The inbox overfloweth with sales announcements, television commercials are urging you to “buy one, get one free,” and Black Friday deals have extended long past their traditional one-day-only specials. All of this is enough to put even the most gleeful of shoppers off from purchasing holiday gifts this season, but fear not! There are still plenty of spots to buy gifts crafted by local artists and artisans for everyone on your list.
Multidisciplinary composer Tod Machover from the MIT Media Lab partnered with several Detroit artists and community members for this weekend’s Symphony in D with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO), in a project that asked, “What does Detroit sound like?”
Brenda Goodman, iconic Cass Corridor artist and College for Creative Studies (CCS) alumna (FA ’65), has returned home to Detroit for two concurrent exhibits running through December 19th. Experiencing the shows at CCS's Center Galleries and Paul Kotula Projects is like looking into a pair of kaleidoscope binoculars that are slowly turning in opposite directions, capturing a comprehensive and continuous series of drawings and paintings created over 50 years of Goodman’s life. These collections of visually dynamic work guide her audience through a personal and vital journey of the human experience driven by Goodman’s ability to stay anchored in paramount emotion as a prolific response to the world around her.
Snow and near 70 degree temps in the same week. That's fall in Michigan. It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just over a week away, but the holiday season is already in full swing. For 24 nights this holiday season from November 24 through December 31, The Detroit Zoo will be illuminated with the spectacular light display of Wild Lights. More than five million twinkling LED lights will brighten the evening sky and illuminate buildings, trees and more than 100 animal sculptures on a trail through the front half of the Zoo.
It’s going to look a lot like Christmas soon, as Grinches, Scrooges and countless other holiday-themed characters are learning their lines and eagerly anticipating their opening nights at professional theaters all across the area. And for those who prefer less sugar and more substance with their holiday entertainment, plenty of special treats are headed their way, as well!
Last night, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced 57 winners that will share $2.5 million in this year’s Knight Arts Challenge Detroit. Now in its third year in Detroit, these winners emerged from more than 1,000 submissions. On Sunday, the Knight Foundation announced an additional $9 million commitment to the arts in Detroit through 2018.
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