EVERY Thursday from 7 - 10pm
Room Lounge: Music, Food, Drinks
Thursday's View Artist @ 555 is Christian McKenzie
with Movies in 555's Red Room
View is from 7 to 10pm Thursday December 11, 2008
a young artist, Christian McKenzie is always looking
to create original and bold pieces. He has always
let his pens guide him and his art speak for him;
his work encompassing many styles and mediums.
He is a firm believer that one picture can say
more than any phrase. He does not believe in constricting
himself by allowing all of his artwork to have
the same look or feel, instead he challenges himself
to create something new to himself in a way that
may not be familiar to him.
a child he preoccupied himself with pencils and
crayons, he started to truly develop his art at
the age of twelve when he started focusing more
on the intricacies of his skill. At fourteen he
won Grand prize in Road & Track magazines
annual kids automotive design contest. At
sixteen taking ceramics he caught the attention
of the art department at Henry Ford Community
College who gave him a grant to attend that years
national ceramics convention NCECA in Indianapolis.
He continues to grow in his art developing into
as many different styles, aspects, and mediums
as he can think to utilize. Touching on subject
matter from humorous and amusing, beautiful and
sensual, to the morbidly intriguing and macabre.
He is truly a versatile talent.
recent shows include That Damned Show :
a macabre fine art exhibition, Motor
city Art Expo, and The Peoples
Penguins will be for sale
18 is Ziena Carla Washington
is no Thursday's View December 25 or January 1
8 is a new Monthly Thursday View! with Movies
in 555's Red Room and Frank English in the Gallery
this Saturday is 555's 6th Annual Film Festival
Rob Gulley, Alex Aranda, Steven Karageanes, Tom
Gurisko, Mike Madigan, Suzanne Sears, Taryn Shick,
the Crockett Academy students at 555 and more
core mission of 555 Gallery/Studio is to further
enrich and diversify cultural life in the greater
Metro-Detroit area. In support of this mission 555
facilitates the development of emerging artists.
555 offers exhibition/installation space, leads
and collaborates in the development of programs
for the visual and performing arts, and provides
workspace for practicing artists.
Grand River Ave, 313.894.4202