UPCOMING SHOWS

 
 
6PM-9PM 19556 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2019    AND STAY THERE (CURATED BY DARRYL DEANGELO TERREL)   A night of experimental films by contemporary African American film makers. Through experimental film these artist are exploring themes of ancestors, community, media, personhood, and family. The purpose of the Screening is to inspire future film makers and engage community by co creating our ideal Afrofuture.   Featured Film Makers Steph Foster (Detroit Born) Franchesca Lamarre (Detroit Based)  Zakkiyyah Najeebah (Chicago Based) DaNiro Elle Brown (NYC Based) Jesus Hilario & Leah Solomon (NYC & Berlin Based) Vernon Jordan III (Ph illy Based) Cameron Granger (Columbus Based)   Franchesca Lamarre will be showing her debut film “A Good Cry”    "A Good Cry" is a series of photos and an experimental performance film with narratives centering salt water, ancestral healing, and an analysis of colorism.

6PM-9PM 19556 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND, 2019

AND STAY THERE (CURATED BY DARRYL DEANGELO TERREL)

A night of experimental films by contemporary African American film makers. Through experimental film these artist are exploring themes of ancestors, community, media, personhood, and family. The purpose of the Screening is to inspire future film makers and engage community by co creating our ideal Afrofuture.

Featured Film Makers
Steph Foster (Detroit Born)
Franchesca Lamarre (Detroit Based)
Zakkiyyah Najeebah (Chicago Based)
DaNiro Elle Brown (NYC Based)
Jesus Hilario & Leah Solomon (NYC & Berlin Based)
Vernon Jordan III (Ph illy Based)
Cameron Granger (Columbus Based)

Franchesca Lamarre will be showing her debut film “A Good Cry”

"A Good Cry" is a series of photos and an experimental performance film with narratives centering salt water, ancestral healing, and an analysis of colorism.

671 PETERBORO, DETROIT, MI, 48201 FRIDAY, JULY 19TH, 2019 6PM-11PM

DIVERGENT GRIOTS: AFROFUTURE FILM SERIES

Co-creating space with community; using films as a vehicle to assert narratives of black existence. An opportunity for all aspects of black lives to delve into new visions of an Afro centered future. We hope to continue seeing narratives that manifest black autonomy, with eyes set on thriving.

Franchesca will be premiering “VIRAGO” on the first night of the film series, an experimental arts documentary highlighting Five Detroit Musicians.

VIRAGO, alludes to the rising above of cultural and gender stereotypes through the embodiment of virile heroism. A multi-media group art installation; discussing the origins of American contemporary gender presentation. The show was an unapologetic orchestration rhythmed by sound, new media, and fashion. Reoccurring themes in the works include adornment, modulation, and archetypes. Music artist built alongside artisans the adaptations to the realities they wanted; including shoemaking, costume design, body adornments, staging, and visual iconographic imagery.


4626 3RD AVE, DETROIT, MI, 48201 SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH, 2019 2PM-10PM    URBAN TRUTH’S: A TALE OF TWO CITIES   “We continue to progress with technological advancements, the building of skyscrapers, and new arenas. But we as a city have failed those who are less fortunate. Many families in Detroit are just a paycheck away from being homeless. We have a duty to shed a major light on this issue. With this approach, we while use art and graphics to convey a strong message. We will also be collecting clothes and canned goods at the event.”   Curator, Ambreia Stephens    Franchesca will be showing some new mixed media photography articulating a familial Detroit’s east side narrative; in conversation with displacement violence and the illegal actions surrounding the city’s foreclosure imbalances.

4626 3RD AVE, DETROIT, MI, 48201 SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH, 2019 2PM-10PM

URBAN TRUTH’S: A TALE OF TWO CITIES

“We continue to progress with technological advancements, the building of skyscrapers, and new arenas. But we as a city have failed those who are less fortunate. Many families in Detroit are just a paycheck away from being homeless. We have a duty to shed a major light on this issue. With this approach, we while use art and graphics to convey a strong message. We will also be collecting clothes and canned goods at the event.”

