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Two of my recent paintings have been selected to be exhibited this year at DAMNED V! To find out more about them, click on the title links:



If you live within a 100 mile radius of Detroit – heck, I’m going and it’s a 6 hour drive from here – so where ever you are, whoever you are, don’t make Halloween plans until you’ve checked out the details on this 3 evening extravaganza: An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness

From the page:

  • 10/25 “The Darkness“ – A night of introspective exploration within the shadowed and primal essence of self. This opening night features an intimate VIP Preview/Artist Reception, a formal absinthe tasting courtesy of Kübler Blanche Absinthe and chef-prepared hors d’oeuvres.
  • 10/26 “The Enlightenment“ – A night of the extrospective self enlightened through light, fire and the ethereal. This night features a VIP sampling of internationally-inspired aphrodisiac tapas with with paired libations and exotic fire performances.
  • 10/27 “The Masquerade“ – A festive celebration through a menagerie of exotic cirque, sensual rhythms and masquerade. This closing night features the formal mask-mandatory Masquerade Ball, a 13-dish strolling dinner, an intimate solo performance by Dixon’s Violin, the dreamworld aural ambiance of Sugar Hiccup and a menagerie of cirque performances all night.

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100 Abandoned Houses by Photographer Kevin Bauman – The abandoned houses project began innocently enough roughly ten years ago. I actually began photographing abandonment in Detroit in the mid 90’s as a creative outlet, and as a way of satisfying my curiosity with the state of my home town. I had always found it to be amazing, depressing, and perplexing that a once great city could find itself in such great distress, all the while surrounded by such affluence.

We went to a Halloween party in Detroit last night! This is Mike and I all dressed up to go out. We also saw a concert at the State Theater the night before – Crossfade opened for Buckcherry! We were front row, baby… I got beer splashed all over my hair by a guy in a Jesus costume but we rocked on and didn't suffer much hearing loss. Oh yeah, and “happy birthday” to the guy who was standing by us who was surrounded by beautiful womens. Ya'll made being crammed into a tight space a little more enjoyable.
On a side note, if you have never seen Rivera’s Detroit Industry up close, you are truly missing out. It must be seen in person to be fully appreciated because it truly is overwhelming. Rivera even considered it the most successful work of his career! Yeah, baby! Just one more reason Detroit rocks!