Archiving the Artwork of Janet Gallup: What Happens to an Artist’s Body of Work When That Artist’s Body is Gone

Ann Arbor artist and resident Hannah Burr shares about how she came to archive the artwork of Janet Gallup, an artist who lived and worked in Ann Arbor a generation before her, and how this process relates to and affects decisions she makes about her own art process and practice.

Janet Gallup was an accomplished printmaker and Ann Arbor resident who died in her late 60s in 1991; Hannah Burr is a mixed media artist who came to Ann Arbor 26 years after Janet’s passing.

David R. MacDonald: Vessels for the Human Spirit

In this talk, ceramic artist David MacDonald will talk about how he got started in ceramics (pottery specifically) and what inspires him to continue to make vessels. The principle concern of his art is the articulation of the magnificence of the human spirit and a celebration of his African heritage. Part of the IMoDD Unforgettable Dinnerware Series.

David MacDonald has a BS from Hampton University and an MFA from the University of Michigan. He is a Professor Emeritus at Syracuse University where he taught for 37 years.

Art from Around the World | Zine Making with Anishinaabe Artist Jamie John

Learn some basic and unique paper folding techniques as you create a zine in this workshop led by Jamie John. Jamie is an enrolled member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians based in Traverse City, MI., and will also include a presentation on Anishinaabe artworks, including their own work, and how they communicate their lived experience through art.

The Vessel as a Metaphor: An Artist Talk by Ebitenyefa Baralaye

Join us for a talk by Detroit based artist and educator Ebitenyefa Baralaye whose work explores cultural, spiritual, and material translations of objects, text, and symbols interpreted through a diaspora lens and abstracted around the aesthetics of craft and design. He received a BFA in ceramics from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in ceramics from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Modernism in Action: The Russel & Mary Wright Design Gallery, with Allison Cross

Manitoga, located in Garrison, NY, is the former home and 75-acre woodland garden of American industrial designer Russel Wright and his wife Mary Einstein Wright. This tour, presented by executive director Allison Cross, will share how a creative and sensitive adaptive reuse of a modernist national historic landmark realized a long-time institutional goal to present the complete work of design and life-style visionaries Russel and Mary Wright to the public. This event is part of the International Museum of Dinnerware Design Unforgettable Dinnerware lecture series.

Tour of Fishs Eddy's Museum of American-Made Restaurant-Ware with Julie Gaines

This tour will be a walk through of the collection of restaurant-ware dating back to the turn of the century. You'll see everything from corporate china used by a watch maker and dishes used by the United States military, to creamers, mugs, and butter pats made exclusively for famous restaurants all over the country. And, you'll get a sense of the heart and the soul that went into their production. This event is part of the IMoDD Unforgettable Dinnerware Series.

This event is in partnership with the International Museum of Dinnerware Design.

Epic Stained Glass of Metro Detroit & Washtenaw County

Join author, photographer and architectural historian Dale A. Carlson as he discusses over forty significant stained glass installations in the Detroit metro area, including a dozen here in Washtenaw County. Examinations of contemporary and classic makers represented locally, notable transplantations, and top local single-site collections fill out this compelling look at Metro Detroit's singular stained glass legacy.

This event includes a signing with books and photo prints for sale.