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Detroit Month of Design Is Back in Its 12th Edition

From Gucci’s Changemakers exhibition to the Cranbrook Chair Show, there is plenty to see in the Motor City. Text by: Shawn Ghassemitari Original Article From the automotive industry to the birth of Techno, Detroit has long been a center for innovation and culture. Although New York and Los Angeles are usually thought of first, Detroit […]

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Cranbrook grad’s solo exhibition opens at Detroit gallery

Article By JENNY SHERMAN | jsherman@medianewsgroup.com | Royal Oak Tribune Original article A new solo exhibition featuring the work of Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate Julian J. Jones will open Friday, Sept. 9 at PLAYGROUND DETROIT Gallery, 2845 Gratiot Ave. “MARKINGS,” presented in collaboration with Detroit Month of Design, will feature quilted works by Jones that blend culture with […]

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BLAC // The Black Experience Told in Quilts and Oil Pastels in ‘Markings’

The Indianapolis-born artist is bringing his unique textile-based artwork and oil pastel drawings to Detroit. By Joshua Andrei Bon, September 6, 2022 Artist and Quilter Julian J. Jones is bringing his work to Detroit for an exhibition titled “Markings.” It’ll feature quilted and gestural abstract artworks influenced by traditional African American quilting, particularly “The Gee’s Bend […]

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Sculptor Patrick Dougherty to Transform Eliza Howell Park with “Stickwork” Installation + Artist Residency with Sidewalk Detroit

From September 7th- 25th, Sidewalk Detroit and will be hosting internationally acclaimed artist, Patrick Dougherty as he creates one of his famed ‘Stickwork’ sculptures in Eliza Howell Park. This three-week artist residency will engage artists, volunteers, neighbors, and members of the public to work side by side with the internationally renowned artist as he creates […]

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Michigan Chronicle // Wave Check: “Glam Tech” uses hair trend to “Make Waves” in new Detroit Exhibit

Words by Ashley Stevenson. Posted on September 28, 2020 The Make Waves exhibit is a first of its kind hair sculpting experience full of vibrancy and detail. Created by Kristina “The Glam Tech” Beaty, currently on display at Playground Detroit. The exhibit features an absorbing collection of pictures and sculptures, paying bold homage to Black […]

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Excess Baggage: Design in the City X Cristin Richard Installation at Lisa Spindler Studio through September

Excess Baggage is a point of reflection, a way to consider our connection to the natural world. Detroit Artist and 20/20 Emerging Artists Fellow Cristin Richard, has a fascination with material, both its sensory qualities and the information it communicates about history, society and the current environment. She has been selected to showcase her latest […]

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BUILDING MATERIALS: Lindsay Splichal X Detroit Month of Design Opens September 17th

PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents BUILDING MATERIALS, a site-specific exhibition by Lindsay Splichal that explores printmaking, sculpture, and installation. Lindsay Splichal builds space-responsive print monotypes that reflect on the familiarity of the domestic in her family’s construction heritage. In BUILDING MATERIALS, she will create space-responsive print monotypes explored through the lenses of sculptural and print installation, alongside […]

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Model D // Design in the City partners with Gucci to highlight Detroit designers on a global stage

Original article by LAUREN KARMO | TUESDAY, AUGUST 04, 2020 — The Design in the City competition through Design Core Detroit will give new artists the opportunity to publicly display their work and make connections with others in the community during the Detroit Month of Design this September. Elevating specifically female and BIPOC artists, Design in the […]

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DESIGN CORE DETROIT ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF DESIGN IN THE CITY COMPETITION

As part of Detroit Month of Design 2020, the competition pairs twelve emerging fashion and accessory designers with independent commercial businesses in Detroit. Design Core Detroit has selected the winners of its new Design in the City competition, made possible by a $45,000 grant from Gucci as a part of its new Changemakers Impact Fund. […]

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Patrick Ethen debuts “Field Condition” Solo Exhibition X Detroit Month of Design on September 7th

Field Condition is a hyper-sensory art exhibition that centers around a body of ephemeral, immersive light sculptures by artist and designer Patrick Ethen. He uses light as a medium to explore emergent behavior, using meticulously wired arrays of electronics to build installations which envelop the viewer in a meditative, immersive aura which feels simultaneously human […]

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