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'Poetry & Prints' summer workshops run through 8/15...

July 19, 2014

Summer Program
Poetry & Prints: Impressions from Detroit & Brazil
Exhibition: September 5 through October 15
Extensive Workshops: August 4 through August 15
Mobile Workshops: July 21 through August 2
Contact: tpyrzewski@wayne.edu

More than twenty Detroit arts organizations are collaborating to offer nine weeks of summer workshops presenting high-quality instruction in visual arts and poetry for Detroit youth – introducing students to a variety of media and techniques, focusing particularly on poetry, screen printing, and letterpress printing. As part of the summer program, students will learn about a fascinating artistic tradition of the Northeast of Brazil known as literatura de cordel (“stories on a string”) through which Brazilian poets and printmakers express their thoughts, tell their stories, and comment on world events by creating prints and small chapbooks of poetry to sell, hanging from strings in local markets. The summer program will encourage creativity and self-expression and will teach techniques that students can use to develop their own personal expression.

Poetry & Prints: Impressions from Detroit & Brazil
Extensive summer workshops held at Wayne State University and Signal Return will culminate in a five week exhibition combining Brazilian prints and chapbooks with Detroit student prints and poems at the Carr Center, coinciding with the Mid-America Print Council Conference to be held in Detroit, Sept. 24-27, 2014. http://www.art.wayne.edu/MAPC2014/

Mobile Art Workshops
Mobile Art Workshops will take Poetry & Prints: Impressions from Detroit & Brazil to Detroit’s
neighborhoods. One-day mobile printmaking workshops will be offered at various community sites
during the two-week period, July 21 – August 2. Sponsored by Arts Corps Detroit, an educational
outreach program in Wayne State University’s James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History,
the Mobile Art Workshops will also include students from the Carr Center Jazz Camp who will perform at
the sites during the workshops. Mobile Art Workshop Schedule:

July 21: Farwell Recreation Center (5-9PM)
July 22: Capuchin Soup Kitchen (1-5PM)
July 23: Patton Community Center (5-9PM)
July 24: Butzel Family Recreation Center (5-9PM)
July 25: Set Free International Ministry (1-5PM)
July 28: Mack Alive (1-5PM)
July 30: Clark Park Coalition (1:30-5:30PM)
July 31: Detroit Public Library HYPE Teen Center (1-5PM)
August 2: Heidelberg Project (noon-2PM)