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Kristine Diven and District 7: Sexuality meets technology vs. art

By Ryan Patrick Hooper

Published: 9/15/2010

Types: Arts, Visual arts

Kristine Diven's Rivertown warehouse would quickly drop the jaws of most Detroiters. Sitting dignified and still in the shadow of the old Stroh's water tower, and a stone's throw away from Atwater Brewery, the newly christened studio and gallery District 7 is all exposed brick and raw energy. Twenty...[MORE]

Blinded by the arts: Midtown's huge 'Illuminated Mural' sparks consideration and controversy

By Ryan Patrick Hooper

Published: 6/16/2010

Types: Arts, Visual arts

It's hard to miss the bleeding rainbow cascading down the western wall of a nine-story building at East Grand Boulevard and Beaubien in Detroit. A few blocks east of the New Center area, and just west of the Russell Industrial Center, artist Katie Craig's "Illuminated Mural" conducts a viv...[MORE]