Jodi Lynn Burton | Detroit Makers
Jul
12
6:30 pm18:30

Jodi Lynn Burton | Detroit Makers

  • TechShop

Owner of Jodi Lynn's Emporium of Doodles. This Detroit illustrator is constantly on the move setting up and selling her creations at craft and maker shows across the midwest and beyond. She is also the host of the popular new podcast, "Detroit Craft Academy".

www.jodilynndoodles.com

This brand new monthly event will feature inspiring presentations from local creators about who they are, what they do, how they got their start, project walk throughs and more. Each session takes place at TechShop Detroit located at 800 Republic Drive, Allen Park, MI 48101.


Maker Mixer | June 2017
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

Maker Mixer | June 2017

  • Henry St. Studios

Henry St. Studios will be hosting a Maker Mixer during their open house on Saturday, June 23rd. Henry St. Studios is home to Scott Berels, Elaine Butcher and Kyle Huntoon. Join Detroit area craftspeople and artists for drinks and light refreshments!  

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates. Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. We welcome additional sponsoring organizations, volunteers, and hosts.

House Industries: A Type of Learning | Opening Party
Jun
8
6:30 pm18:30

House Industries: A Type of Learning | Opening Party

  • The Henry Ford Museum

Celebrate the opening of House Industries: A Type of Learning at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. House Industries co-founders Andy Cruz and Rich Roat, and their longtime co-conspirator Ken Barber, will kick things off with a short presentation introducing the exhibition. Tickets include a signed copy of their newly published book House Industries: The Process is the Inspiration featuring a special-edition bookplate.

Maker Mixer
May
20
7:00 pm19:00

Maker Mixer

  • Mutual Adoration

Mutual Adoration will be hosting a Maker Mixer on Saturday, May 20th. Mutual Adoration is a woodworking studio that utilizes reclaimed wood to build furniture, picture frames, and housewares. Join Detroit area craftspeople and artists for drinks and light refreshments!  

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates. Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. We welcome additional sponsoring organizations, volunteers, and hosts.

Michigan Woodworkers Guild | Making Dovetails
May
7
1:00 pm13:00

Michigan Woodworkers Guild | Making Dovetails

  • Tech Shop

The Michigan Woodworkers Guild will be holding a guild meeting at the Tech Shop Auditorium on May 7th. 

Meet and exchange ideas with other woodworkers followed by a two hour presentation on dovetail joints. Learn about alternative methods and equipment for making dovetails by hand and machine. MWG welcomes all woodworkers from beginner to expert to share knowledge and expand our woodworking skills.

michiganwoodworkersguild.com

Jane Lackey | Cranbrook Lecture Series
May
2
6:00 pm18:00

Jane Lackey | Cranbrook Lecture Series

  • Cranbrook Academy of Art

Lackey’s artwork evolves from a core interest in textiles and drawing. Whether sensual, biological or spatial, her works trace illusive aspects of information and communication. Mapped schema on paper expand to immersive installations aligning issues of identity, communication and place with self reflection, scrutiny, comparison and interaction. Current works on paper come out of a longtime affinity to the connecting over/under stitches within cloth structures that are analogous to hooks of language and social links building into incremental spatial networks.

Lecture will be held in Cranbrook Art Museum’s deSalle Auditorium. Free to ArtMembers and students with identification, and included with Museum admission for the general public.

Ebony G. Patterson | Cranbrook Lecture Series
Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

Ebony G. Patterson | Cranbrook Lecture Series

  • Cranbrook Academy of Art

In her work, the Jamaica-born mixed-media artist Ebony G. Patterson re-contextualizes gender norms and explores Jamaican dancehall culture. Patterson represents the transformations of gender and body politics by blending tapestry, beading, sequins, crochet, and Internet-sourced images of violent murders.

Lecture will be held in Cranbrook Art Museum’s deSalle Auditorium. Free to ArtMembers and students with identification, and included with Museum admission for the general public.

Maker Mixer
Apr
1
7:00 pm19:00

Maker Mixer

  • Grand on River

Grand on River will be hosting a Maker Mixer on Saturday, April 1st. Join Detroit area craftspeople and artists for drinks and light refreshments as we welcome spring back to the city!  

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates. Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. We welcome additional sponsoring organizations, volunteers, and hosts.

