5 Local Artists Featured in “Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative”

University of Michigan School of Art & Design celebrates local artists’ work

Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative

Organized by Stamps Gallery, Envision: The Michigan Artist Initiative is a new awards program designed to support the development of contemporary artists that live and work in Michigan. The inaugural program is set to recognize the creativity, rigor, and innovation of five Michigan-based artists and is supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The 5 finalists include: 

Nayda Collazo-Llorens examines the way in which we perceive and process information, dealing with concepts of navigation, memory, language, hyperconnectivity, and noise through her interdisripative creative practice. To learn more or view some of her work, visit her    website

Nayda Collazo-Llorens’ Geo Dis/connect 5 (2020)

Michael Dixon utilizes oil painting to explore the personal, societal, and aesthetic studdles of belonging to both white and black racial and cultural identities, yet simultaneously belonging fully to neither. To learn more or view some of his work visit his website

Michael Dixon’s In the Middle (2005)

Carole Harris is a fiber artist who extends the boundaries of traditional quilting by exploring other forms of stitchery, irregular shapes, textiles, materials, and objects. To learn more or view some of his work visit Harris’s website.

Carole Harris’s Seeing Red (2018)


Kylie Lockwood is an interdisciplinary artist whose work reconciles the experience of living in a female body with the history of sculpture. To learn more or view some of his work visit Lockwood’s website

Kylie Lockwood’s Attempting Accroupie (2019)

Darryl Terrell explores the displacement of black and brown people, femme identity, and strength, the black family structure, sexuality, gender safe spaces, and personal stories through photography and digital art. To learn more or view some of his work visit Terrell’s website

Darryl Terrell’s Andre As Lavender (2015)

The exhibit is now open and will be on display through January 22, 2022 at UM Stamps Gallery. As always, the exhibition is free and open to the public!

UM Stamps Gallery, 201 South Division Street Ann Arbor, MI stamps.umich.edu/events/envision

The gallery is open:  Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday 11am-5p  +  Thursday 11am-7pm

Closed  Sunday-Tuesday

Closed November 25-28 & December 20-January 4

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