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September 10, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Category: Art Show
Location: Art Building Art Department Gallery | Map
5400 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Dates:  September 6 through October 4
Opening Reception:  Friday, September 6, 5-8PM 
Gallery Hours:  Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10AM-6PM; Fridays, 10AM-7PM 


The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is pleased to present 2019 MOBILE ARTS WORKSHOP EXHIBITION at the Art Department Gallery, September 6 through October 4, 2019 with an opening reception on Friday, September 6, 5-8PM.  This event is free and open to the general public.  

Mobile Arts Detroit held abstract art workshops at ten community sites, July 29 through August 12, 2019.  Participants explored design fundamentals with emphasis on shape, color, and texture.  Each workshop included warm-up exercises followed by extensive collaborative projects using plywood, paint, and reclaimed materials. Local musicians working in a variety of genres also performed throughout the duration of each workshop. The completed artworks were collected for the exhibition and will be returned to each site after its closing date.  
Artworks in the exhibition were created by participants ranging from youth to seniors at the following Detroit centers and parks: Roberto Clemente Recreation Center, Clark Park Coalition, Bushnell Congregational Church, Patton Recreation Center, Adams Butzel Recreation Complex, Butzel Family Recreation Center, Farwell Recreation Center, Mack Alive, and Detroit Police Department 10th Precinct.  

More information and images can be found on the department’s website, and on the Mobile Arts Detroit and Art at Wayne Detroit facebook pages. 

Department of Art and Art History website:
Art at Wayne Detroit facebook page:
Mobile Arts Detroit facebook page:


The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History is a division of Wayne State’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, educating the next generation of visual artists, designers and art historians. Wayne State University, located in the heart of Detroit’s midtown cultural center, is a premier urban research university offering more than 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 28,000 students. 

For more information about this event, please contact Thomas Pyrzewski at (313) 577-2980 or