De’Shaia Ventour, a senior at Cass Tech, started making more elaborate duct tape painting after she joined Mint and sold her work at the Palmer Park Art Fair and other Mint events.
She still creates beautiful duct tape flower pens and wallets, but her work has gotten bigger, more elaborate and in more venues.
Her duct tape painting Black Roses will be for sale at the All Media Exhibit, beside established artists including Darren Darby, Carole Morriseau, who taught art at Cass Tech, Bryan Tillman and others.
It’s her second time in the Detroit Artists Market. She had a few pieces in the Art for the Holidays show, which just ended.
For the All Media Show, Mint has a second piece at DAM too. The Mint Red Fish mosaic was created in the Mint Creative Summer Jobs program 2018, by a group of artists including Lakiya Ealey, Jordan Johnson and Lia Massey. Someone who buys the mosaic fish will support Mint in hiring 12 or more youth in our creative summer jobs program this year. (All sale proceeds for Black Roses goes directly to De’Shaia Ventour.)
The All Media exhibit opens on Friday and is up through Feb. 15 at the Detroit Artists Market, 4917 Woodware Ave., Detroit. The show is curated by Mint co-founder and Vice President Hubert Massey.
The De’Shaia video was created by Mint intern Journey Shamily and is © Mint Artists Guild, 2020.