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November 24, 2012 | 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Category: Art Show
Location: Peterboro St. between Second and Cass
Cost: free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Invite Only, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff


On November 24th, at 7:30 pm, one block of Peterboro St., between Second and Cass, without working street lights is lifted from darkness in a collaborative community event ILLUMINATING CHINATOWN. Floating paper lanterns made and decorated by local artists, designers and students are launched to provide a dramatic temporary light source over the neglected block of Detroit’s former Chinatown. First used as a signaling balloon, paper lanterns are now used in festivals to signify good luck and new beginnings. In Detroit, the lanterns signal change coming from the hands of the community.

ILLUMINATING CHINATOWN is one in a series of events that are outcomes from Visiting Artist Fritz Haeg's fall 2012 special topics course ASL 5810 Detroit Methods. Learn more about Haeg and the whole series online.

For more information about this event, please contact Eric Troffkin at 313-577-2991 or eg2919@wayne.edu.