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Thomas Bell
Brooklyn, NY
artist.musician
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Thanks to generous support from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Spread Art is able to provide unique support to visual and literary artists who have a child under the age of 18! We are currently seeking proposals from artists who are residents of Detroit, Highland Park or Hamtramck. To be considered for a residency, complete the proposal information requested at this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at Spread Art
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Spread Art will present it's annual Summer Group Show during Bushwick Open Studios on June 6th and 7th in Bushwick Brooklyn. First held in 2008, the Spread Art Summer Group Show has always highlighted artists in the Spread Art network and each year adds a few new names to the mix. This year the theme is Tansplant and it takes... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at Spread Art
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Oxygen Ensemble kicks off the day on Saturday June 6th with a 12:30pm set. Featuring Thomas Bell on bass, On Ka Davis on guitar, Matther Daher on drums, James Cornish on tumpet and Michael Monford on sax. If you dig the early 70's Miles Davis groups you will love this ensemble. After the Oxygen Ensemble stick around for some more great music curated by thingNY! On Saturday, June 6, Pine Box Rock Shop, Spread Art, and thingNY are presenting the Grattan Street Performance Block Party. For the third year in a row, Grattan St. will be filled with performance art,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Oxygen Music Collective
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Spread Art is pleased to announce funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation for the Spread Art residency program. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Spread Art
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Saul SA Nash (SSAN), a multimedia artist with a background in performance, is in Detroit for a one month residency with Spread Art to develop "Are You Comfortable in Your Skin?," an experimental short film visually exploring the theme of self confidence through fiction and documentary. The film will be made in collaboration with Detroit based artists Alexander Weyer and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at Spread Art
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Spread Art is now a member of the worldwide network of artist residencies, Res Artis. Visit our profile to learn more about the residencies that Spread Art offers. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Spread Art
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This month Spread Art presents the Creative [dance] Incubator @detroit contemporary. On Thursday, December 18th, choreographed and improvisational works merge to create a peculiar movement experience. Featured Artists: Denita Inez Miranda Smith Sam Horning & Dana Yordy Marianne Brass & Rachael Ahn Harbert Matt Kiroff & Jenna Barvitski [live sounds] Doors at 8:30pm / Performance at 9pm. $10 suggested donation.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Spread Art
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Wet/Dry Mix (a.k.a 'The Surrender Series') is a performance series that brings acoustic instrumentalists and electronic manipulators together for evenings of improvised sonic obscuration. Sonic content generated by instrumentalists -- Shaped into new forms by manipulators Partial control of sonic transmissions surrendered by each party of such symbiosis The third edition features performances by: Abby Alwin (Cello) Bubba Ayoub (Electronics)... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Spread Art
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Created and curated by veteran musician and native Detroiter James Cornish, Radical Sounds Detroit gives space to the radically different, the genre-defying and the always challenging hues of creative musical artistry. Radical Sounds Detroit VI Friday December 19th, 9pm - 11pm Suggested donation: $5 Kirsten Carey Composer and guitarist. Recently completed an opera based on James Joyce's Ulysses. Has a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Spread Art
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Movement artists find themselves dripping in paint and contained. Motion: Marianne Brass, Rachael Ahn Harbert & Alexander Weyer Sound: Adam Cox Thursday, November 13th @ 9pm Spread Art @detroit contemporary 5141 Rosa Parks; Detroit Suggested Donation: $10 Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Spread Art
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Radical Sounds Detroit explores the cutting edge and avant music of Detroit. Friday November 14th, 9pm - 11pm Suggested donation: $5 Created and curated by veteran musician and native Detroiter James Cornish, Radical Sounds Detroit gives space to the radically different, the genre-defying and the always challenging hues of creative musical artistry. It is the aim of Radical Sounds Detroit... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Spread Art
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Artists from all disciplines present work exploring the central relationship of clean water to ecological, individual, and community health. Opening Reception: Friday, December 5th, 6pm - 10pm Featuring performances by James Cornish, Sun Foster, One Single Rose, Michael Malis, Marsha Music, and Claribel Jolie Pichardo! Gallery Hours: Saturdays, 12pm - 3pm, and by appt. Artists include: Lara Alami / Erika... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Spread Art
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Every "Third Thursday" from October through July, The Creative [ ] Incubator invites creatives to experiment with the low and the hi tech while exploring new possibilities in an improvised, collaborative performance. Each month has a different [focus] discipline, with [music] happening every other month. This month's Creative [ ] Incubator is hosted by Seraphine Collective Neue Avant Sounds featuring... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Spread Art
