Introducing Detroit Performs on DPTV
Detroit Performs, premiering June 18, 2013, is a new weekly series produced by DPTV to showcase interesting artists and arts organizations in Southeast Michigan and throughout America. The producers are seeking stories of artists working in a variety of disciplines to feature on the show. They are looking for stories about people making art — not just
A fire at the Heidelberg Project destroyed the “Obstruction of Justice,” or “OJ,” house, and officials suspect arson was the cause. Read the official statement from the Heidelberg team here. “What I am in awe of is Tyree’s strength, resilience and positive attitude,” says Executive Director Jenenne Whitfield. “He’s expressed that this will only take us to a higher level, and contributes to the question, ‘What is art today?’” Follow the Heidelberg Facebook page for updates and information on how to help.
The Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) has voted to elect Sphinx Founder and President, Aaron P. Dworkin, as an Honorary Member during 2013.
Artist Mary Fortuna’s new exhibit at the Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Center was the subject of a recent Knight Arts Detroit blog post.
Google invited the University of Michigan Museum of Art to join Google Art Project — an online collection of art images from 150 museums in 50 countries.
Leonard Slatkin is gaining national attention for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's trip this week to Carnegie Hall for the Spring Festival in New York City. This is the orchestra's first trip to Carnegie Hall in 17 years. About 1,000 DSO patrons are following them to NYC for the back-to-back performances. Congrats to the DSO!
The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit has a new director, Elysia Borowy-Reeder. She was most recently as the executive director of the Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh.
The Wright Museum hosted NBC’s Education Nation program recently, and WDIV looked at the museum’s “Inspiring Minds” exhibit.
MLive Detroit included both Arts & Scraps and Pewabic Pottery on its list of kids' arts programming.
The Carr Center was in the news for plans to renovate the theater inside the downtown building.
The Kresge Foundation—with assistance from CultureSource, ArtServe, Data Driven Detroit and the Detroit Creative Corridor— has created a report titled "Creative Vitality in Detroit." The analysis catalogs a broad range of creative industries and occupations, as well as resources like festivals and events, cultural organizations and facilities, and natural heritage assets such as parks and conservation areas. Among the findings:
The Library Network and CultureSource are thrilled to announce that the Michigan Activity Pass program will continue for a sixth year in 2013 and is expanding to include public libraries and cultural institutions throughout Michigan. The deadline to participate has been extended to March 8, 2013. If you are interested in becoming involved or have any questions, please email Jim Flury, Technical Services Manager of The Library Network, at