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Anne Lemanski & Michael McGillis: Whistling Past the Undertow
In Whistling Past the Undertow, artists and CCS alumni Anne Lemanski and Michael McGillis survey the teeming matrix of earth's oceans and our dysfunctional relationship with nature via a series of colossal prints and installation. In Alumni & Faculty Hall: Jocelyn Rainey: Where Were You When I Discovered Color?

Opening Reception, Friday March 17, 
6-8pm. [Midtown, Detroit]

Show runs through April 22.

David Klein Gallery, Detroit

On The Road: American Abstraction and Alison Saar: Work on Paper
On the Road: American Abstraction, is an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Gisela Colon, Jeff Colson, Brad Howe, Heather Gwen Martin, Hugo McCloud, Ruth Pastine, Matt Wedel and Patrick Wilson. The exhibition features the work of eight American artists each of them making paintings or sculpture in abstract form. Also on view Alison Saar, a native of Los Angeles, is a painter, sculptor, print maker and installation artist. Myths, religion, personal anecdotes, history and politics are woven together in her work to address the themes of cultural diaspora and the commodification of women in society.

Opening Reception, Saturday March 18, 
6-8pm. [Downtown, Detroit]

Show runs through April 22.

Dysfunctional /span>
DYSFUNCTIONAL curated by Roberto Lugo Sebra Debrecht, Christina Erives, Margaret Kinkeade, Natalie Kuenzi, Shani Richards, Amy Shindo, Shalene Valenzuela From ceramic clothing to ceramic food, Dysfunctional considers the ludicrous as a possibility for innovation. Within this exhibition artists from a variety of backgrounds represent many takes on the notion of what makes functional ceramics, not in an effort to resolve this idea but to pose questions that can produce a more comprehensive understanding of how clay can function in society.

Opening Reception, Thursday March 16,
5-8pm. [East Side, Detroit]

Show runs through May 14.

Red Bull House of Art

Ascension with Christopher Gideon
Join us for a performance by Christopher Gideon in ASCENSION. "I HAD IT IN LITTLE GRAM BOTTLES THAT I KEPT IN MY POCKET... USUALLY, WHEN I CARRIED IT IN MY POCKET, I'D GO IN HEAD FIRST." - Tim "Rock" Raines discussing his base-sliding technique while carrying cocaine. This deposition by Raines early in his career was one of many that led to the Pittsburgh drug trials of 1985. In ASCENSION, however, Raines' honesty is expressed as a grueling physical act of penitence. Though his reputation suffers an almost mortal blow, he remains focused on the bigger picture: his glorified future self as represented in a video replay of his 800th career stolen base.

Friday March 17, 7-10pm. [Eastern Market, Detroit]

Holding House

Please join us for a one night only exhibition, Transmissions: Selections from College for Creative Studies Fine Art Seniors curated by Katie Grace McGowan. Artists include: Manal Shoukair, Adriana Ohar, Ana Montesdeoca, Seamus Gallagher, Lisa Tolstyka, Dustin Cook, and Alexa Daluz.

Opening Reception, Saturday March 18, 6-9pm. [Southwest, Detroit]   

One night only!

Paul Kotula Projects

Amy Vogel: Landscrapes
Landscapes have historically resided in the realm of romanticism--the beauty, grandeur, and solace that nature provides us. Over the past ten years Vogel's drawings, paintings and sculptures have both embraced and pushed against this role of the representation of the natural world. In this exhibition of new work, Amy Vogel's landscapes have become "landscrapes": there are no grand oaks, no sublime views from mountaintops; instead, Vogel's new paintings take as their starting point the spindly trees from a third growth forest, the gnarly shrub, and the dirt beneath our feet. Reception April 1.

Saturday March 18,  11am-5pm. 

Show runs through April 29.

Spread Art

Masochist-Performance by Etienne.
MASOCHIST A new performance piece by Danielle Amí Étienne. A Confessional Booth will be available for guests to speak to Miss Étienne anonymously. She will be blindfolded and unable to decipher the identity of anyone who participates.

