Monthly Archives: December 2016

African Fabrics of Detroit @ Metromode

In Metro Detroit, African fabrics are everywhere. Dozens of local businesses on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion sell African imports. Cultural organizations like O.N.E mile leverage the Afrofuturistic aesthetics that celebrate cultural pioneers like George Clinton in Detroit’s North End neighborhood. Detroit writer and culture maven Marsha Battle Philpot is known for wearing the fabrics as […]

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Rar!! Monster Drawing Rally, Good Tyme Writers Buffet, DIA Artist Demo THIS WEEKEND!

Here’s a reminder about the 2016 Monster Drawing Rally, an opportunity to come and celebrate an awesome fundraiser event and support MOCAD in their efforts to produce excellent programming, not to mention pick up original works by amazing and charitable local artists at bargain prices. I participated for the first time last year, and am […]

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Obscura Land @ Metro Times

Oftentimes, the cost of printing photographic publications can inhibit their production and distribution. Digital platforms like Facebook have become the major mechanism for image dissemination, leaving a little ache in the hearts of those of us who still cherish the analog experiences of the Instamat over Instagram. Enter Obscura Land, a new Detroit-based quarterly publication, […]

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Apply Yourself!

Today I’d like to remind you about a couple things you artist-types out there can and should be applying for, and also talk for a minute about learning to withstand rejection. First off, here’s a reminder about Signal-Return‘s Poster Competition. The deadline to enter is approaching. I am one of the judges, but DON’T SEND […]

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Sphinx honored with NAHYP Award @ Knight Arts Blog

When the Sphinx Organization began nearly 20 years ago, with the mission to encourage access, inclusion and exposure for musicians of color within classical music, it was a grassroots effort that could hardly have foreseen recent events. This month, one of Sphinx’s education programs, Sphinx Overture—which provides free violins and instrument lessons to elementary students […]

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