Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Detroit's Nora Modern is hosting a spring exhibition for local art students

Posted By on Wed, May 5, 2021 at 1:14 PM

The pandemic interrupted a number of local art schools' usual end-of-the-year student exhibitions. While Cranbook's annual graduate student show is a go this year, the College for Creative Studies went virtual. To help celebrate the achievements, Midtown Detroit's Nora Modern gift store is hosting a small spring student exhibition....

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Popular interactive Jim Henson exhibit heading to the Henry Ford this summer

Posted By on Tue, May 4, 2021 at 10:48 AM

Finally, an exhibit that won't have playful curmudgeons Statler and Waldorf hurling criticism from the balcony, and one that is guaranteed to warm the hearts of children — and inner children alike. To quote one very animated and animal-istic percussionist: BEAT DRUMS! The magic of the late Jim Henson,...

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Detroit artist Thelonius Bone explores levity in latest collection debuting at the Eat Da Rich Showroom

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 12:21 PM

What do Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo, Ancient Aliens, Freemason symbolism, and actor/rapper Ice T have in common? Honestly? Nothing, unless you are Detroit artist Thelonious Bone, whose self-described “goofy” work speaks beyond artistic intellectualism and labored interpretation — it speaks to our collective funny bone. Though T-Bone, as...

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Detroit artist Iggy Sumnik earns a reputation for his ceramic 'Jellybeans'

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 12:07 PM

Great artists are often associated with a piece, performance, or character they can’t escape, whether they’re glad to be known for it or not. Take Jun Kaneko and his ceramic “Dongos,” or Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby.” When it comes to being pigeonholed, most notably, the cast of Seinfeld...

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Eastern Market's Flower Day grows into extended 'Flower Season' event

Posted By on Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 10:28 AM

There are a few things in life that are keeping us going and growing: vaccines, sunshine, and Eastern Market's newly revamped Flower Day, which will give metro Detroit growers a chance to snag their blooms, bulbs, and sprouts. While many beloved traditions and events have wilted in the wake...

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Allied Media Projects presents four virtual events with ‘Bloom’

Posted By on Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 4:59 PM

Every two weeks from the end of April to mid-June, Allied Media Projects’ Speakers Series is hosting a collection of four virtual events called "Bloom." The free events include a short-film premiere, artist discussions, special guests, youth-empowering discussions, ancestral ceremonial practices, and various artistic collaborations. Brenda Hernandez, event manager...

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Royal Oak's Main Art Theatre closes temporarily, citing overhead and low attendance

Posted By on Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 12:35 PM

The curtains are coming down on a beloved arthouse movie theater... for now. The Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak announced that Thursday's showings of French Exit and the Academy Award-nominated film Minari would be its last, at least for a while, The Detroit News reports. The resilient three-screen...

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Detroit's 2021 Autorama canceled due to Michigan's COVID-19 surge

Posted By on Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 1:19 PM

The 69th Annual Detroit Autorama is off. Officials said Tuesday that the longstanding hot rod and car culture event, which was to be held April 30-May 2 at its usual location at Detroit's TCF Center, is no longer happening as Michigan's number of COVID-19 cases remain high. "We have...

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Virtual event revisits slaying of Detroit's Vincent Chin amid surge of violence against Asian Americans

Posted By on Tue, Apr 20, 2021 at 11:02 AM

In 1982, just eight days before Chinese-American automotive engineer Vincent Chin was to be married, two white men brutally beat him outside of the Highland Park strip club where he was celebrating his bachelor party. Chin, 27, died four days later as a result of the injuries inflicted upon...

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Monday, April 19, 2021

An artists haven in Detroit is set to be reimagined in a $20M development — while staying true to its roots

Posted By on Mon, Apr 19, 2021 at 10:06 AM

The first place artist Matt Naimi lived in Detroit was on the top floor of downtown’s Cary Building, where he says rent was $750 a month, utilities included, and afforded him a “wraparound” view of the implosion of the nearby former Hudson’s Department Store in 1998. And when video...

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