The sharp-eyed and clean-cut Matthew Piper informed me today that the piece I wrote about sculptor and Cass Corridor living legend Robert Sestok’s City Sculpture for Hyperallergic was linked in this piece about cheap eats and local charm in the NYT’s travel section last week. NEAT. And thanks, Matt! Good looking out.
Here’s a great piece by Zak Rosen for Studio 360 about Nick Cave and his groundbreaking project “Here Hear.” He caught me for a soundbite after the DanceLab performance at the Dequindre Cut this summer!
“Double Poke Black” by Nicola Kuperus. Image courtesy of the artist and Simone DeSousa Gallery DETROIT — Intimacy is often falsely billed as romantic. While romance has a tendency to smooth the rough edges of reality, leaving everything with a mystic sheen of beauty, intimacy, by contrast, brings you so close to another being that […]
Cranbrook Art Museum’s new Director. Photo by Cameron Wittig, courtesy of Andrew Baluvelt. There’s change in the air at the Cranbrook Art Museum, where Andrew Blauvelt, a 1988 MFA graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art’s design department, begins his new job as director this month. He succeeds Gregory Wittkopp, who has held the dual role […]
It is a tricky and delicate practice to place value on something typically considered as intuitive and personal as art-making. But that is the main concern of the many organizations and speakers that played a part in the Creative Economy Policy Summit: Growth Opportunities for Michigan–a daylong seminar featuring thought leadership in the field of […]
Artist: Kathleen Koja Location: Her rehearsal space Breakfast: “I do not drink…wine.” We weren’t really having breakfast; Kathe and I met up for a conversation about nerve Theater’s latest work-in-progress. It’s an adaptation of Dracula, and our conversation took place, appropriately, in the sub-level space of the Izzy on Michigan, where the performance happen in […]
“Two Michaels enter. One Michael leaves.” That’s the tag line for Michael E Michael, a game starring two dueling Michael Jackson avatars lifted from the Moonwalker arcade game, equipped with the power to shoot dance moves, lasers, and release a cavalcade of mini-Michaels — just like the King of Pop himself. This magnificent creation was […]
DETROIT — The 2015 Detroit Design Festival brought a flurry of activity to the city’s environs, the capstone to a busy September. In a whirlwind of conferences, events, and openings, it becomes a little difficult to stand, and yet, there were a few really outstanding pieces that came through the chaos. Cristin Richard upped the […]
Image courtesy of Kresge Arts in Detroit. Been a big week for catching #KAF15 in action. On Tuesday, I had BWTA with the one, the only Faina Lerman. You can catch that action here. On Wednesday, I scored a press pass to the Creative Economy Policy Summit, put on by our own Creative Many. I […]
How does the old expression go? There’s no bad time to get a Kresge? True enough, but I have to say, as an early-career writer and artist trying to get my shit together with little formal training on these matters, I surely appreciate the intervention in my development. I try to show up for as […]