Monthly Archives: July 2015

“Light Stain” review @ Knight Arts Blog

Isaac Pool combines poetry and images in Light Stain. All images courtesy of Pool and What Pipeline. For the first 76 pages, the images in “Light Stain”–a new book of poems and photographs by artist Isaac Pool–are ambiguous, almost subject-less in their composition. These are largely snapshots, and though the images in this section are dated […]

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7/21/15 – Hocking’s Ark

Artist: Scott Hocking Location: Fireside Inn, Port Austin, MI Breakfast: SH – Cheeseburger on a pretzel roll, side of coleslaw, Coke SRS – Cheeseburger on a pretzel roll, side of fries, Diet Coke It’s funny how you can hear something and in your mind you accept it, but when you see it realized, it strikes […]

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Hoard 1:12 // TRIGGER WARNING – spiders

Is there anything greater than a friend who really gets you (and likes you anyway)? There is not. One such friend of mine happens to be esteemed person, accomplished mystery/thriller novelist, and NYT Bestseller Chelsea Cain. I know, right? Don’t be jelly. Chelsea and I connect on a number of issues, but none so much as stuff. We like […]

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7/17/15 – Happy Birthday, Toby! (and also a bunch of angry ranting)

Artist: Toby Millman Location: Maine Street Restaurant, Hamtramck Breakfast: TM – Coffee (w/ cream), French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon SRS – Coffee (black), French toast, eggs over hard, sausage It’s Toby Millman’s birthday today, so breakfast at the Maine Street Restaurant is on me. Though located on the main street of Jos Campau, Maine Street […]

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City Sculpture Opening @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — It was a letter-perfect evening in Detroit for the opening last week of Robert Sestok’s long-anticipated sculpture park, City Sculpture. It seemed the weather was as eager as the hundreds of people who attended the festivities to support the longtime Detroit artist and contributor to the Cass Corridor art movement in the 1960s […]

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Hamtram-O-Rama: the weekend recap @ Knight Arts Blog

Hamtramck was a hub of fun and fundraising last weekend, as two of the city’s venerated art institutions held head-to-head group shows in support of their innovative arts programming. Popps Packing was the scene of the 3rd Annual Pinewood Derby—a chic update to the car race that was traditionally the mien of Boy Scouts fundraising. […]

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“Tensions” by Lynn Bennett-Carpenter @ Hyperallergic

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — The power of expectation is never so evident as it is in the moment it’s thwarted. In Tensions, an exhibit of new work by fiber artist Lynn Bennett-Carpenter at 9338 Campau, objects that initially appear rigid, are in fact elastic, forcing us to reconcile our perceptions with reality. In the main gallery, Bennett-Carpenter has created […]

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KAID Awards Ceremony

Tonight was the awards ceremony for the 2015 Kresge Fellowships. A lot of things were amazing. First of all, and I cannot overstate the importance of this: I think my hair looked pretty okay. Secondly, I met my two main goals, of not tripping or crying onstage. Pretty much all gravy from there. I don’t […]

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