Writing

Hamtram-O-Rama: the weekend recap @ Knight Arts Blog

Hamtramck was a hub of fun and fundraising last weekend, as two of the city’s venerated art institutions held head-to-head group shows in support of their innovative arts programming. Popps Packing was the scene of the 3rd Annual Pinewood Derby—a chic update to the car race that was traditionally the mien of Boy Scouts fundraising. […]

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“Tensions” by Lynn Bennett-Carpenter @ Hyperallergic

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — The power of expectation is never so evident as it is in the moment it’s thwarted. In Tensions, an exhibit of new work by fiber artist Lynn Bennett-Carpenter at 9338 Campau, objects that initially appear rigid, are in fact elastic, forcing us to reconcile our perceptions with reality. In the main gallery, Bennett-Carpenter has created […]

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KAID Awards Ceremony

Tonight was the awards ceremony for the 2015 Kresge Fellowships. A lot of things were amazing. First of all, and I cannot overstate the importance of this: I think my hair looked pretty okay. Secondly, I met my two main goals, of not tripping or crying onstage. Pretty much all gravy from there. I don’t […]

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A Public Art Biennial Takes Over a City in Sweden @ Hyperallergic

ÖREBRO, Sweden — Festivals and biennials are typically the purview of curators and organizers, backed by endowed institutions. But in the Swedish city of Örebro, a new paradigm has been building momentum: since 2008, the Swedish city roughly two hours outside Stockholm has celebrated OpenART, a biennial art festival conceived, organized, and conceptually driven by […]

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Mel Andringa puzzles through his process at Play House @ Knight Arts Blog

All this week, Play House has been hosting an artist-in-residence: performance artist, painter and puzzle enthusiast Mel Andringa. As part of their NEA-funded program for supporting artists in the development of new material, The Hinterlands hosted an array of activities led by Andringa this week, in an effort to develop material for a new show that will perhaps […]

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MKY

Right, so this happened, which is obviously a pretty big deal for me. And first it’s just a lot of self high-fiving, because you’re not supposed to tell anyone. And then a little selective high-fiving from other people, because of course you’re going to tell, like, your mom and your sister, and the handful of […]

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