Curator, Ambreia Stephens

Franchesca will be showing some new mixed media photography articulating a familial Detroit’s east side narrative; in conversation with displacement violence and the illegal actions surrounding the city’s foreclosure imbalances.

16647 Livernois Avenue Detroit MI 48221 March 23rd, 2019, RSVP HERE    https://viragoexhibit.app.rsvpify.com    Franchesca Lamarre, Deja Milany, Cyrah Dardas and Taylor Childs investigate the identities of 5 femme identifying, Detroit native musicians, isolating and encapsulating the ways in which they present their gender; discussing femininity through sound, fashion, photography, and environment.    VIRAGO Artist Talk: March 31st, 2019, RSVP HERE   The exhibition features installations by Cyrah Dardas, Franchesca Lamarre, Deja Milany and Taylor Childs, as well as the visual art of Bapak Durden, Paul Fifty Johnson, GIsela Mcdaniel, Donovan Dewberry, Ijania Cortez, Olivia Guterson and Cydney Camp.

16647 Livernois Avenue Detroit MI 48221 March 23rd, 2019, RSVP HERE https://viragoexhibit.app.rsvpify.com

Franchesca Lamarre, Deja Milany, Cyrah Dardas and Taylor Childs investigate the identities of 5 femme identifying, Detroit native musicians, isolating and encapsulating the ways in which they present their gender; discussing femininity through sound, fashion, photography, and environment.

VIRAGO Artist Talk: March 31st, 2019, RSVP HERE

The exhibition features installations by Cyrah Dardas, Franchesca Lamarre, Deja Milany and Taylor Childs, as well as the visual art of Bapak Durden, Paul Fifty Johnson, GIsela Mcdaniel, Donovan Dewberry, Ijania Cortez, Olivia Guterson and Cydney Camp.




19556 Grand River Ave Detroit, MI 48223    SUPREME  is a multidisciplinary art exhibit that depicts the cultural aesthetic of Afrofuturism, as a developing collision of technology with African Diaspora. This show is a celebration of culture and creativity through the exploration of futuristic elements.  CLOSING MARCH 9      Franchesca Lamarre’s debut film, “A Good Cry”, will be showing at the closing of the “SUPREME, a Voyage to Afrofuturism” show. The Gallery will also be celebrating it’s one year anniversary at the closing on Saturday March 9th, from 10am until 10pm.   In the summer of 2018 ,  Franchesca premiered her debut film  "A Good Cry"  centered on the navigation of colorism through ancestral healing and movement.   Watch It Here!   https:// vimeo.com/280274500   The exhibition features work by Adeyemi, Rachel Adreinola Oye, James Nelson, Ifoma Stubbs, Stone, Vonmash, Asia Hamilton, Steven Mealy, and Matthew Corbin.

19556 Grand River Ave Detroit, MI 48223

SUPREME is a multidisciplinary art exhibit that depicts the cultural aesthetic of Afrofuturism, as a developing collision of technology with African Diaspora. This show is a celebration of culture and creativity through the exploration of futuristic elements. CLOSING MARCH 9

Franchesca Lamarre’s debut film, “A Good Cry”, will be showing at the closing of the “SUPREME, a Voyage to Afrofuturism” show. The Gallery will also be celebrating it’s one year anniversary at the closing on Saturday March 9th, from 10am until 10pm.

In the summer of 2018, Franchesca premiered her debut film "A Good Cry" centered on the navigation of colorism through ancestral healing and movement.

Watch It Here!

https://vimeo.com/280274500

The exhibition features work by Adeyemi, Rachel Adreinola Oye, James Nelson, Ifoma Stubbs, Stone, Vonmash, Asia Hamilton, Steven Mealy, and Matthew Corbin.