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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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Audetorium // Recentering Ourselves at PRISM

Starting the weekend off at Art Groupie and Playground Detroit’s event, Prism was a pallet cleansing experience. The last three days have been a calming retreat into a hazy, dreamlike wonderland presented by the team Art Groupie in collaboration with Playground Detroit. The experience of attending PRISM, the three day event inside a warehouse in Detroit (by way of […]

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Hour Detroit // Metro Detroit Bucket List: Can’t-Miss Art Attractions

Metro Detroit Bucket List: Can’t-Miss Art Attractions April 8, 2022 In our 2022 City Guide, we roundup what every local must do in their lifetime. Here are the galleries, art events, and cultural institutions that made our list.Ryan Patrick Hooper and Photographs by Hayden Stinebaugh  Spend the day at Cranbrook, a local treasure and a National Historic […]

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Artsper // Partner Gallery Interview: Playground Detroit

Meet, Paulina Petkoski, co-founder of Playground Detroit, a gallery and talent agency that strives to uplift Detroit’s creative landscape. What are the characteristics of Playground Detroit and how did it get to where it is today? PLAYGROUND DETROIT is a contemporary art gallery and creative talent agency dedicated to emerging artists based in Detroit, Michigan. Established […]

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