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Congratulations are due all over the place at Popps Packing—to the Popps Packing family on their new addition, Joseph, who is six weeks old and a living work of art, and to Lauren Rice, whose show of new work, “Tools for Better Living,” opened at the Popps Packing gallery on Saturday, October 26th. Rice’s work […]

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Saturday, October 12th was the rare opportunity to gaze into the world of Robert Bailey. “.”—a presentation of his work—opened at 2739 Edwin, and this Saturday, October 26th  is the final chance to see it before it closes. The closing will include an artist’s talk at 7 p.m., which may offer a perspective on the extraordinary, […]

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Detroit Brain Frame debuts at MOCAD

Published on 22 October 2013 by in Detroit

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On Friday, October 18, the MOCAD (a Knight Arts grantee) hosted the first Detroit installment of Brain Frame, an ongoing series of performative comix readings started in Chicago by art student and experimental filmmaker Lyra Hill. As with the Chicago event, which takes place regularly every other month, Hill was on hand to host an evening […]

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Knight Arts grantee Theatre Bizarre nabbed a big headline this month as the Detroit Free Press reports on the performance project. Theatre Bizarre won a $100,000 Knight Arts Challenge Detroit grant to inspire performers and audiences  through a large-scale, immersive art installation blending local artists, including acrobats and circus sideshow artists. Click here to read […]

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On Saturday, October 12th, the Detroit Mercantile and Carhartt hosted a free Skillshare workshop. Artist and master bricklayer Jerome Ferretti—whose work and personality was featured in the movie “Searching for Sugar Man”—led the workshop, which covered the basics of planning a masonry project, tuck-pointing, bricklaying,and repairs. Ferretti’s experience translated to a presentation that seemed completely […]

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Robert Sestok debuts new work at Cave

Published on 15 October 2013 by in Detroit

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On Saturday, October 5th, during the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival, renowned sculptor and painter Robert Sestok had an opening of new work at Cave gallery in the Russell Industrial Center. The show, “Static,” featured all new paintings in a continuation of the pure black-and-white motif that featured heavily in his 2D show, “Verses,” which opened in November […]

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The 2013 Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival really outdid itself this year, with nearly 30 locations and dozens of events taking place throughout the city on Saturday, October 5th. There were open studios at numerous galleries, including festival cornerstone Public Pool, which featured an international collaboration curated by artist Chido Johnson in conjunction with the Zimbabwe […]

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The Hinterlands Ensemble (a Knight Arts grantee) is known for their mastery of multiple media, including radio, shadow puppetry and other original collaborative theater pieces. With the premiere of “The Circuit,” a variety show piece that has been in development since the Hinterlands’ residency in the summer of 2012, they can now officially add the grand tradition […]

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Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th, with an opening performance at HenriettaHaus and continuing through to late night music events from 6-9 p.m., the 2013 Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival  is prepared to unleash for a roving art romp around the beloved city-within-a-city. The day’s activities include open studios, installations, numerous musical performances, Hamtramck history […]

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The MOCAD’s newest exhibition opened Friday, September 6th and features 16 new murals commissioned by the museum (a Knight Arts grantee). “Past is Present” draws upon Detroit’s historical record, with artists incorporating found images into new mural works in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Diego Rivera’s epic mural in the courtyard of the DIA. The new […]

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