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ABOUT THIS ART:
This piece of original artwork is ready to hang in the frame shown.
Opening to the public Saturday, January 24th from 7-10pm, Inner State Gallery is proud to present “We Have A Dream” a group exhibition featuring more than 40 emerging Detroit artists, each paying homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historical “I Have A Dream” speech.
“In celebration of Dr. King’s legacy my goal was to curate a group exhibition that would shine a light on local artists and their dreams that are shaping the Detroit art scene,” curator Roula David said.
This original piece of artwork comes signed by Desiree Kelly and with an Original Artwork Letter of Provenance from Inner State Gallery.
ABOUT Desiree Kelly:
Desiree, Detroit based artist, was introduced to Oil Painting while studying Graphic Design and Drawing at Wayne State University. She is represented by several galleries in the Detroit and Chicago area. Her work has been featured October of 2013 for a group exhibition at Charles H Wright Museum of African American Art and was selected as a sponsored resident in the Red Bull House of Art (listen to the interview). She has also has her painting featured in an International group exhibition "The Story of the Creative" in NYC.
In 2014, she began to extend her paintings from canvas to mural work on varies surfaces. Teamed up with Detroit Bus Comapny and Converse, she was brought on board to created mural pieces to cover school buses apart of the #sneakerclash international campaign. Shortly after, worked with Grand River Creative Corridor (read the interview) for a 42 ft mural of her most recognized subject "Abe in Shades"
Previsouly held the position as Production Manager - Senior Graphic Designer as well as contributing Illustrator for alternative newspaper Detroit MetroTimes. Receiving an AAN Award - Best Cover illustration (in circulation of 50,000 or more) in 2013 and SPJ nomination for her covers in 2014.
Kelly was also recognized as a Chicago:Raw Artist in 2012 (watch the interview). Leading to her work & interviews being featured in German film (www.fwu.de) about the rise of the Art Scene in populated cities. Her work is featured in the Permanent Collections as well as Private Collections.
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