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The open iron-casting workshop by Carbon Arts Detroit being hosted more or less continuously throughout the first two weeks of June at 555 Gallery drew to a close this weekend. The open-format workshop culminated on Saturday, June 14th in a twilight metal-pouring that was the pay off to hard weeks of work by metal-casting novices […]

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Thank you, Detroit. For the second year of the Knight Arts Challenge, we received close to 1,000 thoughtful ideas for how the arts can play a role in engaging people in creative play, in the development of new and innovative artistic forms and in the importance of building a supportive community for artists, to name […]

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Saturday, June 7th was a whirlwind night of artistic shenanigans in Hamtramck, one of the highlights being the opening for, “Unknowing the interstice,” an installation work by Popps Emporium’s current artist-in-resident, Liam Slevin. Native of Ireland, and more recently working out of Berlin, Germany, Slevin created this piece out of his examination of the so-called, […]

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Last Tuesday, June 3rd was the opening and dedication ceremony for “A Garland of Praise Songs for Rosa Parks,” an installation piece made in 2009 by artist Lester Johnson, and a new piece of the permanent collection at the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights at the Wayne State University Law School. The ceremony […]

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Encountering work by artist Michael McGillis always leaves me with the feeling of being granted access to a world-within-the-world. Whether installing into natural surroundings, or installing “nature” into gallery settings, McGillis has an uncanny ability to create worlds both immersive and somehow artificial. I was able to catch up with him for a quick Q&A […]

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On Thursday, May 29th, Trumbullplex, “Detroit’s sexiest anarchist collective,” hosted a fundraiser to benefit Marie Mason and the NATO3, activists who have been jailed for a series of offenses viewed to be unjust in the eyes of their fellows. The event was a true Trumbullplex classic mix of art and activism; interspersed between performances by local […]

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Saturday, May 24th was the closing of The Dress Show, a collaborative effort between radio station WDET and Public Pool art space, and the first in WDET’s Gallery Takeover series. Produced by Courtney Hurtt, WDET created a segment that explores and collects stories behind the 13 dress shops that sell traditional Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian […]

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Apply for AMP Camp 2014

Published on 29 May 2014 by in Detroit

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By Allied Media Projects AMP Camp is a retreat for Detroit-based artist-educators. It will take place Saturday, August 16 through Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at a group of beachside cabins in Silver Lake, MI. Now in its third year, AMP Camp is like an intense and intimate version of the Allied Media Conference. This year’s […]

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On Thursday, May 22, the MOCAD (a Knight Arts grantee) played host to “An Evening of Art + Science,” a unique fundraising event that acted as a benefit for the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute. In her role as curator, novelist and art critic Lynn Crawford paired 11 artists with 11 physician-researchers from the […]

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Saturday, May 17 was the opening for “Living Images,” a short-term retrospective of work by influential Cuban artist Manuel Mendive. A national treasure in his own country, Mendive’s work draws upon traditional Afro-Cuban imagery, and creates a powerful balance of texture, symbolism and palette. Several distinct groups are discernible in the works on display, which […]

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