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February 2016
On Saturday, January 23, Cranbrook Horizons-Upward Bound (HUB) students, faculty and volunteers hosted a Water/Filter Drive for Flint. The HUB team met at Cranbrook to load donated water and water filters onto a bus for transport to Art Van in Royal Oak, where more water was collected from the community for distribution to Flint. Each HUB student was encouraged to bring at least one bottle of water to donate. Cranbrook is very proud of the outreach and teamwork demonstrated by HUB, and thanks them, Art Van, and the community for organizing and supporting this water/filter drive. Visit HUB's Facebook page to view more photos from their water drive and click here for additional Cranbrook-led efforts to help Flint. 
Liz Cohen, Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Photography Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, launches a new body of work in Him, a project by Liz Cohen. Open through March 6, this exhibition  draws from her continued interest in exhibitionism, subcultures, and acts of belonging. Her point of departure is an ongoing collaborative research project with a self-described eunuch, who has undergone radical surgical transformations. Cohen utilizes classic documentary tools-interviews, photographs, and video which is drastically altered into textile, sculptural, and image-based forms. For more information, visit our website .
Apply now for Arts & Crafts Market in the Gardens, a juried event hosted by Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10, 2016. This outdoor event nestled in the beautiful Cranbrook Gardens is open to all mediums emphasizing natural materials, hand crafting, organic themes and above all, quality craftmanship. Arts & Crafts Market in the Gardens will attract art enthusiasts, the local community, and other visitors interested in purchasing quality fine art and contemporary crafts. Applications will be accepted until February 22. Click here to download the application and for more information.
The Cranbrook Salon , currently on display at Cranbrook Art Museum, is more than just an exhibition - it's also a social experience. We have established the Detroit Bluestockings Crew, a collective of local women modeled after the 18th-century Blue Stocking Society in London, to host a series of salon events within the exhibition space and in locations throughout the city of Detroit. For a complete schedule and more information on the Bluestockings performances, click here.   
Cranbrook celebrates the recent donation and exhibition of the The Gerald W. McNeely Collection of Pewabic Pottery with a lecture, the publication of the exhibition catalog for Simple Forms, Stunning Glazes, and the introduction of a limited edition Pewabic Pottery/Cranbrook Reproduction "Snowdrop" Vase in February.  Radical Glazes, Monumental Forms, Ghetto Pots: Mary Chase Perry Stratton, Maija Grotell, and Roberto Lugo at 1:00 pm on February 6 in deSalle Auditorium, features three speakers who will explore the history and enduring legacy of the vessel tradition in ceramics making. On Sunday, February 14 at 4:00 pm Pewabic will host an event at the pottery on east Jefferson Avenue in Detroit to celebrate the publication of the exhibition catalog that accompanies Simple Forms, Stunning Glazes: The Gerald W. McNeely Collection currently on view at Cranbook Art Museum. The same day, a reproduction of the rare "Snowdrop" Vase created jointly by Cranbrook and Pewabic, will be available for the first time. To reserve a vase, please call the Center at 248 645.3077. Radical Glazes is free with admission for the general public. CAM Members, Pewabic Members (with their membership card), and Center Patrons are free. There is no charge for the event at Pewabic Pottery on February 14.
Explore behind the Science behind the season during Love after Dark at the Institute of Science on Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 pm. Part of the CIS After Dark evening social series for adults 21+. February's event dissects the songs, senses, sensuality, and science of the Valentine season with a guest speaker, a look at scandalous romances throughout history, games (Love trivia, anyone?), poetry, and a chance to make a Nerdy Valentines for your true love. Cash bar and food for purchase will be offered. Tickets are $10 for Members, $15 General admission in advance, and $20 at the door.  
Come in from the cold and explore the Conservatory Greenhouse during Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary's Winter Greenhouse Sale on Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Enjoy demonstrations daily at 11:00 am and sample a selection of locally made honeys and jams from the Thistle Gift Shop. Cranbrook House and Gardens Auxiliary Master Gardener volunteers will be available to answer your plant questions while you browse the demonstration gardens. Plants available for purchase include: Begonias, bromeliads, cacti, dish gardens, ferns, jade plants, orchids, and succulents. Please call 248 645.3149 for more information.   
The Institute of Science unveils its ScienceNOW program in February with evening classes for adults and kids, a book club, lectures, and more. Designed for those looking to do a little "something extra" in their free time, ScienceNOW experiences cover a wide range of topics and interests. We'll go beneath the surface to discover how Earth works in a five part Geology program for adults, and introduce kids to 3D modeling and game design. We'll spend a Thursday night gathered to discuss our first book of the month, The Martian by Andy Weir, at the new Family Science Fiction Book Club. Join us to discover ScienceNOW
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