Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body
Jan
28
Mar 3

Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body

  • The Carr Center

This month long contemporary art exhibition, taking place from January 28th to March 3rd is a collaborative effort between The Carr Center and Stay Laced to bring a fresh perspective on the current topics of racial tension in America. Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body will feature the work of over a dozen local Detroit artists all centered on the stereotypically viewed black body, focusing on visual language, and the current negatively impressed image of blacks in American culture. This exhibition will showcase how this current misunderstanding can be shifted to truthfully relay a new message of the black body.

The opening night of Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body will be Saturday, January 28th from 6pm-11pm at The Carr Center. The night will be a semi-formal event catered by Fortune Catering LLC. with live performances featuring Charity Ward, Pacman, Detroit Poets Society, Jay Adams, Nelle Nicole, and Arum NaFaal.  

 

Closing Reception, Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body
Mar
3
6:00 pm18:00

Closing Reception, Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body

  • The Carr Center

Join us at The Carr Center as we close our exhibition "Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body".

This month long contemporary art exhibition, taking place from January 28th to March 3rd is a collaborative effort between The Carr Center and Stay Laced to bring a fresh perspective on the current topics of racial tension in America. Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body will feature the work of over a dozen local Detroit artists all centered on the stereotypically viewed black body, focusing on visual language, and the current negatively impressed image of blacks in American culture. This exhibition will showcase how this current misunderstanding can be shifted to truthfully relay a new message of the black body.

Open mic and complimentary drinks will be served

Muse to Muse: Michael Kelly Williams and Larry Gabriel Works on Paper and Poetry
Mar
10
Apr 21

Muse to Muse: Michael Kelly Williams and Larry Gabriel Works on Paper and Poetry

Muse to Muse: Works on Paper and Poetry, an exhibition of art by Michael Kelly Williams and poetry by Larry Gabriel, opens on March 10, 2017, at the Carr Center and will be on view through April 21.

Muse to Muse: Works on Paper and Poetry represents an ongoing collaboration between a poet and a visual artist. The two friends have developed these works over the past three years. In much the same way musicians respond to each other while improvising, this collaboration took place through personal discussions and emails between Detroit and NYC as they reacted to cues in each other’s work. Sometimes a poem would instigate and inspire a visual work; at other times an artwork would elicit a poem. Michael and Larry have both been directed by music in their work. Muse to Muse pulls them together with a third element in each of their art forms

 

 

 

Opening Reception Muse to Muse: Michael Kelly Williams and Larry Gabriel Works on Paper and Poetry
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception Muse to Muse: Michael Kelly Williams and Larry Gabriel Works on Paper and Poetry

Muse to Muse: Works on Paper and Poetry, an exhibition of art by Michael Kelly Williams and poetry by Larry Gabriel, opens on March 10, 2017, at the Carr Center and will be on view through April 21.

Muse to Muse: Works on Paper and Poetry represents an ongoing collaboration between a poet and a visual artist. The two friends have developed these works over the past three years. In much the same way musicians respond to each other while improvising, this collaboration took place through personal discussions and emails between Detroit and NYC as they reacted to cues in each other’s work. Sometimes a poem would instigate and inspire a visual work; at other times an artwork would elicit a poem. Michael and Larry have both been directed by music in their work. Muse to Muse pulls them together with a third element in each of their art forms.

Adults $10, Students $0

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"Women" Art Exhibition
Mar
11
Mar 31

"Women" Art Exhibition

“Women,"  expressed through the vision of female artists, this exhibition commemorates women through various mediums and themes displaying their gifts, strengths and talents. The 6th annual "Women" exhibition will be on view at The Carr Center.

“Women” Exhibition Dates: March 11th - March 31st
Pre-show Discussion & Panel “Women in Art”: March 11th 6-7pm
Opening Reception: March 11th 7-9pm

Joori Jung: ARTLAB J's Founder and Artistic Director

Lisa Luevanos; Photographer

Denyse Senann Couture: Clarkston Cultural Arts Creative Director

Malinda LeBeau: Singer

Kiana Doggan Wenzell: Project Manager at the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3)

Panel hosted by; Rosemarie Wilson, Detroit Poet and founder of "One Single Rose

Performances and Poets:
Rosemaire Wilson
Aryn Smith
Christina Perez-El
Malinda LeBeau

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Artist:
Sheila Palmer
Katie hawley
Samantha Russell
Diana Patterson
Denyse Semann Couture
Vic Kimandi
Donita Simpson
Carlie Sherry
Audrey Zofchak
Kristina Theglamtech
Pamela Alexander
Anahli Jazhmin
Asia Hamilton
Uta Brauser
Rachel Washington
Megan Grierson
Patricia Izzo
Tricia Soderberg
Mary Luevanos
Kalissa Maxwell
Lisa Luevanos
Amanda Partridge Nordin
Dionis Curtis
Elise Marie Martin

A feature of body of work from the next generation of artist.

Curated by Myett Risker

Opening Reception "Women" Art Exhibition
Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception "Women" Art Exhibition

Join us opening night of the "Women" art exhibit at The Carr Center. 

