A Diary in Art

Robert Aronson first began to study printmaking at Nicolet High School in Milwaukee, in 1968. He continued his studies at Carnegie-Mellon University and received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1975. During his 30 years in Detroit, he has worked with Susan Campbell at the Center for Creative Studies and the late Stanley Rosenthal and Mary Rousseaux, an artist that has also worked as Bob’s mentor at Wayne State University, where he continues to create artwork today. In his professional career, Aronson served for 20 years as the Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit. Currently, he is the Chief Development Advisor for the Federation. 

“Landscape As Portrait offers a very unique and compelling body of work,” says Mary Rousseaux. “The show traces Bob’s journey as a printmaker over five decades, while also reflecting his enduring interest in history, memory and the meaning of place.”

Source: https://thejewishnews.com/2018/08/16/a-dia...

Detroit Art Week

Detroit Art Week, produced by Olu & Company, is an annual self-guided tour and celebration of contemporary art and culture in Detroit. For three days, Detroit's art scene invites visitors to attend gallery and museum tours, open studios, intimate studio and site visits, artist talks, and various special programs, alongside the parties, music, nightlife, and culinary experiences that make summers in Detroit so beautiful.
DAW is free and open to the public.

Source: https://www.artsy.net/feature/detroit-art-...

Culture Trip

"Adnan Charara first opened a gallery under his own name in Boston in 1987, but changed the name when his first daughter, Camille, was born. For years, the Boston gallery was operated from Detroit, until in 2013 when a larger, permanent space finally opened in the Cass Corridor. Its mission has been to create an environment to aid the passions of living artists from many different backgrounds, while also partnering with various community projects, facilitating collaborations between artists and institutions and hosting unique exhibitions." 




"Time for some art. We did say Detroit had some cool art, right? Well, it’s time to see it. Begin at Artcite. This is an Artist-Run centre meaning it operates differently than a traditional art gallery. It is the members who have a bigger part in the organization. The gallery is 1100 square feet, and they normally show one exhibition at a time. You don’t have to pay to see the awesome art here, but donations are gratefully accepted. After Artcite another couple cool places to check out are Galerie Camille and 333 Midland. Galerie Camille is a fine art gallery which curates Vintage and Contemporary Art, whereas 333 Midland is a historic factory offering extensive space to artists and sculptures to show large scale works. These places are definitely worth checking out!

K.A. Letts


"It’s that time of year–gray, dreary, damp and dark–when gallery hopping feels like a chore. But the art is out there and it must be seen, polar vortex notwithstanding. An encounter with Geometrix at Galerie Camille until February 24, can make the effort seem worthwhile, and might just get you through the worst of winter, 2018.

In their art practice,  Clark Goeman, Franklin Jonas and James Benjamin Franklin take the manipulation of geometry as a point of departure.  It’s hardly a new concept, but the work by these three results in remarkably divergent bodies of work and proves once again that a universe is possible within the limits of a simple premise.

Clark Goeman delivers a series of well crafted and carefully conceived objects in various media that suggest energy under pressure. Two large, aggressively corporate sculptures occupy the interior of Galerie Camille and vibrate with silent presence. The Death Star-like Black Matter is solid, monumental and threatening, while the more open and lyrical Icosahedron describes the same geometric shape in wood, minus the menace.........." -K.A Letts