Saturday, May 9, 2015

Oliver Ranch

Some shots from the Art Center's trip to Oliver Ranch in Geyserville.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015


We toured a section of the lovely, but sadly art-free waterfront. That would be Canada on the left!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

People said he couldn't do it

But then he did...

Healing a community

You can't heal a community until you heal the minds of the people, says Tyree.

The Heidelberg Project

We could have spent all day at this amazing block-long installation, listening to their inspired staff and the inspirational artist Tyree Guyton.

The guardian building

The former cathedral of finance, constructed of close to two million bricks.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

A Kehinde Wiley moment

All hail the DIA

The house Mike Kelley built

Before artist Mike Kelley committed suicide, he worked with the Contemporary Art Museum to create a mobile replica of his childhood Detroit home. This mobile homestead travels around the city hosting performances, exhibitions, and today a quilt workshop.

DIA in the field

Thanks to the Detroit Institute of the Arts' Inside Out program, reproductions of masterpieces from their collection can be found all over the city.

Right here in motor city?

Cozy cafes, hip museums, galleries and shops supporting local artists, even a clay studio, all in the transformed Sugar Hill Arts District,

Detroit is the new black

I'm here for a leadership program, attempting to answer the question: what happens after economic and cultural collapse? A lot, apparently.