Monday, July 26, 2010

555 Gallery and Studios Presents: Lounge Night Featuring a Dine-in Show Talk, Cut-Up Art Show from local Detroit Artists, and Dancing to DJs!

– August 7th, 2010 -

Doors open at 7:00pm

Dine-in Show Talk starts at 7:30pm Sharp

Cut-Up Art Show currated by The Yes Farm’s own Blake Carroll featuring local collage artists.

Submissions are accepted on August 6th from Noon to 5:00pm.

Starting at 7:30pm, Nikos Doulos (Greece) and Joao Evangelista (Portugal) will be hosting a dinner that will evolve around their practices during their last four-week residency in Detroit. Their two-month visit will work as a pilot for a long-term residency program in Detroit.

They are the first two artists of a residency program initiated by Expodium Platform Voor Jonge Kunst (Utrecht, The Netherlands), 555 Gallery and The Yes Farm.

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Also that evening:

Live DJ sets will take you into the evening with ‘europaeuropa tarantula rock jacuzzi beats!’ A musical lure by Primitive, josepthundmaria, and Ultrasound.

555 Gallery and Studios

Buoy 3 Activity Center

3041 W. Vernor Highway

Detroit, Michigan

555 hosts this event as its fifth of a series of fundraisers and memberships drives to support its move to Southwest Detroit. Tickets for this event are $15 per person or $5 after 10pm. All proceeds benefit 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios in its endeavor to provide programming at its new location in Southwest Detroit. The purchase of each ticket will also entitle patrons to 555 membership.

Expodium Platform For Young Art is an art space situated in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Having faith in the autonomous practice of the artist, Expodium initiates one year trajectories related to current phenomena in and outside the urban setting, and provokes participating artists to intervene within the city, stressing the importance of art practices in relation to a social context.

These fundraisers are just one way in which 555 is inviting community to come and share in expanding arts programming in Southwest Detroit. Some of the exciting programming includes the hosting of local, national, and international residency artists; public arts training for unemployed/underemployed adults; public arts training and engagement for Southwest Detroit youth; green arts and design workshops; and exhibitions featuring artists from around the US and beyond. In partnership with Southwest Housing Solutions, 555 will move into the former 3rd police precinct following renovations in 2010.

Since 2004, the mission of 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios has been to enrich and diversify cultural life in the greater Metro-Detroit area. In support of this mission, 555 facilitates the development of emerging artists. We offer exhibition and installation space; host and support local, national, and international Residency Artists; lead and collaborate in the development of programs for the visual and performing arts; and provide workspace for practicing Local artists.

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