Community Outreach & Engagement
The Valade Family Gallery
The Valade Family Gallery, located on the first floor of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, presents exhibitions for and with students, faculty, CCS alumni and the community of Detroit on topics relevant to contemporary art and design practice today. Its focus is to establish educational linkages between the College and the community, and to provide a space for exhibitions that advance and support the academic departments of CCS.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 3, 2017 at 6 - 8:00 p.m.
November 4 - December, 16, 2017
Shoetopia! The first exhibition of its kind in North America to gather contemporary footwear, art, video and related designs into one space, is curated by Liza Snook, founder of the Virtual Shoe Museum and Aki Choklat, Chair of Fashion Accessories Design at CCS. The exhibition looks at shoe design through the lens of seven themes: Metropolis, Ritual, Utopia, Feast, Nocturnal, Techno and Eco. It features an array of objects, from footwear by international designers like Comme des Garçons, Maison Martin Margiela and architect Zaha Hadid, to sculpture, painting and works by artists and designers like Willie Cole, Chris Francis, Fantich & Young, Kobi Levi, Peter Popps and Frederico Uribe.
This exhibition is sponsored by Lisa Applebaum, Nicole Eisenberg, Lynn Gandhi, Danialle Karmanos, The Vivian Pickard Shoe Collection, Sandra Seligman, Julia Reyes Taubman and Molly Valade.
“THE FUTURE OF FOOTWEAR” PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6 p.m.
GM Auditorium, A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education, CCS
The Toyota Lecture Series and the Woodward Lecture Series
Valade Family Gallery
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
460 W. Baltimore
Detroit, MI 48202
Wednesday – Saturday 12:00 noon to 5 p.m.
Free parking available in the CCS Parking Structure located on Baltimore between Cass and Second.