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August 3, 2012 – News, exhibitions, openings and events.
Detroit Institute of Arts
Election Day is Tuesday, August 7
The call to protect the future of the arts in Detroit has grown increasingly important as the August 7th vote to support the Detroit Institute of Arts draws near. As a fellow artist or arts supporter, I hope you agree that the DIA is a vital cultural and creative centerpiece of the city that deserves our support.
Tuesday, August 7.
Anton Art Center
Aliment Get a taste of food-themed artwork at the Anton Art Center’s upcoming exhibition, Aliment. Aliment will be on exhibit in the center’s Main Galleries.
Aliment features work by 23 artists in a variety of media, including video, painting, sculpture, photography, fiber and more. All the works featured use food as subject matter, material or inspiration.
Opening Friday, August 3, 6-9pm.
Show runs through August 30.
Rivers Edge Gallery
Graffiti Art Takes a New Direction in Detroit
For artists like Kill Taupe, Malt, and Charles Boike, graffiti is no longer an act of vandalism. It is a legitimate form of art and it is rapidly gaining popularity in the city of Detroit. On the front page of Monday’s Detroit Free Press, graffiti artist Fel3000 ft. proudly displayed his latest works. Graffiti and street art is now being used in the Grand River Creative Corridor, a project to clean up the Grand River area of the city. Rather than allow gang tags to desecrate the walls of businesses, grand scale graffiti murals now decorate the bricks. It sends a message that businesses are not vacant but open for business. It’s a symbol of revitalization.
Show extended through Saturday, August 4.
New Members Show
Formed in April 2006, Hatch is the brainchild of Hatch president Christopher Schneider and Erik Tungate, Hamtramck’s former Director of Community & Economic Development. They saw a need for an artist community that would promote Hamtramck in a positive way. Artists could pool their resources to challenge each other and reach out to the greater community. Come meet the artists of Hatch and see their work!
The detroit contemporary invites individuals or groups to submit ideas and proposals for an all media exhibition that seeks to probe beneath the glitz and glamour of Detroit’s annual Auto Show and examine the many facets of car culture, while exploring and showcasing alternative modes of transportation for a society addicted to an ever increasingly depleted energy source – oil. The multi-media exhibition will feature the work of local and international artists, inventors, innovators, architects, designers, and others.