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A selection of upcoming artistic happenings in and around Detroit

A selection of upcoming artistic happenings



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The Buzz: Critical Conversations in Contemporary Art Whitney .... Biennial curator Michelle Grabner and artist Kevin Beasley, a graduate of the College for Creative Studies and Yale University, will discuss graduate school and biennials. They will consider how the themes, artworks and language of biennials influence contemporary studio practice. Sponsored by Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art and Woodward Lecture Series at College for Creative Studies. Oct. 1, 5-7 p.m.

Women on Stage: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Entertainments of Paris ... Paris in the 1890s was a city bursting with entertainment, and women were at the center of it. No one captured their performances with more panache and sensitivity than Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Mary Weaver Chapin, curator of graphic arts, Portland Art Museum, explores Toulouse-Lautrec’s prints, drawings, and posters of women of the stage, from distinguished actress Marcel Lender to the innovative dancer Loïe Fuller, to now-forgotten performers with evocative names like Mademoiselle Pois Vert (Miss Green Pea).Oct. 24 7 p.m. Photographing the Detroit Community ... Join photographer Corine Vermeulen, WSU professor Jerry Herron, and other Detroiters for an informal conversation about Vermeulen’s work in the exhibition Photographs from the Detroit Walk-In Portrait Studio. Sponsored by the Forum for Prints, Drawings and Photographs. Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

Resonances: Degas and Gauguin Across the Arts. .. University of Maryland professor Jane Hargrove examines the influence of and relationship between Edgar Degas and Paul Gauguin and how their shared ideas are reflected in their art. Central to this is the way some of Degas’ idiosyncratic practices emerge in Gauguin’s work across painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts. There is a ticket charge, which includes the lecture, a reception and tour of the exhibition Ordinary People by Extraordinary Artists: Works on Paper by Degas, Renoir and Friends. For more information, call 313-833-1720. Sponsored by the Visiting Committee for European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Forum for Prints, Drawings and Photographs and the Alliance Française de Grosse Pointe. Nov. 20, 6 p.m.

Are Artists 21st-Century Entrepreneurs? Sarah Thornton, author of Seven Days in the Art World, asks: “Is being an artist a radical form of entrepreneurship or a vocational calling like the priesthood? Is it an extension of philosophy or an offshoot of entertainment?” in her most recent book, 33 Artists in 3 Acts, which will be released in November. Sponsored by Friends of Modern and Contemporary Art . Nov. 23, 6 p.m.

Ellen Kayrod Gallery \\ 4750 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-1300, ext. 11; Letterpress Archeology Project Exhibition featuring work by Justin Barfield and “Rust City” Danielle Denha Sept. 26.

MOCAD \\ 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-832-6622; Amie Siegel, Uncommon Odysseys For the past decade and a half, Amie Siegel has worked between film, installation, photography, and performance, questioning the tropes of cinematic forms. Her work investigates issues concerning cultural memory, identity, and the cinematic portrayal of place. Oct. 18, 1 p.m.

Random International: What It Isn’t London-based Random International is a collaborative studio for experimental creative practice, best known for the immersive installation Rain Room. Founders Stuart Wood, Flo Ortkrass, Hannes Koch and their colleagues take science as a means to develop a new material vocabulary, with work that invites consideration of the man/machine relationship through explorations of behavior and natural phenomena, with the viewer an active participant. Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

Anab Jain, Superflux, Design for Anxious Times Anab Jain is a designer, filmmaker, and founder of the London-and-India-based design studio Superflux, which she runs in partnership with Jon Ardern. Jain wants designers to adopt new roles as sense-makers, translators and agent provocateurs who can open up an informed dialogue that will help shape better futures for everyone. Friday, Nov.14, 2014, 6 p.m. Renée Hoogland, A Violent Embrace Join WSU professor renée c. hoogland for a conversation about art and its operations in the world, inspired by hoogland’s recent book A Violent Embrace: Art and Aesthetics after Representation. Participants: Lynn Crawford (author), Lindsay Pollock (Art in America), and others. Nov. 19, 7 p.m.

U-D Mercy School of Architecture \\
4001 McNichols Rd., Detroit; 313-993-1245; Michael Ford of Flad Architects and Brandnu Design will present a lecture on hip-hop architecture in conjunction with an exhibition exploring the development of hip-hop in postindustrial America, an outdoor light installation and a street art exhibit from TAP Gallery in Southwest Detroit. Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m.


Culture Days \\ Various locations Windsor Canadian festival fosters appreciation and support of the artistic and cultural life in urban, suburban, and rural areas alike. Sept. 26-28.

The Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival \\ Various locations, Hamtramck. A one-day arts festival. Maps are available at the Public Pool Artspace 3309 Caniff, Hamtramck. Oct. 11.

College for Creative Studies \\
Wendell W. Anderson, Jr. Auditorium, 301 Frederick Douglass, Detroit; 313-664-7800; Moving Pictures College for Creative Studies presents an annual juried screening of student work. The screening will include work from video art students and animation students, and game art students. Sept. 26, 7-8 p.m.

With an internationally acclaimed institution like the Detroit Institute of Arts housing its veritable trove of treasures — and new indie galleries for local artists seemingly popping up every day — Detroit really does have a vibrant, world-class art scene. Which is why we knew it would be a fool's errand to attempt to neatly document and categorize for our annual Fall Art Guide. Instead, here's a taste of what's coming up in the fall season and beyond. You'll find happenings of all sorts, from some big names at the DIA to burlesque to artist lectures. Have any tips on upcoming arts happenings? Send them to [email protected]!

Eastern Market After Dark \\ Various locations, This self-guided evening tour provides an opportunity for guests to explore more than 30 creative venues. Eastern Market is often recognized as the food hub of Detroit. After dark a different vibe takes over the neighborhood. The night tour will open the doors to studios, galleries, artists’ residencies, hacker spaces, shops and letterpress studios. Sept. 25, 7-11 p.m.

Linkage Design \\ 112 S. Main St., #200, Royal Oak 248-268-2777 Dine, Wine, and Design Networking night for 3D and transportation designers. Sept. 26. Must RSVP by Sept. 19.

Makers & Doers Festival \\
Oakland Co. Fairgrounds, 12451 Andersonville Rd., Davisburg; 734-459-0050 more than 125 exhibitors, from artists to food trucks. Sept. 27-28.

Signal-Return \\ 4750 Woodward Ave., 1345 Division St., Detroit; 313-567-8970 Type-Oh!-Rama Fundraising event for Eastern Market print studio. Sept. 19, 8 p.m.-midnight. mt

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