Breakfast with the Artist

5/25/2016 – Politics of the Newcomer with Michael Garguilo

Artist: Michael Garguilo Location: Mike’s home/studio Breakfast: MG & SRS – Coffee, home fried potatoes, breakfast sausage, egg frittata, toast, orange juice It’s tough getting connected in new places. There was a very good episode of This American Life that aired on Sunday, called “The Perils of Intimacy,” and the second act story was all about […]

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5/24/2016 – Objects of Import with Anthony Marcellini

Artist: Anthony Marcellini Location: Rose’s Fine Food Breakfast: AM – Coffee (black), On Fleek Platter SRS – Coffee (black), Chi-Chi Rice It’s always great to get a chance to talk to Anthony Marcellini, because that’s when you get to hear about the detailed effort and research he has put into his process. Marcellini is crossing […]

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5/22/2016 – Capacity Build with Gina Reichert

Artist: Gina Reichert Location: Laika Dog @ UFO Factory Breakfast: GR & SRS – Coffee (cream/black); BLT Omelette & Waffle Dog Duo (PB&J sauce/Raspberry Creme sauce) It was a real thrill to get to sit down with Gina Reichert, one half of the duo behind Power House Productions – kind of a celebrity force of […]

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5/17/2016 – Mastering Postgrad Life with Kelly Stickrod

Artist: Kelly Stickrod Location: The Fly Trap Breakfast: KS – Slacker Especial SRS – Coffee (black), Gingerbread Waffle, side of breakfast sausage (YOLO) It was great to get out for breakfast with Kelly Stickrod, who is a very recent grad from Cranbrook’s Architecture department – I saw her work at the grad show out at […]

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5/12/2016 – Creative Relief with Barbara Melnik Carson

Artist: Barbara Melnik Carson Location: Mudgie’s Breakfast: BMC – Coffee (cream), The Barrett (did not eat pickle wedge) SRS – Coffee (black), The Kenna I’m so glad Barbara Melnik Carson reached out and we were able to meet up for breakfast (“This is actually lunch, right?” said Barbara) at Mudgie’s this week. Barbara is a […]

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5/9/2016 – Sophomore Slump with Saladin Ahmed

Artist: Saladin Ahmed Location: Parks & Rec Diner Breakfast: SA – Coffee (black), cinnamon roll SRS – Coffee (black), 1/2 waffle + 1 egg (over hard), side of bacon Being a writer is sort of a slippery profession. Compared with other kinds of art-making, it is incredibly low overhead; for the most part, the materials […]

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5/4/2016 – The Nature of Nature with Morgan Barrie

Artist: Morgan Barrie Location: Le Petit Zinc Breakfast: MB – Coffee (black), crepe fromage de chevre et epinards SRS – Coffee (black), le petit dejuner I’ll admit, I am not very good at understanding what kind of impression I make on people. Sometimes I’m like, “I’m passionate!” and people are like, “You seem angry.” Sometimes […]

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Turnabout is Fair Play

Crowd Source by K.A. Letts Oh ho, careful what you wish for; you might get it. It seems I convinced K.A. Letts during our recent BWTA that everyone should feel empowered to participate in critical exchange. I don’t know that I expected to be the subject of her first effort, but I suppose if all […]

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4/21/2016 – Crashing Detroit with Lauren Kalman

Artist: Lauren Kalman Location: Rose’s Fine Food Breakfast: LK – Coffee (cream), The Bunny Lebowski SRS – Coffee (black), Bang Bang Breakfast Rice w/ bacon (now and forever) There is a strong thematic difference between conversations I have with old school Detroiters and those I have with newer transplants. In both cases, there is a fierce […]

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4/20/2016 – Unhappy History, Happy Memories with Michelle Andonian

Artist: Michelle Andonian Location: Her live/work space Breakfast: MA & SRS – Coffee (black), cheese/parsley quiche, pomegranate/strawberry/tangerine fruit salad with crumbled chocolate (!!!) As I happily wend my way deeper into Detroit’s rich and longstanding arts ecosystem, I am discovering some rare creatures, indeed. Michelle Andonian is Detroit to the core – born in 1958, […]

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