The Skin I'm In is an exhibition on living life as yourself and all the identities that come with it and how you see yourself and how the world sees you. This is a moment to creatively share your stories as a person with a disability, a man with a wonderful smile, a war vet, a Black woman, a Person of Color. This exhibit is a place to tell how you feel in your skin as a member of the LGBTQ community, as an Asian man, a Muslim grandmother. How you express yourself as an Indigenous person, a person with red hair and freckles or a Black Man in today’s America. Whatever skin you are in, who you are matters. Your story matters.
For the past 18 years, Donna has dedicated her skills as a designer and project manager to develop marketing and promotional strategies for urban libraries and non-profits. She has been a graphic/web designer for Detroit Public Library and Houston Public Library systems and brand manager for Houston Public Library.
Donna attended Western Michigan University in the College of Engineering and also attended the College for Creative Studies as a Graphic Communications major. She is the founder of DMJStudio, her creative studio devoted to developing art projects and events that close gaps between community and cultural institutions through public art, exhibits, film, and social collaborations. Much of her artwork and projects are available to view at www.dmjstudio.com
Her body of work includes Colorful Women, a collection of abstract paintings, illustrations, video, and installations narrating stories of women and her hometown of Detroit. She has created and curated several projects and installations. These include the Door of Opportunity project, a collection of doors transformed into art by local artists, Posters on Politics (an international exhibition of posters on global politics), and Women Work, (a platform of women exhibits, projects and programs that focus on the narratives of women). She continues to work in the neighborhoods of Detroit developing story projects and exhibitions, such as Middle Detroit, a collection of stories about Detroit’s middle class as well as In Pursuit of Hope, stories about the Detroit 1967 Rebellion.
This call is open to all artists 18 years of age or older in the following states: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. All work must be the original work of the artist and completed in the last three years. We reserve the right to decline any work that is substantially different from the submitted images, does not meet size limitations, or is not professionally presented.
Size limits: 2D - 72”high x 55” wide maximum 3D- must fit through standard doorway, max. 50lbs. No installations or ceiling hung work
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South Haven Center for the Arts 600 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090 Phone: (269) 637-1041 Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat 11AM – 4:00PM (ET), Thurs: 11AM – 6:00PM www.southhavenarts.org
July 17th - September 11th
Opening Reception July 17th, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Holland Area Arts Council Welcomes the Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild Members Show to the Lievense Gallery. This exhibit will feature multi-media fiber-based contemporary art ranging from sculpture to weaving.
History of the Guild: This group was created in Holland in March of 1979 by a group of artists who had taken a community class together on hand spinning wool. The group met every Wednesday evening at each person's home continuing to spin wool yarn and share life's adventures. The members started out as the Fiber Arts Guild of Holland in 1990, they later changed the name to Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild to be more inclusive of all the guild members from along the lakeshore communities beyond Holland. Lakeshore Fiber Arts Guild has always been artistically diverse with mediums from weaving to spinning, dyeing, basket-making, paper-making, surface design, garment construction, knitting, quilting, and more. LFAG has belonged to the Michigan League of Hand Weavers for most of the years as a guild.
One Thing Becomes Another Thing
By Burleigh Kronquist, Annie Wassmann, Jenny Roberts, and Tom Edwards
July 15th - August 31st
Opening Reception July 15th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
The Tyranny of "O" by Burleigh Kronquist
As Artists, we wish to awaken attention to the absurd beauty and latent connotations of everyday objects. By transforming these objects and extending them into new realms of thought and feeling, we hope to generate new visual experiences and discover layers of meaning that resonate and stimulate.
WHEN YOU BUY SOMETHING FROM AN ARTIST
YOU’RE BUYING MORE THAN AN OBJECT
YOU’RE BUYING HUNDREDS
OF HOURS OF ERRORS AND EXPERIMENTATION
AND MOMENTS OF PURE JOY
YOU’RE NOT BUYING JUST ONE THING
YOU ARE BUYING A PIECE OF A HEART
A PIECE OF A SOUL
A SMALL PIECE
OF SOMEONE ELSE’S LIFE
Author Joy Plett
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