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In the News: Recent media coverage

In the News: Recent media coverage

‘Orion’ by Mark di Suvero, outside of the U-M Museum of Art.

August

ROOM TO CREATE: Former University of Michigan athlete turns toward the abstract
Thomas Pomarico, a U-M alum and former football player, dedicates his time to his lifelong love of art. Pomarico constructs his own large-scale canvases for his colorful and abstract paintings.
Read more: Goshen News

Movie making via marching band
David Hines Jr., a Detroit and L.A.-based film producer, and J.B. Armstrong, a writer/director, met while in the Michigan Marching Band. The two have now teamed up and are working on an independent film about Detroit.
Read more: ECurrent

A graveyard? She’s danced there. Just check Instagram.
U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance alum Marlee Grace has filmed herself improvising during the past two years. She is the artist behind the Instagram account Personal Practice, a trove of short videos documenting her daily movement practice, and the author of a new self-published book about the project, “A Sacred Shift.”
Read more: The New York Times

2017 NEH grants encourage great scholarship for nonscholars to enjoy
Two U-M professors, Tiya Miles and Jeffrey Veidlinger, have been awarded National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar grants, which support well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership.
Read more: The Washington Post

Public Sales Start Next Monday for UMS’s 2017-18 Season
Monday, August 7 marks the official beginning of ticket sales for individual performances presented by the University Musical Society. The 2017-18 season consists of 67 performances by 44 different artists and ensembles around Ann Arbor.
Read more: Broadway World Detroit

Detroit 67: The deep scars the city still feels today
Pulitzer Prize winner and U-M professor Heather Ann Thompson commented on the 1967 Detroit riot. “In the wake of the rebellion, Detroit is really up for grabs,” said Thompson, whose 2001 book on the early 1970s, “Whose Detroit?” was recently re-issued.
Read more: Detroit Free Press

U-M Steps Up Pace, Breadth of Detroit Research Collaborations
The Brightmoor Maker Space, supported by the U-M Stamps School of Art & Design, is a major collaboration between U-M and Detroit. The space offers art and design workshops, 3D printing, woodworking, entrepreneurial programming and more.
Read more: Xconomy

Students at the Brightmoor Maker Space participate in many different art and design workshops.

Students at the Brightmoor Maker Space participate in many different art and design workshops.

An Uncommon Education: Celebrating 200 Years of the University of Michigan
Episode 7 of ‘An Uncommon Education’ focuses on U-M students’ devotion to social justice. From civil rights and the anti-war movement in the 1950’s and 60’s to the BAM and LGBT movements of the past several decades, University of Michigan students have recognized that part of a university education is the responsibility to speak out about injustice and intolerance.
Read more: Detroit Public TV

July

University of Michigan graduate Ashley Park, who recently made her television debut on the season 2 premiere of Pop TV's "Nightcap," has been cast in a leading role for the Broadway adaptation of the film "Mean Girls."

University of Michigan graduate Ashley Park, who recently made her television debut on the season 2 premiere of Pop TV’s “Nightcap,” has been cast in a leading role for the Broadway adaptation of the film “Mean Girls.”

Mean Girls Musical Finds Its Plastics in Taylor Louderman and Ashley Park; Additional Casting Announced
U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance alums Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman and Ashley Park have been cast in leading roles for the upcoming musical ‘Mean Girls,’ directed by Tina Fey.
Read more: PlayBill

How Game of Thrones captures an international audience without the help of the Internet
University of Michigan professor of media studies Amanda Lotz joined Stateside to explain why and how Game of Thrones gained such success without the use of the internet like many TV show success stories these days.
Read more: Michigan Radio

The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here’s why it matters
The Library of Congress has made 25 million digital catalog records available for anyone to use at no charge. Melissa Levine, the lead copyright officer at the U-M Library explains why this fresh attitude towards shared data matters.
Read more: The Conversation

94 year-old artist has participated In the Ann Arbor Art Fair since it first began
J.T. Abernathy, a former professor at the U-M Stamps School of Art & Design, has participated in the Ann Arbor Art Fair since it first began in 1960. Abernathy, along with 15 other members of the Ann Arbor Potters Guild, will sell their work in a booth in front of Hill Auditorium.
Read more: WEMU 89.1

Detroit actress tackles complex role in ‘Snowfall,’ the FX drama on the 1980s crack epidemic
U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance alumna Angela Lewis is making a big impression with her co-starring role on the FX series ‘Snowfall,’ the new drama about the rise of crack cocaine in 1980s Los Angeles.
Read more: Detroit Free Press

The U-M Museum of Art.

The U-M Museum of Art.

Best of Washtenaw 2017 – Art and Theatre
The U-M Museum of Art was voted to be the best art gallery and the best museum in Washtenaw county. The U-M Museum of Natural History was the first runner up in the museum category.
Read more: Current

How ‘Game of Thrones’ became TV’s first global blockbuster
The hit HBO show “Game of Thrones” is TV’s first global blockbuster. Amanda Lots, professor of Media Studies at U-M, examines how the show became a global success. “It’s now possible for a series to release new episodes for viewers around the world, and the result is a global watercooler – a shared media culture that transcends national boundaries.”
Read more: The Conversation

Selling Sticks and a Slap in the Face: Artists Intervene in eBay
For U-M Stamps School of Art & Design professor Rebekah Modrak’s project #exstrange, artists from around the globe disrupted eBay as a way of facilitating exchanged among stranger. Dozens of artists participated, resulting in more than 100 eBay auctions.
Read more: Hyperallergic

Miss Buchanan’s Period Of Adjustment
A speech made by Linda Brown Thompson at Rackham Auditorium in 2004 was the inspiration for a recent episode of the podcast Revisionist History, hosted by Malcolm Gladwell.
Read more: Revisionist History

University of Michigan museum marks school’s bicentennial
The University of Michigan Museum of Art has opened another exhibition to celebrate the school’s bicentennial. “Victors for Art: Michigan’s Alumni Collectors — Part II: Abstraction” shows the impact of Michigan alumni in the global art world.
Read more: The New York Times

Kenojuak Ashevak, The Enchanted Owl, 1960, stonecut. Power Family Collection, Philip (AB ‘60, Regent ‘87–’98) and Kathy Power. Reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts. Photography: Charlie Edwards

Kenojuak Ashevak, The Enchanted Owl, 1960, stonecut. Power Family Collection, Philip (AB ‘60, Regent ‘87–’98) and Kathy Power. Reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts. Photography: Charlie Edwards

A plan for raising brilliant kids, according to science
Kathy Pasek, mother of Tony Award winner and U-M alum Benj Pasek, was interviewed about her book ‘Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children.
Read more: NPR

Born into music: Local musician shares his story
David Ward, a sophomore Jazz major at the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, was interviewed about his musical journey. “Being a musician allows you to connect with people without having to talk to them or be put in a social situation with them. You can just have a gig, and people are there, and you are automatically invading their brain waves with your music. It’s powerful,” he said.
Read more: The Daily Evergreen