposium will take place on Saturday, February 2, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in the deSalle Auditorium at Cranbrook Art Museum - 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304.

Accompanying exhibitions:

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

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

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

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