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4B - The Michigan Daily Weekent Magazine - Thursday, January 29, 1998



The Michigan Daily Weekend 1

i School of Art and Design draws
Students pursuing variety of careers

Entertainment News
Macdonald demoted;
Stipe publishes poems

LSA and Art senior Sarah Spiess weaves a portion of a wall hanging she is making
this semester in the fibers weaving studio at the School of Art and Design.

By Emily Lambert
D)aily Weekend, etc. Editor
Monet has achieved fIme beyond
belief: the kind that few University
artists in this changed world expect to
see during their lifetimes. Nevertheless,
several hundred students at the School of
Art and Design are planning art careers
and preparing for diverse artistic futures.
While art lovers are often those Mho
appreciate tradition, the art school has
been hit by the century's information
revolutions. Fine arts such as printmak-
ing, sculpture and jewelry design are still
studied, but other, more commercial
offerings include industrial design and
electronic imaging.
Scott Hilling, an Art senior. studies
graphic design, in which artists design
everything from the labels on wine bot-
tles to company logos and posters that
advertise concerts.
"It's a huge field,' said Hilling.
"There's so much to it, and it's opening
up even more with the World Wide
This comment was echoed by Loretta
Staples, an assistant professor and previ-
ously a software designer for nine years.
"So far design has been in conjunction
with the physical world," she said. "We
now have a new space in which to
design: cyberspace."
Computers have opened up design
avenues, and they have affected some
fine artists, too.
"To keep up with the real world and to
be able to produce what society needs
from you, you do need to know about
technology," said Yulia lskhakov. an
MFA printmaking student.
While printmakers have just begun to

use digital media in their work, she said
it has already had a wide impact.
"The computers are becoming alter-
native gallery spaces," said lskhakov,
w\ho said she plans to put her work on a
W\keb page, despite the concern that
imagcs will be stolen.
In some ways, art has become more of
a business than ever before. This may
contribute to the chasm some say has
developed between fine and commercial
"What I do isn't going to hang on a
museum wall, but I still have to be cre-
ative," said Hilling, who said designers
were underrepresented at recent school
exhibitions. "It's kind of like apples and
oran es."
lskhakov said she disliked w0hat she.
and others, see as the de-emphasizin, of
fine arts at the University.
"I feel quite negative. Non-art people
don't now the difference between offset
reproductions and real painting," she
said. "They only know the difference in
the price."
But art and design are more comple-
mentary than mutually exclusive, as
reflected in the school's name, Staples
"Both art and design flex different
parts of a person's sensibility," she said,
and noted that the two have an "interest-
ing interplay ... I think there's tremen-
dous potential there."
James Cogswell, an associate profes-
sor who teaches mostly painting and
drawing courses, said today's artists have
met with more changes than just digital
ones. He said that perhaps more than
before, "artists work together to make
things they can't make on their o«wn.

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"I think that's a major shift' said
Cogswell, who is team-teaching a course
with professors of poetry and music
Cogswell also said artists today should
be more responsible for their o1n self-
promotion and less inclined to toil awa.
waiting for recognition.
"We have these programs all oer the
country churning out people w\ith artistic
training," he said. "The pace of things
moves too fast."
Whatever the challenges, plnt of
students have artistic and career u(oals in
mind. Juliana Belmore, an At junior
studying scientific illustration, has want-
ed to be an artist since she was youne.
"You can do anything you want to
with it," she said of her field, in which
careers inlmuseums, courts ornscs
prosthetics and robotics are all options.
"It's really, really diverse."
lskhakov's plans remain constant - to
sell work to galleries and teach.
"I was raised as an artist" she said. "It'
I set my goals, if I comply with society,'s
needs, and if I keep up my studio w\ork. I
think it is possible to make a living
Artists like Iskhakov could be the
Monets of tomorrow. What kind of art
school graduate would Monet be if he
were alive today?
"When I look at Monet, I see an rtist
who loved the physical material
Cogswell said. "He loved paint as stuff
He loved being out of doors. Somehow. I
can't imagine the Monet I know sittin in
front of a computer screen and inside."
But Cogswell acknowv ledged that cre-
ativity takes different forms.
"The artistic spirit wN ill find any outlet
if it's hungry enough."
The Michigan Daily
Weekend, etc.
Magazine is seek-
ing submissions for
its 2nd annual liter-
ary magazine,
which will be pub-
lished March 12.
All students are
invited to submit
poetry and short
stories. Please
bring entries on a
Macintosh disk to
The Michigan Daily,
420 Maynard St.,
before Friday, Feb.
20. Selected
entries will be pub-
lished in the maga-
zine. Call Liz or
Emily at 763-0379
for more informa-

