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	 Visiting Artist Reception with Chuck Bruce
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Visiting Artist Reception with Chuck Bruce

  • 219 N 7th St #4 Grand Haven, MI 49417 (map)
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Please join us as we welcome brand new Studio JSD Visiting Artist Chuck Bruce! Silversmith and lapidary artist Chuck Bruce is such a popular instructor his Inlay Cuff Bracelet class sold out in just 5 days--a studio record! Enjoy light refreshments and beverages as you visit with Chuck and his workshop participants and view project samples and some of his amazing work. Everyone is welcome and the reception is free to attend.

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March Maker Mixer - Glass Academy Dearborn
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

March Maker Mixer - Glass Academy Dearborn

March's Maker Mixer will be hosted by the Dearborn Glass Academy! 

The Glass Academy is the creative brainchild of founding artists Chris Nordin and Michelle Plucinsky. An extensive background in the glass arts with Bachelors of Fine Arts from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and Alfred University in New York (respectfully), both artists have a wide resume of skills. The current studio functions in a variety of ways; as a teaching facility, event space, and a design studio. This 14,000 square foot facility, tucked away in a vintage tool and dye area of Dearborn’s west side,  aims to expand consumers awareness of how handcrafted glass can be utilized as a functional and/or decorative element in modern applications.

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

Come join Detroit area craftspeople for drinks, light refreshments and conversation!

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i3Detroit Sewing Monthly Sew Up
Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

i3Detroit Sewing Monthly Sew Up

  • 1481-A Wordsworth Street Ferndale, MI, 48220 United States (map)
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Stitch (bring your own projects), sip wine (BYOB), share (ideas, stories, knowledge). If you need help with a project, maybe someone has an answer. Come for the support, motivation, and ideas. Goal is to accomplish more together and perhaps ideas for sewing classes will come out of our sew-ups. Who: i3Detroit members and community (public) All sewing levels! Complete newbies too!

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Some Like It Hot: An Introduction to Enameling
Mar
31
10:00 AM10:00

Some Like It Hot: An Introduction to Enameling

Need to spice up your jewelry and metal objects with some color? In this workshop we will explore a few of the many possibilities to adorn metal surfaces with enamel. We will first learn the basics of enamel application and firing techniques and continue to push these “introductory skills” to create one-of-a-kind works of art.

All levels are welcome. 

Materials and lunch included in registration fee.

 

 

Send in your registrations - first come first serve!

http://misilversmith.org/documents/Marissa_Saneholtz_Enameling_Workshop_March_31,_2018.pdf

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Great Lakes Woodworking Festival
May
6
12:00 PM12:00

Great Lakes Woodworking Festival

  • 2300 North Adrian Highway Adrian, MI, 49221 United States (map)
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This year the GLWF is bringing together the best woodworkers from the Great Lakes region, ranging from several different woodworking disciplines. We are unified by our love for woodworking, getting our hands dirty, and sharing our talent and skill with the public. This event will showcase 35+ woodworking artist who are selling their handmade goods. This event will also have free classes, demonstrations, and prizes. It is 100% free to the public.

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February Maker Mixer - Ponyride Wood Shop
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

February Maker Mixer - Ponyride Wood Shop

February's Maker Mixer will be hosted by Ponyride!

Ponyride is a nonprofit founded within a 30,000 square foot building in Detroit, committed to facilitating the growth of social missions within artists, entrepreneurs, makers, and nonprofits. They offer the opportunity to fail, develop, and mature, which in turn makes our city a better place to live, work, and prosper. Ponyride is also home to an amazing wood shop that is fitted top to tail with anything a woodworker might need. 

Maker Mixer is a monthly event sponsored by the Center for Craft & Applied Arts and Design. Make. Detroit. Come join Detroit area craftspeople for drinks, light refreshments and conversation! 

Feel free to bring or invite other craftspeople, makers, or advocates.

