Monthly Archives: May 2012

Art as Hope

I frequently draw parallels between the depressed economic situation in Detroit and Ukraine where a third of the population lives below the poverty line. I grew up in Detroit and have only visited Ukraine on three occasions. Yet, its culture … Continue reading

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Is Art Everywhere?

Is art everywhere? It’s obviously been part of the human experience since our beginnings on this planet. Why are people compelled to create? Cave paintings, it is frequently theorized, were created as part of religious ceremonies or rituals. Petroglyphs, some … Continue reading

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Is contemporary art as we know it dead?

I’ve always been uncomfortable with the issue of elitism in fine art. Growing up in Southwest Detroit I was exposed to fine art primarily through church, museums, and art history classes.  The only “art” on display in our home were … Continue reading

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