Arts

The Tattoo: The Most Personal Art Form

A tattoo artist works on a tattoo on the back of someone's calf area.

Although tattoo culture is emerging in the world as something beyond the stigma of socio-economic and criminal stereotypes, it is still highly polarized in regards to its acceptance.

DIA Offers the Chance to Explore American Dancing

Statue of woman dancing with animals.

The Detroit Institute of Arts is offering an exhibition called “Dance! American Art 1830-1960.” The DIA opened this display on March 20 and it will run until June 12.

Homelessness Radio Marathon

On February 17, Henry Ford College’s WHFR participated in the 18th annual national homelessness radio marathon to raise awareness of homelessness not just in the metro-Detroit area, but throughout the nation.

Diego Rivera and the Detroit Industry Murals

Diego Rivera mural

As an art major interested in becoming a muralist, I feel fortunate to be studying in Metro Detroit, which has become the canvas for some of the world’s greatest mural artists.

Slam Poetry Contest Donates to Syrian Refugees

Red feather inkwell pen.

Seniors from Fordson High School’s Arab Student Union (ASU), Book Club, and National Honor Society collaborated to organize a Slam Poetry competition on February 26 for their senior project.

Galerie Camille: World Class Art in the Heart of Detroit

A painting done on bare wood features two shapes that looks to be a cross between the configuration of a skull and an incandescent light bulb. The background in the skull bulbs is a floral print in pastels. The painting learns against other paintings in a shop.

Detroit is experiencing a revival, both economically and culturally and is transforming into a destination for both businesses and consumers.

Arianne King Comer at Sisson Gallery

A small quilt hangs on a wall. It is an American flag that has been overlaid with three sepia tone photos of a middle aged African American woman. Below the center photo, we can see a letter that details thoughts about Harriet Tubman.

HFC’s Sisson Gallery is presenting a series of works by Arianne King Comer, which Director of Exhibitions, Steve Glazer, helped to procure for the gallery. Comer has a BFA from Howard University and has lived in South Carolina since 1995.

A Thread in the Fiber

Wasserman Projects is a Detroit art space that opened on September 25 of last year. The building is in Eastern Market, and is part of a larger cultural resurgence in the Metro Detroit area.

Artist Spotlight: Selena Murdock

Selena Murdock is a local artist who has been attending Henry Ford College since the fall of 2013. She has been drawing and painting from an early age and continues to do so at the age of 20.

Zarkpa’s Boutique Reopening

Personality defines us, and our personalities are developed through the people we have encountered.

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