Interarts Performance students, Marisa Diamond and Nikki Horowitz talk about art.  

"We are interested in exploring why art museums are often very quiet places, and why people tend to keep their opinions and criticisms in their heads.  We will ask you questions like “Why do you love art?”, “What does art mean to you?”, “Why is art important?”, “What would make you love art more?” then photograph you with your written response. We want your help to un-silence art museums!"

Interarts performance majors take Chicago! 

Photos by yours truly

The Motherf**ker with the Hat. This weekend. 

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More photographs from Playa del Carmen, Mexico.  

My winter break adventure. 

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

December 2013

Last weekend, I photographed The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek in the Duderstadt Video Studio.  

"You’re going to run the trestle because if you don’t, your life will end up just how you think it will: quick, dirty, and cold."


“TRESTLE is set in 1936 in a in a town so dull that the only thing young people can pit themselves against, the only thing greater than them, is the 7:10 train with its 153-ton engine and deafening roar. So we find Dalton and Pace, who becomes his girlfriend despite his repeated insistence that she is not pretty, making plans to test themselves by trying to outrun the train on a trestle a hundred feet above a dry creek bed. Another boy from their town tried it recently and died….By the end, the play, like that train, has built up a full head of steam and we feel its power.” - Anita Gates, The New York Times

Taylor Norton is a senior BFA in Directing candidate in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. This production of Naomi Wallace’s “The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek” will be her senior thesis production and the culmination of her academic experience at Michigan.

The show  premiered in the Video Studio in the Duderstadt Center on the University of Michigan campus. 

Performance Times:

Dec 6: 7:00pm
Dec 7: 2:30pm and 7:00pm
FREE

Video Studio
Duderstadt Center
2281 Bonisteel Blvd.
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2094

Cast:

Pace Creagan: Katherine Kelley
Dalton Chance: Kyle Traicoff
Gin Chance: Jordana Grolnick
Dray Chance: Zachary Thompson
Chas Weaver: Lucas Kane
Brett Weaver: Jordan Golden

Crew:

Director: Taylor Norton
Assistant Director/Filmographer: Josh Buoy
Stage Manager: Miriam Michaels, Kerry Concannon
Assistant Stage Manager: Eleanor Howell-Shryock
Co-Costume Designer: Katie Lantz
Co-Costume Designer: Michael Popielarz
Projection/Lighting Designer: Aaron Tacy
Assistant Projection/Lighting Designer: Janak Jha
Scenic Designer: Angela Alvarez
Assistant Scenic Designer: Anton Volovsek
Sound Designer: Colin Fulton
Dramaturg: Joanna Miller
Director of Photography: Steven Coffey

Bichini Bia Congo Rehearsal footage. 

Ann Arbor, MI

Just a few photographs I took in the Duderstadt Video Studio at the University of Michigan for the production of “Dance With Me.” THis show was made by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance’s Department of Musical Theatre Studio.  This show featured the music of Air Supply.  

November 20-23, 2013

My photograph Cedar 6 was in Pluse Magazine earlier this year for Studio 5404’s Exhibit, “A Brush with Sandy.”
http://environvisiondesigns.webs.com/studio5404artspace.htm

My photograph Cedar 6 was in Pluse Magazine earlier this year for Studio 5404’s Exhibit, “A Brush with Sandy.”

http://environvisiondesigns.webs.com/studio5404artspace.htm

Check out Insta-Stamps, currently spearheaded by me, undergraduate student, Nikki Horowitz!
Welcome to our “student run” Instagram account. The idea is that students will tag @UMSTAMPS in any post that deals with their artwork, the art/design community, process on projects, etc. and the account will repost it, giving you credit, of course. This will help spread awareness of what we are doing to the greater U of M community and beyond. If you have an Instagram, please follow UMSTAMPS!!!!

Check out Insta-Stamps, currently spearheaded by me, undergraduate student, Nikki Horowitz!

Welcome to our “student run” Instagram account. The idea is that students will tag @UMSTAMPS in any post that deals with their artwork, the art/design community, process on projects, etc. and the account will repost it, giving you credit, of course. This will help spread awareness of what we are doing to the greater U of M community and beyond. If you have an Instagram, please follow UMSTAMPS!!!!