Karim Rashid | Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Mar
30
5:00 pm17:00

Karim Rashid | Penny Stamps Speaker Series

  • Michigan Theater

Karim Rashid’s creativity finds form in commercial product design, hospitality and retail design, packaging, interiors, architecture, and contemporary art. With over 4,000 designs in production — ranging from high-end Pepsi bottles to the facade of New York high-rises — Rashid’s massive international client roster includes Alessi, Veuve Clicquot, Umbra, Bobble, 3M, Method, Eos, Bonaldo, Audi, and Citibank. Rashid’s visual art is featured in 20 permanent collections in art institutions worldwide, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, MoMA, and The Center Pompidou. His philosophical refusal of a typological creative identity has contributed to his reputation as a culture-maker, thought-leader, and proponent of the importance of design in everyday life.

Rashid is a perennial winner of the Red Dot Award, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, Pentawards, and IDSA Industrial Design Excellence award. He recieved a Bachelor of Industrial Design in 1982 from Carleton University. Karim’s 2015 monograph, XX (Design Media Publishing), features 400 pages of work selected from the last 20 years.

Supported by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center, stewards of the UNESCO City of Design designation.

Stefan Siegal, Founder, Not Just a Label
Mar
22
6:00 pm18:00
CCS

Stefan Siegal, Founder, Not Just a Label

  • College For Creative Studies Detroit

Hosted by Aki Choklat, Associate Professor and Chair of Fashion Accessories Design, TOYOTA LECTURE SERIES

Walter B. Ford II Building - Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium
201 East Kirby St. Detroit MI 48202

Dr. Cotter's Traveling Metals Show with Special Guest Nicole Jacquard
Mar
17
6:30 pm18:30

Dr. Cotter's Traveling Metals Show with Special Guest Nicole Jacquard

  • College for Creative Studies

Artists Jim Cotter and Nicole Jacquard lend their professional experience in this joint lecture brought to you by the College for Creative Studies, Wayne State, and The Michigan Silversmiths Guild.

Walter B Ford Auditorium, Room W100
201 E Kirby St, Detroit, MI 48202
Free parking in the parking structure on Brush Street

The Center for Craft & Applied Arts will be hosting a reception following the lecture at Cass Café. Join us for drinks, conversation and refreshments. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided!

Jim Cotter's work consists of creating images from a variety of materials not normally associated with jewelry such as steel, concrete, rocks and sought after everyday objects. By combining non-precious materials with precious materials, used to create intimate jewelry objects, Jim seeks to challenge notions and assumptions of how jewelry is perceived and what jewelry can be. 

Nicole Jacquard is an Associate Professor of Jewelry, Metalsmithing and Sculpture at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Her education includes a bachelor of arts from IU in 1991, and her first MFA from the University of Michigan. Nicole received her second MFA in 1995 while on a Fulbright Scholarship to Australia at RMIT University in Melbourne, and in 2004 Nicole returned to RMIT and completed her Ph.D. in Fine Arts.

Saya Woolfalk | Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Mar
16
5:00 pm17:00

Saya Woolfalk | Penny Stamps Speaker Series

  • Michigan Theater

According to The Huffington Post, Saya Woolfalk “doesn’t create artworks, she creates worlds.” A New York-based artist who uses science fiction and fantasy to re-imagine societies and manufacture immersive, multimedia environments, Woolfalk’s work is highly narrative in nature. Daughter of a Japanese mother and an African American father, Woolfalk explores themes of ambiguity, difference, and cooperation. Her work is highly collaborative, and her captivating installations include projects with dancers, animators, filmmakers, and musicians. With the multiyear projects No Place, The Empathics, and ChimaTEK, Woolfalk has created the world of the Empathics, a fictional race of women who are able to alter their genetic makeup and fuse with plants. Woolfalk has exhibited broadly in the world’s top contemporary art centers including PS1 MoMA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and Studio Museum, Harlem, to name a few.

Supported by the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the University of Michigan Institute for Humanities, and Chelsea River Gallery.

Michigan Ceramics 2017
Mar
3
Apr 1

Michigan Ceramics 2017

  • College for Creative Studies

Michigan Ceramics Juried Exhibition is one of the few U.S. exhibitions of its caliber operated entirely by artists. This Biennial exhibition and competition showcases the excellence of ceramic art and its diversity across the state of Michigan and neighboring states. Entrance is open to all residents of Michigan and all MCAA members, regardless of state of residence.

Michigan Ceramics 2017 will run from March 3 to April 1, 2017, at the Valade Family Gallery in the A. Taubman Center for Design Education, College for Creative Studies, Detroit, Michigan.

The reception and awards presentation for exhibiting artists will take place Friday, March 3, 2017.

Maker Mixer | February 2017
Feb
18
7:00 pm19:00

Maker Mixer | February 2017

  • Detroit Mercantile

Detroit Mercantile will be hosting a Maker Mixer Saturday, February 18th at 7pm. Join Detroit area makers for drinks and light refreshments!

