Art Detroit Now — Art Happenings in Detroit

Art Detroit Now — Art Happenings in Detroit

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Your online guide to great contemporary art in Detroit.
November 3, 2011 – News, exhibitions, openings and events.

Elaine L. Jacob Gallery


Oh Canada!…beyond trees and water

This exhibition brings together five artists who explore Canada’s cultural, societal, physical and environmental lanscapes. Participating artists are Mary Anne Barkhouse, Michael Belmore, Lisa Baggio, Andrea Graham, Elinor Whidden.


Opening reception Friday, November 4, 5-8pm


Lecture by Elinor Whidden, Thursday, November 3, 7pm, Purdy/Kresge Library Auditorium 


Exhibition runs through December 16

Long-Sharp / Curris
Isabella in the Heart


Walter Knabe:  “Mythologies”

Internationally acclaimed artist Walter Knabe (American, b. 1955) was chosen in 2010 as the official artist of the Indianapolis 500. Classified with the significant moniker, master screenprinter, Knabe specializes in painting and printmaking. His name is synonymous with artistic luxury, as evidenced by his 2011 selection as the “Legend IN Design” and the worldwide demand for his hand-created wall coverings and fabrics.


Opening reception Saturday, November 5, 5-9pm

Screenprint demonstration 6-6:30pm


Exhibition runs through December 7

323 East 


The Future is Now Pt. II
The Future is Now Pt. 2 Brooklyn Meets Detroit  
Kimyon Huggins, AVONE, and Ellis G, all Brooklyn based artists, are coming to the Motor City.  The trio will also make an impression on the gallery’s ongoing Woodward Windows Project with large public mural installations in the 1400 and 1500 blocks of Woodward Ave in Downtown Detroit. 
An official release of Kimyon Huggins’ “Platform View” on Metroplex, will mark their first vinyl release in seven years. Metroplex founded by techno pioneer Juan Atkins in Detroit is one of the most important techno labels created in Detroit before1990. 
Opening Reception Saturday, November 5, 6-11pm


After party with Juan Atkins, Reel by Real Live, T. Linder+DJ Seoul, E.Spleece at Beautiful Machine located at 1431 Times Square, Detroit 10-4am.
Exhibition runs through January 11
College for Creative Studies
Walter Hood Design

Toyota Lecture Series Presents Walter Hood   

Hood is a professor and former Chair of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and principal of Hood Design in Oakland, CA. He has worked in a variety of settings including architecture, landscape architecture, art, community and urban design, and planning and research. 


Lecture Thursday, November 3, 6-8pm



Lost Landscapes 


Film Screening: Lost Landscapes of Detroit 

An eclectic montage of rediscovered and rarely-seen archival film clips exhibiting life, cityscapes, labor and leisure from a ‘vanishing Detroit.’ The Lost Landscapes of Detroit aims to offer Detroiters imagery of the City’s past, free from any sense of nostalgia, in an attempt to provide subject for contemplation. The film relies on audience participation for the soundtrack–interaction with the film is encouraged, as questions are shouted out, observations are shared and mysterious locations are identified.    


Friday, November 4 at 7pm Saturday, November 5 at 7pm ($5 admission)


Family Screening Saturday, November 5 matinee (free for families) 


River Gallery Fine Art

Faraway Places: history, object, spirit & spaces

On exhibit Jill Stefani Wagner and Peter Gooch.

Opening reception Saturday, November 5, 5-8pm

Artist talk with Jill Wagner Saturday, December 3, 3pm

Exhibit runs through December 18

watercolor landscape
Madeleine Vallier Exhibition

Featured artist, Madeleine creates stunning landscapes using watercolor on Yupo paper.

Opening reception Saturday, November 5, 5-8pm

Ephiphany Glass .


glass sculpture 

A Celebration

April is celebrating the evolution of Ephiphany Studios with food, wine and joy. When something great happens…you have a party.


Friday, November 4, 6-9pm

Cass Cafe


Carl Butler Work  


Slippery Weasel Society Exhibition  

Seven artists on display: Jeanne Bieri, Carl G. Butler, Treena Flannery Ericson, Mary Fortuna, Matthew Hanna, Andrew Krieger, Fainer Lerman  


Opening Reception Saturday, November 5, 7-10pm


Music by Ben Teague, Andrew Thompson, Nate Brent


On display through January 7



Fun House Gallery 


art by Glen Allen


Glen Allen: Nothing Personal 

Glen Allen’s painted visions of prefabricated, processed and sampled slices of life conjure a colorful Pop-Art totalitarianism. The work often evokes the black laughter that lurks in grey areas. Allen may be the rare Detroit painter whose socio-political apocalyptica transcends triviality; the imaginative art is best interpreted as metaphysical graffiti from a separate reality.


Opening reception Friday, November 5, 6-11pm


Exhibition runs through January 8

Art Effect Detroit

Over 25 artists and artisans showcasing over 250 works that are wonderful for holiday gifting ($25-$500).  Shop our 4,000 sq ft raw industrial space for all your holiday gifts while roaming the Eastern Market for greenery and specialty foods as well!   


Preview Party Friday, November 4, 11-2pm with shopping until 4 


Gallery Hours Thursdays & Fridays 11-3pm, Saturday 9-3pm


Runs through December 17

Mixed Media Art by Heather Kelly Paintings & Collage by John McLaughlin
Local Detroit artists exhbiting solo shows that coincide with Holiday Market

Runs through December 17



Riverside Arts Center .
Tenessee Warbler


Carol Hanna: Songs of Birds

Solo exhibition by Carol Hanna.  


Opening reception Friday, November 4, 5-7pm


Exhibition runs through November 20 

Studio Couture Detroit 


art image  
Harbinger:  Shifting Culture and New Art from Detroit 

Detroit is currently undergoing a rebirth of sorts as a new creative class has begun to emerge in the city’s core. Whether it is designers, entrepreneurs, artists or engineers, young people are migrating back to Detroit in an effort to tap into the city’s DNA, one that is rich in innovation and design. In offering works by six of its most promising young artists, curator Sarah Ayers hopes to shed light on Detroit’s burgeoning creative movement.

Opening Reception Friday, November 4, 6-9pm


Robert Kidd Gallery .


 oil on panel    


Stephen Duren:  Between Realism & Abstraction    

Stephen Duren offers a dual take on the rural landscape genre. Through analgous explorations in oil, Duren presents representational canvases alongside tenacious


Opening Reception Saturday, November 5, 5-8pm


Exhibition runs through December 10  

University of Michigan Rackam Graduate School


Michigan Central collage   

Treasures, Textures & Objects: All Collage Show

2D and 3D collage exhibition hosted by the University of Michigan Rackam Graduate School. Curated by River Gallery.

On view 4th floor of historic Rackam, Graduate School Art Building through December 15




Kresge Arts in Detroit  


Artist Fellowship 


Detroit Arts and Culture

Our goal: Strengthen the economic, social and cultural fabric of greater Detroit through the nurture and promotion of individual artists, arts and cultural organizations and arts-infrastructure groups.


Kresge Artist Fellowship Call for Entries. 


Deadline: February 1, 2012




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