Monday, August 16, 2010
Events To Launch
Most of the time, I overhear so many people talking about the Detroit arts scene as a past tense. I can push this enough that it is our duties as metro-Detroit residents to get out there and engage in events that push the artists market. Oakland University is holding a 'Contemporary Art' gallery in the coming weeks, and the UMMA steadily holds gallery shows; currently a feature of James McNeill Whistler. Although, I to understand the frustration that so many people are enduring - Most galleries take place without the works of many metro-Detroit natives. I therefore encourage and plead to the ushers of circumstance to help our artists triumph by giving them a podium to which they may stage their grand escapes of evening entertainment. Too many times, I hear from local painters and sculptors who sell their work for a measly dime at smaller festivals that there isn't opportunity here. So, let us bear the responsibility and take advantage of their wonderous work. Help show it to the world. We don't have to search to far for the next Van Gogh....he may just be poking around a local high school in Oakland County.