Saturday, August 24, 2013

Eye on the D: Seeing Detroit with New Eyes

Two Deadlines: (ONLINE)

September 2, 2013
September 6, 2013 (Late)

Eye on the D: Seeing Detroit with New Eyes

Women's Caucus for Art Michigan
555 Gallery
Detroit, MI
November 1-21, 2013

Eye on the D: Seeing Detroit with New Eyes focuses on the rich multi-textured character of the city of Detroit in the midst of radical change. Whether it’s the current physical landscape, evolving neighborhoods or political makeup, show us evidence of a re-imagined terrain. What is the next chapter in the story of this quintessential American city, or what whispers not to be forgotten? Detroit’s historic artistic achievements are monumental - the architecture of Albert Kahn and Eliel Saarinen, the auto industry’s design revolution, the public murals of Diego Rivera and the intensely personal work of Frida Kahlo, the music of Motown and Hip Hop.

Recent creative momentum has given voice to a new vision of the city in this post-Fordian post-modern era and gained national and international attention. How do you see the city of the future, the city in your imagination, what inspires you about Detroit? Last year the Michigan Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art gave a Detroit Art Tour for attendees of the National WCA Summer Board Meeting. Response was so great that the Michigan Chapter organized this exhibition to instigate a national response to our city, and to hear from artists from around Michigan and especially from Detroit about how they see this time of crisis and regeneration.

Eligibility: All self-defined women artists may submit up to 3 works of any medium.

Detroit artists Bethany Shorb and Cynthia Greig

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WCA Mission
The mission of the Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education, and social activism.

We are committed to
• recognizing the contributions of women in the arts

• providing women with leadership opportunities and professional development

• expanding networking and exhibition opportunities for women

• supporting local, national, and global art activism

• advocating for equity in the arts for all