It is difficult to identify a solid definition of American culture with such an eclectic mix of American experiences, yet there is a perceived inherent right to the “American Dream,” which classifies a certain level of success and ability to rise in social rank, that is apart of the very fabric of every citizen. The Gallery Project’s latest endeavor, American Dream, is a introspective multimedia exhibit featuring over 25 local, regional and national artists exploring the ever changing myths surrounding the great pursuit of happiness for which both native born and immigrated Americans alike strive. The exhibit requires viewers to redefine their own conception of the American Dream and what has become success in America as the country dives into 2012. The Exhibition runs through Sunday, March 4. Gallery Project, at 215 South Fourth Ave. 734-997-7012. www.thegalleryproject.com
The beautiful thing about the kinds of songs that Tanager make are how layered they are… These are guitars that envelop you, drums that pull you, melodic phrases that levitate you (and no, I’m not on drugs as I write this)… Those ethereal traits have always distinguished a Tanager song, a hybrid of coarse distortion
It is heartrending to see that message, reverberated through the past and into the present. Cynics may be tempted to ask, “Have we really made any progress?”. Yet, above the calls of protest and activism, the gallery is also filled with silence, waiting for the viewer’s response to the question, “Will you change it?”
Flint’s story is essential to the film because it illustrates the power of greed and why corporate money has no place in government. Macroeconomics 101 tells us that corporations are beholden to one thing—their stockholders. Humans do not enter into this equation. How can you have a democracy for the people when corporate money runs the government? You can’t.
Following Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, a prodigious doctor whose ecstasy over medicine overshadowed his regard for those closest to him, and his striving younger brother W.K., who toiled unappreciated under his brother before setting off on his own to great fame and success.