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Society of American Period Furniture Makers- Meeting & Demos
Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Society of American Period Furniture Makers- Meeting & Demos

Speakers: Ed Stuckey, a member of the Society of Period Furniture Makers will be talking about the organization along with Dale Ausherman, who is the president of SAPFM. Ed will also be giving a presentation on vacuum veneering, hammer veneering, and Cabriole leg construction. Also, in addition, a slide presentation of members work, including MWG members who belong to SAPFM.

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 Matter Out of Place Artist Talk
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Matter Out of Place Artist Talk

Matter Out of Place is a group exhibition of craft, fine art and design projects that explore the shifting meanings of decontextualized objects from industrial and cultural production. Preexisting objects, images and narratives are contested, critiqued and renewed via physical and metaphoric means of collage and assemblage. The work illuminates the importance of intentionality for both maker and viewer in the creation of the art experience. Curated by Andrew Thompson. Exhibit runs January 19 – February 17, 2018

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Corrie Baldauf, Terrence Campagna, Michael Garguilo, Ayaka Hibino, Shabnam Hosseini, Toby Millman, Ellie Richards, Victoria Shaheen, Sarah Rose Sharp, Thing Thing

FEATURED ARTIST
Denise Samuels (collage mandalas)

Parking is available for $4 in the lot immediately behind Detroit Artists Market.

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Black History Month Kick-Off: 17 Hours Celebrating Black Creativity
Feb
2
to Feb 3

Black History Month Kick-Off: 17 Hours Celebrating Black Creativity

  • Detroit Institute of Arts (map)
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The DIA kicks off Black History Month with an all day celebration, remaining open until 2am. Highlights of the event include a reading by U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and a performance by Mahogany Jones. Other events include tours, artist talks and a late night dance party. Please join us as we honor African American artistic creativity with learning, entertainment, and extended hours encompassing the theme of movement in the African American community and Detroit.

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January Maker Mixer - Ocelot Print Shop
Jan
20
7:00 PM19:00

January Maker Mixer - Ocelot Print Shop

January's Maker Mixer will be hosted by Ocelot Print Shop! 

Ocelot Print Shop is a community screen printing shop that is dedicated to providing a collaborative work space to members of our community, offering non-traditional education in the form of classes and skill shares, and offering full design and screen print services. 

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

Come join Detroit area craftspeople for drinks, light refreshments and conversation!

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On the Rocks Opening Reception
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

On the Rocks Opening Reception

ON THE ROCKS: AN EXHIBITION OF VESSELS FOR & RELATED TO DRINKING opens at Pewabic with a reception 7-9 PM, Friday, January 19th, following juror Pete Pinnell’s lecture at College for Creative Studies.

Also in conjunction with the exhibition, Pewabic hosts the family-friendly Coffee & Cocoa with Honcho & Pete, featuring a Pewabic blend coffee by metro-Detroit roaster Honcho and hot chocolate by Detroit-based Pete’s Chocolate Co., on Jan. 28 and Choose Your Valentine, with samplings of cocktails created by Valentine Distilling Co., Feb. 8. The exhibition runs through Feb. 25.

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Allan Wexler Lecture at Cranbrook
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Allan Wexler Lecture at Cranbrook

Allan Wexler has worked in the fields of architecture, design and fine art for forty-five years. He is represented by the Ronald Feldman Gallery in New York City and teaches in the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City. Allan’s works explore human activity and the built environment. He works as an investigator using series, permutations and chance rather than searching for definitive solutions. He makes buildings, furniture, vessels and utensils as backdrops and props for everyday, ordinary human activity. The works isolate, elevate, and monumentalize our daily rituals: dining, sleeping, and bathing. And they, in turn, become mechanisms that activate ritual, ceremony and movement, turning these ordinary activities into theater. 

