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    Media Events of the Month: May

    Posted by Bruce Thompson II on Mon, May 4, 2015

    media_events_470x470_mayAre you tired of finding out about cool events AFTER they've happened? Don't worry! We have come up with a solution for you! That's right, it is another installment of our continuing series: Media Events of the Month. Check back here, monthly, to stay up to date on all events related to the graphic design, digital media, and broadcast Industries. 







    FREElance Drinks


    Looking for an excellent insight into the world of freelance? Learn about working with clients, invoicing, finding an ideal balance between work and life, and much more! The best part? This event is free! It is also a great opportunity to learn about that freelance life, while also being able to share your insight with other freelancers.

    Where: Grand Rapids Brewing Co.

    Date: Thursday, May 14th

    Time: 6pm - 8pm

    Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freelance-drinks-tickets-16853954632


    Film Night at Cinema Detroit


    A documentary by Chris-Teena Constas, titled Jane of All Trades, goes in depth about the film industry in
    Michigan during a time of opportunity. Since filming incentives were removed from state law in 2011, the film industry in Detroit began to dwindle as quickly as it arrived. After the screening, there will be a Q & A with the director about Michigan's current film industry, and what we all can do to improve it. Cost is $5 at the door, but make sure to reserve a seat with the link below! They're expecting a sold out show.

    Where: Cinema Detroit

    Date: Thursday, May 28th

    Time: 7:30pm (Doors at 7pm) - 10:30pm

    Link: http://mpami.org/events2?controller=event&task=options&eventId=6


    Cinco de Mayo Exhibition Openinginnerstatebanner

    Inner State Gallery and Mexico City gallery Fifty24MX are proud to announce a group exhibition opening May 8th featuring 11 Mexican artists that are making an impact in the new contemporary art movement. In addition the exhibition will also bring two of Mexico City’s most prominent muralists to Detroit for a large scale mural campaign in Southwest Detroit kicking off on May 4th in celebration of Cinco De Mayo.

    Where: Inner State Gallery

    Date: Friday, May 8th - Saturday, May 30th

    Time: Open to the public

    Link: http://innerstategallery.com/cinco-de-mayo-curated-by-fifty24mx/


    Basics of Design


    Looking to learn a little more about design? Covering subjects like visual language of line, shapes, values, textures, colors, compositional arrangement, positive and negative space, and variety, this weekly class has something to offer graphic designers of all levels. If all spots are taken, the Ann Arbor Art Center offers a wide variety of classes that'll help out your design and art skills.

    Where: Ann Arbor Art Center

    Date: Every Wednesday

    Time: 1pm - 3pm

    Link: https://apm.activecommunities.com/annarborartcenter/Activity_Search/basics-of-design/560


    Printed Matters


    Printed Matters is a solo exhibition featuring the work of renowned artist Shepard Fairey, who will return to Detroit for the first time in over a decade. Printed Matters is a continuous series of exhibitions, which focuses on the importance of printed material in Fairey’s art. Each exhibition highlights this significance by incorporating a variety of Shepard’s printed material. Mediums include serigraphs on paper, editions on wood, editions on metal, and fine art collages.

    Where: Library Street Collective

    Date: Friday, May 22nd - Saturday, August 15th

    Time: Open to the public

    Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/849508305123151/


    May Events for Current Specs Students

    GFX Lunch and Learn: Flash Animation

    Interested in getting into Flash animation? Our very own Nicole Gulley is hosting the perfet Lunch and Learn for you! Get started with the basics necessary to dive into the world of animation! Sign up in Sakai today to reserve your spot and start bringing your art to life.

    Your Host: Nicole Gulley

    Date: Friday, May 8, 2015

    Time: 11am - 1pm

    Location: Specs Howard Southfield Campus

    Cost: FREE!! Sign up in Sakai today. 

    We do our best to search the web and to stay in contact with our resources, but we are always looking for more connections in the industry! If you are hosting or attending any graphic deisgn, digital media, or broadcast related events. Let us know by commenting below or contacting acook@specshoward.edu!


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