Detroit-based artist and teacher Chazz Miller has an ambitious project and to complete it, he needs plenty of people to chip in— one million people, as a matter of fact. The project is a mural entitled Unity in Our Global Community that is set to go up on the side of the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit. Inspired by a poem, Immigrant’s Journey, by the Institute’s current president Stan Wheeler, Miller has expanded the theme to highlight the numerous ways the immigrant experience has shaped Southeast Michigan. Miller focuses on milestones from Detroit’s history that are visually stimulating and representative of the immigrant experience: the suffrage movement, DTE Energy’s impact on Detroit, and that moment in time in 1936 when Detroit held every sports championship in North America. Miller’s own original painting will make up 90 percent of the mural, with plans to include one million digitized back-lit selfies in the work. Miller is still collecting selfies, in addition to funding. Links to both options can be found on his website, 1millionselfiemural.com.
Lily Talmers writes her music with vulnerability and openness. We spoke with her about her creative process and her upcoming album, ‘Remember Me as Holy’.
As part of their Play of the Month series, Theatre NOVA is excited to announce ‘4 Genres’ by Ron Reikki. Here’s how to check out the upcoming play and more!
Theatre NOVA’s “Whatcha Doin?” Raises Thoughtful Questions About Fame, Beauty, and Post-Pandemic LifeFebruary 9, 2021
‘Whatcha Doin’?’ is the first play Theatre NOVA’s Play of the Month Series. Check out our review of the performance and how you can catch a replay of the show.
We lost folk music legend John Prine in 2020. As part of the Ann Arbor Folk Festival, some of Michigan’s most celebrated artists came together virtually to pay tribute.