Saturday, March 18, 8pm-12am.
[Woodbridge, Detroit]

The Baltimore Gallery

Fine Artist Brian Nickson, known as "BNick" is to showcase artwork series from three years experimenting with different mediums in pursuit of finding his own unique style of art. In addition, he artist will showcase "Went Broke For It.. And Got Rich" merchandise collaboration with One Custom City available for purchase at the exhibition. Brian's art has been recognized by a number of celebrities (Snoop Dogg, The Game, Dan Biltzerian and many more), and has been commissioned by public figures (Chris Douglas Roberts, Tommey Walker of Detroit Vs Everybody, Sayitaint and Adubb from IBGM, 107.5FM.

Opening Reception, Saturday March 18, 
7-11pm. [Midtown, Detroit]   

Detroit Center for Design + Technology Gallery

Hiding in Plain Sight
Byproducts of the human construct are most often are overlooked. Tangible assets of the constructed world around us are signaling to us at a constant pace. Unspoken recognition of form, color, and texture has both a subtle, yet significant effect on how we perceive existence. Through deliberate and methodical application of authentic material, paired with that of which are faux, one can begin to forge the connections and divisions within our constructed environments. Hiding In Plain Sight serves to present complex relationships, which are often overlooked in our daily lives.

Opening Reception, Saturday March 18,  5-9pm. [Midtown, Detroit]

Show runs through March 31.

Friendship Circle Farber Center

4 exhibitions/ 1 night
Join us for four separate exhibitions opening on the same night, each showcasing the creations of artists who work in the Dresner Foundation Soul Studio. Shop new art and enjoy pizza, salads, pastries and coffee from the Soul Cafe! "Through a Lens", "Visiting Artist Workshop: Clara DeGalan", "Creative Arc", and "Fiber Focus".

Opening Reception, Thursday March 16,
  7-9pm. [West Bloomfield]

River's Edge Gallery

Through My Eyes
"Through My Eyes" will be the first solo exhibition in Michigan with Fine art photographs of Natural scenes of American parks and abroad to collaborative portraits with the children during her work with Doctors without Borders. Join us March 18th to meet the artist and see in person the beautiful works of a contemporary renaissance women.

Opening Reception, Saturday March 18, 6-9pm. [Wyandotte]   

Show runs through April 22.
Michigan Theater

Ann Arbor Film Festival
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the oldest avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America. Internationally recognized as a premiere forum for independent filmmakers and artists, each year's festival engages audiences with remarkable cinematic experiences. The six-day festival presents 40 programs with more than 180 films from over 20 countries of all lengths and genres, including experimental, animation, documentary, fiction, and performance-based works. Throughout the course of the week, there will be multiple screenings. 

Tuesday March 21, 11am -11pm. 
[Ann Arbor]   

Runs through March 26.

Simone DeSousa Gallery :
Join artists Ben Hall, Andrew Mehall, and Jason Murphy in conversation about their current exhibition "Delights of the Garden,".
Saturday March 18, 5-6pm. [Midtown, Detroit]

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - MOCAD:
As a Partner at A(n) Office and Principal of McEwen Studio, V. Mitch McEwen works in architectural and urban design, focused particularly on the intersection of urban culture and global forces.
Thursday March 16, 7-8pm. [Midtown, Detroit]

CCS Exhibitions & Public Programs:
Join artist John Corbin in a conversation about his recent art pilgrimage exploring the Basque Country including Bacon, Balenciaga and Bilbao.
Thursday March 16, 6:30-7:30pm. [Midtown, Detroit]

The Scarab Club:
The 2017 Silver Medal Exhibition is an unthemed, all-media exhibition showcasing contemporary work of emerging and established artists from metro Detroit and beyond.
Thursday March 16, 6-9pm. [Midtown, Detroit]

Love Songs: Sam Friedman @ 
Library Street Collective
After Industry @ 
Wasserman Projects
Cody VanderKaay @ 
Oakland University Art Gallery