SAT, JULY 20
10 – 11 AM
PLLC 300 River Pl Dr, #1775
Burris Law has a collection of Detroit based art including work from Brian Day, Scott Campbell, MALT, Matt Eaton, Michael Luchs, Tony Roko, Senghor Reid and many more. The firm has integrated the collection into their company culture, allowing each employee to select a work to add to the collection and utilize art in a unique way to connect with their clients.
11 AM – 6 PM
Young Curators, New Ideas V
Trumbull and Porter
1331 Trumbull Ave
In YCNI V, 12 independent curators will transform 12 hotel rooms at Trumbull and Porter Hotel into mini contemporary art galleries. The exhibition shines a light on the cultural, artistic, social and political transformations initiated by the creative and curatorial practices of those identifying as, woman, Black, POC, LGBTQ+ and gender-nonconforming.
11 – 6 PM
Open studios + exhibition
333 Midland, Highland Park, MI
333 Midland, an industrial site in Highland Park, MI, contains the studios of 20+ artists whose practices include painting, sculpture, performance and other media. Resident artists include Robert Onnes, Betty Brownlee, Mike Ross, Peter Daniel Bernal, Lis Chere Thomas, Rick Cronn, Doug Cannell, Ann Smith, Jeanette Strezinski, Scott Campbell, Jan Brown, Lindsay McCosh, Chloe Songalewski, Anita Schmaltz, Linden Renee Godlove, Elizabeth Youngblood, Ronald Rodriguez, Robert Piatek, Bryan Grose and Charles Poole. In addition, Annex Gallery (located in the same complex) will present an exhibition of established local and national artists.
11 AM – 12 PM
Senghor Reid Studio
18019 James Couzens Freeway
In this studio visit, Senghor Reid will discuss Distilled, his latest series of paintings that reflect on water as a tool, force, scared treasure and our most valuable resource. Reid’s work explores the interactions between the human body and the environment, creating visual representations of dreams, memories and traces of human contact with nature. He is a Detroit native, received a Kresge Fellowship in 2009, and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.
12 – 8 PM
10125 East Jefferson Ave
Pewabic's Education Studio will host an open house, including a Kiln Pad pop-up exhibition and sale of works by its many talented students and education staff/instructors. Guided tours of its historic building and education studio will take place at 1 PM, 3 PM and 5 PM.
12 – 8 PM
Ann Lewis Studio
Address to be determined
Meet artist Ann Lewis for an engaging discussion on her work, which focuses on social and environmental justice issues such as education, womxn’s rights, police brutality and single-use plastic. On view will be prints, interactive light pieces and elements from recent public interventions. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions.
12 – 1 PM
Robert Mirek Studio
8104 W. 9 Mile Rd., Oak Park, MI
Robert Mirek is a multi-media artist whose studio offers a glimpse into his meticulously created works— both 2D and 3D. His work explores themes that lend themselves to multiple interpretations, including architecture, landscape architecture and all sciences— including, but not limited to, biology, geology, botany, chemistry, sub-atomic theory and physics. His work has been exhibited nationally and extensively in the Detroit-area.
1 – 4 PM
Unit 1: 3583 Dubois
Anders Ruhwald Studio
3583 Dubois St
Experience a 30-minute intimate tour of Unit 1: 3583 Dubois, a permanent art installation by Anders Ruhwald, in a 1700 sq ft apartment, with interior comprised of charred wood, metal, glass and ceramics. This immersive, dreamlike space gradually unfolds as visitors move through its seven rooms. The structure and space appear ravaged by fire, yet upon closer inspection, visitors will realize the interior consist of carefully crafted materials. In each of the rooms, familiar objects remain, but all the surfaces have been transformed through burning, charring, glazing and paints to create an altered interior. The installation is both visual and sensory, creating an environment where visitors can contemplate the effects of fire and consider its ramifications within domestic and intimate spaces.
Max occupancy: 6 people
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2 – 3 PM
Reading and conversation
If Only I Could Say It With Words
David Klein Gallery
1520 Washington Blvd
David Klein Gallery is pleased to host a program of readings and conversation about women moderated by Detroit based writers Lynn Crawford and Christin Lee. Rochelle Marrett, Cherise Morris and Yasmine Rukia, are the featured writers. The audience will be invited to participate in a conversation following the readings. On view at the gallery will be Pattern, a solo exhibition of paintings by the Los Angeles based artist, Kelly Reemtsen. The politically observant Reemtsen is recognized for her provocative paintings of women who break glass ceilings, choose their tools wisely and dig deep.
4 – 5 PM
Detroit Artist Market
4719 Woodward Avenue
Dennis A. Nawrocki will give a guided tour of Thank you, Mies— an exhibition he organized to spotlight a style of abstract art that has long focused on clarity and order instead of overt emotions. On view are sculptures and paintings by 20 Detroit-area artists who picked up the baton of formalism and forged images perhaps best defined by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s mantra, “Less is more.” Participating artists include Simone DeSousa, Paul Kotula and Kate Silvio, among others. Refreshments served.
4 – 10 PM
On View is Detroit Art Week’s official night of gallery openings, which includes new exhibitions by 2061.world, Cass Cafe, Library Street Collective, PLAYGROUND DETROIT, Reyes Finn and What Pipeline.
7 – 10 PM
Before you can become a butterfly, you must first become green slime
Curated by Zarah Ackerwoman
13181 Moran St
Live Performance by Beatrice VS
Before you can become a butterfly, you must first become green slime is a performance-based exhibition about metamorphosis, featuring multidisciplinary artists Alicia McDaid (LA) and Beatrice VS (Detroit). Beatrice VS integrates Butoh and other dance techniques with psychedelic visuals and extreme physicality to examine gender variance, sexuality and the assimilation of man and machine in the digital age.
Lies I Told My Therapist and Other Stories
8641 Linwood St
In a one night performance event titled Lies I Told My Therapist and Other Stories, I ask three other womxn artists of color to share their truth (or lies). The three participating artists are tasked to abandon their main media to create a short performance. With the three performers as independent acts, I will be the MC that connects their narratives together injecting my own interludes throughout the night. As visual artists our art is the platform in which we communicate and interact with the world, but how does that change when we bring in the physicality of our bodies and tonality of our voices? In this endeavor, comedy, story-telling and multimedia objects are utilized as a way to share and interact with the audience.