NCA Gallery and the 
Detroit Institute of Arts

  
Exhibits, Speakers, Artists, Curatoes, Panelists and Collectors in COnversation
JOIN US AT NCA and the DIA for a Collaborative Program: Panel Discussions and Reception. 9am - 12pm presentation at NCA GALLERY, and a reception from 1pm - 3:30pm at DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. Presenters include Taylor Renee Aldridge and Shirley Woodson, with panelists Oni Akilah, Robbie Best, Hubert Massey, Tylonn Sawyer and Senghor Reid, and collectors Harold Braggs, Joann Braggs, Dexter Fields, Linda Whitaker, and David Whitaker.






Opening Reception:  Saturday July 15th, 
9-12pm at NCA Gallery 
Reception from 1-3:30pm at the DIA 
[Livernois and Midtown, Detroit] 
18100 Meyers Rd at Curtis.

  
Simone DeSousa Gallery

 
  
 
Cass Corridor, Connecting Times: Foust, Murphy, and Pletos
Simone DeSousa Gallery is pleased to present the third exhibition of the series Cass Corridor: Connecting Times, curated by Nancy Mitchnick, featuring the works of Steve Foust, Greg Murphy, and Nancy Pletos, including paintings, sculptural work, drawings, and prints. Simone DeSousa Gallery is also pleased to present a special summer feature at our EDITION space: "Too Much Not Enough," featuring prints, ceramics, and sculptural assemblages by Andrea Eckert and Nathan Tonning. 






Opening Reception:  Saturday July 15th, 
6-9pm.  [Midtown, Detroit] 
444 W. Willis St. Units 111, 112                                                  
Show runs through August 19th                                                  
  
Wasserman Projects


  
 
Have+Hold
Have+Hold marks the first exhibition in an ongoing series of curatorial collaborations between Wasserman Projects + Butter Projects. This seven artist group show features work in a wide range of media that examines physical environments and objects as well as the interpersonal relationships that shape our day-to-day lives and experiences. Have+Hold welcomes you with outstretched arms to join in celebrating the marriage of spaces and concepts with artists Shane Darwent, Sophie Eisner, Loren Erdrich, Margaret Hull, Ellie Krakow, Kasper Ray O'Brien and Margo Wolowiec.




Opening Reception:  Friday July 14th, 
6-10pm.  [Eastern Market, Detroit] 
3434 Russell St. #502

S how runs through August 26.
                   

Cass Cafe
 

  
What Lurks Beneath Paintings by Michael Matias
Join Cass Cafe in welcoming our newest art exhibition "What Lurks Beneath" new paintings by Michael Matias. Michael is a tattoo artist and painter living in Hamtramck, and is presenting a new body of work depicting undersea creatures. Enjoy some complimentary appetizers and meet the artist. Exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibition is on view through September 16, 2017.







Opening Reception, Saturday July 15th
7-10pm. [Midtown, Detroit] 
4620 Cass Ave. 

Show runs through September 16th.

  
Detroit Center for Design + Technology

  
 
Constructs of Romantic Discord
In an age where digital communication and self-expression have become the new normal, the true feelings, emotion and meaning portrayed by an individual will always be up for interpretation and are at the mercy of the receiver. The selection of work contrasts moments specifically curated or constructed by the subjects themselves; the public, against deeper portraits of the unseen internal state; the private. Constructs of Romantic Discord is an oil painting series by recent Lawrence Tech graduate, local Detroit artist and designer Torri Smith.





Opening Reception, Thursday July 13th
6-9pm [Midtown, Detroit] 
4219 Woodward Ave.

Show runs through July 31.
                                                  
  
Pewabic


  
Kiln Pad Pop-Up Exhibit: Chris Mayse
Join us Sunday for this one-day exhibition featuring the work of sculptor Chris Mayse 1-4 PM. Mayse's latest works explore duality through pairing stylized finished porcelain pieces with their more in-the-rough textured terra cotta counterparts. Mayse received his BA in Ceramics from Salve Regina University in 2008 and designed and sculpted action figures for Mattel and Hasbro before attending Cranbrook to earn his MFA in Ceramics in 2013. In addition to his role as Pewabic's Fabrication Supervisor, Mayse is an adjunct professor of 3D Design Concepts at CCS.



Sunday July 16th, 
1-4pm.  [East Side, Detroit] 
10125 E Jefferson Ave.

One Day Only!
                           
            

Live Coal Gallery at 
Pages Bookshop

  
Live Coal Gallery Presents Dolores S. Slowinski
Join us at Pages Bookshop as we present work by Dolores S. Slowinski. Slowinski is obsessed with thread, paper, simple mechanical processes, bumpy French knots, and pure line. She refers to her work as "threadlines." To create the work in this exhibition she uses both commercial sewing machines and hand-sewn techniques to create abstract line drawings and forms.








Opening Reception, Friday July 14th
6-8pm. [Grandmont Rosedale, Detroit] 
19560 Grand River Ave.

Show runs through August 17th.

  
Janice Charach Gallery

 
  
 
Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz
At the age of 50, Esther Nisenthal Krinitz began creating works of fabric art to share her story of survival during the Holocaust with her daughters. Trained as a dressmaker but untrained in art, she eventually created a collection of 36 fabric pictures of strong, vivid colors and striking details with a sense of folk-like realism. Meticulously stitched words beneath the pictures provide a narrative. 'Through the Eye of a Needle', a short film about Esther's life will preview before the opening reception at noon. Docents will be present during the opening for questions and conversation.



Opening Reception, Saturday July 16th
1-3pm [West Bloomfield] 
6600 W. Maple Rd.

Show runs through September 19th.
                                                  
  
Cave Gallery


  
Seven
Join Cave this Saturday from 6-9 p.m. for a last look at Chris Reilly: Body Clock. This is an exhibition of video, live and scripted animation, installation and interactive work. Reilly mixes ideas of self portraiture and the rituals of marking time. By creating portraits and sequences that range from the literal to the abstract, he explores change, perception, self-reflection, and biological cycles. Chris Reilly is a Detroit artist, hacker and Assistant Professor of Art at Eastern Michigan University's School of Art and Design. This is the last chance to see this dynamic exhibition!




Closing Reception, Saturday July 15th, 
6-9pm.  [North End, Detroit] 
1600 Clay St.

Show runs through July 15th.
                           
            
 
LECTURES + OTHER EVENTS

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center:
Levon Kafafian: weaver, artist and educator. Detroit-based, New York born, Kafafian is a multi-media Armenian-American artist creating tactile and sensory works that explore the spaces between people, nature and culture. This is the latest in the FREE Artist Talks series presented by Essay'd, the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and the Anton Art Center.
Thursday July 13th, 6:30-7:30pm. [Birmingham] 1516 S. Cranbrook Rd.  

Glass Academy :
We'll have all kinds of fun contests, giveaways and tours. The furnaces will be turned off so no glassblowing will be happening during this event and instead we will be able to give you a tour of the hot shop area and the studio.
July 15 and July 16 12pm-4pm. [Dearborn] 25331 Trowbridge St.

 
REVIEWS + CRITICAL WRITING

Read short essays on 73 Detroit artists
NEW!

73 Maya Stovall

 
TONIGHT! Levon Kafafian artist talk
Detroit Art Review
Suspended Disbelief @ 
Broad Museum, East Lansing
Jim Chatelain and John Egner @ 
Simone DeSousa Gallery
Group Exhibition @ 
N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art