Spotlight on Detroit Art and Makers

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If you live in or anywhere near Detroit, you are probably well aware of the amazing artistic talent and creative culture pulsing strongly through the potholed veins of our city. From the Detroit Institute of Arts to the College for Creative Studies to roadside graffiti and decaying buildings, there is no shortage of natural inspiration or creative talent in Detroit. Jill Nienhuis is an oil painting and ceramics artist in Brightmoor, a neighborhood in NW Detroit. In 2012 she chose to buy an abandoned house and DIY rehab it with…

D-Cyphered at the DIA

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A few weeks ago I had the privilege of joining some of Detroit’s finest at the D-cyphered exhibit by Photographer Jenny Risher at the Detroit Institute of Arts for the opening of this exhibition. Not only was I moved by these stunning pieces which displayed some of the best in Detroit’s Hip Hop community, I was greeted by many familiar faces. Everyone came together in celebration of Detroit Hip Hop Music and the positive influence it has been on everyone in their life. The air was heavy with excitement and…

Detroit Historical Museum

Detroit Historical Museum Featured

This past weekend I escaped the heat and headed to the Detroit Historical Museum to enrich my mind on Detroit’s past and see some old relics. I haven’t been to the museum since I was a child; all of its wonder and glory had escaped my memory. Walking up to the museum from Woodward you’ll find yourself in the Legends Plaza which is surrounded by hand prints and signatures engraved in the cement by the important people who have helped shaped Detroit into what it is today. On the ground…

Betrothed: First Comes Abduction, then Comes Marriage

Betrothed Movie Review

Tis the season for “Betrothed“. This thriller horror flick recently released on VOD, HULU, VULU, Itunes, and Amazon is just in time for the chilling October month of Halloween. The plot features an innocent trip to the store that turns into a surreal nightmare when a college student is kidnapped by a deranged, dysfunctional family. Audra West (Makayla Gibson) finds herself trapped in the middle of the desert and betrothed to Adam, the youngest son of the murderous clan. As a determined detective conducts a frantic search, Audra realizes the…

Putting Paint Where it Ain’t

Heidelberg Polka Dot Rebellion

A stroll through Detroit is a trek through a treasure trove of passion and creativity. From the historic architecture to the illegal graffiti, the city is covered in inspiration for budding artists and for art lovers. Detroit is a blue collar town famous for its hardworking spirit but we have a rich artistic history and we’re home to some of the best artists in the world from traditional canvas painters to industrial sculptors to body painters. The great thing about the city is that our art isn’t only contained in the Midtown…