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The N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art held the opening for its final program of 2014 on Friday, September 12th. All three galleries feature a new collection of works, with the main gallery dominated by the painted works of Herbert Gentry supplemented by works of his contemporaries, including Romare Bearden and Ed Clark. Gentry combines a […]

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It is daunting to even consider summing up the MOCAD’s stunning “People’s Biennial 2014,” which opened on Friday, September 12th and will run through January 5th of next year. Before anything else is said, a huge tip of the hat is due to curators Harrell Fletcher and Jens Hoffman, and the entire crew of the […]

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In anticipation of an action-packed weekend, here’s a few not-to-be-missed opportunities to engage with some of Detroit’s most exciting art venues. First, you can whet your desire for opening night excitement at N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Arts (a Knight Arts grantee), where three new shows are being celebrated from 6-9 p.m. Herbert Gentry and his […]

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Knight Arts Detroit Challenge winners Detroit House Guests scored a bit of media attention this week as VICE’s Kim Taylor Bennett reviews a recent performance at Moogfest. Watch the video above for a sneak peak and click here to read the complete review.

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By The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers matched its $30,000, two-year grant award in May 2014 after only eight months. Thanks to the Knight Foundation the popular storytelling event has expanded and developed to become The Society for the Re-Institutionalization of Storytelling, a Michigan 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The non-profit […]

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Weekend wrap-up: fall arts-a-go-go!

Published on 09 September 2014 by in Detroit

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With Labor Day out of the way early this September, the fall lineup has come in with a roar, during a weekend full of classic Detroit revelries and new classics in the making. The unsinkable Dally in the Alley survived its 37th year, notwithstanding a transformer fire that cut the late-night portion shorter than usual […]

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Artist Profile: Micheal E. Burdick

Published on 05 September 2014 by in Detroit

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Rosie Sharp: Can you give me some bio info and background on your development as an artist? Are you self-trained, or did you study somewhere? Were you always a painter, or have you worked in other kinds of media? Michael Burdick: Drawing was always an outlet of escapism for me growing-up and I was fortunate […]

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By Becki Kenderes Want to know what Peck Park on Brush Street, the pedestrian bridge over 75 in Southwest Detroit, the Atheneum Hotel, Children’s Hospital, the Federal Reserve Bank, Campus Martius, the Detroit Athletic Club, and the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church have in common?  They all contain works by world renowned Detroit artist Hubert Massey.  […]

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Artist Profile: Susannah Goodman

Published on 02 September 2014 by in Detroit

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Rosie Sharp: What brought you to ceramics initially? Has that changed over time? Susannah Goodman: I have a distinct childhood memory of digging for worms in a friend’s yard. I remember pausing, analyzing the feeling of the not-quite-dirt as it squished between my fingers. It was a mysterious joy.  Being dirty is something I always […]

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The much-anticipated artspace, 9338 Campau, opened on Friday, August 22nd with a stunning survey of work by painter and sculptor Saffell Gardner, which drew from a body of work 40+ years in the making. The space, managed by curator Steve Panton, follows his dedicated efforts at 2739 Edwin, a mainstay of the Hamtramck art scene. […]

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