Once a WSU interior design major, Shelley Brinkley returned to our department in 2020 to complete her BA in Art History with a Minor in Art. In this Spotlight, she talks about her recent curatorial work entitled "Cultivating Identity", her love of art history, and her dream of becoming an art administrator.
Assistant Professor Jessika Edgar is the Area Coordinator of Ceramics. She joined the Art Department faculty in Fall 2018. In this Spotlight, she talks about her passion for guiding students to find their own creative voices, building a mindfulness practice to help inspire new work, and staying creative during COVID.
Kristen Canda grew up in Cleveland Ohio, and received her BFA in 2017 from Ohio Wesleyan University, where she concentrated and drawing, painting, and ceramics. In this Spotlight, she talks about drawing inspiration from childhood and bringing attention to everyday domestic objects through vibrant, vivid color.
Daynah Grant is all about standing out and standing for something, fusing her passions for Cosplay, alternative fashion, and social causes through her design projects at WSU. In this Spotlight, she talks about how she got started, what inspires her, and looking forward to her future career as a professional designer.
What’s the one social skill that everybody should have in their repertoire? Tune in to the latest episode of Wayne State's #EmpowerEDtoLead to hear CFPCA Associate Dean and Professor of Communication Loraleigh Keashly share her thoughts!
Theatre and Dance at Wayne, the producing entity of the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University, announces its revised 2020-2021 season with three signature series, each delivered digitally to audiences around the globe.
Department of Communication’s official Faculty Selects Honors page and showcase. Hosted by the department’s Media Arts and Studies program, the Faculty Select Honors program is an annual showcase of film and media arts projects chosen by faculty as examples of excellence in production and writing.
Model D's article “Designers, nonprofits and entrepreneurs work to make Detroit a fashion hub” highlights Department of Art/Art History faculty member Roslyn Karamoko and her local retail shop, Détroit is the New Black, as well as alumna Kelsey Tucker and her recently launched brand Deviate Fashion.
The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, a program within the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University is proud to present its annual December Dance Concert at Detroit’s Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts (350 Madison St, Detroit, MI 48226), December 7 at 7:30 p.m. and 8 at 3 p.m.
Ebenezer Scrooge returns to the Bonstelle Theatre one final time to delight audiences with this heartwarming tale of family and redemption. After four years of bringing joy for the holiday season, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” takes its final bow at the Bonstelle Theatre from December 4 to December 15 as Wayne State University prepares for the construction of the new Gateway Performing Arts Center.
The outrageously funny story begins on Christmas Eve when Rachel’s husband reveals he’s hired a hitman to kill her. She scrambles out the kitchen window, fleeing for her life, and escapes into the snowy night. She meets and joins up with Lloyd, who’s changed his name to avoid alimony payments and who now lives with a paraplegic named Pootie — who also pretends to be deaf in order to get double disability. But downtrodden Rachel’s luck changes when she wins $100,000 on a game show and begins a series of wild escapades with several psychiatrists and, eventually, an ill-fated reunion with her husband. Soon, she begins to wonder whether the modern world might not be a vast conspiracy designed to systematically undermine her own increasingly shaky sanity. And who hasn’t felt that way during the holidays?
Filled with warmth, humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.
The Maggie Allessee Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to present "Blithe Spirit" by Sir Noël Coward. Beginning in the 1940s, this beloved comedy has gone on to perform on Broadway, the West End, and in local theatres around the world ever since. Performing at the Hilberry Theatre September 20 to October 6, Blithe Spirit will leave audiences laughing and dying for more.
Theatre and Dance at Wayne, the producing company of the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance at Wayne State University, is offering families a special discount when purchasing tickets to both of this season’s family-friendly productions, “A Christmas Carol” and “Mary Poppins” and a chance to win official “Mary Poppins” merchandise plus a tea party at The Whitney mansion!