Review:  “20/20” exhibit at downtown’s MW Gallery is remarkable
Apr06

Review: “20/20” exhibit at downtown’s MW Gallery is remarkable

By Patsy Isenberg Someone was heard saying that the Flint Farmer’s Market is the jewel of Flint. Well, there actually are several jewels here, and one of the brightest is the MW Gallery downtown. Illustrating the point is the MW’s new exhibit, “20/20 Influential Artists of the 20th Century,” comprised of work by more than 20 notable “artists of the African diaspora and those who reflect on it.” The rotating exhibits at MW...

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Review:  “Where do we go from here?”  Art in the era of Trump at MW Gallery
Mar04

Review: “Where do we go from here?” Art in the era of Trump at MW Gallery

By Harold C. Ford “It is our responsibility to visit studios and to seek out artists who are often overlooked because of their racial and ethnic backgrounds.” …Irena Jurek, visual artist, Huffington Post, Nov. 17, 2016  MW Gallery, located in the heart of downtown Flint at the corner of Saginaw and Court Streets, is the permanent home of the Mott-Warsh Collection (MWC). Promoting “cutting-edge art”, Flint’s newest art venue opened to...

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Overview: Fifth Flint Youth Film Festival powered through the pandemic, thanks to teamwork and YouTube
Sep02

Overview: Fifth Flint Youth Film Festival powered through the pandemic, thanks to teamwork and YouTube

By Patsy Isenberg COVID-19 has thrown a big hit to performance arts and entertainment.  Visual arts are coming back, now that the FIA and galleries in the area have reopened. Theatre is the most challenging since audience members could wear masks and social distance in their seats but the performers need the freedom to interact with each other on stage. Recorded music continues and artists can still hold concerts if restrictions are...

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“Examining Identity Construction” exhibit at Mott-Warsh Gallery open, extended to Jan. 23
Aug16

“Examining Identity Construction” exhibit at Mott-Warsh Gallery open, extended to Jan. 23

By Harold C. Ford “Your perception of me doesn’t affect me on an abstract level.  It poses a real danger.” Inscription imbedded in What You Lookin At, Pat Ward Williams, contemporary photographer In the cataclysmic global response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis law enforcers on May 25, 2020, the current exhibit at Mott-Warsh (MW) Gallery, “Examining Identity Construction,” couldn’t be more timely or...

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More coronavirus cancellations:  ArtWalk/Buckham Gallery, College Cultural Neighborhood Association
Mar12

More coronavirus cancellations: ArtWalk/Buckham Gallery, College Cultural Neighborhood Association

In the latest coronavirus updates, cancellation announcements have arrived this evening from both Buckham Gallery, including cancellations of part of Friday’s Art Walk; and from the College Cultural Neighborhood Association (CCNA) which has cancelled its March 19 and April 16 meetings. Here are statements from each organization. CCNA: As a mindful response to the current COVID-19 virus situation, and the city of Flint’s...

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