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    Media Events of the Month: April

    Posted by Amy Brown on Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    media_events_470x470_aprilAre you tired of finding out about cool events AFTER they have happened? Don't worry, we have come up with a solution for you! Specs Howard School of Media Arts is putting together a new blog series cleverly titled "Media Events of the Month". Check back here monthly to stay up to date on all events related to the Graphic Design, Digital Media, or Broadcast Industries. 







    capital_city_film_festApril 10-13, 2015 Capital City Film Festival  capitalcityfilmfest.com 

    Independent films showcased in Lansing, MI. The event also features live touring bands and forums with many of the filmmakers. Last years festival features over 70 films and 24 live bands, at 8 venues in Lansing.     


    April 10 - 12, 2015 Midwest Media Expo  midwestmediaexpo.com

    midwest_media_expo_2015According to their website:  "The Midwest Media Expo is a popular culture event similar to most Comic Conventions. Instead of focusing on only comics, the Midwest Media Expo is a celebration of all popular media, including: Animation, Television, Film, Literature, Video Games, Tabletop Gaming, Comics, and Internet Culture." It is held at the RenCen in downtown Detroit.    


    April 16 - June 12, 2015 Photography Exhibit director_within_Rose Eichenbaum's book The Director Within ypsilibrary.org

    If you are in the Ypsi/Ann Arbor area, check out the exhibit of The Director Within. It will be held at the Ypsilanti Public Library and feature photos from the book. The photos are of various directors of theater, film, and television. Each photo will have a story excerpt from the book about the subject in the photo and their views on being a director in the entertainment industry. Directors featured in this exhibit include: Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show), Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles), John Carpenter (Halloween), and Barry Levinson (Rain Man).  


    April 8-10, 2015 Free Comic Book Workshop For Kids, The Dearborn Community Arts Council and the Padzieski Art Gallery will bring artist, designer and graphic novelist Paul Sizer back to Dearborn for two events on April 8.


    The Michigan artist, who is the subject of the current Padzieski Art Gallery exhibition “Re-Examine / Re-Purpose - A New Look At Propaganda & Pin-Up Art” presented in collaboration with Green Brain Comics through April 10, returns for the DCAC’s free monthly gallery program Teatime with the Artist from 2 to 3 p.m. April 8. Sizer then will present a free comic book youth workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. for ages 8 to 18, offering drawing lessons and an opportunity to color many of his comic book images using crayons in a coloring book of his own designs. So if you are a fan of Graphic Design this could be a great learning experience and an all around fun event for potential students and children. 



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