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Lessons; Casting in Detroit

Four days last week I was fortunate to participate in an iron casting workshop by Carbon Arts at 555 Gallery in Detroit. The week was wrought with challenges and memories. The backdrop was my childhood neighborhood. 555 Gallery operates in the … Continue reading

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Art and Community

I am grateful for the opportunity to exhibit my artwork in these four galleries. From the soon to open Dancing Dog Gallery, which is looking for support on Kickstarter, to River’s Edge Gallery celebrating 30 years of showcasing Detroit area … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Here in the Midwest this time of year daily we mourn the inevitable end of warm weather. Then a back and forth move to Fall before the chilly, gray slide into Winter. Like most I revel in the kaleidoscopic scene … Continue reading

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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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Creating Free Art using; Intuition, Improvisation, Extemporization

When I found out about Free Art Friday Detroit, I knew I’d need to figure out a way to participate. One of the issues I had to overcome was finding something to contribute that would not be as vulnerable as … Continue reading

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