Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Opening Night at DAM

The Detroit Artists Market

Northern Lights Opening Friday, April 29th from 6-9pm

April 29, 2011 - May 27, 2011
The Detroit Artists Market proudly presents Northern Lights , an aptly-named exhibition showcasing the work of 20 artists from northern Michigan.  A unique opportunity for DAM, this exhibition introduces talented artists and works not seen before in Metro Detroit, and will surprise and enrich your notions of what “Up North” art can be.
The Northern Lights Exhibition will open at the DAM on Friday, April 29th with a public preview from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Join us for the afterglow at Northern Lights Lounge located at 660 W. Baltimore Street, Detroit 48202. Appetizers for the reception will be provided by Northern Lights Lounge and musical entertainment by Kresge Fellow Joel Peterson and Friends. The exhibition will close on Friday,  May 27, 2011.
Please join us on Saturday, April 30, noon – 2pm,  for a Gallery Talk at DAM with several exhibiting artists who will discuss their work, the unique characteristics of creating art in northern Michigan and the significance of this show.
Featured artwork: Meredith Krell, Coyote Lodge

Also Poet Jimmy Santiago will perform at DAM on Tuesday, May 3rd from 7-9pm 
Hear how poetry transformed award-winning poet Jimmy Santiago Baca from a young man sentenced to a maximum security prison stint, into a metaphor for the power of language and self-expression. The event is open to the pubic with a $5 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit Detroit’s 2011 Youth Poetry Slam as they travel San Francisco.

"I paced my cell with a book in one hand and a knife under my mattress.''

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