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Lo Braden Portrait Series, “Black+____” Represents Intersectional Black Identities during Black History Month

Emerging artist Lo Braden also known as Lo Cayne, is a black queer portrait and fashion photographer from Detroit, Michigan. In their striking portrait series, “Black+____” (Black plus Blank), subjects documented are Black people whose identities include various sexual orientations, gender, disability and ages demonstrating the individual ways they express themselves through their style or […]

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ARTIST OPEN CALL: Apply to Modern Ancient Brown Visiting Fellowship & Post-Baccalaureate Residency in Studio Art and Critical Studies through January 30

Established in 2019, the Modern Ancient Brown Foundation supports and nurtures BIPOC artists and writers through the creation of a new Core Program housed in Detroit.

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Convergence: Cracks in the Glass Ceiling Exhibition Opens on January 26th at GVSU

A new exhibition including various Detroit artists, Convergence: Cracks in the Glass Ceiling group exhibition “represents the pushing of boundaries into spaces that cultivate growth and coordinated expansion. The opening reception will take place at Grand Valley State University, opening to the public on Thursday, January 26th from 5-7pm “Breaking barriers helps us to grow […]

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INTERVIEW: NICHE HITCH X BOBBY LV ON DEBUT COLLABORATION COLLECTION

Floral artist Lindsay McWhorter (Niche Hitch) has released a collaboration with multi-disciplinary artist and CCS alumni Bobbly L. Veresan to establish a permanent object from a once ephemeral medium.  An everlasting floral arrangement built from altered plant materials, intentionally designed to complement the vessel it exists in. Each vessel is created utilizing different clay materials, […]

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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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“The Eye of Horus” Bakpak Durden Exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum Opens on November 5th

Bakpak Durden: The Eye of Horus November 5, 2022 – March 19, 2023 Upper Galleries, Cranbrook Art Museum Bakpak Durden is a self-taught artist born and raised in Detroit. Durden’s hyperrealistic work draws upon diverse inspirations, including dramatic cinema and Dutch Baroque painting. The Eye of Horus is Durden’s first solo museum exhibition and the inaugural […]

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Interview: Ivan Montoya on his debut exhibition, “Semillas” representing his immigrant experience

Semillas, (October 22-November 19) is Ivan Montoya’s solo exhibition of paintings that explores the dynamics between first and second generation immigrants and their parents. As the Spanish word for ‘seeds,’ Semillas can refer to the children of immigrants themselves or the inherited/observed values or habits in the children as they build their life on new […]

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MURALS IN THE MARKET Returns to Eastern Market

Eastern Market Partnership (EMP) Dan Carmody, President, Eastern Market Partnership,1xRUN, Roula David, Vice President, 1xRUN Murals in the Market Festival proudly returns to Eastern Market after two years, hosted by 1xRUN and Eastern Market Partnership. This year’s festival is a smaller version compared to past events from 2015-2019. After a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, Murals in […]

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Interview with Trotter and Jantae’ Spinks: The Creatives Behind Someday Receive Motor City Match Award

Photographer, entrepreneur and creative director, Trotter and long-time partner, muse and model, Jantae’ Spinks are creatives in the truest sense of the word. Born and raised in Detroit, graduating Cass Tech High School, they have pushed the boundaries of creative work and developed an extensive and growing portfolio of clients, projects, and awards. Announced today, […]

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Julian J. Jones on “MARKINGS,” to Debut during Detroit Month of Design on September 9th

“MARKINGS” embarks on Julian J. Jones journey to discover his Black identity. “Trying to complicate notions of who a Black man can be in white spaces, the word “mark” is the dominant theme throughout my practice. A “mark” refers to a part of a sketch, as well as the lasting trace of an emotion or […]

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Imani M’aat Asks “What Does Unmasking Thyself Mean?” in her Performance Series and Exhibition

Imani Ma’at AnkhmenRa Amen is multidisciplinary creator, a visionary, artist, dancer, choreographer, curator of space, filmmaker, and photographer. She has trained, experienced, and explored multiple dance genres including improvisation, experimental, hip-hop, modern, contemporary, and traditional West African dance practices. Currently, her primary focus in dance is the study of cultural arts known to the African […]

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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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