Galerie Camille

Come stop by Saturday for a private viewing of Xenophora with artist Karissma Yve! Jewelry artist and entrepreneur, Karissma Yve is the founder of Xenophora, Detroit based fine, avant-garde jewelry brand. Karissma is also the founder of Casting de Khrysopoeia, Detroit's only full-service, boutique jewelry manufacturing facility and experiential design house.

Saturday, February 10th, 1-3pm
[Midtown, Detroit] 
4130 Cass Ave.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans
Capturing the power and majesty in a single image is a skill very few can master. Photographer Terrence A. Reese showcases some of most striking images of black people in power in his book, "Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans." "Reflections" is a black and white documentary-style photography series, which captures the personal living spaces of renowned African Americans whose lives and careers have addressed the fundamental political, economic, and social realities of the 20th century and beyond. .

Saturday February 10th, 2-4pm
[Midtown, Detroit] 
315 E Warren Ave.

Valade Family Gallery

Desire as Politics
Desire as Politics presents a selection of LGBTQ perspectives in contemporary film and video spanning 1985-2017. The artists reflect on a range of identities, social constraints and prejudices unique to LGBTQ positions, including representation, fantasy, fear, love and the blurring of binaries. Opening night February 9 from 6:00-8:00pm; open thereafter every Wednesday-Saturday 12:00-5:00pm until March 10.

Opening Reception, Friday February 9th, 6-8pm.  [Midtown, Detroit]
460 W. Baltimore

Show runs through March 10th.

University of Michigan Museum of Art

ArtsX UMMA presents: UNDEFINED
In today's fractured environment where our identities are too often framed in ways that divide us, ArtsX UMMA: UNDEFINED is an evening of student performance that aims to reject divisive categorization, emphasize the fluidity of the human experience, and view our differences and similarities as cause for celebration. Performances include dance, music, spoken word, and a variety of mixed media and digital arts.

Friday, February 9th, 7-9pm 
[Ann Arbor]
525 South State St.

Cranbrook Art Museum

Film Screening of "Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child"
Winter 2018 Documentary Film Screenings: Learn more about the lives and careers of artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, both currently featured in exhibitions at Cranbrook Art Museum. Director Tamra Davis pays homage to one of the well-known American artists whose neo-expressionist and primitivist work was being displayed in galleries and museums internationally by the 1980s. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child explores Basquiat's life and work through insider interviews, archival footage, and the artist's own words.

Saturday February 10th, 1-2pm. [Bloomfield Hills] 
39221 Woodward Ave.

Pewabic Pottery

Empty Bowls
Pewabic partners with Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan for the 26th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. Supporters purchase unique bowls ($5-$40) designed by local students and artists and receive a complimentary serving of soup and freshly baked breads provided by a dozen area restaurants. Proceeds benefit Gleaners Community Food Bank, where every dollar provides three meals for someone in need. That day, the free Second Saturday guided tour is available at 2 PM only. Tours are first come, first served.

Saturday February 10th, 11am-2pm. 
[East Side, Detroit]
10125 E. Jefferson Ave.


Art Department Gallery, WSU

2018 WSU MFA Thesis Exhibition
The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Wayne State University (WSU), is pleased to present its 2018 WSU MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Art Department Gallery, February 9 through March 9. The opening reception will be held on Friday, February 9, 5-8PM. This exhibition features artworks by graduating WSU MFA students who practice a wide variety of disciplines and approaches. Exhibiting artists include Judith Feist, Alison Grimm, Ryan Herberholz, Domenica Mediati, Kyle Sharkey, Jessica Wildman, and Audrey Zofchak.

Opening Reception, Friday, February 9th, 5-8pm.  [Midtown, Detroit] 
5400 Reuther Mall

Show runs through March 9th.
Norwest Gallery of Art

Détroit Noir: A Celebration of The Black Aesthetic
Détroit Noir: A Celebration of The Black Aesthetic. Inaugural Opening Exhibition and reception in honor of Black History Month Saturday Feb 10, 2018 From 12-6pm FEATURED ARTISTS: ASIA HAMILTON, CHRISTOPHER BATTEN, DARRYL TERRELL, DAWN STRINGER, DESIREE KELLY, JASON PHILLIPS, JUDY BOWMAN, PHILLIP SIMPSON, and SABRINA NELSON. With Commemorative Live Artwork by NIVEK MONET. CURATED BY Asia Hamilton and Co-Curator Tanya J. Stephens. The exhibition theme is based on ideologies and perspectives of visual art exploring contemporary Black life.

Opening Reception, Saturday February 10th, 12-7pm. [Uptown, Detroit] 
19556 Grand River Ave.

Show runs through February 28th.
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Stalled!, is a critical platform that collects key thought leaders to expand discourse in this space, and invites broad participation from the University of Michigan network of activists, facility personnel, students, academic staff, administrators, and faculty. Working from biological, disabled, historical, political, queer, racial, spatial, and transgender perspectives, Stalled! exposes the deep structure of discrimination proliferating throughout architecture and institutions. Stalled! co-locates inclusivity and radical alterity.

Thursday February 8th, 9-5pm. 
[Ann Arbor]
2000 Bonisteel Blvd.

Lectures + Other Events

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center:
The Artist Talks series resumes in 2018 with multi-media artist Christine Hagedorn. Presented by Essay'd in partnership with the BBAC & Anton Art Center.
Thursday, February 8th, 6:30-7:30pm. [Birmingham] 1516 S. Cranbrook Rd.

Detroit Artists Market:
Hear from participating artists in Detroit Artists Market's exhibition, Matter Out of Place.
Saturday, February 10th, 1-3pm. [Midtown, Detroit] 4719 Woodward Ave.

Detroit Fiber Works:
An entire family of talented artists, age 6 to 60+ will join us to talk about their art, techniques and inspirations. Please join us!
Saturday, February 10th, 5-9pm. [Livernois, Detroit] 19359 Livernois Ave.

Janice Charach Gallery:
Dennis Jones will give a presentation on his ideas regarding his role as curator and the artists included in the exhibition SIX. The artists included in the show are; Emilee Arter, Adrew Blake, Dennis Jones, Megan Parry, Catherine Peet and Carl Wilson.
Sunday, February 11th, 2-3pm. [West Bloomfield] 6600 West Maple Rd.
Art Writing

Read short essays on 92 Detroit artists

NEW! 92 George Rahme

  91 Maurice Greenia, Jr.

Detroit Art Review

Mark Newport: Stitches @ 
Simone DeSousa Gallery

Romare Bearden @ 
N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

Nabil Mousa @ 
Arab American National Museum