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Detroit Art Review // Adeshola Makinde: Relevant @ Playground Detroit

Words by NADJA ROTTNER The insertion of a work of art into the public sphere through mass media means is a dictum of Chicago-based Nigerian American visual artist Adeshola Makinde, who began his career as a self-taught practitioner three years. Having established the framework of a photomontage artist, “collage commissions” such as “the beauty is…FEEL […]

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MetroTimes // Adeshola Makinde’s ‘Relevant’ highlights civil rights protest signs of past and present at Playground Detroit

Posted By Jerilyn Jordan on Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm Art by Adeshola Makinde, courtesy of Playground Detroit “WE DEMAND AN END TO POLICE BRUTALITY NOW!”, 2019 // 22″ X 11″ feet, Billboard, W Warren Ave & Wesson St, Detroit, Michigan‬. Black Power! Police Brutality Must Go! Education For All! What has been made very clear in recent years […]

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SEEN Magazine // Virtual Insanity: Frank Lepkowski’s Perspective on the Digital World

Frank Lepkowski grapples with the effects of living in a digital world July 1, 2021 By Patrick Dunn for SEEN MAGAZINE Photography by Darrel Ellis  Scrolling through the endless entertainment of the internet can feel like a pleasantly passive pastime, but Frank Lepkowski wants people to remember that it takes a certain mental toll.“When you […]

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Hour Magazine // Local Artist Sun Wang to Show First Solo Exhibition at Playground Detroit

The painter explores social-economic and cultural struggles with ”Quiet Moonlight” Emma Klug, February 18, 2021 Painter Sun Wang will present his first solo exhibition on Feb. 19 with the opening of Quiet Moonlight at Playground Detroit. The show will feature the Pontiac-based artist’s kaleidoscopic paintings, which explore the relationship between Eastern and Western cultures. On display through March […]

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Travel + Leisure // Detroit’s Shinola Hotel Just Curated the Perfect Weekend Escape

Two days packed with Detroit excellence. BY STACEY LEASCA JANUARY 29, 2021 CREDIT: EMILY BERGER/COURTESY OF SHINOLA HOTEL Detroit is ready for you to come back to enjoy everything the city has to offer, with an especially warm welcome by Bedrock Detroit and the Shinola Hotel. Bedrock Detroit, a full-service commercial real estate firm, launched its new initiative, “Decked out Detroit,” […]

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Fox2 Detroit // Beacon Park’s Hum and Glow art installation is inspired by Detroit

The Hum and Glow Winter Art Installation features a series of outdoor art panels by Michael Polakowski until Feb. 28, celebrating the city of Detroit. Original article: https://www.fox2detroit.com/video/892558

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Fox2 Detroit // Bedrock is hosting Shop, Eat & Be in the D to encourage holiday shopping in downtown Detroit

DETROIT (FOX 2) – Bedrock is making sure you do your holiday shopping in downtown Detroit. It is part of its “Shop, Eat & Be in the D” campaign. More than 50 local brands will be represented in six pop up locations. “My practice is anchored in exploring the temporal nature of our world and understanding our […]

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Crain’s Detroit // Downtown Detroit Markets replaced with pop-ups in empty storefronts for coronavirus holiday season

Bedrock, Rocket Community Fund replace usual market to allow shoppers to be more spread outEvents also planned alongside shopping open through early JanuaryFewer businesses participating than previous years Bedrock LLCDetroit retailers are popping up in six vacant downtown storefront spaces for the holiday season. DOSE Collective set up its clothing, accessories and gifts shop at […]

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DBusiness // Bedrock Unveils ‘Shop, Eat & Be in the D’ Campaign, U-M Future of Mobility Conference to Focus on Diversity, and More

Here is a roundup of the latest news concerning the COVID-19 pandemic in addition to announcements from local, state, and federal governments, as well as international channels. To share a business or nonprofit story, please send us a message. Bedrock Unveils ‘Shop, Eat & Be in the D’ CampaignBedrock today revealed plans that will bring new […]

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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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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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runner Detroit // Art Review: n u l l Account by James Oscar Lee

n u l l Account by James Oscar Lee Ashley Cook March 20, 2020 James Oscar Lee’s n u l l Account opened on February 15th at 1201 Bagley Street in Detroit, a location which was formerly the Engine Company No. 8, built in 1908 and functioned as a firehouse until 1982. Initially, it could be interesting […]

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