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Rooted in the activation and elevation of relationships with art, Friends of African and African American Art (FAAAA) was established in 1962 and serves as one of Detroit Institute of Arts’ (DIA) oldest auxiliaries. The esteemed Auxiliary welcomed seven new board members in October to continue driving the mission...
Jessica Care-Moore, an interdisciplinary artist who was born and raised right here in Detroit, made history in 1995 when she was the first artist to win the Showtime at the Apollo showcase five weeks in a row. Growing up, she spent her time daydreaming while staring at the sky,...
Purpose and intent behind any one artist’s creative process can and will vary.Ask one, and they’ll say they create for their family or with their family in mind.Another might say for their community, for their ethnicity, etcetera. Some mightsay they create for themselves, but even then, it probably isn’t...
Sculptor, animator and artist James Braddock answers some questions for BLACand explains that sometimes, universities don’t make artists – artists do. James Braddock has spent the last eight years honing his skills in traditional methods like drawing, painting, markers and clay, all for the purpose of melding those techniques with...
The Who’s-Who List of Artists to Watch In Detroit. With multiple highly-ranked art schools, organizations and avenues dotted across the map, Metro Detroit is a wellspring of creativity and unique style and Fall is the time to honor our artists. Artivist, long-time educator and creative free spirit Sabrina Nelson helped...
Grand Rapids is known as a city for the arts. Piper Adonya is a leader of the Renaissance movement combining unique artistry and social justice messaging into her work. The powerhouse Art Prize winner is creating experiences through art, those we at BLAC foresee will be talked about for...
Doug Jones is a multifaceted artist from Jackson, MI whose practice encompasses everything from paintings and murals to video and garden architecture. Although his creative output manifests itself in different ways, it all stems from the same place – his dauntless creativity, and love for community. Jones is a graduate...
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