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Detroit-born artist Eugene Harris — better known as Geno — will unveil his first solo show, entitled Poor Man’s Art, this Saturday at 227 Iron St., Suite 201 (just south of the Redd Apple Gallery). The artist assembles collages of photos, scraps of paper and miscellaneous items, and then coats the creation with varnish; this style is known as decoupage (derived from the French verb decouper, meaning "to cut out").

Geno’s work ranges from wall hangings to coffee tables and custom furniture; poet, painter and musician Mychal Noir will also exhibit. The show runs Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m; for more info call 313-259-4886 or visit Geno online at groups.yahoo.com/group/arte_povero.

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Detroit diva Niagara’s show at the River’s Edge Gallery will run until Nov. 1, — her latest works are entitled "Le Petite Series De Peinture D’Opium." Even those who flunked remedial French can get the gist of this show. All works shown are 12" x 12" — but still feature full-sized sordid scandal. River’s Edge Gallery is located at 3024 Biddle Ave. in Wyandotte. Call 734-246-9880 for more info.

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A collective of poets, artists and authors will pay tribute to women in labor and the working class this Friday at the 14th annual Bernard Firestone Labor Arts Tribute, held at the Scarab Club. Among the presenters will be Detroit author and former assembly line worker Lolita Hernandez and spoken word and visual artist Ella Mae Singer. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The Scarab Club is located at 217 E. Farnsworth; for more information call 313-831-1250.

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