Art

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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Opening Friday: WONDERLAND @ the Terhune Gallery in Perrysburg, OH

So excited for this, opens on Thursday!! WONDERLAND October 13 – November 25 Opening Reception: Friday, October 13, 6-8:30 p.m. Welcome to Wonderland: a place designed by six artist-magicians for your pleasure and consideration. Produced with minds, materials, multitudinous techniques and a pinch of playfulness, the outcome is survival, renewal, harsh beauty, hope, and reincarnation. […]

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Re:Iterate @ Kerrytown Concert Hall – Opening Reception Oct. 12th

Extremely honored to be participating in two group shows in the coming month, both of which are entirely populated by artists who I greatly admire, and have taught me a lot about how to find my footing and voice as an artist. The first of these, Re:Iterate, opens on Thursday, October 12th, with a reception […]

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Riverfront Arts Festival – TODAY!

The 2017 Riverfront Arts Festival kicks off TODAY with these great events! While you’re out there, visit my Mood Totems and leave them an offering, if you want. They will reward you with the emotional energy of your choosing. Choose wisely! Thanks, one more time, to organizer Jaime Lutzo, redefining “love of the game” one […]

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Mood Totems @ 2017 Jefferson-Chalmers Riverfront Arts Festival

This week, while you’re out at Riverfront Park in Jefferson-Chalmers, enjoying a spate of performances, workshops, and other programming associated with this year’s Riverfront Arts Festival, be sure to take a moment to track down four interactive sculptures I’ve installed, for your emotional needs. According to parable, we all contain two tigers inside of us […]

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Nushrat Rahman on “Preserving Identity” @ Mulberries & Ink

But at the crux of it, the process of co-curating the art show cultivated an opportunity for growth. That is to say that–on a more personal note–Preserving Identity taught me about what it means to push oneself beyond one’s comfort zone, to take risks, and to be consistently intentional. My co-curator and utterly fantastic human […]

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Preserving Muslim Identity: On Allyship and the Unsteady Practice of Getting Out of the Way

This Saturday will mark the closing of a month-long exhibition at Public Pool art space in Hamtramck, which I helped to organize. It represents my first work as a curator, although I’m still grappling with what curating actually means for me. Something more like facilitation, I think. This show was a good opportunity to practice […]

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Momento Mori: Better Made – The Incinerator Show (1st Edition)

You can check out the first works in my Momento Mori: Better Made series, which are part of The Incinerator Show, a group show at Ocelot Print Shop that opened last night, and will run through June 23rd. These are screen-printed and hand-beaded works on fabric. Remember you must die. #momentomori See more here… Images […]

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The Incinerator Show opens Thursday, June 15 @ Ocelot Print Shop

Among Michigan’s myriad environmental offenses that endanger the clear air and water that we as citizens of an allegedly first-world nation might rightfully expect, the Detroit incinerator is one of the longest-running issues for folks here in the city. Anyone who lives downwind, or even drives by, is familiar with the smell when something particularly […]

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