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The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Detroit that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Detroit Program Director Katy Locker.

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Friday, April 4th was the opening for “Heavy is the Head,” a body of work by artist Brian Barr, and the latest in a scorching series of installations over at Popps Packing. The exhibition with run through April 26th, and close with an artist talk at 4 p.m. that day. The subject of the show, […]

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On Thursday, April 3rd and Friday, April 4th there was a “Race to Good Food,” otherwise known as the 2014 Detroit Food Policy Council (DFPC) Summit–an annual opportunity for proponents of urban agriculture, food justice and issues of public health and nutritional access in Detroit to convene and share ideas, challenges and hopes for Detroit’s […]

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Freedom makes for great education. That’s the foundational principle of the Hamtramck Free School, a groundbreaking educational organization that has been offering materials and learning opportunities to anyone who shows up with a desire to learn, or teach. Co-founded by Michael Brown, a philosopher and Michigan State University Ph.D candidate; unstoppable culture magnet Steve Panton […]

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As we all stare down the April 7 deadline for the Detroit Knight Arts Challenge, offering a share of $3 million to innovative arts ideas, we wanted to offer some final tips on submitting your application. As Arts Program Officer Tatiana Hernandez said at a series of Q&A sessions last week, all great applications start […]

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Of the diverse exhibitions at Public Pool, a common theme emerges that strikes to the core of this blogger’s particular art fancies. Foremost, a tendency to create interactive art experiences, which democratize the process of artmaking and art appreciation—in marked contrast to the rarefied nature of the prototypical fine art venue. While the art world […]

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The very title of Cedric Tai’s solo show at Re:View Contemporary Gallery, “We Need More _________!” gets you thinking from the start. Do we need more sand art? Do we need more office jobs? Do we need more page views? All these are present in the two-room exhibition, largely dominated by conceptual pieces. The exhibit […]

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Happy Birthday Alma Greer via YouTube  By Jerrard Wheeler, Charles H. Wright Museum For Alma Greer’s 80th birthday, the retired educator didn’t want the typical celebration. “Scarves and perfume are nice,” Greer said. But using the event to raise funds for a project dear to her heart would make her birthday celebration even more special. […]

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By Peter Rozek Canadian Residency is pleased to announce that Canadian Artist Shary Boyle is coming to Detroit through our Knight Arts Challenge-funded program! Boyle starts off her stay in Detroit, Wednesday April 2nd at 6 p.m. speaking as a part of the Cranbrook Art Museum’s [Spring] Edition Lecture Series. The talk will held in […]

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On Saturday, March 22nd, Popps Packing hosted an artist talk by Mitchell Cope, whose current exhibition, ZEN AND THE ART OF GARBAGE HUNTING AND THE PROTECTORS OF THE REFUSE, has been extended through March 29th. The premise of this  work, backed unflinchingly by Cope, is that the black-and-white film photos shot of garbage piles within a […]

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Through Sunday, March 23rd, the Freep Film Festival will be screening films at both the Fillmore Detroit and the Detroit Film Theatre (located at the Detroit Institute of Arts). The festival, sponsored by Detroit’s hometown newspaper, the Detroit Free Press, began with a Thursday night showing of Packard: The Last Shift (see trailer, above), a retrospective […]

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