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ARTIST PROFILE: ELYSIA VANDENBUSSCHE STANDS OUT IN COMM[UNITY]

Is it possible to take the road less traveled while still promoting a sense of community? Artist Elysia Vandenbussche represents this dichotomy in both her own life and her artwork in our most recent exhibition, COMM[UNITY]. Vandenbussche’s installation, untitled., is made up of 65 handmade porcelain canvases. Each piece began as a pile of powder, which […]

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N’NAMDI CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART PANEL SERIES TALKS ABOUT ‘PSYCHOLOGICAL GENTRIFICATION’

N’Namdi Center For Contemporary Art begun the first of a three-part panel series on ‘Psychological Gentrification,’ which will explore how contemporary gentrification is affecting the arts, businesses, and urban development in Detroit. The first panel was moderated by Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press, and panelists included Marsha Music (Writer/Cultural Griot), Marc Brown (Lawyer), […]

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FLINT PUBLIC ART PROJECT SOON TO PRESENT ART FESTIVAL AT CHEVY-IN-THE-HOLE

PLAYGROUND DETROIT is pleased to announce a special call for proposals for the Free City Public Art Festival. The presenting organization, Flint Public Art Project, is particularly interested in receiving proposals from the PLAYGROUND DETROIT community and has extended the deadline. This is a special extension which closes by Monday, March 11th at midnight. See […]

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DETROIT SOUP: FILLING BELLIES AND POCKETS ONE DINNER AT A TIME

” Detroit Soup, started by Kate Daughdrill and Jessica Hernandez, brings local artists and entrepreneurs together to pitch ideas on how to revive their hometown.” The community members who attend the dinners held by Soup get the oppurtunity to vote on the evening’s favorite project proposals, which will recieve the pool of the dinner’s funds. Past […]

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