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Friday in Ferndale at the Lemberg Gallery


 You Will See Anders Ruhwald, Artist-in-Residence and Head of Ceramics



Opening Reception: Friday, November 12, 5-8pm
Anders Ruhwald - You Will See
Lemberg Gallery
23241 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 48220
Exhibition: November 12 - January 8, 2011
Artist Talk: Saturday December 4, 2pm

In his first exhibition at the Lemberg Gallery, Anders Ruhwald presents a range of objects that normally function to guide and control movement in the public realm including: traffic cones, markers, and barriers. Referencing both warning-signage and the late '70s design era, the exhibition is constrained to a range of three colors—orange, black and cream.


Friday:Milles House Studio presents


The Giallo Pop Collection of Furniture by 3D Student Chris Schanck



Opening: Friday, November 12, 5-7pm
Giallo Pop
Milles House
Academy Way, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Cranbrook Academy of Art 3D Design student Chris Schanck presents a new body of work entitled Giallo Pop previewing on Friday, November 10 from 5-7 pm in the Studio at Milles House (please use the side door to enter Studio), just west of Academy Way. The Giallo Pop collection of seating, lighting, tables, and storage is an exploration of the concept of leisure through an investigation of elemental colors and geometry.


Forum Gallery Exhibition Opens Friday at the New Studios Building


CAA Students present Body [of] Work


Opening Reception: Friday, November 12,
Body [of] Work

Forum Gallery, New Studios Building
Cranbrook Academy of Art

This student produced and presented exhibition features the work of current Academy students: Anna Adler, Lauren Cherry, Edgar Mosa, Ashley Ernest, Tiffany Massey, Dan Roberts, Erin Yuasa, Celia Butler, Corina Reynolds, Satoru Nihei, Sid Caldwell, and Katie Wynne.


Saturday Opening in Pontiac: Cranbrook @ MoNA


A Multi-Media Puzzle. Can You Solve It?



Opening Reception: Saturday, November 13 6-9pm
Can You Solve It?
Exhibition runs through November 20
Museum of New Art
7 North Saginaw Street, Pontiac


The Museum of New Art is presenting a  multi-media art riddle crafted by eleven Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate students. A cash award of $1000 will be awarded to the first viewer to solve the riddle. Exhibiting artists include: Carson Grubaugh, Corina Reynolds, Haynes Reily, Ashley Kratzke, Brian Widmaier, Patrick Gantert, Rose Pink, Laura Ginn, Kyle Ford, and Seth Keller.


The Public Art Project Opens Friday in Ferndale


Woodward Billboard Presentation by CAA Alum Kathleen McShane


Friday, November 12, 5pm
Kathleen McShane (CAA Alum)

The Public Art Project
23241 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 48220

The pedestrian-level billboard at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Maplehurst in Ferndale has provided a unique venue for artists to exhibit large-scale, site-specific work on metro-Detroit’s busiest road for nearly twenty years. Kathleen McShane, a 1990 graduate of the Print Media Department, teaches at the College for Creative Studies and the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor.


Reinventing the Museum Lecture Series this Sunday


Adam Lerner of MCA Denver: "Spill Paintings and Fine Beer: The Role of Art in a World Filled with Art"


Sunday, November 14, 5 pm
"Spill Paintings and Fine Beer: The Role of Art in a World Filled with Art"

Adam Lerner
Director, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Denver
Cranbrook Institute of Science Auditorium
For directions click here.

MCA Denver is an innovative forum for contemporary art, an incubator for art and ideas, artistic exchange, and dialogue. A museum without a permanent collection, MCA Denver was founded in 1996 to provide the city with its first contemporary art museum. In 2007, MCA Denver opened a new, permanent home, designed by the British architect David Adjaye. In 2009, The Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar (The Lab at Belmar) merged with MCA Denver, when Adam Lerner took over as director. Lerner, known for his rebelliousness within the museum world, works under the title of Director and Chief Animator in the Department of Fabrications. He was the founder and Executive Director of The Lab at Belmar until The Lab merged with MCA Denver. Both at The Lab at Belmar and now at MCA Denver, Lerner has distinguished his institutions as the site of some of the nation’s most innovative museum programming, including the widely successful series Mixed Taste: Tag Team Lectures on Unrelated Topics. He was the Master Teacher for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum from 2001 to 2003, and Curator of the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, before moving to Colorado. As he proudly notes, at age nine he also was the youngest member of the Brooklyn Squares Square Dance Club. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University and his Master’s degree from Cambridge University.


[Fall] Edition Lecture Series Continues Next Week


Leon Johnson & The Deposits [Some Sort of Bridge]”


Tuesday, November 16, 6 pm

Leon Johnson

Chair, Department of Fine Arts, College for Creative Studies

“The Deposits [Some Sort of Bridge]”

Sponsored by the Critical Studies Program
Cranbrook Institute of Science Auditorium
For directions click here.

Leon Johnson was born and raised in South Africa. He is a convergent media artist and experienced teacher who was most recently on the faculty of the Intermedia department at the University of Maine, and faculty member at the Transart Institute in Berlin and Vienna. He is also the proprietor of The Long Bell Press and a founding member of Creative Material Group. He earned both his MA and MFA at the University of Iowa, as an Iowa Arts Fellow. In addition to his responsibilities at the University of Maine, Johnson has worked with graduate students at the Rhode Island School of Design, as a Public Engagement Associate, and served as Graduate Studio + Theory faculty at the well-regarded low-residency MFA program at Maine College of Art. Among his many awards, Johnson was a recipient of the Jackson Pollock/Lee Krasner Foundation Grant, a Yaddo residency for painting, and the Ersted Award for innovative intermedia teaching. He has also been honored as a performance artist and film maker: his film, "Faust/Faustus," was selected for the KunstFilmBienale in Cologne, Germany, and the Raindance Film Festival in London in 2003. Recent engagements in 2010 have included the exhibition "Tricks of the Eye: History + Memory in a Shifting Social Landscape" at RISD, a solo exhibition of paintings, sculptures, and films "Overland, Offshore, Downriver" at 37A Gallery in Portland, Maine and "DUAL SITE", a Dinner Theater Performance at Whitney Art Works. Johnson was also a project artist in residence this summer at Mildred's Lane, PA which included a workshop on experimental book forms and a performance of "DUAL SITE."





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Top image: Courtesy of MONA, installation view.

Body [of] Work image, courtesy of Forum Gallery.

Woodward Billboard image, courtesy of Kathleen McShane.

Adam Lerner, courtesy of MCA Denver.

Leon Johnson image, courtesy of CCS.

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