Monthly Archives: August 2016

Summer Signal Return style @ CultureSource

Indoor kids, rejoice! Community letterpress studio Signal-Return breaks up the dog days of August with a series of youth workshops designed to introduce participants aged 7-17 to the underlying concepts of relief printing. While some kids want fun in the sun or endless visits to the pool, the seven budding artists hard at work on […]

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The Truth Booth @ Knight Arts blog

Since July 31, the Detroit metro area has been visited by “The Truth Booth,” an ongoing interactive project conceived by Cause Collective, and brought for a two-week intensive visit to Michigan by a $60,000 Knight Arts Challenge grant awarded to the Cranbrook Art Museum. Laura Mott, curator of contemporary art and design at Cranbrook, worked […]

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RaRoCo at Simone DeSousa Gallery @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — It’s an art world convention for conceptual art to be disruptive, or at least leave the viewer feeling unsettled, somewhat uncomfortable. An entirely separate, but no less pervasive, convention places a great deal of importance on the role of the solo show in the career of an artist. Currently on display at Simone DeSousa Gallery, RaRoCo is an […]

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8/10/2016 – Live the Dream with Shaina Kasztelan

Artist:  Shaina Kasztelan Location: Brooklyn St. Local Breakfast: SK – Eggs Benedict, side of fries (upgraded to poutine), something-Heaven’s Lemonaid [sic] SRS – Coffee (black), Pork belly sandwich (sriracha) Everything that Shaina Kasztelan does looks just like her. From the deep Kool Aid purple color of the lavender lemonade she chose to accompany her breakfast, […]

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The Printer’s Devil at Scarab Club @ CultureSource

We may live in a post-print, digital world, but our ability to so widely distribute writing and visual ideas is due to the invention of various forms of printing. While digital technology has surpassed analogue printing techniques as the premier form of informational communication (when was the last time you received a printed invitation that […]

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Gallery Project – Re:Formation @ Detroit Art Review

TOLEDO, OH – Gallery Project, one of the most ambitious annual art exhibitions in the region, returned with a roar this month, opening its fourth installment on Monday, August 1st with Re:Formation – which will remain on display in the former department store at 600 Jefferson Ave in downtown Toledo, Oh through Wednesday, August 31, […]

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Essay’d: 30 Detroit Artists book launch!

Wow, what a night. We officially launched Essay’d: 30 Detroit Artists into the world, with an all-out celebration that exceeded my wildest dreams. From the massive turnout, to the graciousness of the MOCAD in hosting us, to the tear-jerking special address by Marsha Battle Philpot (aka Marsha Music), to the tremendous outpouring of love and […]

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