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates. Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. We welcome additional sponsoring organizations, volunteers, and hosts.

Detroit, Design and the Future of Work
Feb
16
5:30 pm17:30

Detroit, Design and the Future of Work

  • A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education

Having recently celebrated its one-year status as the first and only UNESCO City of Design in the United States, Detroit is eager to show the world how the city is leveraging its legacy of creativity and innovation to generate opportunity and development. Dozens of Detroiters will showcase their talent this March in France at the 10th edition of the Saint-Etienne Design Biennale March 9 - April 9, 2017 in an exhibition exploring how America’s former industrial powerhouse is shaping the future of work.
Join us for a panel discussion with curators from Detroit’s first international exhibition as a UNESCO City of Design and be the first to hear special announcements regarding funding support for the Detroit City of Design initiative.

Note: doors open at 5:30pm, panel discussion begins at 6pm.

Moderator
Christy McDonald, MIWeek

Panelists
Cezanne Charles, Creative Many, curator of ShiftSpace
Anya Sirota, Akoaki, curator of Out of Site
Nina Bianchi, Work Department, curator of FOOTWORK
Ash Arder, Curator of FOOTWORK
Presented by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

11th floor A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education

Manon van Kouswijk | Cranbrook Lecture Series
Feb
9
6:00 pm18:00

Manon van Kouswijk | Cranbrook Lecture Series

  • Cranbrook Academy of Art

Manon van Kouswijk is interested in the universal qualities of jewelry and personal objects, the value and meaning they represent and the different roles they have in exchanges between people as gifts, souvenirs, heirlooms. In her work, she makes aspects of the way we use and handle things visible in the objects themselves. Her working methods are quite elaborate and obsessive, ranging from making pearlchains of paper archive stickers on a thread and cutting butterflies out of mass-produced domestic objects to embroidering stains on table cloths.

Lecture will be held in Cranbrook Art Museum’s deSalle Auditorium. Free to ArtMembers and students with identification, and included with Museum admission for the general public.

Drinks X Design | Design Strategy and Innovation
Feb
9
5:30 pm17:30

Drinks X Design | Design Strategy and Innovation

  • Atwater Brewery

Drinks x Design returns on Thursday, February 9th from 5:30pm - 8pm at the Atwater Detroit Tap House! The Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) is partnering with The Pit Crew to celebrate design strategy and innovation!
Design strategy is a discipline that involves the interplay between design and business, and often uses social research methods to help guide action steps.
Pit Crew is a unified group of innovators, designers and developers with more than 100 years of combined experience in the Detroit area. View their latest projects while enjoying Michigan produced beer in the historic Rivertown district!

Pit Crew designers include:
-Sundberg-Ferar
-iwerk
-Octane Design
-elementH
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MUSIC by Nandi Comer
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Drinks x Design is produced by the:
Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3)
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ABOUT DRINKS X DESIGN
Held in a new location on the second Thursday of every month, Drinks x Design offers an opportunity for creative businesses throughout the city to open their doors and share their work with the public. Attendees come to meet new people, make connections, promote their creative endeavors and learn about other projects in their community. Event information will be released one month before each event. Follow us on Facebook to stay updated.

PARKING
Free parking for visitors is provided in the Atwater Brewey parking lot accessible from Jos Campau. The parking lot is located between Wight and Franklin St. Free street parking is also available on Wight Street.

Maker Mixer
Jan
21
7:00 pm19:00

Maker Mixer

  • Detroit Denim

Detroit Area Makers:

Please join us for an evening of socializing and camaraderie on January 21st, 2017 at 7pm hosted by Detroit Denim. Located at Detroit denim 2987 Franklin St, Detroit MI 48207. We will provide drinks, snacks, and a crafty activity.

Many of us have been working on individual projects and organizational craft-based initiatives which may be relevant to share informally in a social setting.  

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates. Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. We welcome additional sponsoring organizations, volunteers, and hosts.

Detroit Mercantile Merry Market
Dec
10
Dec 11

Detroit Mercantile Merry Market

  • Detroit Mercantile

The Merry Market is fun and festive event that brings local and regional vendors together in the unique atmosphere of The Detroit Mercantile Co — giving Detroiters, and metro-Detroiters, the opportunity to support local business while shopping for high-quality goods.

Ponyride Makers Market
Dec
9
Dec 10

Ponyride Makers Market

  • Ponyride

The Makers Market features over 50 designers and makers from Detroit and beyond, displaying a variety of high quality handcrafted products and locally produced food. Tickets for Friday range from $30-$100.

