Saturday July 17, 2010

Saturday July 17, 2010

alt textLauren Rice – Breakin Out the Good China

“Swim Lane”

A group show featuring the artists

George Rahme, Lauren Rice, Ian Swanson and Graem Whyte

17 July – 14 August, 2010

Exhibition Public Reception: Saturday 17 July from 6 to 10pm
Artists’ talk and gallery tour 6-8pm Saturday August 7

Gallery: 2739 Edwin, Floor 2, Hamtramck, Mi 48212
Regular Hours: 12noon – 5pm Saturday
Other hours by appointment, please contact


The term “Swim Lane” can be used to describe parallel paths (through a body
of water) or as a visual metaphor for mapping the complexity of modern life.

This show includes four highly individualistic Detroit area artists whose combined
work could be seen as weaving in and out of both of these descriptions, sometimes
seeming to originate from a common place, but rarely following recognizably similar
routes, and speaking clearly of the present without ever resolving to a simple narrative.

Directions: 2739 Edwin is just West of Joseph Campau, and 4 blocks North of Holbrook.
There is public parking on Joseph Campau, and various other locations including 2 lots
just North of the building.

Detroit and Issues art exhibition at Cass Cafe
(July 17 – September 18, 2010)

* Reception with the artists:
Saturday July 17, 7 – 10 pm

alt textGwen Joy above

“Detroit with Issues”

A group show featuring the Detroit artists

Jason Clark, Gwen Joy, Aaron Zorn and Karpov The Wrecked Train

17 July – 8 September, 2010

Exhibition Public Reception: Saturday 17 July from 7 to 10pm
Performances by local rockers “The Wrong Numbers” featuring Jason Clark on vocals and special guests TBA begin at 10 p.m.

Gallery: Cass Cafe is located at 4620 Cass Avenue in Detroit’s Midtown.
Regular Hours: Monday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m., Sunday 5 p.m. – 12mn.
Contact: 313-831-1400,


The artists work is drawn together through
exploration of Detroit in image and issue.

alt textScreenshot from their website

“The Big Inch Blockparty”

Definitely not a block party by usual standards, but without a doubt the biggest block party ever if you’re using inch blocks!

$1 cover at the Synagogue gets you a deed to one square inch of land in Detroit via the LOVELAND project. Everyone leaves a land owner! Wooo!

17 July – 18 July, 2010

Block Party Runs: 9 pm to 12 am
There will be food, drinks, cool peops, immersive video projections by Dan Land (who happens to have worked on Insane Clown Posse’s Miracles video — F’ing inches… how do they work??), music by Lightning Love and the Detroit Party Marching Band, DJing by Greg Baise, a land idea recording booth and other surprises. RSVP and check back for updates!

Location: Downtown Synagogue, 1457 Griswold, Detroit, MI 48226
Contact: If you’re incherested in becoming a sponsor of the party or the LOVELAND project, please call Jerry at 908-343-1981 or email


LOVELAND began in the summer of 2009 with a vision for applying elements from video games, virtual reality, and new fundraising and social ownership models to the development of very real things in very real places. We call the model we’re working on “entertainment fundraising” and we’re figuring a lot of it out as we go along.

Right now you’re inchvited to purchase land and ‘move’ to Detroit. An inchvestment, really, for $1 per square inch. From there you can get creative with your space and your new neighbors, in Detroit or over the Inchernet, and we’ve started a grant program to share with other projects in Detroit.

So far a first 10,000 square inch property named Plymouth has become a tiny home to nearly 600 inchvestors from around the world, and a second 50,000 square inch microhood named Hello World has just opened online along with a Season 2 narrative about building The Bridge To Everywhere: a virtual bridge that grows inch by inch from Detroit to all places as people buy land.

In this way, LOVELAND plans to keep inching forward into a bigger and better future, adding new features and new ideas and new properties in a seasonal leveling-up process.

We aspire to be positive, open, and productively experimental in our operations. Currently incorporated as Why Don’t We Own This? LLC, we’ve applied for L3C hybrid for- and non-profit status (only available in 4 states, including Michigan, and 2 Native American tribes) designed to encourage social entrepreneurship for a Return on Awesome as well as a Return on Investment.

If you’re incherested in joining this inchventure (sorry, we have to) please purchase some inches and see if there’s anything you might like to help with. We want to build a global community of small contributors who collectively create something grand. In other words, Uncle Inchy wants you!

To speak about the project directly, call Jerry at 908-343-1981 or email In addition to inchvestors we’re also seeking sponsors and patrons who want to support our work on a grander scale. Thank you! <3

“thanks to Betaworks and McClure’s Pickles for being sponsors.”