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Brian Nickson, known artistically as B. Nick, is a modern-day superstar artist from Detroit. Like many vested creatives, this Eastside-born acrylic artist started his artistic journey at five years old. Throughout his childhood, B. Nick attended many art programs and organizations in the city and worked on his craft. He...
An acclaimed member of the second-generation of Detroit’s techno community, DJ Drummer B specializes in techno, electronic, and soul music. He produces dynamic electronic music that appeals to audiences around the globe. Born Leonard Ware, he began his lifelong love affair with music when his grandmother passed down her record...
Misha McGlown is a Detroit artist and manages the daily operations at the Irwin House Global Art Center and Gallery. Co-founded by Valerie Irwin and Council B. Irwin, Jr. in 2015, the museum delivers a creative template of different cultures while educating and providing opportunities for artists. McGlown has an...
Artis Lane is the preeminent Black portrait artist, who has captured the likeness and essence of icons like Oprah Winfrey and President Barack Obama. Her work lives in some of the most distinguished collections in the world. Her portrait of Rosa Parks lives in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery,...
Artist of the Week is Darin Darby. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Darby established himself as a self-taught visual artist. His artistic roots derive from his drawings of comic book characters with pencils, evolving into creations by use of colored pencils, charcoal, pastels and acrylic paint in his...
Austen Brantley is Artist of the Week. As a figurative sculptor and native Detroiter who also lived in Germany, Brantley has amassed an array of artistic experiences throughout his community, Italy, Mexico and more. Brantley was propelled deeper into his natural affinity and eye for sculpting in a ceramics...
ARTIST OF THE WEEK is Shirley Woodson.  The revered artist, mentor, art historian, educator, collector, and administrator— who is now in her mid 80’s— remains a progressive trailblazer throughout Detroit for her decades of art curation, development, institution building and persistent leadership. Woodson’s work dates back to The Civil Rights Movement....
Artist of the week is Kristin, creator of We Were Six Shop. As a mother, multidisciplinary artist, designer, muralist, illustrator, and graphic designer skilled in UX/UI, Kristin originates work that is deeply rooted in the divine feminine, healing, the human body, mind, lineage, liberation, reclamation, while honoring pivotal shape...
Octavia Mingerink is the Artist of the Week. The Artist of Pretty in Ink Press + Studio — is an afro enthusiast printmaker, illustrator, graphic designer, wife and cat mom based in Grand Rapids by way of Chicago, IL.  Evident through her telling printmaking,  Mingerink’s business is “Powered by liberation...
Deniece Daniels is our Detroit Artist of the Week. A sculptor since elementary school, Daniels’ artistry spans over six decades. After graduating from Martin Luther King High School, she was welcomed as a sculptor for the esteemed Detroit Institute of Arts. Throughout her career, Daniels has nurtured and sharpened...
Sheefy Mcfly, a proud Detroiter, painter and visual artist amongst other creative expressions as a rapper, DJ, and producer, is BLAC’s Artist of the week. Designing across an array of elements, Mcfly’s work is locally and globally present from his diverse fan base of art collectors and enthusiasts as...
Comic book creator, Martheus Wade, brings a breath of fresh air to the world of graphic novels. Alongside his wife, Janet Wade, they use his martial arts background to tell relatable, fantastical stories. His art shines a light on diversity by putting an array of different characters at the...
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