The Power of People and Place:

Liberal Learning and Entrepreneurialism 2.0

A series of community forums presented by 
the College of Arts and Sciences, the University of Michigan-Flint,
100K Ideas, and the EDA University Center
for Community and Economic Development

Held at the Ferris Wheel in downtown Flint, MI

Free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.
Each forum will include speakers answering questions on their set topic
with audience Q & A to follow.



    Collaboration in the Arts

    • December 10, 2018
    • 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

    Featuring Cristen Velliky, Associate Professor of Art, UM-Flint Department of Art & Art History, and Donovan Entrekin, Director of the Art School, Flint Institute of Arts


    december 10, 2018
    collaboration in the arts


    Associate Professor of Art, UM-Flint Department of Art and Art History

    Cristen Velliky is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Michigan-Flint campus, teaching three-dimensional methods of creating art.  She has received degrees in Philosophy and English at the University of Michigan, as well as a BFA from the College of Creative Studies focusing on mixed-material design processes.  She then attended and received her Masters of Fine Art from Cranbrook in 1998.  Since that time, she has exhibited her multi-media, three-dimensional sculptural work in the United States as well as Europe.  Selected exhibitions (both solo and group) include SOFA-Chicago at the Navy Pier, SOFA at Miami, Habatat Gallery of Michigan, the Gallery Project of Ann Arbor, the Cranbrook Museum of Art, the Network Gallery at Cranbrook, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, The Aaron Faber Gallery in New York, SUNY-New Paltz University Gallery, the Institute Europeo di Design Gallery in Milan, Italy and the Colle Val d’elsa City Gallery in Colle, Italy.  Her methods for coldworked glass were also filmed by the Detroit Institute of Arts for the Robinson Collection exhibit.


    Director of the Art School, Flint Institute of Arts

    Donovan Entrekin is the Director of the Art School at the Flint Institute of Arts. Prior to joining the FIA in 2015, he served a number of arts institutions including the Interlochen Center for the Arts as Assistant Director of Admission and Financial Aid. Donovan holds an MFA in Studio Art and Four-Year Certificate in Painting and Printmaking from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In addition to his administrative work, Donovan maintains a studio practice and regularly exhibits his paintings, drawings, and sculpture in Flint and around the country.

    RSVP - Liberal Learning and Entrepreneurialism Series

    Thank you for your interest in the Liberal Learning and Entrepreneurialism community forum series, presented by the UM-Flint College of Arts & Sciences and University Outreach.

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    Each forum will be held at the Flint Ferris Wheel Building, located at 615 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI, 
    and will begin at 5 p.m. with light refreshments. Free and open to all—limited seating available. 

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