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“Wonderland” Review @ Rustbelt Arts

The great K.A. Letts wrote up “Wonderland” over at her dynamic arts blog, Rustbelt Arts. Thanks, Kathleen! You are the greatest greatest! Read it here! “Wonderland” continues its run through this weekend (possibly through Dec. 2) at the Terhune Gallery in Perrysburg, Ohio.

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Cranbrook Winter openings @ Detroit Free Press

For the Cranbrook Art Museum Director Andrew Blauvelt, the suite of four new winter shows came together as part careful planning, part good luck. “It was kind of serendipitous, but very lucky,“ said Blauvelt. The museum was developing a show around the work of New York-based graphics artist Ryan McGinness, and an exhibition about the early […]

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Andy Malone’s “Play Room” @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — The opening night of Play Room, an exhibition of kinetic and interactive sculptures by Detroit-based artist Andy Malone, had a slightly different vibe than the usual white-cube affair. Visitors gathered around tables to lay hands on Malone’s creations, and the air was filled with the playful chatter of children. That’s because Malone’s work […]

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“Shoetopia!” at CCS @ CultureSource

From high fashion, to sneaker collecting, to the perfect finish for haberdashery, people love shoes. For street use, footwear is a discipline that requires the merging of aesthetics and design; no matter how well they work as vehicles for self-expression, they simply cannot serve as accessories if they are not also, to some degree, functional. […]

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UMS Blog!

So chuffed to receive a shout-out for the Wonderland group show in the UMS Arts & Culture blog, penned by the inimitable Amanda Krugliak. We happen to be in the company of a number of great shows, including Jeanne Beiri at Hatch, Alex Buzzalini & John Charnota at Public Pool, Susan Goethel Campbell at David […]

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Akoaki & “Detroit Cultivator” @ Detroit Free Press

While the narrative about Detroit’s comeback and big plans for development often seem to revolve around a few corporation-owned-and-operated corridors, a design duo called Akoaki, comprised of wife-and-husband architecture team Anya Sirota and Jean Louis Farges, has been quietly at work for the past four years in close conjunction with community members and cultural partners in Detroit’s […]

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11/3/2017 – Suffer All but Fools with Susan Okla

Artist: Susan Okla Location: Avalon International Breads, Detroit Breakfast: SO – Coffee (?), Cauliflower pizza-bread SRS – Coffee (black), Carrot cake Walking around the block to catch a little fresh air, after baking in Avalon’s sun-drenched window seat, artist Susan Okla spots an extension ladder leaning against the facade of Mario’s Italian restaurant, and it gives […]

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Exhibit Columbus @ Hyperallergic

Outside of architecture and design circles, or maybe red carpet events, it is unusual to constantly ask the question: “Who designed this?” Though urban planning and architecture are understood to be major areas of study, it is rare that we consider something like a city as being created by design, or even as a collection […]

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