DETROIT FREE PRESS: Why it's a breakout fall for the Detroit creators known as Vanguard Artist Collective

The Vanguard Artist Collective is a semi-formal nod to pioneering Chicago-based black art collectives like the Organization of Black American Culture and AfriCOBRA, which were founded during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.

“We push each other to be better artists and better people — even when it’s critical,” says Rucker.

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KENNY KARPOV READING AT PAGES BOOKSHOP

“Despite It All We Never Learn” is a collection of short essays and 85 testimonials from refugees that were recorded and written while Karpov was volunteering in the Mediterranean Sea onboard various rescue vessels operated by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). The purpose of the project is to increase awareness of the existence of the people taking to the sea and the abuses they endured through their own words.

An exhibition of Karpov's work will be on view at M Contemporary Art from November 22 - December 14, 2019.

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M DECOR: A NEW SERVICE THROUGH M CONTEMPORARY ART: ATTAINABLE | CONTEMPORARY

A new service created by Melannie Chard, tailored to interior design trade professionals, corporate and commercial clients who seek quality art at an affordable price. Our online galleries provide artwork in a variety of aesthetics and styles with standardized prices based on size and medium.

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M CONTEMPORARY ART PARTICIPATES IN DETROIT ART WEEK 2019

M Contemporary Art was a part of Detroit Art Week from July 16 - July 21, 2019 with a lineup of events including the opening of Brian Day’s “A Moment Away,” a collection visit at the Burris Law offices, and studio tours with Senghor Reid, Scott Vincent Campbell and Robert Mirek.

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WDET: DETROIT PHOTOJOURNALIST KENNY KARPOV TELLS STORIES OF WAR AND MIGRATION

Detroit photojournalist Kenny Karpov has been back in the city since January, after spending the past several years documenting war-torn and ravaged parts of the world that most of us only see on the news.

Karpov has lived those experiences, in the Middle East and the Central Mediterranean Sea, and now he’s working to share all that he experienced — and photographed — in a forthcoming exhibition and book titled, “Despite It All We Never Learn.”

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ARTNEWS: RASHAUN RUCKER NAMED 2019 KRESGE ARTS VISUAL ARTS FELLOW

Kresge Arts in Detroit has named the 20 recipients of its 2019 fellowships and awards in literary and visual arts, which are given annually to Detroit-based writers and artists working in different mediums. Each of the 18 artist fellows gets an unrestricted grant of $25,000, and the two winners of the organization’s Gilda Awards, which recognize artists early in their careers, receive $5,000 to support their practice.

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