2014 Exhibition

DLECTRICITY is Detroit’s nighttime festival of art + light that featured over 35 world-renowned and emerging artists whose cutting-edge works of art illuminated Midtown Detroit in 2014, from the Detroit Institute of Arts down to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. This two-night “Nuit Blanche” festival was scheduled for Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27 in Midtown Detroit from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Saturday night also featured the DLECTRICITY Light Bike Parade where thousands of cyclists biked a 4-mile route through Midtown Detroit, adding extra light and energy to the streets. Weekend programming also included artist talks and performances. DLECTRICITY is produced by Midtown Detroit, Inc. and is free to the public.

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

38. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Plastic bags can hold more then just the objects they carry. They can hold ideas of innovation, transformation, and beauty. By using this commonly discarded material we are emphasizing the potential for endless possibilities of re-appropriation. They are the remnants of our purchases, the membrane of our refuse, and the most discernible object in a landfill. These sculptures celebrate the materiality of plastic bags while re-contextualizing them as a beautiful and effective material.

Artist Credit

Julie Hinzmann

Julie Hinzmann

Julie Hinzmann is a multimedia artist and designer originally from Detroit, Michigan. After receiving a Bachelors of Fine Art from the College for Creative Studies in 2006, she began a career in Exhibit Design and Fabrication with the Detroit Science Center Design + Exhibits. This revamped her work from simply painting and sculpting, to designing environments and experiences. Hinzmann is currently living and working in Richmond, Virginia. Her current work explores large-scale sculpture incorporating her love of hand crafts and fibers with nontraditional results.

www.juliehinzmann.com

Shawn Saharko

Shawn Saharko

Shawn Saharko is a Richmond based artist, originally from New Jersey who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011 with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking. His work explores humanity by capturing and iconifying people through portraiture or other means. He plays on feelings of anxiety and discomfort as an introspective experience to how we interact with the world.

www.shawnsaharko.weebly.com