Community + Public Arts Detroit teams up with artists to upgrade local parks
For the past six years, CCS’s Community + Public Arts Detroit (C+PAD) has been working with six neighborhoods within the Skillman Good Neighborhood Initiative to commission public art works that meet the desires of each neighborhood. Rather than commission works that come from an artist’s individual vision, C+PAD first asks neighborhoods what they want, and then facilitates and funds the process of finding artists who can meet those needs.
WardsAuto announces finalists in interiors design competition
Young stylists were given the task of creating a roomy, practical family-sedan cabin aimed at first-time buyers in the year 2025. The finalists were slected by top auto industry designers at Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and General Motors.
Community Arts Partnership efforts featured by Model D
CCS’s Community Arts Partnership (CAP) providesarts education to more than 4000 Detroit students each year. With the help of CCS students and alumni the program has grown and thrived in a city where arts education has been cut from many schools. Their efforts don’t go unnoticed. Recently the folks at Model D featured CAP in on online article that focuses on the offerings of CAP and other city art programs.
CCS students take part in brainstorming session to break down creative barriers
Over Christmas break a group of CCS students in Tom Rooney’s class sat down with Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) engineers along with highly experienced Army warrant officer from Fort Lee, VA to collaborate on ideas for two current proejcts: a Mobility Demonstrator and a Virtual Window for armored vehicles.
CCS students help redesign the hospital gown
CCS Product Design students Patrick Houin, Frantz Mondesir and Callie Clark-Galster worked with alum Michael Forbes, design director at Henry Ford Innovation Institute, to redesign the hospital gown. Recently Henry Ford revealed the new gown to the media and immediately professionals and patients were impressed with the work the students created.
Alum Coley McLean featured for her work at WCC
In addition to working as full-time welding and fabrication instructor at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Coley McLeanis co-founder with painter Simone DeSousa of the Salt-Mine Studio, a multidisciplinary studio occupying 4,000-square-feet at the Russell Industrial Center in Detroit, where she has held her sculpture, welding and fabrication, and casting studio practice since 1998. She was recently featured in an article in the Washtenaw Voice. McLean discuss how welding saved her life and how she pours passion not only into her work, but also into teaching the next generation of artists.
Mark Zapico dishes on which Mad Men era ads are the best
Fans of the TV show Mad Men and fans of CCS’s own Mark Zapico, may be wondering what the chair of our Advertising program thinks about the advertisements that ran during the 1960’s. His choices may surprise you, Mark could have gone for some obvious choices, but instead he chose work that embodied the risk-taking of the times.
Alums Marco Terenzi and Kate Silvio featured in Gallery One show
Alums Marco Terenzi and Kate Silvio are the featured artists in Gallery One’s current show “Emerging Artists: Michigan.” The show, which opened on April 8 and runs through April 27, takes a step back from a regional focus and showcases the work of artists from across Michigan. Following in line with Gallery One’s previous “Emerging Artists” installations, the artists featured have something to say about life and use interesting, various techniques to say it.
Veronika Scott featured by Crate and Barrel
We are used to seeing media coverage about Veronika Scott’s projects, but recently her home and how she designs the space have been featured in Crate and Barrel’s blog site.
Advertising students bring home Addy Awards
Once again CCS’s Advertising Department has dominated the student category of the District 6 American Advertising Federation’s ADDY Awards
The ADDY Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes, and entrants of all levels from anywhere in the world. The AAF Student ADDY Awards Competition is a unique national awards program designed especially for college students.
Elysia Vandenbussche + Local Portion
As an alum of CCS and DC3’s Creative Venture program, Elysia Vandenbussche’s Local Portion ceramics company sells hand-crafted products, provides classes to the public, and is one of the only ceramic companies in Michigan that has an exclusive ceramic decal printer, a new technology in ceramics.
Woodward Lecture - Jenns Hoffmann
Jens Hoffmann,writer and exhibition maker, who has curated more than 30 exhibitions internationally and written over 300 texts on art and exhibition making since the late 1990s will be presenting at CCS on Thursday, March 28 at 7 p.m. Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium, Walter B. Ford II Building, Walter & Josephine Ford Campus in Detroit's Midtown Cultural Center.
Scott Daniel Design featured in World Interior News
Scott Daniel Design, a Brooklyn-based studio headed by CCS alum Scott Daniel Strickstein is featured in World Interior News' website. Scott Daniel Design launched in 2010 in tandem with his experiments to create Cmesh™. Inspired by the idea of alchemy, Cmesh transforms common substances into something of great value, allowing him to explore notions of sculpture, design and architecture while maintaining an intimate, hands on, approach.
Local Students Win National Recognition in the 2013 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the country’s longest-running and most prestigious award and recognition program for creative teenagers, announced its 2013 National Award recipients. These young artists and writers join a prestigious list of Awards alumni including Zac Posen, Lena Dunham, Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Joyce Carol Oates and Robert Redford.
Song Write - A performance by Ann Trondson
Song Write is a performance created specifically for TheStage inside the College’s Walter B. Ford II Building.The performance is a confrontation between an un-expecting present and its not too-long-ago-past.
Phases of an Image
An installation of sculptures, drawings and site-specific paintings by CCS alumni Rachel Reynolds FA '00 and Robert Zahorsky FA '00, and 2011 Kresge Artist Fellow Corrie Baldauf.
Advertising Design hosts The One Show
The College for Creative Studies’ Valade Gallery is pleased to host The One Club’s world-famous One Show Traveling Exhibition. The Opening Reception on Friday, March 22 from 6-9 p.m. is sponsored by Adcraft Club of Detroit and The D Council.
CCS alum Molly Erickson featured in The Every Girl
At just 25 years old, calligrapher Molly Erickson also known as Molly Jacques has had her illustrative work featured in the holy grail of the wedding industry,Martha Stewart Weddings.Managing to invoke emotion with her hand-lettered creations adorned with whimsically scripted calligraphy, Molly’s romantic works have taken the wedding world by storm.
Sit Down. Move. CCS student takes home BASF award
CCS student Joon young Kim was recently honored with a design award from BASF in the Sit Down. Move. competition. Kim was the only student from the United States to win one of the top three awards.
Shinola watches pre sale
Why open a watch factory in Detroit? Why not accept that manufacturing is gone from this country? Why not let the rust and weeds finish what they started? And lastly, why didn't we buy a heavier coat before we moved here?