Migration opened last Friday. Here are a few shots haphazardly taken during the reception. (I’m still mourning the loss of my DSLR, and making due with this point and shoot camera.)
We stopped by the Dally in the Alley on Saturday, which is always a fun end of summer event. This was Felix’ first Dally. He loved the music!
What began as an inner city art fair in 1977 evolved into a performing arts festival when it was moved to its present alley and renamed in 1982 to “DALLY IN THE ALLEY”, the title of a medieval drinking song. Great musical talent, good beer and a remarkable string of fabulous September weather has indelibly marked the alley at Second and Forest in Detroit ’s Cass Corridor as the site of the best music festival in the Midwest .(more history on the Alley)
(poster designed by Mark Arminski.)
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Tagged Art, Dally in the Alley, Detroit, Festivals, Gallery, Migration, Opening Reception, work
I’m pleased to have some of my work included in the upcoming group exhibition, Migration.
Opening Reception: Sept. 11, 6 – 9 PM.
Migration will be on exhibit from 9/11 to 10/17.
Work Detroit is open Tue – Sat, 11am – 4pm.
There will be a migratory performance entitled ‘No Fixed Address’ on 10/02, from 8 – 10pm
Migration manifests in many ways: changes to a neighborhood’s demographics, personal identity, contested borders, or movement in a lifetime or a week. These changes bring about conflicts (and resolutions) of space, economies, labor and industry, and race and ethnicity, to name a few. This exhibition brings together a wide range of creative work inspired by these issues.
David Edward Parker
Kelly Salchow MacArthur
Special thanks to Stephen Schudlich and the Work: Detroit staff.
Click here for the Facebook event page/invitation.
Information about the Love mail art project was sent to me by Aimee (see mail from her here and here). I have been working on a piece of artmail to send to Romania as well as a few artist correspondents.
Simultaneously, I’ve been working on some Artist Trading Cards for an event/ exhibition at Richmond Art Gallery in British Colombia, Canada.
Pile of postcards:
All they need now are stamps and a mail box!
ATCs or Artist Trading Cards are another fun way to get other artists tiny works. The gallery requests that the works be sent in a Trading Card sleeve/ 9 card sheet. I still need to pick one of these up, but my cards are ready otherwise.
All of them together:
and a few close ups:
Like my other recent work, these are made using reclaimed polyethylene. I got a slew of it from someone on freecycle back in Delaware. It had a lot of wonderful marks left from plant roots and mud from it’s previous use. The piece I used for this set of works though, had also been used while I was cleaning one of my screens after printing. The red marks are the screen filler that was washed out of the screen and dried onto the polyethylene. I love how many lives things can have and to think sending them out to others gives them yet another life is really quite exciting.
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Tagged Aimee Lee, Art, Artist, artmail, British Colombia, card, Gallery, Love, mail, post, project, Romania, Trading