Saturday, October 21, 2006

mention in the free press

"DO MORE THAN DABBLE: Metro Detroit galleries give everyday folks the chance to appreciate, collect all kinds of art By Mark Stryker
There are lots of myths and misconceptions about buying art -- that it costs a fortune, that everyday folks don't buy art, that galleries are elitist white cubes without the time of day for people who just want to browse.
Metro Detroit galleries are filled with contemporary paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and drawings by terrific artists, from famous names like Elizabeth Murray to recent art school graduates selling for $1,500 or less, with many works priced below $500. Snobbery certainly percolates in the art world, but Detroit galleries are generally friendly places. The scene is too small to alienate potential customers..."

and even mention of detroitartsblog in the side caption of the free press, right below artnet - awesome!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice article. I hope it means that the drought is lifted on regular arts coverage in the daily papers.

I know they couldnt mention everyone, but it would have been important to mention at least one of the galleries run by African American women in the downtown area---

Dell Pryor Galleries in the Spiral Collective, at the corner of Cass and Willis, and the Sherry Washington Gallery, 1274 Library, just around the corner from the Compuware building.

Both of these spaces have ongoing exhibitions; Dell Pryor has a group show of local and nationally-based artists opening at the end of the month.

All in all, I am glad that this blog was featured as one of the 'places to refer to' to be in the know about the arts community

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Free Press has an Arts section!!??

Cudos on the blurb though, detroitarts rocks.

11:40 PM  

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