Affecting the Audience: Anthony Discenza, Aurélien Froment, and Dora García

Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 3.08.53 PMClosing April 27, 2014

The three works selected for Affecting the Audience: Anthony Discenza, Aurélien Froment, and Dora García affect the audience directly or psychologically—they emphasize the construction of images and effects as a fundamental experience in the cultural domain: Discenza’s A Viewing (The Effect) immerses the visitor in a seductive acoustic environment as he compiles a series of fragments of text found online through a Google search, all of which include the specific phrase “and the effect is,” into a single narration read aloud by a professional speaker; Froment’s film Pulmo Marina consists of a single shot of a jellyfish in an aquarium, with a voiceover that draws attention to the conditions of display; and García addresses the audience as the subject in Instant Narrative, as performers write a continuous narrative about visitors in real time that is projected within the same space.

The third season of UMMA’s new media exhibitions, guest curated by Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, will focus on the notion of performativity in contemporary art. Affecting the Audience: Anthony Discenza, Aurélien Froment, and Dora García is the second of three exhibitions presented in the upcoming season.

Ellen Kayrod Gallery

Continuing exhibit Recent Works of Ron Teachworth and Dennis Guastella
Open Third Thursday, April 17, 4 – 8 pm

‘Jide Aje at Detroit Fiber Works

jide aje april 2014‘Jide Aje’s bold, colorful abstracts are on display through March 27th. Artist Talks on Saturday, April 12 and Thursday, April 17.

Location: 19359 Livernois, Detroit 48221, south of Outer Drive, next door to Good Cakes & Bakes.

2014 Detroit High School Art Exhibition

Call-For-Entries: 2014 Detroit High School Art Exhibition

Whitdel Arts seeks to foster growth among future generations in the creative arts. As part of its goal, Whitdel Arts will host a student exhibition in the summer of 2014. The work will be reviewed and chosen by the Whitdel Arts Board of Directors. All media is welcome; we encourage students to submit work including 2D (drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, etc.) and 3D (sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, etc), digital design & fashion.

This is a great opportunity to gain some real-world experience in entering an art exhibition! Learn what it takes to prepare your entry and get your artwork in a gallery show. We’ll also show you how to properly present your artwork in the gallery. On top of getting to show your artwork and having a fun reception, you can meet other artists and check out how an art gallery works.

Michigan Fine Arts Competition – Call for Entry

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The 32nd Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition will be exhibited May 16-July 11, curated by DJ Hellerman, Curator & Director of Exhibitions for the Burlington City Arts Center (Vermont).

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center hosts the Michigan Fine Arts Competition annually since 1982 when the Detroit Institute of Arts turned the statewide competition over to the BBAC.

Untitled Prints Detroit Call For Entries

Untitled Prints Detroit is currently accepting submissions for our inaugural show.

This exhibition is designed to provide an engaging platform for emerging and veteran artists to sell limited edition prints for one night only in a virgin exhibition space.

In an effort to stimulate Detroit’s creative economy and celebrate the new creative class, Untitled Prints will serve as an inlet for fresh, young collectors to take part in purchasing limited edition work on an even keel with more established collectors.

In line with the Practice Space mission to “bring together entrepreneurs, creatives, and the local community”, Untitled Prints will lay the groundwork for future exhibitions at this venue.

This is a cash and carry show. All work will be priced from $1 – $50

Expect some surprises.

For more information and submission guidelines please visit our website:

3-day Figure in Pastel workshop with Margaret Dyer – Ann Arbor

imagesJoin us for a 3-day pastel workshop with Georgian artist, Margaret Dyer. Website:
Margaret teaches a simplified 3 value plus black and white approach to pastel which produces exciting
results. We will work from a live model. All levels are welcome, but some drawing experience is recommended.
To register contact Debra at: or 734-662-8734
Workshop will be held at the Waterworks Plaza, 3131 S. State St. $395 plus model fee

DAM Presents the Mind Your Art Business Workshop Series

Mind Your Art Business: Increasing the Value of the Arts and Artists

April 2, 2014 – Workshop One
From The Inside Out:
Vision & Planning
6pm – 7:30pm

April 9, 2014 – Workshop Two
Pricing & Merchandising
6pm – 7:30pm

April 16, 2014 – Workshop Three
Branding and Promotion
6pm – 7:30pm
Guest Speaker: Marilyn Trent of Trent Designs

Click here to purchase your ticket:

The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present Mind Your Art Business: Increasing the Value of the Arts and Artists, a workshop by business specialist, Andrea Rosenfeld. On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 DAM will be hosting part one of this three-part, comprehensive workshop aimed for both emerging and established artists and creators. Andrea will be covering topics such as:
*Creating a vision
*Creating a mission and a business plan
*Pricing and merchandising
*Social media and online sales
*Promotional materials and marketing
*Building successful relationships with retail collectors
*Galleries and projects
Attendees will receive access to guides and resources which will accompany the workshop teachings. This is an great opportunity to brush up on the business practices of being a professional artist. Network with your creative community and DAM members while having fun discovering techniques to help build your creative business!

Andrea Rosenfeld is a mixed media artist and former Director of Merchandising and Operations for Isaac Mizrahi, Ltd in New York, NY.
Now active in the Detroit arts community, Andrea volunteers at the Detroit Artists Market, as well at Detroit Creative Corridor Center as a Business Engagement Mentor and is a Wholesale Consultant/Volunteer for Tech Town. In her professional life, Rosenfeld coaches artists for targeted, personal success.

Reservations required. Seating is limited. Artists must be members of the Detroit Artists Market to participate in the workshops. Become a DAM member by CLICKING HERE:

“Rites of Spring” Call for Entry

Spring is a time of rebirth and revitalization, a time of growth, resurrection, and revival.  Spring is a season of change.  The Carr Center invites artists to submit works of any media that examine our notions of spring for our April 2014 exhibition Rites of Spring.  Through this exhibition, The Carr center seeks to recognize the achievements of artists whose work reflects imaginative concepts, excellence in design, and explores in depth the meaning of spring.

Exhibition dates: April 16th – May 7th, 2014

Criteria: The Carr Center welcomes submissions of two and three dimensional works of any media.

Submissions:  All entries must be submitted via email to  Each artist may submit up to three works with detail images to accompany each work if necessary.  A short statement (3-5 sentences) about each piece must be submitted in conjunction with the images.

For more details. Deadline extended!

Hell of a Thing

Lambert_Jones555 Gallery presents Hell of a Thing, a group show curated by Sean O’Donnell and Kari Cholnoky. Hell of a Thing brings together Detroit artists and Cranbrook Academy of Art artists whose work reimagines and challenges notions of space, addressing the architectural, sculptural, and psychological aspects of an individual and a city.

 Featuring the work of: Sarah Coates, Sarah Jones, Matt Lambert, Cassie McQuater, Bonnie Scott

Show runs through March 23rd.

2801 W. Vernor Highway Detroit MI 48216.

Gallery Hours:  Monday-Friday 9am-3pm, Saturday & Sunday 2-5pm or by appointment.

email: info@555arts

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