Free Admission and open to the public

Pre-show Discussion & Panel “Women in Art”: March 11th 6-7pm
Opening Reception: March 11th 7-9pm

 “Women,"  expressed through the vision of female artists, this exhibition commemorates women through various mediums and themes displaying their gifts, strengths and talents. The 6th annual "Women" exhibition will be on view at The Carr Center.

Joori Jung: ARTLAB J's Founder and Artistic Director

Lisa Luevanos; Photographer

Denyse Senann Couture: Clarkston Cultural Arts Creative Director

Malinda LeBeau: Singer

Kiana Doggan Wenzell: Project Manager at the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3)

Panel hosted by; Rosemarie Wilson, Detroit Poet and founder of "One Single Rose

Performances and Poets:
Rosemaire Wilson
Aryn Smith
Christina Perez-El
Malinda LeBeau

More tba


Artist:
Sheila Palmer
Katie hawley
Samantha Russell
Diana Patterson
Denyse Semann Couture
Vic Kimandi
Donita Simpson
Carlie Sherry
Audrey Zofchak
Kristina Theglamtech
Pamela Alexander
Anahli Jazhmin
Asia Hamilton
Uta Brauser
Rachel Washington
Megan Grierson
Patricia Izzo
Tricia Soderberg
Mary Luevanos
Kalissa Maxwell
Lisa Luevanos
Amanda Partridge Nordin
Dionis Curtis
Elise Marie Martin

A feature of body of work from the next generation of artist.

Curated by Myett Risker

MSU Jazz Orchestra I w/ Conrad Herwig
Mar
18
7:30 pm19:30

MSU Jazz Orchestra I w/ Conrad Herwig

  • The Carr Center

New York-based jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig is considered one of the world’s complete jazz musicians, atop both the performing and jazz educational fields with an abundance of composer and arranger credits, as well.  To date, he has released 20 recordings as a leader in addition to contributing to nearly 200 other recording sessions with some of the most notable artists in jazz.  He has performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Frank Sinatra, Joe Lovano and Tom Harrell, among many others.

Adults $27, Students $15

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U of M Dance Day at the Carr
Apr
13
10:00 am10:00

U of M Dance Day at the Carr

University of Michigan Freshman Touring Company annual visit to the Carr Center.  A Day in the Carr event for middle- and high-school age youth. To request more information for your school or student group, please visit our Education page and click the "Request Info" button at the bottom of the page.

 

Opening Reception, Between the Lines: African Symbols in Fabrics and Textiles
Apr
28
May 26

Opening Reception, Between the Lines: African Symbols in Fabrics and Textiles

  • The Carr Center

Acknowledging Africa’s rich heritage in fashion and design, Read Between the Lines: Interpreting African Symbolism in Fabrics and Textiles, will highlight the various African and African American fabricators and textile artists located here in Detroit. Though we may overlook certain patterns and designs in what we wear or what we buy, in this exhibition we will take an extensive look into what these motifs uncover and how they have been incorporated in our everyday lives.

Adults $27, Students $15

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Brinae Ali's Destinaton Forever Project
Apr
29
7:30 pm19:30

Brinae Ali's Destinaton Forever Project

 

4 day residence with special guest Maurice Chestnut and Wendel Patrick paying tribute

to J Dilla and A Tribe Called Quest by crewing a collaboration between musicians and tap dancers through

iazz and hip hop. Tapology Youth Tap Ensemble including young dancers from Flint and Detroit will

work together on a project. 

Adults $27, Students $15

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The Detroit Jazz Legacy
May
13
7:30 pm19:30

The Detroit Jazz Legacy

Rodney Whitaker Sextet (The Detroit Jazz Legacy-Motor City Scene:  Featuring the Music of Paul Chambers, Donald Byrd, Curtis Fuller & Betty "Bebop" Carter w/Special Guests)

In the late 50s, many of the young lions from Detroit made their way to New York to anchor many notable hard bop bands. Detroit jazz musicians were featured in prominent hardbop bands performing with artists Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley Quintet and Miles Davis.

Rockelle Fortin - vocalist; Dwight Adams - trumpet; Diego Rivera - tenor saxophone; Michael Dease - trombone; Richard Roe - piano; Sean Dobbins - drums; Rodney Whitaker - bass

Adults $27, Students $15

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Closing Reception, Between the Lines: African Symbols in Fabrics and Textiles
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Closing Reception, Between the Lines: African Symbols in Fabrics and Textiles

  • The Carr Center

Acknowledging Africa’s rich heritage in fashion and design, Read Between the Lines: Interpreting African Symbolism in Fabrics and Textiles, will highlight the various African and African American fabricators and textile artists located here in Detroit. Though we may overlook certain patterns and designs in what we wear or what we buy, in this exhibition we will take an extensive look into what these motifs uncover and how they have been incorporated in our everyday lives.

 


Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Flastaff"
Feb
26
2:30 pm14:30

Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Flastaff"

What happens when the local drunk writes matching love letters to two married women? Find out with Opera Modo’s production of Verdi's (only) comedy, Falstaff. Verdi sets the classic Shakespearean tale to unforgettable music, and Opera Modo gives it a little twist with a dose of reality TV!

