Canvas Detroit book signing: Sunday, June 22

51T-3YvkmHL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_Join us at Book Beat (26010 Greenfield Rd. Oak Park, MI 48237) on Sunday, June 22 from 3-4pm to welcome Nichole Christian and Julie Pincus, authors of Canvas Detroit, a beautiful new survey of Detroit art and artists. They will be speaking as well as signing copies of their book. This event is free and open to the public. If you have any questions or wish to reserve a copy of the book, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190.

Above all, Canvas Detroit is a testament to the new ways in which our city is becoming great, the ways in which it once was, and the perseverance of the human spirit, no matter the obstacles faced.” —Real Detroit 

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The House of Soul, photo by Julie Pincus

Canvas Detroit captures hundreds of pieces of artwork in many forms—including large-scale and small-scale murals, sculptures, portraits, light projections, wearable art, and installations (made with wood, glass, living plants, fiber, and fabric). Works are situated in both obvious and more hidden spaces, including on and in houses, garages, factories, alleyways, doors, and walls, while some structures have been entirely transformed into art.

Pincus and Christian profile internationally known figures like Banksy, Matthew Barney, and Tyree Guyton; prominent Detroit artists such as Scott Hocking, Jerome Ferretti, and Robert Sestock; and collectives like Power House Productions, Hygenic Dress League, the Empowerment Plan, and Theatre Bizarre. Canvas Detroit also features contributions by Marion Jackson, John Gallagher, Michael H. Hodges, Rebecca R. Hart, and Linda Yablonsky that contextualize the current artistic moment in the city.

 

Julie Pincus is an award-winning graphic designer specializing in brand identity and communications for Fortune 500 companies, nonprofit arts organizations, and foundations. She received her BFA from the University of Michigan and her MFA from Yale University. Born and raised in metropolitan Detroit, Julie now lives in New York City with her husband.

Nichole Christian is a writer and Detroit native who began her career as a staff member for some of the nation’s top news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Time magazine, the New York Times, and the Detroit Free Press. Her work appears in the books Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood and Portraits 9/11/01: The Collected “Portraits of Grief” from the New York Times. She holds a BA in journalism from Wayne State University’s Journalism Institute for Media Diversity and lives in suburban Detroit with her husband and daughter.

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