News & Views » Columns

Art Bar


As the old joke goes, there are two seasons in Michigan: hockey season and construction season. Although the omnipresent orange barrel is normally just a source of aggravation for your average Detroiter, it also symbolizes the growth and betterment of our city.

Six local artists explore the subject of construction in Concrete, a multimedia exhibit at the Biegas Gallery in Detroit. Hurry out this weekend to catch it, as the exhibit closes Nov. 20 (make sure you allot enough time for construction delays). Exhibiting artists include Nina Bianchi, Jocelyn Fuller and Jannett Markland. Biegas Gallery is located at 35 E. Grand River Ave., between Woodward Avenue and Broadway St. Hours of operation are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 313-961-0634.

Still smarting about the election? The Zeitgeist Gallery will hold the second installment of a two-part exhibit, Restoring the Tree of Liberty, on Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. The first part opened on Election Day; this installment will feature “a post election artistic critique,” featuring mixed media and live performance, including an 8 p.m. film screening from The Constitutional Collective and a 9 p.m. performance from the Don’t Look Now Jig Band. The exhibit will run until Dec. 18. The Zeitgeist is located at 2661 Michigan Ave., Detroit. 313-965-9192;

Send comments to