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June 9, 2018 | 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. View Recurrence Dates
Category: Art Show
Location: Elaine L. Jacob Gallery | Map
4841 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Occurring: Daily until July, 6th 2018 View Recurrence Dates
Audience: Academic Staff, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

The James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, is pleased to present FOREVER AND A DAY and BECAUSE THE DAWN BREAKS. An opening reception will be held with sound performances throughout the evening. 

Felecia Chizuko Carlisle
FOREVER AND A DAY, a line chosen from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, The Children’s Hour, is a solo exhibition of new works by Felecia Chizuko Carlisle from Miami, FL.  The phrase has double meaning in this context as both a promise of protection, and a symbol of faith in eternal comfort for children that have been lost to terrible violence.

Through careful and poetic intervention, Carlisle awakens the senses with sound, action, reflection and light to create an enigmatic space where empathy may exist.  

Group Exhibition
Curated by Felecia Chizuko Carlisle and Tyler Emerson-Dorsch
From a neighborhood in Miami called Little Haiti, memories of life in the Caribbean and of the ghosts of this nation’s past blur together, like a heat mirage.  Through this haze, the artists in this group exhibition build new paradigms, “because,” as Merle Collins wrote, “temples built/ to honour myths/ must crumble/ as the dawn breaks.”

BECAUSE THE DAWN BREAKS features works by the following artists: Alliance of the Southern Triangle (A.S.T.), Kevin Arrow, Rafael Vargas-Bernard, Adalberto Delgado, Tameka Norris, Michelle Lisa Pollisiant, Poncili Creacion, Jamilah Sabur, Onajide Shabaka, and Mette Tommerup.

Exhibition details:
Dates: April 6 through July 6, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 5 - 8 p.m.

Gallery Hours:  Tuesdays through Thursdays, 10AM - 6PM; Fridays 10AM - 7PM 
Summer Hours:  Tuesdays through Fridays, 12PM-5PM (starting May 1st)

For more information about this event, please contact Thomas Pyrzewski at (313) 577-2423 or