From April 10 to 14, Midtown venues including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Detroit Institute of Arts will host events and work created by the 38 Kresge Eminent Artists and Kresge Artist Fellowship Awardees, listed below.
Art X Detroit is funded by the Kresge Foundation and produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. The development organization’s president, Sue Mosey, explained why they felt Midtown was the perfect setting for a large-scale arts event.
“As home to Detroit’s Cultural Center and a neighborhood that values creativity, we are excited to host this spectacular arts celebration in Midtown,” Mosey said in a statement.
A schedule of events is forthcoming. We can barely wait: after last year’s DLECTRICITY, the Detroit Design Festival, and Belle Isle Public Art Exhibit, we can’t seem to get enough of arts festivals — and either can Detroit.
2011 – 2012 Kresge Eminent Artist Award and Kresge Artist Fellowship awardees:
Eminent Artists: Bill Harris (2011) Naomi Long Madgett (2012)
Visual Arts Fellows (2011) Corrie Baldauf Liz Cohen Olayami Dabls Design 99 John Dunivant Bruce Giffin Scott Hocking Laith Karmo Richard Lewis Hubert Massey Heather McGill Mark Newport
Literary Arts Fellows (2012) Cheryl A. Alston Mary Jo Firth Gillet Lolita Hernandez Kim Hunter Michael Hurtt Stephen Jones Heidi Kaloustian Peter Markus Ken Meisel Marsha Music Kathleen Pfeiffer Mark Stryker
Performing Arts Fellows (2012) Maria Costa Don “Doop” Duprie Laurie Eisenhower Bryce Harding Kris Johnson Natasha “T” Miller Passalacqua Terry Peake Chris Pottinger Ara Topouzion Xiao Dong Wei Shara Worden