ART, CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts Documentary Film Opens Friday, April 16th at the Detroit Cinema Lamont Virtual Screening Room

You can watch the Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts documentary film this Friday, April 16th in Detroit’s Cinema Lamont Virtual Screening Room. The film won the Jury Prize for Freedom Award at the 2019 Fine Arts Film Festival. It was also featured in the 2019 Freep Film Festival. Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts is a film by… Read More Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts Documentary Film Opens Friday, April 16th at the Detroit Cinema Lamont Virtual Screening Room

ART, COMMUNITY, FEATURE STORY

Vote for Your Favorite Artwork in the Detroit School of Arts’ Black History Month Art Competition

A new Black History Month art exhibit called “Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity” is now on display in Downtown Detroit. Ten high school students from the Detroit School of Arts were chosen to feature their artwork at the 1413 Woodward Avenue storefront. It’s part of an art competition sponsored by Bedrock and hosted by the… Read More Vote for Your Favorite Artwork in the Detroit School of Arts’ Black History Month Art Competition

ART, DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

Asmaa Walton’s ‘Black Art Library’ Now Open at MOCAD

If you love hanging out at bookstores and libraries, then you may enjoy MOCAD’s latest art exhibition called the Black Art Library. Curated by art educator Asmaa Walton, the art exhibit features a lovely collection of books dedicated to Black art.  Over the weekend, I took my daughter Zhen with me to view the exhibit.… Read More Asmaa Walton’s ‘Black Art Library’ Now Open at MOCAD

ART, FEATURE STORY

The Wright Museum Joins the World of Arts & Culture in Mourning Beloved Detroit Artist Charles McGee

One of the most respected figures in Detroit’s art community, Charles McGee, has passed away at the age of 96. McGee, who grew up in poverty in South Carolina, moved to Detroit at the age of 10. After serving in the United States Marine Corp, McGee studied art for one year in Barcelona, which he’s… Read More The Wright Museum Joins the World of Arts & Culture in Mourning Beloved Detroit Artist Charles McGee

ART, DETROIT, FEATURE STORY

New Elton Monroy Duran Mural Honors Southwest Detroit’s Community and Rich History

One of the many things I love about Detroit is its mural art. You can find so many beautiful murals throughout the city that share a story about a memorable person, a neighborhood’s rich culture, or raising awareness on an important issue. Yesterday, Detroit artist Elton Monroy Duran unveiled his new mural in Southwest Detroit.… Read More New Elton Monroy Duran Mural Honors Southwest Detroit’s Community and Rich History

ART

Unapologetically Errin: Interview with Detroit Artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker

On a late summer night sometime in August, I met with Detroit artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker at his Black Door art studio in the Fisher Building. Located in Downtown Detroit, the Fisher Building has become home base for many Detroit creatives. Errin shares an office space-turned-art-studio with a few other Detroit artists, and occasionally the… Read More Unapologetically Errin: Interview with Detroit Artist Errin “Lightheart” Whitaker