The cultures behind the reasons that humans have tried to modify their bodies are truly fascinating. In recent years in America, the sub-culture behind body modifications combine the extreme with images of the self.
The N’namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit off of East Forest Avenue is currently displaying the works by Allie Mcghee, Carole Harris, and Antonio Carreno. There was an opening night for the exhibitions on April 15 to usher in the artwork.
Each year the art department at Henry Ford College puts on their Annual Student Art Exhibition and the Graduating Student Art Show. This year the department gave first, second, and third place awards, as well as honorable mentions.
More and more of today’s youth are turning toward body modification to express themselves. Common trends are earlobe gauging, getting body piercings such as nose rings or tongue rings, or getting tattoos.
Many students have the dream of one day being able to study abroad in a different country while in college. During high school I was one of those students who couldn’t wait to learn outside of the United States, and to travel in general.
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.