George Nelson is considered one of the most influential figures in American design during the second half of the twentieth century. Operating from the western-side of Michigan as Design Director at the Zeeland-based furniture manufacturer Herman Miller for more than twenty-years, Nelson had his sights firmly focused on Cranbrook, which was also playing a defining role in the development of Modernism. This shared Michigan history comes into sharp focus in the exhibition. “Cranbrook and George Nelson helped to define what Modernism would be,” says Gregory Wittkopp, Director of Cranbrook Art Museum. “Although Nelson never formally studied or taught at Cranbrook, he traveled in the same circles as many of our legendary architects and designers.”
ArtMembers’ Opening Friday, June 15.
Public Exhibition Saturday, June 16.
Exhibition runs through Sunday, October 14.
Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography
Change of Pace 2012 Change of Pace 2012 is a Juried Fine Art Photography Exhibition offers emerging artists the opportunity to have their work reviewed by an artist, curator or gallery/museum professional and to see it presented in a museum environment.
This exhibition was juried by David Bram who is a fine art photographer and the editor, founder, and curator of Fraction Magazine, an online venue dedicated to showcasing the work of both emerging and established fine art photographers. Founded in 2008, Fraction Magazine has shown portfolios from more than 120 photographers in its monthly publishing.
Opening Saturday, June 16, 6:30-9:30.
Show runs through July 14.
Liberal Arts Gallery
Beauty and the Beast
Liberal Arts Gallery presents, “Beauty and the Beasts,” an art show featuring the works of Steven Athanas, Kathleen Boettcher and Dawud Muhammad.
In exploring the duality of our natures, Liberal Arts Gallery Director Duane Belin says, “The show engages concepts of gender taking on predisposed roles of good and evil, pretty and not. “The artists portray beauty in a variety of disciplines, from painting to sculpture, allowing the viewer to determine if the approach reveals our beastly hearts.”
The DAM NIGHT SHOW is presented by one of the Midwest’s oldest non-profit galleries, located in Detroit’s Cultural Center. This show is part of DAM’s 80th anniversary year with a curated exhibition of contemporary art by 31 Michigan artists.
An artist talk by the “Third Generation” of Ménage à Detroit: Three Generations of Expressionist Art In Detroit 1970-2012, now on display at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art. Third Generation:
Artist talk Saturday, June 16, 2pm.
Emerging Artist Halley Miglietta: Woven Muses
Join The Heidelberg Project in celebration of Emerging Artist Halley Inez Miglietta as she debuts her exhibition, Woven Muses. Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be served throughout the unveiling of Miglietta’s latest works.
Opening Saturday, June 16, 6-8pm.
Show runs through July 14th, on display at the Numbers House.
Foster the People Partner with Do Good Project to Benefit the Heidelberg Project
Nationally Acclaimed Band Inspires Fans to take a stand to save forgotten neighborhoods
Saturday June 16th. Meeting at the info booth on Heidelberg Street. Volunteer registration begins at 9:30am and the event is from 10am-3:30pm. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty or ruined.
GROSSE POINT ART CENTER
Realism and Surrealism
A National show jurored by Jim Nawara sponsored by Flagstar Bank.