Sunday, March 16, 2-4pm
“Drop-In” Family Day: March Madness
There is art everywhere – even in basketball! Consider Phil Jackson’s drawings of pro-basketball plays (part of Cranbrook’s exhibition) as you create motion maps of your own, capturing the paths of people doing anything – and everything – you can imagine. Children are invited to explore the work of the furniture designers Front Design and create a motion map documenting how they created their art. Perfect for pre-K through pre-teen Museum visitors accompanied by an adult. Children 12 and under are always free! 39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303
Enjoy a day-long adventure visiting Detroit creative outlets such as Venus Bronze Works, the College for Creative Studies, Wayne State University and Fortress Studios. Watch the artists forge steel, pour bronze and restore sculptures. Transportation by shuttle and lunch at Traffic Jam & Snug in Midtown is provided.
Meet at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8. $65.
‘Spectral Slumber’ is a drone-sleepover show series: an all night, BYOBlanket multimedia dreamscape installation for participants to collectively dream to. After a successful first run in December, Spectral Slumber 2.0 is coming to the Jam Handy on Saturday April 12.
We are now accepting ‘dream journal submissions’ from interested participants: anecdotes from your dreams can be submitted as written recollections, video pieces, sound pieces. These will be woven into the dreamscape installation, to be collectively slept and dreamt to.
Submissions and inquiries from artists interested in participating as projectionists can be sent to email@example.com
Treat yourself to a trip of a lifetime and experience Florence, Italy for yourself.
Join Romeo painter Vianna Szabo and Artensity Workshops for a 9-day holiday figurative painting workshop in the heart of Florence, Italy May 24 – June 1. All Media This experience will combine instruction with touring the treasures of the city and immersing yourself in Italian culture. Every artist should experience Florence at least once in a lifetime!
Visit http://artensity.org for more information.
Connect with established artists on the Detroit scene. Each salon will feature a presentation and art display by local artists, followed by a discussion of their work. Appetizers and adult refreshments included.
Upcoming Artist Salon:
Architectural Sculpture. 1 p.m. March 16. Features Evan Larson, James Viste, and Giorgio Gikas. $25.
Salons take place at Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich. For more information or to register, 313-884-4222 or www.fordhouse.org
The natural world of flora and fauna meets the industrial materials of steel, bronze, and silver in Kim Cridler’s “Nature Uncontained” exhibit.
These large-scale metal sculptural creations are decorated with beeswax, pearl, silk, bone, amber in the forms of leaves, bees, snakes flowers and more. A Michigan native, Cridler’s work has been showcased at the 2014 North American Auto Show and at the National Ornamental Metal Museum.
The exhibit runs now-March 30 in the Visitor Center Gallery at Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore Road in Grosse Pointe Shores. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Complimentary admission.
For more, go to http://www.fordhouse.org/experience/exhibits.
Emerging artist James Griffin will have his first open studio, entitled “Dead Trees of Detroit” on Saturday February 15, 2014 from 6-10pm. The studio is located on the 2nd floor at 1604 Russell Industrial Building on Clay Street, Detroit. His recently occupied studio is adjacent to Albert Young’s Michigan Hot Glass. James is a 2013 graduate of the College for Creative Studies, Crafts Department and has a unique style of steel treeform sculpture and industrial I-beam and wood furniture using reclaimed I-beam, crotch wood and wood slabs from fallen trees.
Live Coal Gallery Presents, “Home,” paintings and sculpture by Candace Pappas. Pappas says, “The search for home, both literally in my surroundings and, metaphorically in my Self, has been a constant theme underlying my work. When I am making art I am at home. I aspire to create images from this place.”
Opening Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6pm-9pm. Light refreshments served. Gift shop open. Show closes April 12, 2014. Suggested museum entry: $5 for non-members.