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Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series

Presented by the UM Stamps School of Art & Design.

Established with the generous support of alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Speaker Series brings respected emerging and established artists/designers from a broad spectrum of media to the School to conduct a public lecture and engage with students, faculty, and the larger University and Ann Arbor communities. Additional support is provided by series sponsors Michigan Radio, WUOM 91.7 FM and Arts @ Michigan.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs take place on Thursdays at 5:10 pm at the historic Michigan Theater, located at 603 E. Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, and are free of charge and open to the public.

 

 

Kiki van Eijk

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Kiki van Eijk

Thursday, February 5 at 5:10 PM.  Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. A designer with a strong personal touch, Kiki van Eijk represents the new generation of Dutch designers. Her playful work balances concept, material, structure and technique in projects that include carpets, lighting, furniture, ceramics, glassware and luxurious textiles.  Van Eijk confirms that, “l like to tell absurdist stories while using very high craft standards. I’m searching for the freedom of the playing child. It’s often a play between...

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Elizabeth Streb

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Elizabeth Streb

Thursday, February 12 at 5:10 PM.  Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. The preeminent Extreme Action Architect, Elizabeth Streb is a rascal, a genius and dance’s answer to punk rock. The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Award, Elizabeth founded the STREB Lab for Action Mechanics (SLAM) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2003. The STREB company has performed in, around, and on top of major landmarks, theaters and stadiums worldwide.  She also wrote the book STREB: How to Become an Extreme Action Hero. Streb is the subject of...

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Jose Miguel Sokoloff

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Jose Miguel Sokoloff

Thursday, February 19 at 5:10 PM.  Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. President of Lowe and Partners Global Creative Council, ad executive Jose Miguel Sokoloff has led a multi-year, multi-award winning marketing campaign on behalf of the Ministry of Defense against the guerrilla war in Colombia, persuading FARC guerrillas to demoblize.  He is the recipient of the prestigious Titanium Lion, a UK IPA Effectiveness Grand Prix, a Jay Chiat Grand Prix and an El Ojo Grand Prix. His agency, Lowe SSP3, was awarded Advertising Age’s...

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Casey Reas

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Casey Reas

Thursday, March 12 at 5:10 PM.  Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. Casey Reas writes software to explore conditional systems as art. Using emergent networks and layered instructions, he has created a unique area of visual experience that builds upon concrete art, conceptual art, experimental animation, and drawing. In 2001, with Ben Fry, he initiated Processing, an open source programming language and environment created for visual artists. While dynamic, generative software remains his core medium, work in variable media including...

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Louis Benech

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Louis Benech

Thursday, April 9 at 5:10 PM.  Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. Renowned landscape designer Louis Benech has carried out some 300 park and garden projects around the world including at the Tuileries, the Elysée Gardens and the Quai d’Orsay, Pavlovsk’s Rose Pavilion (St Petersburg), and the Gardens of the Achilleion (Corfu). He has also worked for organizations such as Hermes, Axa and Suez.  With each of his projects, Benech combines a desire to create long-lasting and aesthetically pleasing gardens with respect for a...

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Alison Bechdel

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Alison Bechdel

Thursday, January 22 at 5:10 PM. Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. Author of Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic and the comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For, graphic novelist Alison Bechdel is preoccupied with the overlap of the political and the personal spheres. While Dykes to Watch Out For was an explicitly community-based and politically engaged project, her deeply intimate memoirs about her father’s life before gay rights and her mother’s life before the women’s movement turn a...

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Osman Khan

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Osman Khan

Thursday, January 29 at 5:10 PM. Part of the Penny W. Stamps Speaker Series. Born in Pakistan but raised in New York, Osman Khan creates work that plays with themes of identity, home/land, and social/public space through participatory and performative installations and site-specific interventions. His work has been shown at the Shanghai Biennale; Zero1 Festival/ISEA; Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Ars Electronica Center, Linz Austria; OK Center for Contemporary Art, Linz Austria; Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC;...

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