Sixto Díaz Rodríguez is an American folk musician. His career initially proved short-lived with two albums in the early 1970s and some brief touring in Australia. Visit the official Rodriguez website.
CONNIE SHEA & JEREMY WILSON
Yvette uses painting, drawing, collage and mixed media to reflect universal, historical, and personal experiences such as love, anger, violence, hope, poverty, and redemption. She looks at these experiences in light of Judeo-Christian literature, history, and symbols, using abstract, expressive, and representational techniques to capture
these experiences. Click here to visit her website, and see more of her amazing work. In recent years, Yvette has been working on creating her own line of handmade cards. Her cards don’t have a specific style, but they represent the playful side of her art-making. She is also dabbing a bit into jewelry-making! Yvette says that it’s been quite a joy for her to be able to be creative in the midst of being a full-time mom (her children are her true masterpieces!) Check out her new line of jewelry and wall hooks.
LIVE COAL GALLERY
Live Coal Gallery‘s mission is to foster a passion for art, community, and learning by connecting aspiring, emerging, and established artists. The museum will fulfill its mission by collecting, exhibiting, and selling the works of aspiring Detroit high school artists; providing mentoring and exhibition opportunities for emerging and established artists; creating hands-on art experiences for children and families; and, collaborating with businesses, organizations, and schools on community art projects.
HYMN FOR HER
Lucy Tight & Wayne Waxing are “Hymn For Her”, a band that hails from anywhere they can park their trailer. H4H live, tour and record in their 16 foot, 1961 Bambi Airstream (comes with dog and baby). Their new summer release 2010, ‘Lucy & Wayne and THE AMAIRICAN STREAM‘ was partly recorded at our own 1521 Hancock. Armed with 2 bullet mics, a three-stringed broom handle/cigar box, banjo, dobro, bass drum, hi-hat, and harp, this ‘lil duo causes massive earthquakes wherever they play. Click Here to watch the official music video for their song “Fiddlestix”.
Erika Fulk grew up in California, but moved around a lot as a child, and didn’t really call anywhere home until moving to the city of Detroit in 2006. Since moving to the city she has graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelors in Fine Art with concentrations in Photography and Printmaking, and has shown work in art galleries all over the Metro Detroit area, as well as out of the state and in Italy. She spends her time trying to find the moments in everyday life that most people overlook, and tries to capture those moments into something people will cherish looking back on. Click Here to view her website.
An amazing Photographer, Photographers Assistant, Graphic Designer, Retoucher and now, a teacher. Click here to visit his website.
Marcus Wicker was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His first book Maybe the Saddest Thing (2012) was selected by D.A. Powell for the National Poetry Series. The recipient of a 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, he has also held fellowships from Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work Center, and Indiana University where he received his MFA. Marcus is assistant professor of English at University of Southern Indiana. Click here to read his poem “Ode to Browsing the Web”
CHRIS MASTERS AND THE MACK AVENUE DANCE COMPANY
Chris Masters has spent the past five years splitting his time in New York working as a free lance choreographer, as Artistic Director for Mack Avenue Dance Company, and as Managing Director for a currency trading firm, and has now relocated back to his home in Detroit.
Chris has served on the faculties of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Wayne State University, the American College Dance Festival, and the American Ballet Theatre’s Summer Intensive. His work has been presented in New York City and Brazil, and has performed with Bill Young/Colleen Thomas and Dancers in New York, Detroit Dance Collective in Detroit, and CounterGroove Dance Company in Chicago.
Melissa grew up in Connecticut and is a graduate of Pratt Art Institute in New York City. She relocated to Detroit in 2008, settling in Woodbridge. She works as a freelance graphic+web designer, encouraging a barter and trade business model. Click here to view her portfolio.
The Trumbullplex is an anarchist housing collective and showspace at 4210 Trumbull in the Woodbridge neighborhood of Detroit, USA. It was created in 1993 when members of the collective established the nonprofit corporation Wayne Association of Collective Housing and purchased the property, two Victorian houses on either side of a single-story art space.
THE CONTEMPORARY ART INSTITUTE OF DETROIT
Established on Valentine’s Day 1979, the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit is a community based non-profit organization. CAID fosters and promotes the essential link between contemporary arts and contemporary society through its exhibitions, performances, critical and public discourse, and the funding of contemporary arts and art related activities. More at thecaid.org.
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