Posted on April 07, 2017 at 10:43
(DETROIT) – The Detroit Artists Market is pleased to present Now and Then: Artists Contemplate the Summer of 1967, an art exhibition that brings together a wide range of voices and perspectives on the fifty years since the tumultuous events of the summer of 1967. These events changed Detroit and surrounding communities forever, in ways both clear and subtle. As the 50th anniversary draws near, many are reflecting on that summer in Detroit and its impact.
Curator Jeff Cancelosi has assembled a diverse group of artists, including many who lived through the summer of 1967. Participating artists include: Dr. Melba Joyce Boyd (poetry), Tyanna Buie, Taurus Burns, John Corbin, Amelia Currier, Olayami Dabls, Carl Demeulenaere, Greg Fadell, Sydney G. James, Lester Johnson, Faina Lerman, Lyz Luidens, Andy Malone, Antoine Sleep McDowell, Charles McGee, Carole Morisseau, Scott Northrup, Marianetta Porter, Shirley Woodson Reid, Mel Rosas, Rashaun Rucker, Bill Sanders, Tylonn J. Sawyer, Linda Soberman, Ann Smith, Carl Wilson and Elizabeth Youngblood. Nicole Richards is our featured artist.
Detroit Artists Market is one of dozens of partners in the Detroit Historical Society’s Detroit 67: Looking Back to Move Forward project which aims to bring together diverse voices and communities around the effects of this historic crisis.