FORWARD ARTS

SCRIPPS PARK ART EXHIBIT

Installation by Sean Hages, part of the 2nd Scripps Park Art Exhibit in 2011.
Installation by Sean Hages, part of the 2nd Scripps Park Art Exhibit in 2011.

In 2011 we began exhibits at Anna Scripps Park, located at the intersection of Grand River and Trumbull, in partnership with Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corporation (WNDC). This year we’ve had two exhibits at Scripps, using art to start the rallying call for revitalization of Scripps Park and creating paid opportunities for local artists and educators. In total, 15 art projects have been shown with 9 of them being funded. In conjunction with the exhibits, 4 youth art labs that lasted 9 weeks were held at the Detroit Public Library Frederick Douglas branch that is attached to Scripps Park.

Dancers in the James Cornish and Lisa LaMarre music and dance performance piece, part of the 2nd Scripps Park Art Exhibit.  Photo by AJ Viola.
Dancers in the James Cornish and Lisa LaMarre music and dance performance piece, part of the 2nd Scripps Park Art Exhibit. Photo by AJ Viola.

So far the exhibits have proven very successful in starting the momentum and newfound energy for Scripps Park. Our art labs have also proven to be a great opportunity for students to learn more about parks and their importance to our communities. To learn more about the success of the project and how to get involved, check out our Scripps Park Project page under Projects in the menu. Below are a few photos from each of the exhibits. Stay tuned for more information coming regarding the upcoming year.

Thanks again Michigan Council of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Lear Corporation, Wireless Approval Consultants, AmeriCorps, WNDC, Detroit Parks and Recreation and Detroit Public Library Frederick Douglass branch at Scripps Park, Wolverine Human Services and YouthVille Detroit.

To learn more about Access Arts Scripps Park Art Exhibits, visit www.accessartsdetroit.org or email info@accessartsdetroit.org.

Nain Rouge made an appearance at the first Scripps Park Art Exhibit with his piece “Hipster’s Gold” (a collaborative art lab project), only to highlight his work in the park and then not show up for the opening.  Gonna get that guy someday…
Nain Rouge made an appearance at the first Scripps Park Art Exhibit with his piece “Hipster’s Gold” (a collaborative art lab project), only to highlight his work in the park and then not show up for the opening. Gonna get that guy someday…


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