Writing

Hamtramck Disneyland @ Hyperallergic

HAMTRAMCK, Mich. — Outsider artists walk a fine line between being perceived as inspired or insane. There are those who identify as artists and acknowledge their participation in a wider conversation; but, for the most part, outsider artists seem to run on instinct, conveying a seemingly limitless sense of self-expression that reflects in what they do. Without […]

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Hamtramck Disneyland @ CultureSource

From the sidewalk, there is little to suggest that the house at 12087 Klinger Street in Hamtramck is that out of the ordinary. Yes, the front porch of the duplex displays a couple of homemade woodcut figurines, roughly person-sized, with one seemingly dressed as the Statue of Liberty. The chain-link gates leading into the backyard […]

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2/24/2016 – Everybody Loves Chris

Artist: Chris Riddell Location: Royal Kabob Breakfast: CR – Coffee (cream), soup, vegetarian wrap sandwich, mini-pita & garlic sauce SRS – Hot tea, fatoosh with lamb shwarma, mini-pita & garlic sauce Chris Riddell’s reputation precedes him. There are poet’s poets and athlete’s athletes – Chris is something of an artist’s artist. In the opinion of […]

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