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Built on the creative organizational prowess of curator and arts administrator Jennifer Junkermeier in collaboration with artist, writer and teacher Stephen Garret Dewyer comes ∞ mile, a new monthly journal of “art + culture(s) in Detroit.” The inaugural issue debuted in late December, with features by both co-founders, as well as a treatise on diversity within […]

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This op-ed originally appeared on the website of the Detroit News. By Alberto Ibargüen, Mariam Noland, Rip Rapson and Darren Walker Inside the walls of the Detroit Institute of the Arts, perhaps Diego Rivera’s “Detroit Industry Murals” best capture the spirit of the city. These iconic tributes to Detroit’s rich legacy of innovation and hard work […]

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The Detroit Film Theatre celebrated its 40th anniversary  Jan. 10-12 with a bonanza weekend featuring an eclectic group of 10 films offered at the 1970s ticket price of $2. The celebration kicked off on Friday at 7 p.m. with Mon Oncle Antoine, a Canadian film from 1971 that was also the first film to be […]

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Starting this weekend, Cinema Detroit  (formerly known as Cass City Cinema and the Burton Theater) will run a series of screenings of Peter Mettler’s experimental documentary, The End of Time, which explores the perception of time. The film splits screen time between a number of exotic locations, including the particle accelerator at CERN, lava flows […]

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Saturday, January 4th marked the closing of “Adverse Affects Include” at Popps Packing, with an artist talk by sculptor Brian Nelson about his large-scale welded bronze and steel works. The installation dealt with pharmaceuticals, specifically antidepressants. A number of the works, including “Paxil, Paroxetine (16 Years),” “Xanax, Trade name, Alprazolam (I will never find my […]

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Thursday, December 19th was the Third Thursday of the month, and I dropped in on Start Gallery for a chat with curator/owner Jason Reed about “TRUX,” a show that features a solo gallery that represents Reed’s debut collection. The work was very cohesive, created over a mere couple of weeks following a burst of inspiration triggered by […]

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Southwest Holiday Fest braves the storm

Published on 17 December 2013 by in Detroit

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Undeterred by winter weather warnings, this blogger dropped in on the Corktown/Mexicantown border this Saturday, December 14th, to pay a visit to the Southwest Holiday Fest, which included a member art festival at the 555 Gallery, performances by Motor City Cabaret and Ballet Folklorico at Matrix Theatre Company, and Birdhouse Biennale and holiday market at […]

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Detroit resident Mark Wallace was awarded an $8,000 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit grant to turn abandoned homes into a source of creativity by using reclaimed lumber to create guitars. The dream is becoming a reality. Wallace’s project was chronicled this month as students from Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design joined the competition. […]

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DIY December shopping extravaganza

Published on 13 December 2013 by in Detroit

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The holiday shopping season has Detroit humming with DIY prospects and the cream of the crop of new entrepreneurship that has manifested in recent years into various collaborative maker spaces. Over in Corktown, Pony Ride held open studios on Friday, December 6th, with dozens of the tenant nonprofits, eateries and vendors on hand to pitch […]

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Last year, CriticCar set out with a video camera to capture cultural events across Detroit, and asked attendees to review what they had just seen. “I saw how empowering it was for them to be handed a microphone and asked on video to give their opinion about something happening in their community,” founder Jennifer Conlin […]

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