May 2008: The “Considering Detroit” exhibition opens at MOCAD

Part Two of Three Parts.

I had a good turnout at the opening event from friends, family and co-workers.  People even came in from out-of-town.  It was pretty hot in there yet it was a good time.

With my Aunt Pat and my Mother at the opening event.

It’s probably the largest retrospective that I’ll ever have.  There were over 400 of my works on display.  I borrowed back ten or fifteen pieces that I’d sold to collectors.  I was always prolific yet this show tried to show the variety of my work.  I just kept experimenting.


It was a fine show and I was in good company.  Besides this huge assortment of my own work, there were sections of works by a group of my peers.  None of the other artists shown were close friends.  The one I probably knew best was the late Detroit poet Jim Gustafson.


Jim Gustafson’s section, left and part of mine.

The following post includes more information on this exhibit.  I wrote it in 2009, around the one-year anniversary of the time when we started to put it together:

At the opening event, May 2008. Photo by Diana Alva.

Some of  these photos will enlarge if you click on them and hit the backspace to return to the post.

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