V What the @%&$? "Saturday Night
Live" cast member Norm Macdonald,
who anchors the show's "Weekend
Update" segment, was demoted from his
position three days before the Jan. 10
episode. Macdonald, who has been a
centerpiece of the "Live" cast for four
years now, lost his position at the request
of NBC West Coast president Don
Ohimeyer. Macdonald has been
replaced by fellow cast member Colin
Quinn. Macdonald was quoted in
Entertainment Weekly as saying,
"Ohlmeyer told me
he didn't find me
Michaels, "L ive"'s
producer, has not yet'
commented on the
demotion. After the
incident, it looks as
if Macdonald's time
with the show is
limited. His contract
keeps him on the air
through the 1998-99
season, but it
appears that he may
depart sooner,

which is bad news
for the floundering
staple of Saturday
night television.
~ Hoping to cap-
italize on the suc-
cess of "Apollo 13,"

Michael Stipe is a p
didn't even know it.

Join Alpha Gamma Delta today!

HBO has signed Ron Howard, Brian
Grazer and Tom Hanks to produce a
12-part miniseries chronicling the early
life of the U.S. space program. "From
the Earth to the Moon" will air later this
year. Hanks, one of today's sure bets in
entertainment, will direct one of the
episodes and star in another. HBO,
which garnered 90 Emmy nominations
last fall, is placing a lot of stock in the
miniseries. "From the Earth to the
Moon" cost HBO a staggering $65 mil-
lion, making it the most expensive tele-
vision project of all time.
V Planning to become a player in
the prime-time ratings war? The WB
Network is, and the cable power-
house has placed all its eggs in one
basket. Cult favorite "Buffy the
Vampire Slayer" has moved to
Tuesday nights, where it accompa-
nies the network's new teen-angst-
ridden prime-time soap, "Dawson's
Creek." With the added exposure,
WB surely will look forward to a
flood of awards for its blockbuster
duo. Then again, this is the WB
Network we're talking about.
V Roseanne has filed for divorce
from her third husband and former
bodyguard - Ben Thomas. The star
requested custody of the couple's son.
So, what is her last name now? Anyway,
Thomas can surely look forward to a
successful career as an actor, if he's
interested; just look at Tom Arnold:
Along with the box office hit "McHale's
Navy," he has been awarded a prime-
time spot on the WB Network. Arnold's

latest offering is already up for the
"Most Creative Sitcom Title" Emmy.
The show's name? "The Tom Show."
Give credit to the mastermind who fig-
ured that one out.
U Music
/ Imagine writing one poem a day,
every day, for an entire year. That is
exactly what R.E.M. frontman Michael
Stipe and a few of his friends decided to
do during the band's recording sessions
for its 1995 release of "Monster." Those
poems will now be published under the
moniker "Haiku
Year." Stipe, along
with Grant Lee
Grant Lee Phillips,
filmmaker / friend
Jim McKay, director
Tom Gilroy and
Amnesty Inter-
national executive
Pick Roth will have
each of their 365
haikus released to
public scrutiny and
Just when we
thought she had
finally dared to
remain out of the
spotlight forever,
Madonna has
oet and we returned with her
first studio material
since 1994's "Bedtime Stories." Her
newest effort, "Ray of Light," finds the
sultry seductress teaming up once again
with producer Pat Leonard, who was
responsible for such hits as "Like A
Prayer" and "Live To Tell." The album
will feature a combination of brass-tex-
tured dance beats and ballads, with song
titles like "Candy Perfume Girl" and
"Sky Fits Heaven." The album's first sin-
gle, "Frozen," will be released Feb. 23.
V Chumbawamba's multi-platinum
album "Tubthumper" has been pulled
from the shelves at Virgin Megastores
across the United States. The ban came
in response to comments from vocalist
Alice Nutter about where one should
and should not shoplift. A statement on
the band's Website (wvvvw chumba.corn)
reads: "Here is a list of places which we
recommend nicking our albums from. If
you get caught, just tell the store detec-
tive that you have the full support of the
band ... We've no sympathy for the big-
ger stores." Continuing the band's con-
flicts with the law, vocalist Danbert
Nobacon was arrested last December in
Italy for being unable to furnish a pass-
port after being detained for wearing a
skirt. Nobacon was later released, prov-
ing that although they might be getting
knocked down, the members of
Chumbawamba will probably get up
- Compiled by Daily Film Editor
Joshua Pederson and Daily Music
Editor Brian Cohen. The Associated
Press and Entertainment Weekly con-
tributed to this report.

