A Conversation with Jens Gehlhaar

The College for Creative Studies and AIGA Detroit Presents An Afternoon with Jens Gehlhaar. Los Angeles Creative Director of Brand New School. Free Admission and open to all students. For more information please contact the Graphic Design Department at 313.664.7607

Accomplished Transportation Designer to Lead College for Creative Studies Transportation Design Program

Ford Motor Company Chief Designer and National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame inductee Larry Erickson named Paul and Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design
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Robert Fanning and Alise Alousi

The Liberal Arts Department is pleased to present poets Robert Fanning and Alise Alousi. Fanning, author of The Seed Thieves (recently published by Marick Press to widespread praise), is a local poet rapidly gaining a national reputation. Alousi writes from a personal and political perspective and has published her work in a variety of local and national journals. Both poets will be joining CCS for a poetry reading and discussion of the writing process.

The Woodward Lecture Series Presents: Polly Apfelbaum, instalation artist

Polly Apfelbaums highly variegated work consists primarily of large-scale installations of dye-on-fabric paintings, stunningly composed to cover vast portions of museum or gallery floors. Described by the artist as fallen paintings, in reference to their irreverent position on the ground, these are hybrid works in stunning, eye-popping colors that exist in the ambivalent space between painting, sculpture and installation. As critic Lane Reylea has written: "Apfelbaum's work is both painting and sculpture, and perhaps photography and fashion and formless material process as well. It is all these things-wildly so and wildly not so." Apfelbaum was born in 1955 in Pennsylvania and has lived and worked in New York City since 1978. Her recent exhibitions include Comic Abstraction at MoMA, New York, Extreme Abstraction at the Albright Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY, The Shape of Color at Art Gallery of Ontario, and Like Color in Pictures at the Aspen Musuem of Art. A mid-career retrospective, organized by the ICA in Philadelphia, traveled the country during 2003-04.

The Woodward Lecture Series Presents: Mira Schor, writer and painter

Mira Schor is a painter and writer. Her paintings explore written language as visual image as she proposes a critical theory of painting that bridges the gap between cognition and materiality. Her work was recently featured in "Air Kissing: Contemporary Art About the Art World," at Momenta Art, in Brooklyn, N.Y. She is the author of "Wet: On Painting, Feminism, and Art Culture," is the former co-editor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G magazine, and is co-editor of "M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artists Writings, Theory, and Criticism," found online at http://writing.upenn.edu/pepc/meaning/. She is completing work on a new collection of her essays from Duke University Press and is editing "The Extreme of the Middle: The Writings of Jack Tworkov," for Yale University Press, both in 2009. Schor teaches in the MFA in Fine Arts Program at Parsons The New School for Design. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Painting; a Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting; a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant in Painting; the College Art Associations Frank Jewett Mather Award in Art Criticism.

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General Motors donates historic Argonaut building to CCS

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is launching a major expansion that will transform the institution while providing new educational opportunities for Detroit youth and advancing the renewal of the City’s New Center area.
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The Woodward Lecture Series Presents: Joe Zucker, painter

Since the late-1960s, Joe Zucker has explored the balance between material, process and meaning, consistently bringing innovation to what painting can accomplish and be. He makes paintings with every available means except the conventional ones of brush and canvas. Called one of Americas most innovative artists by fellow artist Chuck Close, Zucker achieved extensive recognition in 1970s for his paintings constructed of cotton balls, and he has since used aluminum foil, rubber bands, socks, and pegboard, among other quirky materials, to make his paintings. Recently, Zucker has used the grid as a framework for his compositions, manipulating its structure with color, words, and diagonal lines. Zucker received his MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1964 and now lives and works in New York. Zuckers appearance at CCS coincides with the opening of his solo exhibition at Ferndales Susanne Hilberry Gallery on Friday, March 7. This lecture is co-sponsored by Susanne Hilberry Gallery.

Alumni Scholarship Rides Again!

In 1983, the Alumni Scholarship Fund was established with a gift of $10,000 from married alumni who met while taking the same class at CCS. The scholarship began as a competition that allowed current CCS students to submit entries for review by a group of alumni. The awarding process changed through the years, and recently, the award has been given to the student with the top GPA in each major. This year, the Alumni Scholarship returned to its roots with a competition format.
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Upcoming Events

CCS is coming to a town near you! The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce upcoming alumni receptions this summer.
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CCS Alumni on Facebook!

We have created a special group on Facebook for CCS Alumni!
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