MILLENNIALS The Creative Complex
6:30 PM18:30

MILLENNIALS The Creative Complex

An open forum panel-discussion surrounding conversation about the millennial generations pursuit of creativity and entrepreneurship. Moderated by Laura D. Gibson of Chiliad Creatives and Desiree Jennings of The Ratchet Blogger, the panel will discuss topics ranging from female representation in art and creative fields, to the trend and struggle of a generation that seems to be obsessed with making their own way. Join us as we share stories, build, network, and discuss challenges that we can collectively address and grow from.

Featured Panelists:
Bree Gant
Brian Raynard Nickson
Delo Brown
Franchesca Lamarre
Jason Phillips

Jimmy Goldfingers

Piper Carter

The Carr Center Gallery
1505 Woodward Avenue
Detroit MI 48226

Date & Time:
Friday June 29th
Doors Open at 6:30
Discussion/ Networking 7-9
Complimentary Refreshments

Free Admission

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6:00 PM18:00


Please join us for the opening reception of THE RESIDENCE, an exhibition of new works from the 2017/2018 Project Art Detroit artists in residence. 
Project Art grants studio spaces in public libraries to contemporary artists, who, in return, teach free art classes to youth in their communities. Each resident artist has been working this year to create art within one of the 6 participating Detroit Public Libraries. 
This exhibition showcases the work they have created within that context. 

Participating Artists:
Ben Haddix
Brian Raynard Nickson
Elise Martin
Emery Jones
Jane Orr
Megan White

Curated by Jennifer Junkermeier

The show opens on June 29th from 6-9pm. 
There will be a panel discussion with the artists at 3pm on June 30th.

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Father's Day Retreat At The Corner Ball Park: JAZZ & CIGARS
to Jun 16

Father's Day Retreat At The Corner Ball Park: JAZZ & CIGARS

Friday June 15th 7p -12a

"Jazz and Cigars"

Brought to you by Corktown Jazz in Paradise

Host Styron Batchelor (Poetic)

Artist Performing:

Robert McCarther Vocalists

The Fabulous Naima Shamborguer Vocalist

Marion Hayden Bass
Vincent Bowens Tenor Sax
Dwight Adams Trumpet
Kamau Kenyatta Piano
Djallo Djakate Drums

Emerging Artist Marketplace - Hosted By Brian Raynard Nickson...Detroit Metro Times Best Visual Artist, and also a member of the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club.

Mahogany Cigars ~, Smokey G's Smoke House ~ Conversations Media Group

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BLACK ID Exhibition
to Jul 13

BLACK ID Exhibition

#BLACKiD Art Exhibition Opening
Friday, June 15th
$10 Admission

Music by DJ Too Cool Tom

Performance by Armani Monté

The Carr Center Gallery Member Preview: 6pm-7pm
Open to the Public: 7pm
Performances: 8pm - 11pm

#BLACKiD will be the second installment of the Black Identity art exhibition curated by Laura Gibson of Chiliad Creatives and Don Dudley of FOiR in concert with The Carr Center Gallery. Black Identity celebrates and investigates the many intersections of black culture such as sex, music, politics, racism and all aspects of the diasporic lineage of Black people. The exhibition features a diverse range of artists spanning a variety of mediums comprised of Detroit based artists.

The opening of the exhibition will be Friday, June 15th from 6 - 11pm at The Carr Center Gallery downtown Detroit on Woodward Avenue. The opening will feature live performances, complimentary beverages and refreshments, as well as the opportunity to network amongst Detroit's creative culture.

#BLACKiD will be on display for a month following the opening night until July 13th.

For additional details questions or concerns please contact below:

Don Dudley /

Laura Gibson /

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ProjectArt Students Exhibition
to Jun 20

ProjectArt Students Exhibition

  • Detroit Public Library (main branch) (map)
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ProjectArt transforms public libraries into vital cultural hubs through artist residencies where contemporary artists teach free after-school art classes. Join us as we celebrate all of our amazing students!! Each student has participated in our 9-month program working with resident artists to create unique works of art. 

Led by local artists, the ProjectArt curriculums provide a pathway for students to engage in the arts within their own communities. Our program is grounded in the idea that the artistic process allows students to further develop critical thinking skills, pro-social behavior, and positive expression of their ideas and emotions. Resident artists teach an all-encompassing and global view of art, exposing students to creative processes while encouraging them to make artwork inspired by their local community, heritage, and personal identity. 

Project Art’s students are inspired by engaging lessons that allow them to achieve, connect, and thrive—impressing a worldview rooted in art, developing a lifelong passion for learning in the arts, and expounding on the value of our nation’s public libraries.

**Special thank you to RedBull House of Art and the Detroit Public Library **

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Art Buddies: Vol. #1
6:00 PM18:00

Art Buddies: Vol. #1

Art Buddies is a new event series featuring 10 local artists using various mediums to create collaboratively in an open community space.

This is a special opportunity for the public to mingle with artists and friends. 


Nick Tilma
Liz Davis
Yoshi Sugiura
Heidi Barlow
Shingo Brown
Brach Goodman
Chloe Sells
Brian Raynard Nickson, 2018 Detroit Metro Times Best Visual Artist


Completed pieces will be hung, auctioned and sold to the highest bidder!

DJ set by Daisuke Hughes

Libations provided, featuring Cruzan Rum and Hornitos Tequila


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