New Hense-designed mural debuts in Detroit today

click to enlarge PHOTO BY SAL RODRIGUEZ
Photo by Sal Rodriguez

Hey, Detroit art aficionados —  you're invited to a shindig celebrating Detroit's latest mural, painted by Atlanta-based artist Alex Brewer (aka Hense). It all goes down at Detroit’s Madison Building tonight, Sept. 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Sorry, guys, we refuse to render it "[email protected]" That's a little too 1999 for us.) 

The mural certainly has a naive, childlike quality to it. You might be thinking, "Dang, my kid could paint that!" But of course your kid couldn't paint that — this is a six-story ,10,000-square-foot mural we're talking about. Would you let your kid use a cherry picker? We hope not. You might recognize Brewer's style previously from work he's done in the Z Project parking garage.  

The evening features musical performance by Detroit Institute of Music Education’s Head of Drums Eric "Rain Man" Gaston and DJ Ric Flair. Apple cider, donuts, and caramel apples will be available, and the El Guapo Grill food truck will be on site slinging tacos as well. The party will be held in the Madison Building parking lot, next to 1555 Broadway, Detroit (weather permitting). 

Check out our past coverage of Detroit's world-class street art boom here.

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Lee DeVito

Leyland "Lee" DeVito grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, where he read Metro Times religiously due to teenaged-induced boredom. He became a contributing writer for Metro Times in 2009, and Editor in Chief in 2016. In addition to writing, he also supplies occasional illustrations. His writing has been published...
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