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Simone DeSousa Gallery

Edition: Holiday Celebration!
Throughout the year Simone DeSousa EDITION has presented a unique selection of accessible and collectible limited-edition prints, vessels, functional objects, jewelry works, and publications, bringing together an exciting section of the creative Detroit community of artists and designers working in and around the city today in different (often nontraditional) media.

Opening, Saturday, November 23rd, 
6-8PM  [Midtown, Detroit] 
444 W Willis, Units 111 And 112
N'Namdi Center For Contemporary Art

Opening Reception: Take Five
The Take Five exhibition showcases the work of five artists: Alicia Brown, Anita Bates, Jamele Wright, Jean-Marcel St. Jacques, and Jocelyn Rainey.

Opening Reception, Friday, November 22nd,  6-9PM  [Midtown, Detroit] 
52 E Forest Ave.
Red Bull Arts (Detroit)

Resident Artist Exhibition Opening
Join us for the opening of an exhibition of new works completed during the three-month residency by Holly Bass, Hui-Ying Tsai, and Michael Polakowski. Open November 22 - January 19, Thursday - Sunday from 11am-4pm.

Opening Reception, Friday, November 22nd, 6-9PM   [Eastern Market, Detroit]
1551 Winder St.

Cass Cafe

Round Midnight Detroit After Dark
Opening Reception with the artists 7-10 pm. Celebrate Detroit at night with the new exhibit 'Round Midnight/Detroit After Dark featuring work by Detroit photographers Ralph Jones and Jon DeBoer. See the city in a new light, meet the artists, and enjoy the gallery exhibition. These two photographers combine their unique visions of Detroit, its people, and its environs in this amazing exhibition.

Opening Reception, Saturday November 23rd, 7-10PM  [Midtown, Detroit] 
4620 Cass Ave.

HOLD a showcase of steel vessels by Cranbrook metal artists. Cups, plates, bowls and baskets-vessels have been an intrinsic part of life and culture since the beginning of humanity. In HOLD, the metal artists at Cranbrook Academy of Art take a fresh look at these age-old forms. Please join Cranbrook and Trinosophes for a show of these new works, and take one home for yourself! Cash and carry.

Opening Reception, Friday, November 22nd, 6-9PM.  [Eatern Market, Detroit] 
1464 Gratiot Ave.

Habibi House

Habibi House: Open House
The Habibi House, founded in 2017 by Noura Ballout, is a part-studio, part-residency space in Detroit. Join us for our 2019 open house. Check out what we have been up to this year and learn about whats to come in 2020.

Open House, Saturday, November 23rd, 10am-1PM.  [New Center, Detroit] 
7362 Churchill St.

The White Brick Gallery

The Illuminated World: Opening Reception
The White Brick Gallery invites you to join us for the opening of our upcoming exhibition The Illuminated World, Friday November 22nd, from 6-8pm! Featuring drawings by Eleanor Sabin, Ryan Tippery and Jessica Hayworth.

Opening Reception, Friday November 22nd, 6-8PM.  [Ferndale] 
150 Livernois.

3000 Fenkell

The Infinite Detail of This Place & Time
Join Virago and the A.W.E. Society for an evening of close listening and looking. Sonic improvisations will respond to immersive live video projections of the tiny-often unseen details of the world around us, and a contemplative audience participation session will bring together the concrete and the imagined realms. Banjo, the amateur therapy dog will be there for more than human comfort.

Opening Reception, Sunday, November 24th, 7-8:30PM.  [North West, Detroit
3000 Fenkell St.

K.OSS Contemporary Art Gallery

An Evening with Virago / Closing Reception
Join artist Lynne Avadenka for the closing reception of her solo exhibition "Intimations" with a very special music performance by an ensemble Virago, on Saturday, November 23 from 7-8:30PM. The event is free and open to the public.

Closing Reception, Saturday, November 23rd, 7-8:30PM.  [Eastern Market, Detroit]  1410 Gratiot Ave.

Lectures and Other Events

Cranbrook Art Museum:
Lucy McRae is a science fiction artist, filmmaker, inventor and body architect. Sponsored by the Architecture Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art and funded by the J. Robert F. Swanson Lecture Fund.
Friday, November 22nd, 6-7PM [Bloomfield Hills] 39221 Woodward Ave.

This panel discussion will explore the notion of black art as cultural archive through the lens of curators, collectors and art historians. Participating panelists include Larry Ossei-Mensah, Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator, Kenneth Montague, founder and director of The Wedge Collection, Critical theorist, Michael Stone-Richards and Art Historian Samantha Noel.
Thursday, November 21st, 7-8:30PM [Midtown, Detroit] 4454 Woodward Ave.

Stamps School of Art & Design:
The Penny Stamps Speaker Series presents Edel Rodriguez, a Cuban American artist who is inspired by personal history, religious rituals, politics, memory, and nostalgia.
Thursday, November 21st, 5:10-6:30PM [Ann Arbor] 603 E Liberty St.

Join us for an opportunity to hear directly from curator Steve Patton and artists Ash and Scott Hocking as they speak about their featured work in the DSO's Art @ The Max VI exhibition. The artist talk will be moderated by LaToya Cross, former Culture Editor at Jet/Ebony Magazine online, and current producer for the Culture Shift program at WDET.
Friday, November 22nd, 6-11PM [Midtown, Detroit] 3711 Woodward Ave.

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