Arts

Contradictory Beauty

A room is lined with floor to ceiling shimming, golden curtains of streamers. In the middle of the room a circular platform, also draped on it's edges in the gold streams, holds a live woman, clad in a shimmery golden sequin dress. She sits on a speaker, leaned over a white guitar she is preparing to play.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit (MOCAD) is featuring an exhibit called “The Woman in E” which will run until April 10 of this year.

Artist Spotlight: Jerry Moore

Stylized text, "Save the Rouge" shows the Rouge River in the background.

The Kaleidoscope has had the amazing opportunity to interview and publish articles spotlighting talented artists here at Henry Ford College. The next artist we have the pleasure of introducing is Jerry Moore, a Graphic Design student.

The Restoration of the Historic Redford Theater

The ornate front display of the inside of the Redford Theater, which is done in a classic style that can be described as oriental. The organ can be seen in front of the stage.

Opened in January of 1928, The Redford Theater is one of the oldest buildings in Detroit and serves as a reminder of a more affluent time in the city’s history.

From Vintage Films to National Awards: Meet the Director Behind Theatre’s New Cutting Edge Technology

If you’re ever in Henry Ford College’s Virtual Theatricality Lab, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a lot of intricate technology that costs much more than the average college education.

WHFR-Not Just Violins: Interview With Mr. Camo

Do you like electronic based music? Are you sick of the generic pop music with the same four chords that dominates the radio waves? Are you looking to expand your catalogue of genres and artists within the local area?

Drumming to a Colorful Beat

Reggie Williams sings into a microphone outfitted with a pop filter. He is wearing headphones.

Reggie Williams is a Music major at Henry Ford College. Reggie’s musical interests include drums, choir, and base guitar. As one of HFC’s many musicians, Reggie is adamantly involved in the music program.

ComiqueCon: Wonder Women in Comics

A illustration of a young woman, eyes closed, smoking a hookah. Smoke swirls around her.

I grew up in the early 90s with beloved female characters such as Rogue, Jean Grey, and Storm from the popular comic book series, the X-Men as well as Wonder Woman from the Justice League.

Finding Nancy Owen Nelson

The cover art for the book, "Searching For Nannie B." by Nancy Owen Nelson. There are photos of a young woman with a short bob haircut. A magnifying glass focuses on her face. A flower, feather, and button rest next to the photo.

Nancy Owen Nelson is an adjunct professor at Henry Ford College as well as an author. For 23 years, Nelson worked at HFC as a full-time professor, but left for Arizona with her husband, and eventually returned to the college as an adjunct.

A Christmas Story HFC-style

Actors Matt Van Houten, Brigid Driscoll, and Blues Higgerns sit in a staged living room and look on as Houten steadies a lamp. The lamp shade is yellow and of an older, dated style. It has a black fringe. The base of the lamp is a leg in fishnet stockings and a high-heeled shoe.

The theater program at Henry Ford College put on a live production of the classic film, A Christmas Story, which ended its run this past weekend.

“Roadside America” at The Henry Ford

A classic car is displayed in front of photos of roadside signs. One sign reads, "Alamo Plaza Hotel Courts". It is in an art deco retro style.

Artwork, whether it’s a drawing, sculpture or photograph, is created to send a message or make an emotional impact. The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words,” comes to mind.

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