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Layers, Solo Exhibit, by Ilham Badreddine Mahfouz
Layers, Solo Art Exhibit, by ILham Badreddine Mahfouz
October 2 to November 30, 2018
at Southfield Public Library
26300 Evergreen Rd , Southfield, Michigan
Meet the artist Friday October 5 th from 1:00-3:00 , there will also be a book signing for Whispers from the East.
Monday &Wednesday 1:00-9:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 9:30 am till 5:30 pm
Friday and Sunday 1:00-5:00 pm
Community Conversation on gun violence prevention, Saturday, May 19
Join us at Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery on Saturday, May 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a conversation on how we can reduce gun violence. It will be held in the gallery in conjunction with the current show, Guns: Artists Respond, sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art, Michigan chapter. A short performance, “The Know Gun Show”, by Catherine Zudak of Pass The Hat Productions, will us start off and artists from the show will speak briefly about their work. Questions and discussion will take place through out. Several groups, including Moms Demand Action and Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence, will give their point of view, as will Clara Lawrence of Swords into Plowshares. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, candidate for governor will also join us. Community members from across the political spectrum are invited to share their views on the role and impact of art created in response to divisive public issues. Margaret Parker, president of the Women’s Caucus for Art, MI, says, “Standing still, in front of a powerful piece of art gives you the opportunity to process slowly, in your own way, a traumatic and life-changing event.” The event is free and open to the public.
Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery (SIP), 33 E. Adams at Woodward St., Detroit, MI, 313-963-7575. There is free parking off Elizabeth Street, behind the Gallery.
Change This Picture
Artists have a unique role to play within the global struggle for peace & the elimination of gun violence in our own country. This exhibit is presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCAMI) & sponsored by Moms Demand Action (MDA).
Exhibition dates: Saturday, April 14 – Thursday, May 24, 2018
Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1pm to 5pm.
The Gallery is occasionally closed due to downtown sports events, holidays or rentals. Check our website, http://www.swordsintoplowsharesdetroit.org, our Facebook page, or call (313-963-7575).
Year of Resistance Book Available Online
Our book, made in partnership with the Ann Arbor Women Artists and the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, is now available here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1412451?__r=1082995
A year of turmoil sent women artists in Michigan into action. This book is a record of their anger, hopes, fears, disgust, dreams, nightmares and acts of resistance. 2017 will not be forgotten.
In full color 44 11″x14″ pages, each artist takes a full page to express their vision and point of view.
It’s that time of year–gray, dreary, damp and dark–when gallery hopping feels like a chore. But the art is out there and it must be seen, polar vortex notwithstanding. An encounter with Geometrix at Galerie Camille until February 24, can make the effort seem worthwhile, and might just get you through the worst of winter, […]
Second Workshop for ‘Year of Resistance” book
At Ann Arbor Women Artists space, 4844 Jackson Road Suite 100 Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
On Saturday, November 18, from 10 am to 1 pm.
Join us to make artwork for the WCAMI book project, “Year of Resistance 2017: Artists Moved to Action”. Or you can bring finished work to be photographed and formated. A complete submission can be made if you bring a check for the entry fee. For the members of WCAMI, DSWPS and AAWA, the entry fee is $15, for non-members, the fee is $20.
The workshops are free, non-members welcome.
TO CONFIRM FOR THE WORKSHOP, SIGN UP ON WCA MICHIGAN FACEBOOK
Here is the full CALL FOR ART, read below.Continue reading “Second Workshop for ‘Year of Resistance” book”
Rep. Dingell and Sen. Udall support arts funding through their new CREATE Act
Michigan and New Mexico have thriving arts economies and Rep. Debbie Dingell(MI) and Senator Tom Udall(NM) want to keep it that way. Their new funding proposal works to reverse deep cuts to the arts proposed by the Trump administration. They deserve our support. http://bit.ly/2n7Lqb5
“Out There” 3 minute animation competition winners
“Out There” was a three minute animation competition for women artists in Michigan, sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art, Michigan, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Animators were asked to show what’s off the grid, in outer space or inner depths, and what is normally invisible, unspoken or off limits. This compilation of the winners will be on view at the WCAMI blog and Facebook page through 2017. They will be included in the 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival’s Off The Screen! programming at North Quad Space 2435 throughout the duration of the festival (March 21-26) during these hours:
Tues. 2-6pm, Wed., Thurs., Fri. 10am-6pm, Sat. & Sun. 10am-4pm
There will be a reception for all exhibitions at North Quad on Tuesday, March 21st, from 3-5pm. Refreshments will be provided.