Stop by the Mobile Workshop for pop-up art making activities with repurposed materials.
Who made the Mobile Workshop?
From 1996 to 2016 Cameron operated a design and fabrication studio here in Grand Rapids focused on commissioned and self generated projects in furniture, residential interiors, public objects, and experimental vehicles. His focus was to create exquisite, inspiring, high quality objects that serve our public and private experience. Cameron holds an MFA from the University of Michigan in 3D Design and a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Furniture Design and Fabrication. In 2016 Cameron began teaching design full time and is now an assistant professor of Industrial Design at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He says that plans always to return to Grand Rapids each summer. To learn more about his work go to:www.cameronvandyke.com.
Who is activating the Mobile Workshop?
After studying sculpture at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland Oregon, Eliza Fernand has spent the last ten years attending artist residencies and pursuing a nomadic cross-country career that led her back to her home state of Michigan in 2014. As a teaching artist, she teaches at Cook Arts Center, KCAD Continuing Studies, and ArtPrize Education Days. Fernand has exhibited sculpture, video, performance, and quilt works nationally, and has painted outdoor murals in multiple cities including Grand Rapids. Her work often involves public interaction and reusing discarded materials.