Stories tagged: "art"

Detroit artist and muralist Sydney G. James poses in front of one of the pieces from "Watch Me Work—Portraits of Self" series, currently on exhibition at the M Contemporary Art Gallery in Ferndale.
11 Michigan Artists You Should Know in 2021

These contemporary artists are pure Michigan—through birth, education, or migration—and their IG pages are ones to watch.

Detroiter Sydney G. James will create and install Detroit's newest art installation.
‘The Girl with the D Earring’ Mural Coming to Midtown Detroit

The nine-story mural will be prominently featured in the city’s New Center Area and bring new life to an empty edifice.

Top: Isiah Lattimore and Dtach’s mural honoring George Floyd and “one of the most beautiful moments” Lattimore had ever seen in his hometown of Flint, when protestors and law enforcement marched together in solidarity for racial justice. (Photo courtesy of Isiah Lattimore) Bottom: The appearance of the mural after it was desecrated by an unknown vandal early July. (Photo via Facebook)
The Fundraiser for Lansing’s Vandalized George Floyd Mural Surpassed Its Goal by 300%

“I almost didn't even have time to be upset about it being vandalized because the community response was so immediate and positive,” said muralist Isiah Lattimore.

Anke Eichstaedt-Trampler has been making face masks by hand since the beginning of the pandemic in Michigan. Her designs feature fun patterns from other local makers and fabric stores, and she's got plenty of styles to choose from. (Photo courtesy of Anke Eichstaedt-Trampler)
Face Masks, But Make It Fashion: 5 Michigan Shops Making Unique Coronavirus Masks

As Gov. Whitmer calls for Michigan to mask up in public, here are some fashion-forward options to integrate face masks into your daily fit.

Ypsilantian Kathleen Tajer Stadtfeld designed these stones to celebrate frontline health care workers. Remember to follow her lead and put down some newspaper or other table covering before you get to work, or you'll get paint everywhere — good grief!
Michiganders Are Planting Painted Rocks Around the State to Uplift One Another During COVID

From local Michigan Facebook groups to the Detroit Historical Museum, painted rocks have attracted new interest — and taken new meaning.

From top left: Lincoln Street Art Park (Photo via Facebook); Dabls Mbad African Bead Museum (Photo via francis mckee on Flickr); Desiree Kelly's Aretha Franklin mural (Photo courtesy of Desiree Kelly); a mural in Detroit's Mexicantown (Photo via Tara on Flickr); A scene from The Heidelberg Project (Photo via Nic Redhead on Flickr)
Skipping Big Summer Fests? Check Out Detroit’s Spectacular Outdoor Art Installations Instead.

Iconic murals, sprawling museums, and entire neighborhoods devoted to art: a visit to Detroit makes for some inspiring and safer summer exploration.

Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund Grantees include (clockwise from top left): 826michigan, Holocaust Memorial Center, We Are Culture Creators, The Heidelberg Project, Black and Brown Theater, and The Neutral Zone. (Photos via Facebook)
Michigan Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations Are Getting A Lifeline In $500,000 COVID Grants

Some of Michigan’s most vital cultural organizations are receiving funding to help them recover, grow and innovate through the duration of COVID.