N'Namdi Center For Contemporary Art
Artis Lane / Stephon Senegal
Two new solo exhibitions open February 17th at the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art. Join us a the reception that evening from 6:00 - 9:00PM. Artis Lane - "Emerging" presents a collection of works by the prominent sculptor and painter Artis Lane, is well-known for her work in portraiture and subjects of social and political injustice. Stephon Senegal "BLU BLK" presents work that indulges ritual and reduces the body to a cog in the system.

Opening Reception, Friday February 17,  6-9pm. [Midtown, Detroit]

Show runs through May 20th.


Motor Signal 2017 Kick-Off Event
Join us as Mic Phelps and Casey Rocheteau help us launch Season Four of Motor Signal at Signal-Return! Microphone Phelps is a solo hip-hop artist who uses rap, poetry, and piano in his one man show. Casey Rocheteau is the inaugural recipient of a Write A House permanent residency in Detroit in 2014 and is Writer in Residence at InsideOut Literary Arts in Detroit. The Motor Signal Reading Series jolts the poetry reading out of its conventional form. Every event involves an activity of literary co-creation between performer and audience.

Thursday February 16, 7 -8:30pm. [Eastern Market, Detroit]   

Light Box

Visions for the End of the World
"Visions for the End of the World" is an original performance piece developed by Hamtramck artist Scott Crandall. Through poetry, image-centric stage work, and movement, "Visions" explores our historical and present relationships to Armageddon and collapse. The piece is framed as a pageant of a shipwrecked prophet's series of apocalyptic visions. Approximately 35 minutes in length, the piece travels from energetic dance routines to desperate prayer to sea shanties to religious ecstasy.

Thursday February 16,  7:30-9:30pm. [Boston Edison, Detroit]


Art Department Gallery Wayne State University
2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition
The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University, is pleased to host Fluid Impressions: 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring works by Dominique Chastenet de Géry and Courtney Richardson at the Art Department Gallery, February 17 through March 17, 2017. The opening reception will be held on Friday, February 17, 5-8PM.

Opening Reception, Friday February 17, 5-8pm. [Midtown, Detroit]

Show runs through March 17th.
David Klein Gallery - Detroit

Artist Talk with Gina Reichert & Mitch Cope, Moderated by Sarah Rose Sharp
Please join us at our Detroit location on Saturday, February 18th at 4:00pm for a talk with artists Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope, moderated by arts writer, Sarah Rose Sharp. Organizational Strategies for the After Life is a collaborative project by Gina Reichert and Mitch Cope, the husband and wife team formerly known as Design 99. Reichert and Cope have been working in their Detroit neighborhood for six years, collecting a warehouse full of objects left behind by former neighbors and their predecessors.

Saturday February 18, 4-6pm. [Downtown, Detroit]   

Simone DeSousa Gallery

Gallery Conversation with Sarah Rose Sharp
Join artist Sarah Rose Sharp for an informal gallery conversation and exhibition tour. In our very first feature project in our newly launched EDITION space, Simone DeSousa Gallery is pleased to present all new works by Sarah Rose Sharp. "Heart" is on view through February 26.

Sunday February 19,  2-4pm. 
[Midtown, Detroit]


Spread Art

Atrophy [winter edition]
Trista Dymond and Rachael Ahn Harbert bring you the third of four installments: ATROPHY [winter edition]. This playful, non-verbal, interactive installation celebrates the intersection of nature's growth and decay processes. Collaborating participants [YOU] are encouraged to interact in both building and dismantling the environment. Natural materials that thrive during the season will be provided, however you may bring your own. Please avoid invasive/endangered species and sharp/potentially harmful materials (i.e. glass).

Saturday February 18, 5-7pm. [Woodbridge, Detroit]

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

Art @ The Max Opening Reception
Art @ The Max - Featuring singular works of Detroit artists February 16 - April 9, 2017 at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. Opening Reception: February 16, 2017. 6 -7 PM. Art @ The Max is made possible with generous support from the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Family Foundation and is a collaboration between Essay'd, the Wayne State University collection, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Opening Reception, Thursday February 16, 6-7pm. [Midtown, Detroit]   

Show runs through April 9th.                                                   
St. Andrew's Hall

RAW: Detroit = Fashion + Music + Art + Performances
Join us @ RAW: Detroit for a local creative explosion of film, fashion, music, art, performing art, hair styling, makeup artistry, photography, accessories and more. The coolest thing you could do on a Sunday night! Over 60 artists feat.

Sunday February 19,  7-11:30pm. [Downtown, Detroit]



University of Michigan Museum of Art:
Commemorating the University of Michigan's 2017 Bicentennial, Victors for Art: Michigan's Alumni Collectors celebrates the deep impact of Michigan alumni in the global art world.
Saturday February 18, 11-5pm. [Ann Arbor]

Detroit Institute of Arts:
The introduction of coffee, tea and chocolate to seventeenth-century Europe and America revolutionized diet and social customs forever. Carver explores the range of silver vessels used by early Americans.
Sunday February 19, 2pm. [Midtown, Detroit]

CreativeMornings/Detroit at the Scarab Club:
Join us for February's talk with Ali Elisabeth Lapetina - a Detroit-based photographer and educator.
Friday February 17, 8:30am-10am. [Midtown, Detroit]

George Rahme @ 
Simone DeSousa Gallery
Will Ryman @ 
CCS Center Galleries