This September 15th-24th, Murals In The Market will make a triumphant return to Detroit’s Historic Eastern Market as more than 50 local and international muralists will be painting live throughout the district over the course of 10 days in the second year of the city’s only international mural festival.
The free public arts festival also will host dozens of events curated by participating artists including multiple art exhibitions, installations, live music, children’s workshops, community events, artists talks and more all throughout the Eastern Market District. All events will be free and open to the public as these local and international artists extend the market’s vibrant history of public murals.
FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:
1010 - Apex - Ben Saginaw - Cey Adams - Chris Saunders - Clifton Perry - Olayami Dabls - Dalek - Emad Rashidi - Ellen Rutt + Patrick Ethatn - Freddy Diaz - Felipe Pantone - Ghostbeard - Greg Mike - Halopigg - Hebru Brantley - Hueman - Janette Beckman - Jeff Gress - Jeremiah Britt - Jesse Kassel - Kevin Lyons - Kristin Farr - Lauren Harrington - Lauren YS - Marka27 - Meggs - Mr Jago - NNII - Nicole Macdonald - Patch Whisky - Pat Perry - Paul Johnson - Paula Schubatis & Dessislava Terzieva - Pixel Pancho - Ricky Powell - Selina Miles - Shades - Sheefy - Sheryo - Yok - Slick - Tiff Massey + Sydney James - Tylonn Sawyer - Tyrree Guyton - Vaughn Taormina - Xenz
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Born and raised in New York City, Ricky Powell
is a legendary photographer who specializes in the environmental portrait. He graduated with an AA in Liberal Arts from LaGuardia Community College and a B.S. in Physical Education from Hunter College. Though Powell initially rose to fame because of his relationship with the Beastie Boys, he is well-known for his intimate photographs that have been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, The Village Voice, TIME, Newsweek, VIBE, The Source, Rolling Stone, and more.
Documenting NYC Street since 1961, Powell’s photographs focus on the organic New Yorker. His photographs simultaneously convey intimacy and detachment, as they provide a unique lens through which the viewer can analyze the mundane. Powell considers the relationship between the photographer and the photograph to be “a chemical connection of some sort”. The connection between Powell and his camera is only further stimulated by Greenwich Village, where he currently resides. As the intrinsic qualities of the photograph have changed since Powell began capturing his moments, so have the subjects; he is now more likely to “photograph strangers in his Greenwich Village neighborhood than multi-platinum hip-hop acts and Downtown art stars.”
Find more by Ricky Powell at rickypowell.com.
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