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Ladybug Studios hosted their monthly drop-in workshops on Saturday. The event takes place on the third Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and invites community members, novicesand potters of all experience levels to explore making clay creations, under the patient supervision of an experienced coterie of Ladybug cooperative members. Among these […]

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Very apropos of the season, and much in line with their mission of site-specific, Detroit-based Shakespeare performance, Shakespeare in Detroit staged the Bard’s timeless comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as dusk fell over New Center Park on Saturday, July 12th. The cast ably dispatched this oft-quoted and much beloved romantic comedy, which jumps between three […]

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The Saginaw Art Museum reopens its doors to welcome visitors into a newly renovated and rejuvenated space, hung with the best of its 2,000-piece collection, nearly 100 pieces of which have been conserved in the recent floor-to-ceiling overhaul of the space. Deputy Director and Assistant Curator Ryan Kaltenbach informed me that much of the collection […]

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Kevin Joy meets me in front of his massive mural-in-progress on the side of Red Door Digital Design Studio. The piece stretches more than 120 feet along the side of the building, at the gateway of the North End neighborhood, and is a veritable who’s-who showcasing Joy’s arsenal of recurring characters and visual motifs. For […]

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This summer, Campus Martius, perhaps best known for providing wintertime extracurricular fun in the form of its popular ice-skating rink, has expanded into a whole new season, with a host of summertime activities open and free to the public. The partnership between the City of Detroit, Opportunity Detroit, Downtown Detroit Partnership and the Detroit Recreation […]

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In artist Mary Fortuna’s own words, she’s had the habit of “making stuff” for as long as she can remember. Playing, for her, was mostly making dolls and doll clothes, puppets, stuffed animals and toys, drawings, little books, whatever. “My mom was smart enough to make materials and tools available, and to let us alone […]

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On Saturday, June 28th, The Fox Theatre hosted a stop on Beck’s tour in support of his new 2014 release, Morning Phase, a companion piece to the 2002 album Sea Change, and Beck’s second best-selling album in a two-decade long major label music career. Preternaturally youthful in appearance, Beck (nee Beck Hansen) brought a veteran […]

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I had the privilege of viewing the DIA’s newest special photography exhibit, featuring the Detroit-based work of fashion photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber, in the company of a team of Detroit high school students, taking a rain break from their summer job watering trees. The kids live and attend school all over the city, and […]

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The effect upon entering The Factory—a warehouse painstakingly converted into a three-day opening extravaganza due to efforts martialed by Cass Corridor artist and art scene mainstay Robert Sestok—is perhaps best considered as admission into a total experience of large works, rather than a dissection of each individual contribution from the more than 40 participating artists. […]

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Public Pool goes “Banana!”

Published on June 20, 2014 by in Detroit

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Currently on-tap over at Public Pool art space in Hamtramck, a fun and free-wheeling group show that employs, as its theme, one of society’s most compelling and universal symbols: the banana. A staple of comedy and diet alike, the banana was celebrated in its various forms during the opening of “Banana!” on Saturday, June 7th. […]

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