Performance in the south elevator of Alice Lloyd Residential Hall in the University of Michigan


by U of M Stamps School of Art and Design students; Beiatrix Pedrasa, Nikki Horowitz, Stuart Rosemurgy, Troy Clark, and Vasilisa Semouchkina

Check out my dream video made for TMP3 Time.  

It’s inspired by bad horror movies, my nightmares, and strange sense of humor. 

Diane~ Documentary Photography

After a long day at work around 9 pm, I followed Diane home to photograph her nightly routine.  Diane and her fiancé, Chris made dinner while watching a Lord of the Rings special effects video.  Because they do a lot of stage combat and archery, the use of CGI and stunt men is very interesting to them.  Diane stretched while watching TV, while Chris lifted some weights.  After, Diane cleaned knives while Chris sharpened them.  They have a wide collection of weapons and knives and I was able to see a few of their favorites.  After the house was warm enough from the wood heater, they further let their guard down and allowed me to capture their naturalistic lifestyle.  They were comfortable with me following them into their nightly routine of showering, brushing their teeth etc.  It was really interesting to see Diane’s dynamic day, from teaching and practicing, to going home and relaxing, (if you call more stretching relaxation).

Subject~ Diane 
Documentary photography

Diane always keeps busy, from teaching classes at her studio, Ringstar, to instructing private lessons at other locations.  She always finds the time to practice her art.  I watched her stretch in positions that I did not know were humanly possible, as she tried to perfect her split.  Later, she showed a few of her students some of her silk skills.  Her form was beautiful, twisting and rolling out of the brightly colored silk.  Her enthusiasm shines through her body movements and continuous persistence.  What amazes me is that she is mostly self-taught, watching YouTube videos and mimicking the art of professional performers.

 I followed her to a silks class she teaches at a local elementary school.  The kids were very enthusiastic and jumped right into learning.  Diane very straight to the point and knows how to control her hyperactive, energized class.  She gives individual attention to each of the eager students.  Later on this week, I photographed a contrasting class, of middle-aged women who were learning poi spinning, which will eventually lead to fire poi spinning.   The woman were there for their “ladies day out,” half scared of the fire, but loving every minute of the rehearsals. 

Diane always keeps busy, from teaching classes at her studio, Ringstar, to instructing private lessons at other locations.  She always finds the time to practice her art.  I watched her stretch in positions that I did not know were humanly possible, as she tried to perfect her split.  Later, she showed a few of her students some of her silk skills.  Her form was beautiful, twisting and rolling out of the brightly colored silk.  Her enthusiasm shines through her body movements and continuous persistence.  What amazes me is that she is mostly self-taught, watching YouTube videos and mimicking the art of professional performers.

 I followed her to a silks class she teaches at a local elementary school.  The kids were very enthusiastic and jumped right into learning.  Diane very straight to the point and knows how to control her hyperactive, energized class.  She gives individual attention to each of the eager students.  Later on this week, I photographed a contrasting class, of middle-aged women who were learning poi spinning, which will eventually lead to fire poi spinning.   The woman were there for their “ladies day out,” half scared of the fire, but loving every minute of the rehearsals.

After a long day at work around 9 pm, I followed Diane home to photograph her nightly routine.  Diane and her fiancé, Chris made dinner while watching a Lord of the Rings special effects video.  Because they do a lot of stage combat and archery, the use of CGI and stunt men is very interesting to them.  Diane stretched while watching TV, while Chris lifted some weights.  After, Diane cleaned knives while Chris sharpened them.  They have a wide collection of weapons and knives and I was able to see a few of their favorites.  After the house was warm enough from the wood heater, they further let their guard down and allowed me to capture their naturalistic lifestyle.  They were comfortable with me following them into their nightly routine of showering, brushing their teeth etc.  It was really interesting to see Diane’s dynamic day, from teaching and practicing, to going home and relaxing, (if you call more stretching relaxation).

- Nikki Horowitz