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Move over, Eames. This Detroit-based furniture studio, Ali Sandfier, is bringing a fresh focus to furniture without compromising style.
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...
Torri Shaaron is a multifaceted woman and visual artist who deems herself a creator of many sorts. Clever in spirit and poignant with stencil and brush, Shaaron has crafted and commissioned prolific artwork since 2009. Her varied portfolio consists of profound portraits and scenes reflective of Black culture, ethos,...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
Photo Cred: Rocket Mortgage Detroit Muralist Phil Simpson strikes again.  Some may know him as the owner of the cherished home for local artists, the Baltimore Gallery. Others from his beautiful and unique smiles painted all around the city of Detroit - like the Monroe Street Midway Basketball Courts.  Those smiles have...
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...
This week’s #ArtistOfTheWeek goes to Jamaal Barber, @jbarberstudio. An artist and printmaker exploring Black identity, Barber’s primary medium is printmaking. His wood cuts and mixed media prints have been featured in many local Atlanta shows, including the Decatur Arts Festival, Atlanta Print Biennial Show and more. He’s also done...
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