Aquarius (Jan.20-Feb. 18)
A beautiful love story was written
just for you. The problem lies in
your ability to bring the actors ard
drama together to make a perfect
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Stress and anxiety can be a killer.
When was the last time you
stopped to smell the roses?
Maybe you should consider doing
this instead of worrying.
Aries (March 21-April 19)
The dark skies that seem to domi-
nate winter months are beginning
to affect your outlook on life. Don't
let the weather be such an influ-
ence on you! Snap out of it.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Success is the key to happiness,
as they say. You should be able to
open any door in your path provid-
Top 10 movies
(for the weekend of Jan. 23 to
Jan. 25)0
1. "Titanic," $25 million (six weeks
in theaters)
2. "Spice World," $11 million (1)
3. "Good Will Hunting," $9.1 mil-
lion (4)
4. "As Good as it Gets," $7.6 mil-
lion (5)
5. "Fallen," $4.9 million (2)
6. "Wag the Dog," $4.7 million (4)
7. "Hard Rain," $3.7 million (2)
8. "Half-Baked," $3.1 million (1)
8. "Phantoms," $3.1 million (1) (tie)
10. "Tomorrow Never Dies," $2.7
million (6)
Source: The Associated Press
Billboard Top 10
(top albums for the week ending
Jan. 25, 1997)
1. Soundtrack, "Titanic" (six weeks
on chart)
2. celine Dion, "Let's Talk About
Love" (9)
3. The Lox, "Money, Power &
Respect" (1)
4. Backstreet Boys, "Backstreet
Boys" (23)
5 Usher, "My Way" (18)
6 Spice Girls, "SpiceWorld" (11)
7. Chumbawamba, "Tubthumper" (17)
8 Matchbox 20, "Yourself or Someone
Like You" (46)
9. Garth Brooks, "Sevens" (8)
10. Leann Rimes, "You Light Up My
Life" (19)
Source: Billboard Magazine

kend Magazint
ed you keep your head on
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Your patronizing attitude i
ing a bit of an annoyance.
mind never hurt when tryi
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
An empty house isn't thes
an empty soul. There are I
ways to spend a night alo
home than sulking about y
Leo (July 23- Aug. 22)
Classified information is n
be kept secret. Your loosE
will get you in more troub
ever this week,
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
The luxuries of a pleasant v
seem to be lost in distant r
But remember that spring t
just four weeks away, and t
Help Me I
Dear Harlan,
I'm currently interviewin
job. After my second intervi
one company, I've been tol<
to get a drug test. I don't do
was recently in a room fille
juana. I'm very conceme
could be still be signs of it it
because of this contact. (
don't feel comfortable tellin
tial employer. I don't know
I should take one of thos
drug-masking teas or hope
all comes out clean?
-Close to so<h
Dear Close,
If the marijuana in tlh
room was burning and ye
were inhaling, you may hav
a serious problem and a ser
ous case of the munchies.
A detailed conversatic
with Dr. Kent Hostron
author of "Ur-ine Trouble" a
on drug-testing, revealed tha
in a room with people smok
na can often cause a positi
For now, delay the test :
weeks and do your best tV
from rooms filled with peo
marijuana. (For more info
"Ur-ine Trouble," contact
bookstore or log on to
Dear Harlan,
People say, if you love son
free; it if doesn't come back,
meant to be. I'm a girl who t
a lot of guy friends, just fric
been in love with my best g
the world for more than a :
the fact that he goes to schoc
away, I can't forget him.
He knows how I feel and

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and at Representative Carl Purcell's local office yesterday. Protes
stituents' by voting 'no' on Reagan's bill for $36.25 million in aid
U.S. House of Representatives on February 3."


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