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Mirror, Mirror at Center Galleries @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Mirror, Mirror at College for Creative Studies’ Center Galleries is a complex, engaging, and unique presentation of fully realized works by 14 artists who all exhibit extraordinary and singular visions. Curated by artist Anthony Marcellini in conjunction with Center Galleries Director Michelle Perron, the installation demonstrates the power of a keen curatorial […]

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Charles H. Wright Museum’s “Shine a Light” Community Project @ Hyperallergic

DETROIT — For much of its recent history, Detroit has been shrouded in darkness, both metaphorically and literally: in December 2012, 40% of the 88,000 lighting fixtures in the city were broken or in need of repair. In response to these conditions, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History proposed […]

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Interview with the Mellins of Conserve.org @ Hyperallergic

Painter Haley Mellin and her brother, Joe Mellin, began thinking about environmental conservation at a young age. Their approach is rooted in their Bay Area upbringing: Their father, Bob, encouraged them to spend time outdoors and volunteer weekly to environmental causes, fostering a love of nature that has led the […]

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David Opdyke at UMIH Gallery @ Hyperallergic

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Nothing serves to complicate a person’s halcyon view of life in America like watching their hometown dissolve at the core from corporate disinvestment. This was the case for Schenectady, NY — abandoned as General Electric relocated to the neighboring Niskayuna, and ALCO exited entirely — and witnessing the […]

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Migrant Quilt Project @ Hyperallergic

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Skulls proliferate. Scraps of faded denim merge with handmade embroidery and store-bought Día de Muertos fabrics. Images of the Virgen de Guadalupe minister to innumerable names — hundreds, thousands — and an equally innumerable number of anonymous human remains, indicated as “unknown,” or by the analogue term in […]

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