We aren’t (yet at least) a big events site, but I feel compelled to let you know that 86: the Art & Design Senior Show will be held this week (April 12-14). The show features projects by the University of Michigan’s School of Art & Design’s 86 graduating seniors, including film, installation, traditional and new media. In the words of participant Samara Perlstein (whose work appears on this site on occasion and who tipped me off to the show):
The Michigan art school has this year-long project for seniors called the Integrative Project, or IP. Pretty huge deal; you work on the same art piece for two semesters, basically live in your studio, if you don’t pass it you aren’t allowed to graduate, so on and so forth.
If you have a little time and want to take a look at the amazing range of projects, check out the slideshow of student postcard designs for their exhibits, and if you go to the show, be sure to say hi to Sam. Her work will include beetles and baseball, so it should be fairly easy to find!