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Colin Darke

Celebrate Jazz, Celebrate Detroit, Just Celebrate: Detroit Jazz Festival, Labor Day Weekend

Colin Darke | Posted 10.29.2014 | Detroit
Colin Darke

This Labor Day Weekend, Detroit will host its 35th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival, and it will celebrate jazz, jazz artists, and Detroit.

Craig Paul Nowak -- Best Local Artist

Colin Darke | Posted 04.27.2014 | Detroit
Colin Darke

Detroit is an art city. Detroit is an art city because it has a deep foundation built to support the arts. Detroit is an art city because it has exp...

Do Critics Count? ArtPrize Proves That They Do

Colin Darke | Posted 12.17.2012 | Arts
Colin Darke

In the Internet age, everyone is a critic -- often an unhinged critic who hides in the "comment" sections of an article. With fine art, it is easy to say that art critics do not count for much, because fine art is subjective by its nature, so the only opinion that really counts is your own.

Inspired Detroit: New Show, New Blog, New Fellowship, New Museum

Colin Darke | Posted 10.02.2012 | Detroit
Colin Darke

Inspired Detroit's artists are established and emerging artists who have an artistic practice where they seek to encourage other artists. They have added coal to the fire of ideas that create a glowing symbol of Detroit's possibilities.

An Inside Look At The August Primary

Posted 08.06.2012 | Detroit

What are the best reasons for voting for a particular candidate or issue in this August's primary election? Why not ask the candidates and issue advoc...

What If We Lost the Red Wings?

Colin Darke | Posted 10.01.2012 | Detroit
Colin Darke

Museums collect and show triumphs of individual expression. The DIA (more than most museums) also makes art accessible. Through its interactive displays, gallery structures, and exhibits, the DIA puts works of art in context.

Beauty In Conversation, On The Walls And In The Flesh

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit

Two events planned this week aim to make Detroiters think about beauty in art -- and find some of it to admire. "Beauty Debate," the first annual i...

If Artists Are Saving Us, We're F@#ked

Colin Darke | Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts
Colin Darke

By investing in artists, wealth is created from ideas -- Detroit is rich with young and old who have great ideas and the creative spirit to bring them to fruition.