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Come experience 2 dance works created by 2 investigative Detroit choreographers, Lisa LaMarre and Rachael Ahn Harbert, as they are accompanied by an array of musicians and composers. Make sure to stay for the Q & A afterward… you WILL have questions! Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Spread Art
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Artists from all disciplines are invited to propose work for a visual art exhibition and performance event exploring the central relationship of clean water to ecological, individual, and community health. Visual Artists (all mediums): email artist bio, website, and images (.jpg) and/or video (.mov) of proposed work. If submitting work in progress, include .jpgs or .mov of previous similar work... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Spread Art
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Infrared Ultrasound is a video screening and performance event devoted to video art and experimental film, focused on the relationship between visuals and sonic motion, gesture, and texture. The evening will feature a screening and live musical performance of 'Ganymede' by Jonas Reinhardt (Brooklyn) as well as works from local and international artists. Saturday October 18th Spread Art @detroit contemporary... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Spread Art
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Every "Third Thursday" from October through July, The Creative [ ] Incubator invites creatives to experiment with the low and the hi tech while exploring new possibilities in an improvised, collaborative performance. Each month has a different [focus] discipline, with [music] happening every other month. This month's Creative [ ] Incubator does away with the concept of a discipline or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at Spread Art
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Spread Art is accepting proposals for 2015 residencies. Spread Art's Residency Program invites local, regional, national and international artists to develop and present work in collaboation with the creative communities of Detroit. Click here for full details and a link to submit your proposal. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Spread Art
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Infrared Ultrasound is a video screening and performance event devoted to video art and experimental film, focused on the relationship between visuals and sonic motion, gesture, and texture. - Work may be animated or live action. - 30 seconds to 10 minutes preferred. - A shorter piece may be looped until it reaches a minimum of 30 seconds. Please submit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Spread Art
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“Inside, the Future” is a performed-installation with Cocoons, soundscapes and interactive projections. Th e Cocoon is an architecture life-form that enables inspiration, identity and rebirth to take morphing, sculptural form. The Detroit iteration of "Inside, the Future" includes local collaborators Marianne Brass, Kristi Faulkner, Alexander Weyer, James Cornish, Thomas Bell, Christina deRoos, and more. Thursday, 9/25 @ 9pm Eastern Market... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Spread Art
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Exhibition in conjunction with the Print City 2014 conference, hosted by Wayne State University in collaboration with the Mid-America Print Council. Print City Sept. 26 - Oct. 4 Spread Art @detroit contemporary 5141 Rosa Parks, Detroit Opening Reception Fri, Sept. 26 6pm - 9pm Gallery Hours Sat. 9/27 12pm - 3pm Sat. 10/4 12pm - 3pm and by appointment Themed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Spread Art
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Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 Doors at 8pm By donation, $5 suggested Spread Art @detroit contemporary 5141 Rosa Parks, Detroit The Detroit debut of Luke Polipnick, who Fareed Haque refers to as "one the finest new generation jazz musicians on the scene today. Hip and carryng the torch of tradition, Polipnick blends americana, jazz and contemporary improvisation into a seamless whole.”... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Spread Art
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Detroit dancer and choreographer Rachael Ahn Harbert teams up with musicians and composers to activate Detroit Contemporary's outdoor lot and challenge the threshold of immortal existence. Featuring: Dancers Rachael Ahn Harbert, Marianne Brass, Lisa LaMarre, Julia Fowler Musicians Piotr Michalowski, Kirsten Carey, Anthony Poretti, James Cornish Produced with support from Green Living Science. Friday August 15th Doors at 7pm, event... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Spread Art
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Ever imagine losing yourself in a sprawling dust storming desert a-spin in hot pink hula hoops, 30-foot carousels, all while falling in love? Now is your chance! Join us for an artist talk and work-in-progress screening of Arin Crumley's latest concoction of wizardry, a beautiful film five years in the making that teleports viewers to Burning Man's Blackrock Desert. Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Spread Art
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Come ready to soak in summer's fading glow as two fantastic sound artists, whose palettes patter gently across expansive dreamscapes, summon the subtlest life out of the quiet summer night: Justin Walter (Ann Arbor) www.justinwalter.net Dura (Brooklyn) https://dura.bandcamp.com/ Visuals by Alex Weyer ------------- $5 - $10 sliding scale Saturday August 2nd 9pm Spread Art @detroit contemporary 5141 Rosa Parks BLVD... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Spread Art