We invite you to the fourth annual Paint Detroit with Generosity exhibit opening at the magnificent Fisher Building / Fisher Bakery on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Meet some of the artists in the Mint Creative Summer Jobs program who were paid to create these beautiful pieces and learn more about the wide variety of charities in and near Detroit.
Guests may nominate a nonprofit organization to receive one of the three paintings that were not specifically painted for a charity. The Fisher Bakery will sell baked goods and light meals, and Mint will have greeting cards available for purchase.
Sponsors and partners are welcome to support this initiative. We are grateful to our current sponsors: Blossoms florists, Collected Detroit, the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Eric’s I’ve Been Framed Shop and Sherwood Forest Gallery. And we are very thankful to The Platform and The Fisher Building.
Mint Artists business and career workshops are held in an array of art galleries, creative businesses and cultural nonprofit workspaces. Last year, Mint met at Galerie Camille, shown, and a now closed gallery in Southwest Detroit. This year, we learn at Inner State Gallery and Mack Alive.
And The Carr Center in downtown Detroit hosts many Mint activities.
We are grateful to these galleries and organizations and their staffs for sharing their creative spaces with Mint and our teen artists.
Mint Learn & Earn artists, here’s the schedule for the four spring workshops:
Today (Feb. 25) – 1:30 – 3:45 pm
Saturday, March 18 10 am – 12:30
Saturday, April 8 – 1:30 – 4 pm
Saturday, April 22 – Timing and location TBD
Check your emails for locations and other details on these workshops. Or watch our private Facebook group for details.
If you own or manage an art gallery or creative business in Detroit and want to host a Mint Artists workshop, please contact our director Vickie Elmer.
My first gallery was in my bedroom [shared with four other women].
Nike Monica Okundaye, a textile artist and social entrepreneur who runs Nike Art Centers in several cities in Nigeria. She once was married to a man with some 15 wives. Okundaye spoke in mid-October at the Detroit Institute of Arts as she received the African Art Recognition Award.
Mint’s August e-letter shares details of two important volunteer projects: a gallery working group and a finance / fundraising committee being formed. It introduces Mark Loeb, a board and Mint team member. And thanks our summer workers for their creative paid work. Please read – and subscribe!
This outpouring of paintbrushes are stored in old coffee cans in artist Adnan Charara’s oversize Detroit studio. Charara, a Lebanese-American artist, creates an array of art and jewelry and other artisan pieces. He owns Midtown Detroit Galerie Camille, which hosted a Mint Artists workshop this year.
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