Really excited to get this out into the world: I’ve teamed up with a talented student-curator named Nushrat and the unsinkable Public Pool to put together an exhibition that will be a showcase of Muslim American youth experience, opening in May. If you are Muslim American and under the age of 30, please check out […]
Time is flying, which means we are ever closer to the March 31 release of SPLIT – a compendium of short stories about divorce by divorced writers. Did you know? I am divorced and a writer. “Wow, really? Tell me more,” you say! No!! Buy this book instead! All my thanks to Katie West for […]
Just hitting the art-stands, “Observatory” is available through Blue Sky Books! It’s all about the witchy-wonderful photographic stylings of one Lauren Semivan, and features a catalog essay written by me! Image courtesy of Lauren Semivan – congrats, lady!
By day, the cafeteria and kitchen of Christ the King Catholic Church is busy preparing lunch in the service of its adjoining K-8 school. Most nights, it’s pretty quiet—sometimes the facilities are used to host fundraisers or other church-related events. But on a Monday in February, a small gathering coalesced for a different purpose: the […]
DETROIT — Mainstream politicos might be going about things dead wrong. On February 28, artist, curator, and community organizer Ingrid LaFleur made the exciting announcement that she would throw her (no doubt stylish) hat in the ring of the upcoming Detroit mayoral race. It came in the midst of a dance party called Detroit is the Future at the headquarters of creative-activist […]
Cass Corridor artist Robert Sestok is perhaps best-known for his welded sculptures assembled from scrap metals, which can be seen along the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, adorning residential properties in Woodbridge, and of course, at City Sculpture — the Cass Corridor sculpture park that Sestok organized and opened in 2015, adjacent to his longtime studio space. […]
OBERLIN, Ohio — Artist Fred Wilson is known for working in two modes, broadly speaking. In one, he creates interventions in and rearrangements of the existing collections of arts institutions; in the other, he fabricates original works across a range of media. These two movements have long coexisted within the artist’s career, but never within the […]