Art & Design

A Decade of ArtPrize

September 30, 2018 Art & Design

This past Saturday, Dharma and I travelled to Grand Rapids for the opening weekend of ArtPrize10. It’s remarkable to think this experimental, citywide art competition has been in existence for a decade. For those unfamiliar with ArtPrize, it is a three-week art competition that takes place throughout the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Artworks, including 2D, 3D, Installation, and Time-Based, are exhibited in a variety of settings ranging from major cultural institutions to local bars, cafes, and hotels. According toRead More

Epicenter X: Saudi Contemporary Art

July 16, 2017 Work

This past week, the Arab American National Museum opened a new exhibition entitled Epicenter X: Saudi Contemporary Art. Epicenter X represents the first exhibition of its kind from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to appear in Michigan. Epicenter X explores contemporary Saudi culture by promoting meaningful dialogue between Saudi artists and U.S. audiences. Furthermore, the exhibition sheds light on the vast diversity of contemporary artistic practice in Saudi Arabia. Cutting through the political discourse of media outlets and government officials, theRead More

Images from the J20 Women’s March in Ann Arbor

January 23, 2017 Photojournalism

The following photos were taken during the J20 Women’s March in Ann Arbor. An estimated 11,000 people participated in the protest.

Paris, France (December 2016)

December 21, 2016 Art & Design, Travel

Some iPhone images I took during my recent visit to Paris.

Art X Detroit

March 15, 2015 Art & Design, Detroit, Museums

The third biennial Art X Detroit returns on April 9. For the uninitiated: Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience (AXD) is a 10-day festival of dance, literary, musical & theatrical performances, film screenings, visual arts installations, workshops, panel discussions & interactive experiences. AXD presents works created by the 2013-2014 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows. AXD will be hosted at multiple venues throughout Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center over a three-week period in April & is FREE to the public. AXDRead More

2015 Kresge Eminent Artist Award Winner…Ruth Adler Schnee!

March 13, 2015 Art & Design, Detroit

As a member of the Kresge Arts in Detroit Advisory Council, one of our responsibilities is to select the Kresge Eminent Artist Award recipient. Choosing one artist to bestow the title of Eminent Artist is no easy task given the amazing talent in our region. However, the 2015 winner – Ruth Adler Schnee – is a most deserving awardee. An immigrant. A pioneer. An innovator. A celebrated designer. From the Kresge Foundation’s press release: Schnee joins six other artists who,Read More

2015 Kresge Artist Fellowships Application Cycle is Open

November 18, 2014 Art & Design, Detroit

It’s that time of the year! Calling all Detroit-based writers and visual artists, the application period for the 2015 Kresge Artist Fellowships opens on December 1, 2014. In the spirit of transparency, I serve on the Advisory Council for this program. However, I am not a judge for this particular award. Details: Emerging and established metropolitan Detroit Literary and Visual artists are invited to apply for a $25,000 Kresge Artist Fellowship. Fellowships are funded by The Kresge Foundation and administeredRead More

iPhonegraphy | Ballerz

May 4, 2013 iPhoneography

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

December 9, 2012 Art & Design, iPhoneography

We visited the Matthaei Botanical Gardens earlier today to check out the new exhibit, Feast!. Shooting nice mobile photos in the gardens is too easy fun.

iPhoneography: Living in Sin

December 2, 2012 Art & Design, iPhoneography

Living in Sin | Mackinaw City, MI App: Super Retro