As we bid an enthusiastic farewell to winter and spring into March, there’s a weekend full of events all based around building a better future.
For your forward-looking Friday pleasure, The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (a Knight Arts grantee) is holding a release party for the exhibition catalog of the Summer 2012 exhibition, “Post-Industrial Complex,” curated by Katie McGowan and Jon Brumit. The survey and exhibition have been compiled into a source book highlighting the ingenuity and craftsmanship of a wide range of Detroiters in the realm of human-scale production, a movement becoming increasingly necessary to secure a future model of sustainable production. MOCAD, 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-6622; www.mocadetroit.org
Detroit Future is hosting its first-ever Meet Up to showcase the work being done so far in Detroit Future Schools, a program that pairs graduates of the 20-week Detroit Future Media program with teachers in order to design and implement digital media arts-integrated curriculum into the lives of K-12 students in the Detroit school system. The Meet Up is being held on Saturday, March 2 from 12-4 p.m. at the Allied Media Projects office (4126 Third St., Detroit; http://alliedmedia.org/) and will showcase the work done thus far this year by the artists, teachers and students involved in the 2013 program.
Finally, if you’re still hungry for future development come Sunday, it’s time for another helping of Detroit SOUP, a monthly dinner funding micro-grants for creative projects in Detroit. SOUP’s on this Sunday, March 3 at the Jam Handy Building (2900 E. Grand Blvd., Detroit; http://detroitsoup.com), and the $5 admission gets you soup, salad, bread, and a vote for one of the worthy proposals, which will begin presenting at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be around 7:30 p.m.).
I don’t know about you, but it sounds to me like March is bringing a lot to look forward to!