Arts

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.

Sixty Minutes for “30 Americans”

A painting in abstract style depicts several people moving around each other.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) is hosting an exhibit called “30 Americans” which contains work from contemporary African American artists like Kehinde Wiley, Kerry James Marshall, Nick Cave, and others.

Youmacon 2015: Celebration of the Nerd

An illustration of two people. One dressed as a super hero, one dressed as a female street fighter video game character. People look on from the background.

Kai Patterson: When the opportunity came to go to Youmacon, I was thrilled beyond words. I am probably the biggest nerd I know and until very recently, I wasn’t okay with that.

Hawks in the Mud

A ceramic sculpture of a set of legs, standing in red sneakers. One of the sneakers has three bird-like claws emerging from the toe of the shoe and one from the rear. A tentacle with many tiny teeth lining the edges has wrapped around the legs near the knees.

HFC’s Sisson Gallery hosted the Michigan Mud exhibit which features pottery work from both student artists and professional artists in their respective crafts. The event lasted from October 23 to the following day though the artwork is still on display at the Sisson. Fine Arts Professors such as Hashim Al-Tawil and Steve Glazer participated along with students like Nate Zrnich, Sophia Hart, and Sarah Boswell. All represented HFC in the exhibition that included various other schools from Michigan and Northern Ohio.

Flower House: The Blooming of Hope

A bathroom has many flowers arranged to cover flat surfaces in an artful manner. A toilet seat has a cover made of bright, fuchsia colored flowers. The bathtub is filed with blue flowers. A shower curtain is made of many strands of orange mums strung together. A tissue box on the toilet's tank is covered in moss.

In Detroit, the decay of the urban landscape is nothing new. Entire neighborhoods are reduced to mere ghosts of what they were in their heyday. That is our reality. Nature is reclaiming what was once its own, with ivy vines covering entire sides of abandoned houses and moss reaching inside buildings to line the floors with fantasy-like carpet. With so many buildings falling apart, a question sneaks into the mind: should we allow nature to reclaim these symbols of our failures?

“Harmony of Vision”

Toddler Elizabeth Moosekian paints dark broad strokes on a canvas.

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