FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS 5200 WOODWARD AVE
Detroit Art Week kicks off with a moderated conversation between Carole Harris and Allie McGhee, acclaimed for their distinct abstract aesthetic that has endured for over 40 years. The discussion will explore what it means to live and make art in Detroit, maintain a long-standing artistic practice, as well as the role art can play in community building.
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS 5200 WOODWARD AVENUE
Carole Harris and Allie McGhee's distinct abstract aesthetic has endured and evolved for more than 50 years. Harris is a fiber artist whose process emulates that of a painter, often revising her earlier decisions and doubling back in a medium that traditionally progresses linearly. McGhee is a painter who frees his canvases from their flatness through the kinetic energy created by using them not only as support, but almost as the subject. In diverging from tradition, these two Detroit veterans have converged on common ground. Repetition, Rhythm, and Vocab presents Harris and McGhee together in homage to the harmony of their improvisational languages and to the city in which they found their voices.
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2018 8:30 PM – 11:30 PM FLOWERS OF VIETNAM 4430 VERNOR HWY
To celebrate Carole Harris and Allie McGhee's two-person exhibition (Repetition, Rhythm and Vocab) at the Detroit Institute of Arts, DAW will host a private dinner at Flowers of Vietnam, named one of the “Best Restaurants in America” by GQ in 2017. Formerly a clandestine, weekend-only destination hidden inside a Coney Island, today Flowers of Vietnam is a leader in Detroit's dining scene.