Falstaff, the title character is running out of money and looking for a quick fix. So he sets his sights on two rich women, and writes them love letters. But he doesn't fool anyone, and ultimately the "Fat Knight" learns his lesson.

Adults $27, Students $15

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Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"
Feb
25
7:30 pm19:30

Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"

What happens when the local drunk writes matching love letters to two married women? Find out with Opera Modo’s production of Verdi's (only) comedy, Falstaff. Verdi sets the classic Shakespearean tale to unforgettable music, and Opera Modo gives it a little twist with a dose of reality TV!

Falstaff, the title character is running out of money and looking for a quick fix. So he sets his sights on two rich women, and writes them love letters. But he doesn't fool anyone, and ultimately the "Fat Knight" learns his lesson.

Adults $27, Students $15

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Artist Talk, Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body
Feb
25
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk, Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body

  • The Carr Center

Come meet the Black ID artists and engage in lively discussion about their work, process and views on the black identity. In participation with guest speaker Ingrid Lafleur and moderator Laura Gibson.

Free Admission, light drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

This month long contemporary art exhibition, taking place from January 28th to March 3rd is a collaborative effort between The Carr Center and Stay Laced to bring a fresh perspective on the current topics of racial tension in America. Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body will feature the work of over a dozen local Detroit artists all centered on the stereo-typically viewed black body, focusing on visual language, and the current negatively impressed image of blacks in American culture. This exhibition will showcase how this current misunderstanding can be shifted to truthfully relay a new message of the black body.

Presented by The Carr Center and Stay Laced

 

Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"
Feb
24
7:30 pm19:30

Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"

What happens when the local drunk writes matching love letters to two married women? Find out with Opera Modo’s production of Verdi's (only) comedy, Falstaff. Verdi sets the classic Shakespearean tale to unforgettable music, and Opera Modo gives it a little twist with a dose of reality TV!

Falstaff, the title character is running out of money and looking for a quick fix. So he sets his sights on two rich women, and writes them love letters. But he doesn't fool anyone, and ultimately the "Fat Knight" learns his lesson.

Adults $27, Students $15

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Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"
Feb
23
7:30 pm19:30

Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"

  • the carr center

Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"

Thur, Feb  23, 2017
7:30pm 

What happens when the local drunk writes matching love letters to two married women? Find out with Opera Modo’s production of Verdi's (only) comedy, Falstaff. Verdi sets the classic Shakespearean tale to unforgettable music, and Opera Modo gives it a little twist with a dose of reality TV!

Falstaff, the title character is running out of money and looking for a quick fix. So he sets his sights on two rich women, and writes them love letters. But he doesn't fool anyone, and ultimately the "Fat Knight" learns his lesson.

Adults $27, Students $15

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 Jazz for Young People on Tour; A Jazz at Lincoln Center collaboration. Featuring the Rodney Whitaker Quartet
Feb
22
10:00 am10:00

Jazz for Young People on Tour; A Jazz at Lincoln Center collaboration. Featuring the Rodney Whitaker Quartet

Jazz for Young People on tour brings world-class performer and educator Rodney Whitaker to the Carr Center for a very special program for middle- and high-school students.

Teachers: Don’t miss this opportunity to bring classroom topics alive in this unique program. Call the Carr Center to reserve space for your class now: (313) 965-8430

Free admission. Study materials available

 Rodney Whitaker Quartet: The Freedom Now Suite
Feb
18
7:30 pm19:30

Rodney Whitaker Quartet: The Freedom Now Suite

The “Freedom Now Suite,” written by drummer Max Roach and writer-singer Oscar Brown Jr. in 1960. is perhaps the best-known jazz work with explicitly political content.  remains a work of enduring musical and social importance. 

Roach was active in the civil rights movement in the US throughout his life and the Freedom Now Suite is a musical history lesson. It starts with the sombre, shocking slave chant of “Driva’ Man” which takes you right into the heart of oppression, and ends back in Africa with “Tears For Johannesburg”. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to here this seminal piece performed by top-tier musicians under the skillful direction of Carr Center Resident Artist, Rodney Whitaker.

Rockelle Fortin - vocalist; Kris Johnson - trumpet; Diego Rivera - tenor saxophone; Michael Dease - trombone; Richard Roe - piano; Sean Dobbins - drums; Rodney Whitaker - bass

Adults $27, Students $15

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Black ID Movie Night
Feb
16
6:00 pm18:00

Black ID Movie Night

  • The Carr Center

Detroit Film Maker Christian Davis of Sweet Obsessions Films and participating artist of the "Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body" Exhibition will showcase his film "Homiez" along with photographer and multimedia artist Joyce Jeffrey presenting her film "Reclaiming Their Dignity: Black Female Artist Fighting Stereotypical Images of Black People Through Their Works of Art" and Detroit film maker Paige Alston's short film "As Far" .

Free Admission

Black ID Youth Workshop
Feb
11
12:30 pm12:30

Black ID Youth Workshop

  • The Carr Center

A fun afternoon of artistic games and lessons for children interested in art and music led by the participating artists of Black ID.