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Taylor Town Christmas Craft Market
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Taylor Town Christmas Craft Market

Come shop at our 10,000 square foot Market the first Saturday of every month. With Nearly 100 talented Crafters, Artists and Vendors. We strive on having excellent Makers, A Clean and organized Show. There is definitely something for everyone. We are so happy to have a space at Taylor Town Trade Center. Parking is Free. When you enter through Taylor Town at the Main Entrance you want to make a right, you have to walk through the flea market to get to the Michigan Market!! It's not far at all from the Doors. You may even see something you'd like in The Flea Market also! It's Definitely a fun full day of shopping!! **Free Admission** Free Parking** Prizes** Concession Area** 

All our Shows are well Advertised On Couple of Radio Stations 89x and The River, Signage all through residential areas and busy roads( as long as the ground isn't frozen), Flyers, Social Media and More.

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Detroit Mercantile Merry Market
Dec
9
to Dec 10

Detroit Mercantile Merry Market

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.

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Ponyride Makers Market
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Ponyride Makers Market

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.

Friday, 6pm to 10pm
Saturday, 12pm to 6pm

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Detroit Urban Craft Fair
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Detroit Urban Craft Fair

The Detroit Urban Craft Fair (DUCF) is a three-day alternative craft fair held annually in the city of Detroit. Now in its twelfth year, the 2017 fair features over 100 handmade crafters and indie artists. DUCF is a community market that encourages the interaction of maker and buyer. It is unique opportunity for shoppers to find one-of-a-kind items and meet the people who made them. Participating crafters have the chance to connect with a large, supportive audience. The Detroit Urban Craft Fair’s mission is to elevate handmade goods as an alternative to mass-produced items, support and elevate small craft business by providing a place for them to sell during the busy holiday shopping season, and raise awareness of handmade craft.

Friday 6pm - 9pm

Saturday 10am - 8pm

Sunday 11am - 6pm

Admission is $1 on Saturday and Sunday ($10 on Friday for opening night). Children 12 and under are free.

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Eastern Market Holiday Markets
Nov
21
to Dec 19

Eastern Market Holiday Markets

Holiday Markets are back! In addition to the Saturday Market that operates year-round, there are six additional markets (free & all ages welcomed) for all your holiday shopping needs in 2017:

Tuesday, November 21
Sunday, November 26
Sunday, December 3
Sunday, December 10
Sunday, December 17
Tuesday, December 19

The Tuesday market dates are primarily focused on food vendors and are a perfect place to find ingredients for your holiday meals! The Sunday dates feature plenty of Michigan-made gift options including clothing, art, jewelry, beauty products, and more.

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Maker Mixer | October 2017
Oct
27
7:00 PM19:00

Maker Mixer | October 2017

June & December will be hosting a Maker Mixer on Friday, October 27th. 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.

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Maker Mixer | September 2017
Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Maker Mixer | September 2017

DPop will be hosting a Maker Mixer on Saturday, June 23rd. 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.

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Maker Mixer | August 2017
Aug
12
7:00 PM19:00

Maker Mixer | August 2017

Ganas MFG, a design and fabrication studio, will be hosting a Maker Mixer on Saturday, August 12th. Join Detroit area craftspeople 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.

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Jodi Lynn Burton | Detroit Makers
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Jodi Lynn Burton | Detroit Makers

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.

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Maker Mixer | June 2017
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

Maker Mixer | June 2017

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.

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House Industries: A Type of Learning | Opening Party
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

House Industries: A Type of Learning | Opening Party

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.

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Maker Mixer
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

Maker Mixer

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.

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Michigan Woodworkers Guild | Making Dovetails
May
7
1:00 PM13:00

Michigan Woodworkers Guild | Making Dovetails

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

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Jane Lackey | Cranbrook Lecture Series
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Jane Lackey | Cranbrook Lecture Series

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.

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Ebony G. Patterson | Cranbrook Lecture Series
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Ebony G. Patterson | Cranbrook Lecture Series

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.

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Maker Mixer
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

Maker Mixer

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.

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Karim Rashid | Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Mar
30
5:00 PM17:00

Karim Rashid | Penny Stamps Speaker Series

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.

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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

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.

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Saya Woolfalk | Penny Stamps Speaker Series
Mar
16
5:00 PM17:00

Saya Woolfalk | Penny Stamps Speaker Series

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.

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