Monthly Archives: January 2016

1/28/2016 – No Small Talk with Bridget Michael

Artist: Bridget Michael Location: Trinosophes Breakfast: BM – Peppermint tea,  breakfast sandwich on a biscuit (no egg, no cheese, no garlic aoli, added greens), apple slices, side of hippie salad SRS – Coffee (black), cinnamon roll The best part of this day–or any day this week, to be honest–was when Bridget and I sat across […]

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1/26/2016 – More is Better with Marie Hermann

Artist: Marie T. Hermann Location: Honest John’s Breakfast: MTH – Coffee, “The Special” (scrambled eggs, bacon, rye toast) + side of French toast SRS – Coffee (black), French toast, side of bacon + side of fries There is really nothing I love better than a petite woman who eats like a lumberjack (lumberjane?) – so […]

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Detroit Little Libraries & the art of reading @ Knight Arts blog

If you build, they will read. That seems to be the underlying conceit of the Little Free Library movement, founded in 2009 in Hudson, Wis., by a man named Todd Bol. Since his first Little Library, the idea of distributing free books on a take-one, leave-one basis out of eye-catching, publicly mounted boxes has become […]

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“The Illuminated Mural” under fire; interview with Katherine Craig @ Hyperallergic

Artist Katherine Craig in front of her work “The Illuminated Mural” (photo by Trilogybeats, all images courtesy the artist) DETROIT — Michigan kicked off 2016 with all kinds of breaking litigation news. Leading the pack, before the horrific revelations of Flint’s water crisis and the Detroit Public School shutdown, artist Katherine Craig filed suit in US District Court in Detroit against […]

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Essay’d IN PRINT from Wayne State University Press

SO excited to announce that we have a publishing date for the print version of Essay’d that we’ve been working on for months now, which collects the first year/30 essays about Detroit artists, written by myself, Prof. Dennis Nawrocki, critic and writer Matthew Piper, and gallerist Steve Panton. It’ll be out in August of this […]

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Interview with Amanda Uhle of 826michigan @ Knight Arts blog

Image courtesy of 826michigan For the last decade, 826michigan has operated the Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair in Ann Arbor, Mich.—just one in a network of locations across the state and country whose humorously nonsensical business facades front a series of reading and writing learning labs staffed by volunteer tutors. Last year, volunteers gave […]

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Material Effects at MSU Broad @ Hyperallergic

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The conceptual foundation for Material Effects, and the first thing you encounter upon entering the first-floor gallery of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, is a documentary film by Antje Majewski about influential Senegalese artist Issa Samb. La Coquille: Conversation entre Issa Samb et Antje Majewski […]

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