Evergreen Road: A University of Michigan-Dearborn Art Exhibition at the Detroit Center

Nov 10, 2014

Experience the artistic works of University of Michigan-Dearborn faculty and students from the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters with “Evergreen Road,” December 5, 2014 – January 10, 2015, at the U-M Detroit Center.

Showcasing some of the most creative and talented artists from UM-Dearborn, “Evergreen Road,” located in Monts Hall of the University of Michigan Detroit Center, features an eclectic group of mixed media, prints, painting and drawings from award-winning artists.

UM-Dearborn faculty and student artists include: Madeleine Barkey, Richard Culling, H. James Gilmore, Carolyn Kraus, Julie Lambert, Jennifer Proctor, Kevin Castile, Audrey Mazer, Hanna Nasser, Keysha Wall, Ikhlas Hussein, Ashlee Szabo, Anthony Liwag, Benjamin Gorag and Erika Turek.

An opening reception and program for this exhibit is scheduled for December 5 from 6-9 p.m. The reception is open to the general public and includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments.

About the faculty artists:

Madeleine Barkey is a Detroit based artist who has taught at the University of Michigan-Dearborn for fifteen years. She has a studio with an intaglio press at the Pioneer Building.

Richard Culling is a painter based out of Livonia and is know for cityscape and figurative collage paintings. His awards include the Pollock Krasner Foundation Award, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Award, Research Partnership Award (University of Michigan), and Michigan Council for the Arts. He has also shown work at the Flint Institute of Arts, David Klein Gallery, Xochipillli Gallery and the Pontiac Art Center. Richard currently is a Lecturer II painting teacher at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

H. James Gilmore is clinical associate professor of Journalism and Screen Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. As a documentary filmmaker, Gilmore has an established track record of focusing on issues of social change, including the transition from white-ruled Rhodesia to black-ruled Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe: A Racial Revolution, 1988), life in rural Pennsylvania (Rural American Documentary Project, 1989), the changing American family (Alone Together, 1991), and the transformation of suburban America (Chronicle of an American Suburb, 2002). Gilmore has worked for a number of media organizations, including The Christian Science Monitor in Boston and New Hampshire Public Television.

Carolyn Kraus teaches narrative non-fiction at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She has been a Detroit city columnist, and now writes for academic, literary and general audience publications.

Julie Lambert is a printmaker who utilizes painting, collage and installation to create multimedia pieces. Her work addresses dichotomy and gray areas in memory through the art of story telling. Most recently, her work was part of the forthcoming publication “Contemporary American Printmakers.” Julie is a Lecturer III in Art at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Jennifer Proctor is a filmmaker and media artist based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her work explores the experimental film remakes, representations of gender, and interactive documentary. Her award-winning films and interactive work have been shown around the world, including the Aurora Picture Show, FLEXFest, Antimatter, Migrating Forms, Festival of (In)Appropriation, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. She is currently an assistant professor in Journalism and Screen Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Kevin Castile is a painter based out of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan.  His work employs mixed media and investigates an organic abstraction wherein each mark made is a reaction to those preceding it and forms from nature occasionally emerge.  He has shown throughout the Great lakes region.  He is currently an adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and also works as a Management Engineer at the Henry Ford Health System.

For more information, please contact the Detroit Center: (313) 593-3584 or detroitcenter@umich.edu

Special thanks to the University of Michigan-Dearborn departments of Language, Culture and Communication, and  Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts for leading the effort to provide an exceptional exhibit.