Detroit Urban Craft Fair
Dec
2
Dec 4

Detroit Urban Craft Fair

  • Masonic Temple

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair (DUCF) is a two-day craft fair held annually in the city of Detroit. Now in its eleventh year, the 2016 fair features over 100 handmade crafters and indie artists. It is unique opportunity for shoppers to find one-of-a-kind items and meet the people who made them. Tickets for Friday night $10.

Friday 6pm - 9pm

Saturday 10am - 8pm

Sunday 11am - 6pm

November Maker Mixer
Nov
19
7:00 pm19:00

November Maker Mixer

  • Smith Shop

Detroit Area Makers:

Please join us for an evening of socializing and camaraderie on November 19th, 2016 at 7pm hosted by Smith Shop and Line Studio. We are located in Ponyride at 1401 Vermont St. in Detroit, 48216. We will provide drinks, snacks, a crafty activity, and a bonfire (weather permitting).

Many of us have been working on individual projects and organizational craft-based initiatives which may be relevant to share informally in a social setting.  

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates. Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. We welcome additional sponsoring organizations, volunteers, and hosts.

Nov
17
5:10 pm17:10

Jane Fulton Suri - Inspired by Life

  • Michigan Theater

Jane Fulton Suri is Partner Emeritus and Executive Design Director at IDEO where, for nearly 30 years, she has been uncovering insight to inform and inspire design for organizations worldwide. Jane came to IDEO with a background in psychology and architecture and the ambition to bring social science-based perspectives to design practice. She has co-authored and published several design tools to promote human-centered practices: Thoughtless Acts? and The Little Book of Design Research Ethics.

Working variously in Tokyo, Cambridge, and California, Fulton Suri focuses on developing future creative leaders. She has taught at the California College of the Arts, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley, and other schools internationally. Her work has won design and research awards, including Industrial Designers Society of America and Industrie Form Europe, and she holds several patents for design innovations.

Nov
10
6:00 pm18:00

Christy Matson - Fibers

  • Cranbrook Museum of Art

Matson will discuss the development of her hand-weaving practice over the last 12 years from interactive sound installations, to woven abstractions and functional objects. She will also address her interest in history, lineage and pedagogy as it relates to the way that weaving has been taught and thought about in this country.

Nov
7
6:00 pm18:00

lpesh Patel, Cranbrook Academy of Art's Fall Critical Studies

  • Cranbrook Art Museum

Alpesh Patel While serving as Cranbrook Academy of Art's Fall Critical Studies Fellow, Patel will focus on how globalization tends to overlook how images function within specific sites and times. His lectures will scale down the global to the local and the regional/transregional to examine the production, circulation, and consumption of contemporary art and design.

Nov
3
5:10 pm17:10

Fred Gelli Inspiration from fruit skins and using design to change the world

  • Michigan Theater

Fred Gelli is co-founder and creative director of Tátil, a strategic consultancy that uses design to create sustainable connections between people and brands, such as Coca-Cola, P&G, Philips, and TIM. Over his 27-year career trajectory, Gelli has accumulated over 100 national and international awards, including iF Design Award, IDEA – USA, D&AD, and Cannes Lions. Recently, Gelli designed the Rio 2016™ Olympic and Paralympic Games Brands and served as the 2016 Creative Director of the Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Rio.

In 2014, Gelli was included in Fast Company’s ranking of the 100 Most Creative People in the world, while his company was included in the Top 10 Most Innovative in South America. For the last 15 years, Fred has been a university professor in the fields of Ecodesign and Biomimicry at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

Oct
27
5:10 pm17:10

New Bodies, New Worlds: The Collaborative Work of Iris van Herpen and Philip Beesley

  • Michigan Theater

Since their first conversations in 2012, Atelier van Herpen studio in Amsterdam and Beesley’s Living Architecture Systems Group have been co-creating innovative couture that has been worn by celebrities, circulated in multiple exhibitions, and hailed by global critics. Working within a wide community of scientists, engineers, and artists, Iris van Herpen and Philip Beesley’s collaborative explorations combine exquisitely detailed hand-crafted materials into three-dimensional fabrics, incorporating instrument and toolmaking, advanced manufacturing, next-generation computation and artificial intelligence, and subtle phenomena inspired by the natural world. New Bodies, New Worlds offers a unique view of Van Herpen and Beesley’s collaborative work.

Oct
26
6:00 pm18:00

Steven Haulenbeek

  • Cranbrook Art Museum

Steven Haulenbeek is a Chicago-based industrial designer and artist working in the fields of furniture, lighting, and objects for the home. In his lecture he will discuss the development of an independent design practice.