I am frustrated that the world can't be like Pride Festivals. Where we are told we are in a safe space. Where we can walk hand in hand with the people we love, men with men, women with women, and men and women without being hated, discriminated, and demonstrated against.
Red Bull's Hart Lines competition is a summer staple for Detroit skateboarding, and it kicked 11AM on May 13 with a bang. The MC's talked about the resurgence of the city and the different vibe that the city gives off now that it's pulled itself up by it's bootstraps.
Bled Fest, which is on Saturday, May 27 at Hartland Performing Arts Center in Howell is a spectacular event that brings some great artists out, and this year, bands like La Dispute, The Fall Of Troy, and Into It. Over It. are hooked to the lineup!
Of course, almost every band that's chasing the musician dream is trying to be the biggest band, and win the awards, but most bands aren't Shinobi Ninja. Brooklyn origins blend the lines between every person in the band to bring a new, unique sound, that's honestly very unclassifiable. Especially with their most recent release, Bless Up.
Last night, The Fisher Building did something very out of the box, or in this case, out of the theater itself, and hosted Flint Eastwood and a slew of talented artists, who played a full concert in the lobby, on looking the golden architecture.
The great thing about Detroit is that there is a good chunk of us that like to work together to make it a better place. And when we do collaborate, some creativity happens on great levels of magnitude.
Josh Vermeesch, AKA Loaf has crafted his way through doing multiple types of tattoos. Though he dabbles in a bit of everything, most of his clients come to him for mandalas, sacred geometry, and pattern work.
People curate their talent based on what they find interesting, but some people are born to do the artwork that comes from their fingers, minds, and souls. That is what you will find looking at Niki Urban and her extensive collection of artwork.
The newest exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts isn't paintings or sculpture, but is focusing on Detroit and it's photography talent. The exhibition - entitled "Detroit After Dark" is showcasing multiple artists working with the photography medium, both in digital and film components.
There's one thing that's been a an annual irritation in the experience of Movement (or DEMF) as long as we can remember: The Set Schedule. Years of time has gone by, whether looking at it on a paper schedule from the program, to looking at it on our Smartphones, neither of which are all that effective in making sure you won't miss an act.
The Detroit Institute of Arts is known for trying to bring new and innovative forms of art to the leading Detroit museum, so it's no surprise that "Dance!: American Art 1830-1960" is a multi-medium composition of an art gallery that includes sculpture, fashion, paint, and video projection.