See our Best of Detroit 2020 winners.

See the word 

Joining the throng of art publications massed on the border of our consciousness and seeking our attention with ever glossier pages, brighter colors and thicker bindings is a modest, black-and-white, inexpensive and reader-friendly newsletter called dc Journal. Originating at detroit contemporary gallery (5141 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit) and edited by gallery director Aaron Timlin, this eight-page minimag brings together essays (Jeffrey Abt’s highly useful “Deciphering Art World Codes”), artist statements (sculptors Sergio De Giusti and Hugh Timlin’s personal accounts and journal entries) and poems (reprints from Dispatch Detroit of art-related works by Jim Perkinson, David Watson and Jim Gustafson). A weighing of the merits of critical theory by Paul Snyder begins an important discussion, one that really should be ongoing in any art scene. And Matthew Smith broadens the field with a statement about creativity in our town. Interested folks can have the journal for $5 per year (four issues) and can communicate with the editor via e-mail at detroitart@earthlink.net, by phone at 313-898-4ART or check the gallery’s Web site at www.detroitcontemporary.com. George Tysh is the Metro Times arts editor. E-mail him at gtysh@metrotimes.com

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 21, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit