The Detroit Artists Market

NOW AND THEN: ARTISTS CONTEMPLATE THE SUMMER OF 1967

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.

Now and Then: Artists Contemplate the Summer of 1967 opens on Friday, April 28, 2017, 6-9 p.m. Curator Jeff Cancelosi will host a special gallery talk with the artists on May 6, 2017 at 1 p.m. as well as a panel discussion How Did the Detroit Art Community React to the Summer of 1967? on May 20, 2017. Located at 4719 Woodward Avenue in Detroit (three blocks south of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and one block north of MOCAD), the Detroit Artists Market is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Exhibitions are free of charge. For more information on DAM and its programs, please call (313) 832-8540, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit detroitartistsmarket.org.

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.