Art & Design Faculty
Delta College Art department faculty members are all practicing professional artists or designers as well as being professional Art & Design academics. They each bring their wealth of creative and professional experiences with them to the classroom. Art & Design program faculty prepare students to achieve proficiency in traditional, new and emerging visual technologies. They exhibit together annually in Delta college's gallery and often in community art exhibitions.
Jenna Andrews is receiving her PhD. She teaches Art Experience and Art History & Appreciation I.
Sherri Archer received her MA in Fiber Studies at Wayne State University. She teaches 2D Design, Art Experience, Art History & Appreciation.
Sanford Buchalter obtained his MA in Furniture Design from Helsinki, Finland. He teaches 2D Design.
Jeff Carpenter holds his MA in Communication and Digital Media from Saginaw Valley State University. He teaches Digital Media and Graphic Design courses.
Sarah Christensen completed her MA in Art History at Wayne State University. She teaches Architectural History, Art History & Appreciation I, Art History & Appreciation II, and Contemporary Art History.
Bonnie Lalley holds an MA in Drawing and Painting and illustrates children books. She teaches Drawing I at Delta College.
Michael Randolph is a professional commercial art photographer and SVSU's photographer to the President's Office. He teaches Elements of Photography (for non- Art & Design majors)
Rebecca Zeiss earned her MFA in Photography from Central Michigan University. She is a widely exhibiting mixed media artist. She teaches Elements of Photography (for non- Art & Design majors) and Photography (for Art & Design majors).
Professor Randal Crawford earned his BFA in Fibers from the Philadelphia College of Art. He attended the Graduate Studies Program at Banff Center School of Fine Arts in Alberta, Canada and completed his MFA in Fibers at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Since 1994 he has maintained a tenured position at Delta College teaching an array of digital, 2d, 3d, and ceramics courses. While energizing his students in the classroom, he maintains a rigorous studio practice. He shows mixed media work in national exhibitions and has won numerous awards. His art is held in private, corporate and institutional collections including, Dow Corning Corporation, Palm Beach International Airport, and Motorola International. www.randalcrawford.com
Instructor Benjamin Clore is a ceramic artist and sculptor. He discovered his love for clay as a freshman at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, Washington, and his love for teaching while tutoring students as a resident artist at the Whatcom Clay Studio. He earned his BA in Ceramics from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Then he earned his MFA in Ceramics from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. Benjamin has exhibited nationally and internationally. His most recent work takes the form of large-scale architectural installation and outdoor public sculpture. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Michigan Ceramic Art Association and the Saginaw Art Museum. www.benjaminclore.com
Assistant Professor Michael Glowacki is a multi-disciplinary Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Fine Artist. He earned a BFA from Kendall College of Art and Design in Visual Communication and then obtained an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Upon graduation he began his graphic design and fine art career in Chicago, working for a variety of graphic design agencies while exhibiting his artworks. He later moved his practice to Boston and fell in love with teaching. Mike has worked for clients such as Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Bank of America, Fire Fox, Karmaloop, and Fiat. His fine art works are in national and international collections. He continues his studio practices while teaching aspiring students in a community that is dear to him. www.michaelglowacki.net
Assistant Professor Andrew Rieder was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. He received his Bachelor’s of Art & Design from NC State University’s College of Design. He studied painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received his MFA from Michigan State University. He creates paintings that are intended as visual metaphors for ongoing human struggles. Issues surrounding the socio-economic systems of contemporary society inspire him. This stems from his personal and family work heritage of industrial and manual labor. He combines oil and spray paints on wood panels. Stenciled imagery functions to define formal contours and operate as metaphorical cages for more descriptive underlying imagery. The sprayed stenciled images entrap oil painted images and could be interpreted a socio-economic circumstances, inescapable social labels, or as stereotypes. www.andrewrieder.com