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Axios // Detroit artist’s “The Eye of Horus” exhibition debuts at Cranbrook

Original Article: words by Annalise Frank, on Nov 18, 2022 Detroit-based Bakpak Durden, an artist whose work can be seen on murals across the city, debuted their first solo museum exhibition. Driving the news: “The Eye of Horus” runs now through March 19 at Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills. Details: Durden’s show is titled after an ancient Egyptian […]

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Bakpak Durden’s ‘The Eye of Horus’ steals the show at Cranbrook Art Museum

Work by Scott Hocking and James Benjamin Franklin is also featured in the museum’s fall season Original Article A human skull explodes into pieces on a wall at Cranbrook Art Museum. In the center of the room sits a strange apparatus reminiscent of a 22-legged steel spider. Each limb reaches out to visitors with a […]

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Seeds Today, Flowers Tomorrow

Artist Ivan Montoya’s New Exhibit, ‘Semillas,’ Reaps New Life From an Old Saying by El Central | October 27, 2022 | in Community, Culture & Arts | Reading Time: 8 mins read By Ofelia Saenz with pictures by Alejandro Ugalde Original Article As visitors to Playground Detroit enter the gallery, it’s hard not to be drawn in by […]

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MetroTimes // A selection of upcoming fall 2022 art happenings in metro Detroit and beyond

Fall arts guide By MT Staff Original Article Detroit Month of Design Through Sept. 30: This annual monthlong celebration of Detroit’s UNESCO designation as a “City of Design” returns with the theme of “United By Design.” As usual, the festival takes place in various venues across the metro area, and this year features more than 65 indoor, […]

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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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Imani Ma’at turns Playground Detroit into ritual space in new exhibit

Photography and dance exhibition gets special appearance from ‘The Last Poets’ in one-night performance By Randiah Camille Green on Tue, Aug 2, 2022 4:55 pm Original article: https://www.metrotimes.com/arts/imani-maat-turns-playground-detroit-into-ritual-space-in-new-exhibit-30714519 Thick drum beats fill the air as Imani Ma’at draws her ancestors out of the spirit realm and into Playground Detroit on a Friday evening. She whirls around the […]

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Pride Source // Detroit Painter Mieyoshi Ragernoir Focuses on Black and Brown Joy and Radiance in a Challenging Era

Artist featured in citywide Mighty Real Queer Detroit LGBTQ+ art project By Sarah Bricker Hunt|June 10th, 2022|Michigan, News Of all the joyful Black and Brown faces filling the frames of Mieyoshi Ragernoir’s vibrant paintings, only one is a self-portrait, but then again, she says, “all artwork is a self-portrait.”  Ragernoir’s lone “official” self-portrait stands out in her […]

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Detroitisit // Come and Play at Monroe Street Midway

Large Corporations, Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and the Community Converge to Imagine and Create This Authentically-Detroit, Deeply-Immersive Recreation Hub Article written by: Kim Kisner Remember those sun-soaked summers as a child when you spent warm days running through the sprinklers, shooting hoops in your driveway, skating on the sidewalk with friends, playing games on your front […]

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Stories From The Last Grand Prix on Belle Isle

Photography and writing by Niki Williams. Learn more about Niki and his work on his website and Instagram. If there is an event that serves as an overview of Detroit’s economic revitalization it is perhaps the Grand Prix on Belle Isle. On Sunday June 5, Indycar racers took their final laps around the course, which […]

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