I, too, am, Detroit
Inspired by Langston Hughes poem I, too, am, America the exhibition seeks to spotlight t the artistic sector in Detroit and its influence building the creative ecosystem throughout the world. I, too, am, Detroit is an exhibition that focuses on diversity and inclusion within the culture of Detroit and beyond. It encapsulates the history of freedom and democracy.
Minutes, by Gregory Coates
Coates is creative with his usage of found materials. Artistically, he enjoyed painting abstract female figures with mixed media, but left behind the tradition of using a brush when Al Loving, his mentor, pointed at a boisterous collage made with wood, metal and cardboard and said in his matter of fact way, “that’s your art, there!”
By year 2000, Coates was awarded Joan Mitchell, Pollock Krasner, and Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Fellowship Grants in addition to the New York State Foundation Grant.
His work is shown internationally, most recently at Galerie Denkraum in Vienna, where his show “Strut” got raving reviews in a full-page color spread in the Wiener Zeitung paper
Black Box Exhibition:
Hampton Art Lovers Presents: Ebony Broadsides, Celebration of the Masters
Hampton Art Lovers Presents: “Ebony Broadsides, Celebration of the Masters”, a fine art poster exhibition featuring original signed exhibition posters of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jacob Lawrence, Faith Ringgold, Betye Saar, John Biggers, Lois Malou Jones, Gordon Parks, Roy DeCarava and Oliver Johnson and Ed Clark. The show also includes original signed poster art of Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Samella Lewis, Barkley Hendricks, James Denmark and Basil Watson. With special artist proofs and studies by Ernie Barnes and A.C. Hollingsworth. Sponsored by the Southeast Overtown/Park West CRA, Work of Art Gallery & Framing and All Art Framing at the Historic Ward Rooming House. All artwork is courtesy of The Norwood Collection.