Mary Rupp. Frida Kahlo. Niagra. Gilda Nowden. Patricia Hill Burnett. These are some of the names of women who have impacted Detroit through their art. Hear this unique overview of events and sights that shaped our lives from native Detroiter Suzanne Bilek. She is an author and speaker who specializes in the topic of local art history.
Experimental objects and experiences attempt to disrupt and expose existing systems through humor, play, interaction and participation to create a condition where we can perceive ourselves; the here and now; and the future, differently.
The paintings of Brownlee, Micthnick and Parish will be on display with an artist's reception.
Ninety artists drawing pictures in shifts of one hour which are then stuck up on the wall for sale. Proceeds beneft MOCAD.
Fun, gifts, prints, vendors, food and wine.
First arrangement focuses on one distinct subject: trees. The grouping represents traditional photography, showing the artists' use of the medium in a straightforward way.The second presents photographs that have been uniquely manipulated by each artist, using aspects of the photographic process to create individual statements.
Smith’s photographs of architectural space and landscape present the viewer with an empty, haunting expanse. The often blurry, off-kilter quality adds a mysterious tone, but the familiarity of subject matter and large scale provide a point of entry.
Author and collumnist Mitch Albom will sign copies of his new book, The First Phone Call From Heaven. This will be the first public opportunity for guests to receive a signed copy of Albom’s new novel. Below is the release for more information.
Displayed in Cafe Gallery.
There will be fresh trees and wreaths and garland, beautiful gift items presented by selected merchants, homemade bakery goods, a Santa’s Workshop for thrifty items that children can buy for others, a Bowtique with elaborate bows to match your décor, and professional photography. Net proceeds benefit City Year Detroit and the outreach projects of Christ Church’s youth group. A Silent Auction concluding Sunday includes treasures such as food gift baskets, unique home goods, sports memorabilia and Christmas decorations. There will be a preview party 7-10 p.m. Friday Dec. 6. Tickets at $35 may be bought at the door.
This solo exhibition features over twenty new oil paintings on panel and intimately scaled works on gold edged vellum card.
The Hive presents a loosely narrative series that uses allegory to explore themes of authority, duty, and domestic civilization.
Proceeds go to Gesu Catholic School library. Local authors Wong Herbert Yee, Jean Alicia Elsterand photographers John Osler and Jenny Risher will visit to sign and personalize their books.
Explore the importance of this circle of Ann Arbor-based architects, situating their regional body of domestic work into the larger context of modern architecture in the U.S. that developed on the East Coast and West Coast from the 1930s–1980s.
Nature Center of Oakwoods Metropark near Flat Rock. Make your very own bittersweet wreath to hang on your door, just in time for the holidays. Fee: $5 per person. Preregistration required.
"A Night of Visual Arts, Fashion, Poetry & Dance"
Nature Center of Oakwoods Metropark near Flat Rock. …and all through the Nature Center, Kevin will be talking about the animals of Christmas. Fee: $3 per person. Preregistration required.
The National Fashion and Talent Expo presents "Destiny" a fashion and talent extravaganza.
Born and educated in Detroit, Gilda Snowden has become a local legend and internationally renowned artist. This exhibition of Gilda portraits (some self) is intended to pay tribute, celebrate & show just how many people she has impacted.
The names of 10 storytellers are plucked from a hat. Each takes the stage to tell a five-minute tale related to a broad theme.
Toulouse-Lautrec is best known for his works depicting scenes from cabarets, theaters, dance halls, and brothels. This exhibition features approximately 150 original works on paper, including 35 drawings.
Each artist has created a contemporary work in response to the city's struggles and successes post-1933, touching on broader themes that are relevant across the nation. Topics include the many industries, ideals, and events that have propelled America forward—from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s pivotal yet under-recognized speech in Grosse Pointe, Michigan in 1968; to the development of labor unions, urban farming, and the birth of Motown; to the creation of central symbols of the American dream including sports stadiums and the automobile. The murals reference innovative urban responses to enormous losses in population and exalt the fortitude of the city and its people.
Watch Me Move: The Animation Show is the most extensive animation show ever mounted, featuring both iconic moments and lesser-known masterpieces from the last 150 years. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to see an incredible array of animation techniques in more than 100 animated film segments from across generations and cultures.
This exhibition features works of art from some of most Europe’s most well-known artists and photographers including Julia Margaret Cameron, Eugène Atget, HenriCartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Christian Boltanski and Gerhard Richter among others. The exhibition also features several new acquisitions featuring work by Wolfgang Tillmans and Bernd and HIlla Becher.
This special exhibition spotlights a single extraordinary work by Olówè: a throne he made for Prince Ilori, heir apparent of the town of Isè in southwestern Nigeria. This exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts. Support has been provided by the Walter Gibbs Endowment Fund. Additional support has been provided by the City of Detroit.
Performing Still Images looks at two distinct ways of addressing the relationship between different media: photography and video in David Claerbout’s "The American Room" and photography as a time-based practice in Matthew Buckingham’s work, “Image of Absalon Projected Until it Vanishes”.
One of the founding members of the Abstract Expressionists, Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) was an important presence in the artistic life of New York from the 1930s until his death. His paintings, consisting of large images that evoke a universal language of symbols, have become icons in America painting.
A platform for poets, storytellers and musicians to share their works and the inspiration behind them in an intimate setting.
The front room of the gallery features a different local or regional artist every month. The second, smaller room changes every three months and features a variety of works at one time, all from new and evolving artists. The last room is the framing gallery, where customers can bring their own pieces to be framed in gallery-quality, custom frames for a reasonable price.
Well worth the drive through the northern burbs. Multiple exhibits showcase every media from design to multimedia performance to painting, featuring creations by internationally known and local artists.
The high water mark for art films and independent cinema in the Detroit area.
Best known perhaps for its spectacular Diego Rivera mural, the Detroit Institute of Arts is a sprawling hall of arts with an excellent showing of works by the 19th century American landscape artists and works of the Italian Renaissance.
Micro granting dinner celebrating creative projects in the city. $5 gets you soup, salad, and a vote.
Home of the Motor City Theatre Organ Society, plus screening classic films from the '30s-'50s.
The country's first museum dedicated to multimedia and light-based arts.
Adjacent to the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, offers an unparalleled venue for exploring the influences and experiences, historical as well as current, that shape our heritage. Featuring multidimensional programs and showcasing themes related to science, history, literature, visual and performing arts and culture, there is a wealth of opportunities to learn, celebrate and be entertained.
Year-round screenings of the finest first-run art house and indie films. Home of the annual Ann Arbor Film Festival every spring. Also hosts live events.
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With Traits and the He Bops.
Legendary bluesman. With Barbara Payton.
Black Jake & the Carnies set fierce murder ballads, dark warnings, and a certain tough rust-belt revivalism to the beat of an old-time string band. This octet offers a unique blend of Americana, bluegrass, and punk. Their ten-song debut record, "Where the Heather Don't Grow," was recorded and mixed by Jim Roll in his Ann Arbor studio.
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