Liberal Arts Gallery

Todd Stovall - People Praising Patterns
Todd Stovall connects contemporary art with electronic music. In his solo exhibition People Praising Patterns, Stovall explores the poetics of line and form; and spaces of silence, text and soul. The exhibition is presented at Liberal Arts Gallery in the McDougall Hunt neighborhood, where Stovall also lives.

Opening Reception, Saturday August 11th,  12-5pm  [McDougall-Hunt, Detroit] 
3361 Gratiot Ave.

On view through August 25th.


Image Bearings: New Video Work by Women in the Midwest
Image Bearings is an experimental shorts program of new work by women who call the Midwest home. The weight of performance and the comfort of the familiar often encountered by women in this region is a running theme in each work. Each artist interacts with the large flat spaces of the geography by questioning its normalcy and their actions that fall outside that realm. Where each artist feels enamored and repelled is revealed by placing the lens on the water, people, places, and postcards. The screening is 74 min, comprised of five pieces.

Opening Reception, Friday August 10th,  8-10pm.   [North End, Detroit] 
8641 Linwood St.

333 Midland

Dale Unhinged: New Work by Dale Teachout
New work by Detroit Rebel Junk Artist Dale Teachout. Masks, Paintings, Sculpture. Friday August 10th 3-9pm and Saturday August 11th 1-9pm. Also featuring special guest artists Josie Teachout and Melissa Parks. FREE event! One weekend only!

Friday August 10th 3-9pm and Saturday August 11th 1-9pm.  [Highland Park]
333 Midland


The Atrium of Novi

Birmingham Society of Women Artists Art Show
July 30, 2018, Birmingham, MI - - The Birmingham Society of Women Painters will present a multi-media exhibit of their art at the Atrium of Novi, 43155 Main Street, Novi, MI. The show will run from August 13th to September 21st with an Opening Night reception on Thursday, August 16th from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is invited. The show will feature oil, acrylic and watercolor works covering many styles from traditional to contemporary. Some 40 artists will participate and most of the art will be for sale.

Opening Reception, Monday August 13th,  9am-6pm  [Novi] 
42155 Main St.

Galleri 2987

Safe Handling Instructions
"Safe Handling Instructions" is an art and performance based exhibition of two solo shows, with a collaborative overlap. It features the solo shows, 'remediation i.' by Sarah C. Blanchette, and 'cLean cut' by Sustilè of SKNDLSS. Inter-splicing traditional craft with the digital world, the result is a subversive take on gender and identity.

Opening Reception, Friday August 10th,  7-10pm.   [East Side, Detroit] 
2987 Franklin St.

Studio 8700

Unfinished: Existing On Its Own
Detroit artist Debbee Lotito's consistently stunning works on paper fuse a subtle minimalism with organic figuration and translucent, bleeding waves of color. Her works are whimsical, expressive and engage the viewer via a lucid reservoir of imagination. In the new series, "Unfinished: Existing On Its Own," we find her experimentally contrasting pencil and paint. What at first glance may seem incomplete is not by any means. Each thrilling beauty of unresolved aesthetics is decidedly finished. The viewer is invited to fill-in the blanks with their own imagination.

Opening Reception, Saturday August 11th, 7-11pm.  [Royal Oak]
8700 W. 9 Mile Rd.

Lectures and Other Events

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center:
Detroit artist and educator Sabrina Nelson will talk, Create By Any Means Necessary, about her work which she characterizes as "a combination of spirit, motion and intimacy, not limited by two dimensions."
Thursday, August 9th, 6:30-7:30pm. [Birmingham] 1516 S Cranbrook Rd.

University of Michigan Museum of Art:
Beyond Borders: Global Africa reflects on this moment by considering the arts of Africa and how they have been shaped by, and have contributed to, conversations taking place across the world. Join exhibition curator Laura De Becker for this first look at the dynamic and influential qualities of contemporary African art.
Sunday, August 12th, 3-4pm. [Ann Arbor] 525 South State St.

Detroit Fiber Works:
Join us for an artist talk. Exhibition runs through September 1st.
Saturday, August 11th, 6-9pm. [Livernois, Detroit] 19359 Livernois Ave.

Pewabic Pottery:
Once a year Pewabic pitches the big tent for Summer Sale, an annual clearinghouse of seconds, overruns, and imperfect architectural tiles, vessels and other handcrafted giftware available at up to 50 percent off standard pricing.
Public Sale Sunday, August 12th, 10am-4pm. [East Side, Detroit] 10125 E. Jefferson Ave.

Popps Emporium:
Join us for the closing reception of Paradise Travel Company by Jova Lynne. Performance from 5:00- 6:00PM
Sunday, August 12th, 5-7pm. [Hamtramck] 2025 Carpenter

Art Writing

Short essays, Workshops, and Events

NEW! 105 Diana Alva

 104 Chris Riddell

Detroit Art Review

Mirrors and Intersections @ 
Grand Rapids Art Museum

Gertrude Kasle Collection & See Through @ UMMA