Duality in Detroit’s Americana

White painted house with animals on front lawn.

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit (MOCAD) is offering a series of work titled “Uncalibrated” by Nancy Mitchnick. She was born in Detroit in 1947 and started her art career at the age of twenty.

Carry Your Home: New Exhibit at AANM

Anthropology book carried by Haifa Al-Habeeb, photographed by Jim Lommasson. Al-Habeeb’s Arabic calligraphy over the photo reads: “Alas is today similar to yesterday? Despair, sickness, and foreignness, will my tomorrow be like my yesterday?”

Tim O’ Brien’s “The Things They Carried” follows the lives of soldiers who carry mementos with them into war that reminded them of their homes.

Nina Sofia at Simon’s After Dark

Nina Sofia on stage with her guitar.

One particularly boring Thursday evening I sat, ready to settle in for another quiet weeknight with a buffalo chicken pizza and a season of Nurse Jackie.

Melanie Martinez Crybaby Concert

Melanie Martinez promotional photo wearing pink birthday dress with a birthday hat, but pouting.

It was March 20, a chilly yet sunny Sunday evening where I stood in line very skeptical of how the Crybaby concert was going to be. Some may know Melanie Martinez from the popular singing competition show, The Voice.

Urban Art Revitalization in “Banglatown”

Skateboard ramp with pink and blue graffiti.

There is a counter culture urban revitalization of sorts going on in run down areas.

Painting Extreme Body Art: Questioning Body Norms

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.

HFC’s “The Diviners” Entered in the Kennedy Center Festival

Henry Ford College’s theatre program is holding performances of “The Diviners” throughout the month of April. The play is written by Jim Leonard Jr. and directed by Mary Bremer Beer.

N’namdi Gallery in Detroit

Carole Harris painting "Reveal:Conceal:Conceal:Reveal"

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.

Annual Student Art Exhibition

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.

Anatomy of Learning to Paint: Extreme Body Art

Sketch of girl extreme body modifications

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.


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