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Sun, Feb 26


Marygrove Art Gallery, L4th Floor

BECAUSE I CAN…: Art Exhibition

This is the first exhibition in the Marygrove Art Gallery since 2020. A celebration of Black art and culture with Detroit based artists, a live DJ and art lovers in one event. The theme explores the motivations for why artists continue to create.

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BECAUSE I CAN…: Art Exhibition
BECAUSE I CAN…: Art Exhibition

Time & Location

Feb 26, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Marygrove Art Gallery, L4th Floor, 8425 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221, USA


About the event

Join us for an unforgettable celebration as Tajo Photography presents an art exhibition featuring black Detroit-based artists at the historic Marygrove Gallery. This two-week long exhibit will showcase original artwork, limited and open prints of select artist's work inspired by the common phrase, "Because I can….". The exhibit is a testament to the artistry of black creatives, explores the reasons why they continue to create and why they do their specific practice. This will be the first event at the Marygrove Gallery since February 2020. To kick off the exhibition, we will be hosting an opening reception on February 26, 2023, from 6 PM to 9 PM, which will include artist talks from 8:15-8:30. The event will feature a live DJ, light refreshments, and complimentary beverages. This exhibition is self-financed by Naomi Tajonera-Huffman and sponsored by Sherwood Forest Art Gallery, to better bridge the gap between the large art collecting community and new emerging millennial artists, while creating a moment for art, music, and community to coexist outside of Downtown Detroit. This event is a love letter to black creatives and the communities they hail from, and also pays tribute to the institution that has nurtured them, Marygrove College. Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience the art, music, and culture of Detroit in a historic setting.

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