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September 23, 2016

These are no ordinary photographs. They are not like the traditional silver gelatin processes that have created black-and-white photos since the late 19th century, nor those printed from 35 mm film. They are also not digital renderings, snapped with an iPhone and run through a printer that is not too indecipherable from the ones sitting in offices and copy centers. 

September 21, 2016

Straight from The Source, a regular interview series taking you behind-the-scenes to Southeast Michigan’s cultural destinations to hear from the curators, programmers, leaders, doers and makers.

September 15, 2016

The University Musical Society (UMS) announces their 2016-17 inaugural UMS Wallace Blogging Fellows—Adam DesJardinis and Marissa Kurtzhals—who will serve as curators making monthly recommendations about events throughout Southeast Michigan. 

CultureSource will share excerpts from these posts, which highlight adventurous arts and culture experiences in our region. 

September 12, 2016

Change is in the air over at College for Creative Studies, where a handful of on-campus galleries are facing a new order under Michelle Perron.

September 7, 2016

Straight from The Source, a regular interview series taking you behind-the-scenes to Southeast Michigan’s cultural destinations to hear from the curators, programmers, leaders, doers and makers.

September 1, 2016

With the end of summer comes the exciting fall arts and culture season. CultureSource members have a plethora of performances, exhibits, lectures and events planned to attract all levels of cultural enthusiasts. Mark your calendars now for some that shouldn't be missed, and make sure to check out the September 12th edition of Crain's Detroit Business, where we have collected a more comprehensive list of fall highlights. 

August 18, 2016

Indoor kids, rejoice! Community letterpress studio Signal-Return breaks up the dog days of August with a series of youth workshops designed to introduce participants aged 7-17 to the underlying concepts of relief printing. While some kids want fun in the sun or endless visits to the pool, the seven budding artists hard at work on their own creations seemed equally as enthusiastic about rolling up their sleeves and creating their own original prints when I dropped in on the first workshop of the month. I witnessed personalized “thank-you” and “Happy Birthday” cards in progress, two separate sunset designs, and a handful of abstract works. 

August 17, 2016

We’ve all heard the phrase “one-man band,” but “one-man circus” is a far more unfamiliar concept, to say the least.

That will likely change when David Dimitri drives his truck to Ann Arbor’s Burns Park and starts setting up his specially designed L’Homme Cirque tent for performances from August 24-28, as Ann Arbor Summer Festival’s (A2SF) final offering for 2016.

August 10, 2016

Straight from The Source, a regular interview series taking you behind-the-scenes to Southeast Michigan’s cultural destinations to hear from the curators, programmers, leaders, doers and makers.

August 9, 2016

We may live in a post-print, digital world, but our ability to so widely distribute writing and visual ideas is due to the invention of various forms of printing. While digital technology has surpassed analogue printing techniques as the premier form of informational communication (when was the last time you received a printed invitation that wasn’t for a wedding, in contrast to the constant stream of Facebook evites), printed matter nonetheless holds a crucial place within the graphic arts, historically, aesthetically, and even politically. For those looking to enhance their knowledge of various print forms—or simply revel in a lively collection of works by 26 Detroit-area print artists—set a course for the Scarab Club, where a group exhibition, The Printer’s Devil, opened on August 3rd and will run through the 27th.