Tag Archives: Detroit

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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Detroit; Tale of Two Cities

When I think about Detroit it is difficult for me to separate my past from its’ future. Growing up in the ethnically diverse Southwest Detroit, I had a childhood filled with adventure, danger and wild imagination. The neighborhood school playground … 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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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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Serpents and Heroines Occupy Rivers Edge Gallery in the Dotte

Growing up in Southwest Detroit we learned at a very young age that everything can be reused. Every object has more than one life, more than one story to tell. My sculpture begins when I discover an object with a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

“Water, thou hast no taste, no color, no odor; canst not be defined, art relished while ever mysterious. Not necessary to life, but rather life itself, thou fillest us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses.” Antoine … Continue reading

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