I’m Maurice Greenia, Jr.  My art name is “Maugre” and that’s how I sign my visual work.  I write, draw, sculpt, paint and take photographs.  I write poetry, articles and manifestos.

I put on puppet performances.  I play and sing in two bands: The Space Band and The Don’t Look Now Jug Band.  My day job is working in a University Library.

I’ve lived in Detroit nearly all my life.  I’ve visited New York a lot and Chicago some.  I started to exhibit my art  in 1980.

In the mid 1990’s I created an enormous street art project in downtown Detroit.  It was over 500 chalk drawings on all four sides of a huge building (the abandoned Hudsons Department Store).

In 1996, I showed my artwork in France and went over there for the opening.  I spent a week in Paris.

Though the 2000’s I helped run the Zeitgeist.  It was a local theatre and art gallery.  After eleven years, it closed late last year.

In 2007, I showed around 400 works at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).   It was part of “Considering Detroit,” a group exhibit of local artists.

This blog is focused on old and new writings about arts and culture.  That covers a lot of ground.  It’s always difficult for me to separate art from life.

Further information:


My other blogs:

Cinema, Movies and Motion Pictures:




Adventures and Resources:


The Most Real of All Worlds

Political, Social and Environmental studies and comments, post 2016.



2 Responses to “About”

  1. spaceanarchist1 Says:

    Dear Maugre,

    I love your work and your writing!

    Are you still doing the space band?

    an admirer

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