“Exposed:  The Art of Getting Published”

“Exposed:  The Art of Getting Published”

At Pontiac’s Creative Arts Center from May 1 to May 15, 2010
The reception will be held on Saturday, May 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Exposed: The Art of Getting Published is a multi-media exhibit hosting the works of John Cohassey and Steven Mitchell. The reception is a “meet and greet” artist event. John and Steven will conduct a question and answer session exposing methods they employed to become published in the world of art.

Since the early 1990s, John Cohassey, has written music CD liner notes, and over fifty entries on blues and jazz for Gale Research Inc.  His articles have appeared in the Detroit News as well as trade jazz and blues magazines. His first book, Toast of the Town: The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson (Wayne State University Press, 1998), which chronicled the glory years of Black Detroit, won an award of merit from the Historical Society of Michigan. John was also a consultant for the History Channel’s 2007 documentary, Hippies. In 2008 John published his second book American Cultural Rebels:  Avant-garde and Bohemian Artists, Writers and Musicians from the 1850s through the 1960s (McFarland Co. Inc.).

Steven Mitchell began his photography career in 2003.  His “Off the Wall” collections are known industry-wide and sold in national-chain department stores as well as through independent retailers.  Steven’s images are the blending of media.  They are “a recipe of flavors and colors found in the world around us.  I blend and knead the various elements of the art world that result in an explosion of the senses,” stated Mitchell.  Steven recently began Mindgasmz, a GREEN greeting card collection sold Michigan-wide. The cards pair Steven’s “Off the Wall” photographer with his “Off the Wall” sense of humor.  They project a delicious slice of life without the calories.

The Creative Art Center is located at 47 Williams Street in Pontiac, one block south of Huron (M59) and one block west of Woodward Avenue southbound.  There is free, lighted parking in the Center’s lot on pike Street, behind the Center.