Art Detroit Now Newsletter – August 9, 2012

Art Detroit Now Newsletter – August 9, 2012


Your online guide to great contemporary art in Detroit. 
August 9, 2012 – News, exhibitions, openings and events.

UMMA   Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries 


The Seoul-based art collaborative, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries (YHCHI) is known for innovative video works that exist at the nexus of visual art and digital literature. Blurring the boundaries between media, technologies, and cultural histories, YHCHI has gained international acclaim for their “net art” productions-mostly black- and-white videos of quickly flashing capitalized text in a generic font with synchronized music. This exhibition will present a newly commissioned piece by UMMA, which will be added to the artists’ website,

Opening Saturday, August 11.

Show runs through November 18.






Whitdel Arts


David O’Dell – Re Emergence: Then and Now

Re Emergence: Then and Now will feature past and current pieces by the artist, including silkscreen prints, paintings and intaglio prints. The featured works showcase the artist’s influences throughout the decades – incorporating abstract period prints, and more recent works representing the transformation of simpler machines by the digitization of the world and its technological progressions.

This exhibition features unique garments, showcasing the Detroit designer’s ability to create inventive forms of fashion, while being resourceful and environmentally conscious. Designers have created their pieces from found objects gathered from within the city of Detroit.

Both shows opening Friday, August 10, 6-9pm.

Shows run through September 1.

Lemberg Gallery


Tandem Press

Tandem Press, founded in 1987 and based at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, is an artistic laboratory where internationally
renowned artists undertake creative experimentation.
Please join them for a presentation of recently published and classic works by artists including Donald Baechler, Suzanne Caporael, Robert Cottingham, Benjamin Edwards,
José Lerma, Judy Pfaff, Sean Scully, Nicola López, and more.


Thursday, August 9, 5:30-8pm.

Friday, August 10, 12-5pm.

Saturday, August 11, 11am-3pm.





Scarab Club



Joseph Ferraro – Shadowboxes 

As a part of Real Detroit’s “Emerging Artist” series of shows, the historic Scarab Club (situated next to the Detroit Institute of Arts) will host a one-night solo show displaying the shadowbox art by artist Joseph Ferraro.  

Thursday, August 16, 6-10pm. 




Heidelberg Project


9th Biennial Festival:  Detroit’s Got Talent
Heidelberg Street is heating up this August, as the Young Adults of Heidelberg bring some of Detroit’s rising Talents to the street!  Local Musicians, Visual Artists, Culinary Artists, and Stage Performers will showcase their skills for the city to see. Detroit Art-Industry greats will be on hand to provide feedback and insights. It’s all about connecting the Dots!  

Saturday, August 11, 12-8pm.


Detroit Artists Market


80 Bucks Benefit  

The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) will host a special benefit exhibition to celebrate its 80 years of serving Detroit.  The 80 Bucks Benefit features original artwork from many of the Detroit area’s best contemporary artists. All artworks, donated by the artists, will be sold at the special price of $80 each. Want to be the first to preview and purchase artworks for only $80?

First Dips Preview Party

Thursday, August 16, 6-9pm.


Public Opening  

Friday, August 17, 6-9pm.  




Pewabic Pottery

Copper & Clay Presents: Summer Preview Party

Copper & Clay is a committee of engaged, young professionals providing a service of their leadership and experience in support of Pewabic’s mission. The committee is dedicated to growing Pewabic’s Associate membership for persons under 35, creating a rotation of events, and cultivating the energy and passion of Metro Detroit’s young professionals. Attend the event for a preview of what’s to come from Copper & Clay.

Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.

Thursday, August 16, 6-8pm

Tours at 6:30 and 7:30.



Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History  


The King Center in Atlanta, Georgia, is home to the world’s largest repository of documents of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., including over one million speeches, manuscripts, photographs, film, video and other one-of-a-kind materials from the Civil Rights Movement.   JPMorgan Chase, through its Technology for Social Good program, has committed its technology expertise to digitize more than one million pieces of history related to Dr. King.  This traveling exhibit includes four interactive touch stations spotlighting Dr. King’s key works, and a “Dream Wall” imaging station to incorporate visitors’ dreams in the project.      

On display August 14 through August 19.

Scarab Club

Call for Entry: 2012 Photography Exhibition
For  decades the Scarab Club has hosted an annual photography exhibition showcasing work from established and emerging photographers. We are happy to have Bruce Giffin serving as the juror for the exhibition this year.   

To download the call for entry.

Deadline Sunday, September 16, 5pm.