February 28, 2014 - April 05, 2014
February 28th – April 5th, 2014 at the Detroit Artists Market
The Detroit Artists Market proudly presents its 2014 Detroit Artists Market Annual Scholarship Awards and Exhibition. The presentation of the scholarship awards to outstanding Cranbrook Academy of Art (CAA) graduate students will be presented at the opening on Friday, February 28th, 2014. This exhibition will present works by three scholarship recipients along with seven other student finalists and many distinguished CAA alumni.
Yun Wook Mun
DAM Annual Scholarship Awards & Exhibition: Cranbrook Academy of Art
Opens Friday, February 28th, 2014 and runs through April 5th, 2014.
Members Preview: Friday, February 28th 6p.m. – 7p.m.
Public Reception: Friday, February 28th 7p.m. – 10p.m.
Gallery Talk: Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 12p.m. – 1:30.pm.
Free and open to the public.
This year’s Scholarship Awards and Exhibition, commemorates the contributions of the world renowned Cranbrook Academy of Art and the DAM, each of which has celebrated its 80th anniversary. The student finalists of the John F. Korachis Scholarship Awards were chosen by the DAM scholarship and exhibition committee. The selection process began with an open invitation to Cranbrook graduate students and concluded with individual studio visits and interviews with finalists. After lengthy deliberation, the recipients of the awards and scholarships were finally chosen for their originality, dedication and exceptional art work. John F. Korachis, Chairman of the Scholarship and Exhibition Committee, made this comment concerning the forthcoming show:
This exhibition is extraordinary in many ways. It allows us to celebrate and recognize the contributions of two very important institutions in our community. It also brings together many generations of fine artists, all of whom have been affiliated with Cranbrook Academy of Art. Most importantly, it allows us to experience the uniqueness and creativity of Cranbrook. When one visits the studios of these talented young artists, engaging in meaningful dialogue with them and observing their creative expressions, you come to understand that Cranbrook is not only a world renowned center of learning and art, it is a cultural experience. Besides its special character and tradition, it has an atmosphere, a climate that allows this young generation of artists to express themselves without inhibitions. They are encouraged to extend the definition of their goals; to question and challenge perceived limitations; and to pursue intellectual and creative curiosity. These student artists do not simply stick their finger in the water; they swim in a sea of enlightenment and creativity as they begin to define the culture and humanity of the 21st century.
Sponsors of this year’s scholarship program include the Law Office of John F. Korachis & Associates; Gyro Creative Group; National Coney Island; Raymond James; Ronin Sushi-Royal Oak; Constantine George Pappas, AIA Architecture/Planning, Inc.; Kresge Foundation; Hudson Webber Foundation; Erb Family Foundation; Art Works Michigan and Michigan Council for the Arts and Culture Affairs.