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Artist of the Week is Mariah Mitchell of Riah’s Canvas, a gifted and versatile artist and painter. Mitchell’s gallery of work is a fascinating collection of commissioned portraits of cartoons, at-home art and paint kits, and even custom belly molds for mothers-to-be.  ...
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...
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...
This week’s #ArtistOfTheWeek is Danan Thomas, a visual storyteller and content developer, focused in the realm of street and lifestyle photography. As owner of IPS Visuals, Thomas captures striking imagery throughout Detroit and beyond of everyday life, architecture and people from all walks with regal and raw genuity. Serving...
This week’s #ArtistOfTheWeek is Mi’Ele Booker. Booker is a creative storyteller from Detroit who is reinventing herself as a creative. Booker uses digital and graphic media to tell her own stories that she hopes can inspire others. Using her own poetry in her work, Booker uses multiple types of media...
On October 6, Meijer will be opening up the Rivertown Market Detroit, their latest venture in their campaign to create sustainable neighborhood grocery store-style locations. It will serve Lafayette Park neighborhood with fresh and prepared foods and is partnering with local brands such as Great Lakes Coffee and Mudgie’s...
This week’s #ArtistOfTheWeek is Mariah Mitchell. Mariah is an up-and-coming Detroit artist and author who hopes her art can be an inspiration. Though she started with animation, Mariah has branched out to portrait work and metal art. Her published books are available on Amazon and she also offers painting classes....
stephanie dinkins installation
DLECTRICITY returns tonight to Detroit, flooding downtown streets with color, light, motion and sound with installations created by local creatives that often double as works of art and engineering marvels.  Stephanie Dinkins is one of those creatives lending her unique vision to the artscape of DLECTRICITY. As a transmedia Black...
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