Wednesday, October 15, 2008


The BEHR Corporation is hosting an exhibition of art created by Wayne State University art students. The art will incorporate materials and parts used in BEHR automotive components. Students are invited to submit proposals to create art using parts Made by BEHR that benefit our society. Accepted art will be exhibited at BEHR headquarters and will be eligible for awards. 

1st place $1,500
2nd place $1,000
3rd place $500
and two honorable mentions of $300

Entry forms can be obtained from the Art Office, 
and are to be returned to the Art Office by October 31st

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Digital Art Candidate LectureSarah Paul

Wednesday, April 18
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Room 157 Community Arts

“I am an American who is categorized as a bisexual woman, an obese woman, a manic depressive woman, a medicated woman. Though most of these categories are quite common in contemporary American society, they are considered marginal and stigmatic, far from ideal. Our pursuit of an elusive and ultimately constructed ideal plays a significant role in my work. […] To confront this status quo, I use my Amazonian female body and powerful voice in multimedia performances and installations that incorporate pop vocal melody, experimental electronic music, and constructed visual spectacle. My performances are designed to envelop the viewer, using sound, video projection, and live vocal and stage elements to both seduce and jar the audience. Admittedly dramatic, I aim for these live performances to elicit, within myself and my audience, the sensation of a point at which the real and the imagined come together. […] I intend for my audience to feel both discomfort and compassion as they observe my character's pain, leading them to identify with a subversive persona.”

Visit for artist statement and more work,and contact the Art & Art History Office at 313.577.2980 for more information pertaining to the lecture.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Digital Art Candidate Lecture 1

Digital Art Candidate LectureJiawei Gong

Monday, April 16
2:00 – 3:00 pm

Room 157 Community Arts

Jiawei Gong was born in China. Since graduating in 1992 from China National Academy of Fine Arts, where he majored in painting and drawing, he has worked as a graphic designer, a newspaper art editor, a freelance illustrator, and a college instructor. In collaboration with Wen Fan, he has illustrated more than sixty children's picture books and two regular newspaper comic columns. Jiawei has been included in both Who’s Who in International Art and Who’s Who in Chinese Art. Currently, he is an MFA candidate at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Visit for artist statement and more work,
and contact the Art & Art History Office at 313.577.2980 for more information pertaining to the lecture.


Undergraduate Art League Meeting

Monday, April 16 Painting Studio, 3141 Old Main, 5:45 p.m.
Come eat pizza, learn about exhibition opportunities, make friends and help shape the league!