Posted on February 17, 2017 at 12:25
CONTACT: Becki Kenderes
DETROIT ARTISTS MARKET ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AND EXHIBITION PROGRAM
DETROIT, February 14, 2017 — The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) proudly announces that this year the Detroit Artists Market Annual Scholarship and Exhibition Program has selected ten outstanding graduate students from Cranbrook Academy of Art as finalists of the John F. Korachis Scholarship Awards Program. The DAM exhibition will present works by the ten scholarship finalists along with many distinguished alumni and faculty of the renowned Cranbrook Academy of Art. The DAM exhibition opening will be on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will run through Saturday, April 8, 2017.
Additionally, this exhibition commemorates and celebrates the more than eight decades of contributions to our community by Cranbrook Academy of Art and the Detroit Artists Market.
The ten graduate student finalists of this year’s scholarship awards were chosen by the DAM scholarship and exhibition committee. The selection process began with an open invitation to all the Cranbrook graduate students that included individual studio visits, interviews and the artwork selection by the jury for the exhibition. After lengthy deliberations, the recipients of the scholarship awards were finally chosen for their originality, commitment and exceptional art work.
John F. Korachis, who is the Chairman of the Scholarship and Exhibition Committee, made this comment concerning the forthcoming exhibition:
This exhibition is extraordinary in many ways. It allows us to celebrate and recognize the contributions of two very important institutions in our community. It also brings together many generations of fine artists, all of whom have been affiliated with the Cranbrook Academy of Art. Most importantly, it allows us to experience the uniqueness and creativity of Cranbrook. When you visit the studios of these talented young artists, engage in meaningful dialogue with them and observe their creative expressions, one realizes that Cranbrook is not only the world renowned center of learning and art, it is a cultural experience. It has an atmosphere, a climate that allows this new generation of artists to express themselves without inhibitions. Each one of these graduate students, regardless of their media or subject matter, are encouraged to extend the definition of their goals; to question and challenge any perceived limitations; and to pursue their intellectual and creative curiosity.
The Detroit Artists Market is located in the Detroit Cultural Center at 4719 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201; on the corner of Woodward and West Forest. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the lot directly behind the DAM Gallery. Visit online at http://www.detroitartistsmarket.org.
Sponsors of this year’s scholarship program include The Law Offices of John F. Korachis & Associates, Raymond James, Constantine George Pappas, AIA Architecture/Planning, Inc., Ronin Sushi-Royal Oak, Kresge Foundation, Hudson Webber Foundation, Erb Family Foundation, Art Works Michigan and Kouzina-Royal Oak.