DETROIT (CBS DETROIT) Cementing its status as a haven for emerging artists, Detroit starts the next cycle for the Red Bull House of Art, debuting today with a new roster of artists at Eastern Market.
What is this venture? According to promoters, Red Bull House of Art “breaks down the barriers between artists and their next greatest body of work by removing financial and institutional constraints and presenting the tools, space and wings necessary to unleash their utmost creative side to the world.”
Basically, visitors can stop by and watch emerging artistic geniuses at work — and view and buy their finished products.
The creative community – and gallery – is located at 1551 Winder in Eastern Market.
Eight artist is selected for three-month residencies, where they can let their creative juices flow, thrive on artistic energy and enjoying their own individual studio cubes.
At the conclusion of each cycle is an unveiling – including artwork from each artist – and following that, the artwork is displayed in the Red Bull House of Art gallery, open to the public each Saturday.
The six artists featured in Cycle 7 are: Paula Zammit (figurative oil painting), Nick Jaskey (house and spray paint on wood panels), Katherine Craig (mixed media), Lamar Landers (wood, resin and acrylics), Bethany Shorb (industrial polymer paint on aluminum & wood) and Zak Meers (multidimensional installation).
Any of the previous 48 artists will also be offered a space to come and work, free of charge, when they need to continue to innovate on their previous experiences.
Why Detroit? CBS 62 spoke to a representative of Red Bull during the last cycle, and she said of Detroit, “We couldn’t have picked a better place to open an art gallery.”