WSU, CFPCA and ArtsCorpsDetroit support Detroit Design Festival 2013...

Wayne State University's College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts and ArtsCorpsDetroit proudly support the 2013 Detroit Design Festival and present the following #DDF2013 events.


Yamasaki Building Tours

Wayne State provides tours of its four Minoru Yamasaki buildings at 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. on Friday evenings and at 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Tours start in the lobby of the McGregor Memorial Conference Center (495 Ferry Mall) and proceed to the Education Building (5425 Gullen Mall), the Meyer and Anna Prentis Building (School of Business Administration, 5201 Cass Avenue) and finally the Helen L. DeRoy Auditorium (5203 Cass Avenue).


Design Exhibition

Title: Car Art / Crash
Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University
August 30 through October 11, 2013
Third Thursday Reception: September 19, 6-9PM
A group of international artists engages with the quintessential urban embodiment of speed, movement, modernity (and long-time lifeblood of the Motorcity): the automobile. The stratified, masticating, pumping, intrinsic system of a car is a life form. To buy a car is an investment in a virtually living creature. The making of a car is a work of pride: a material/spiritual, almost divine undertaking. The ultimate investment, however, lies in the becoming-one-with and driving a car. The artists whose commissioned work constitutes the ASAP/5 Car Art / Crash show confront us in different and powerful ways with our profound investment in and obsession with (dissected) cars: the gaze of a rearview mirror, the car body's sexual secretions, its electronic guts, the skin of its seats, the fetishized accessories and ornaments. How does the car grill breathe and sneeze? How does the car adorn and embody us? These are happy dead cars, flirting with us, exuding their sexiness. Cadavers, mechanical mass products filled with rust, yet organic beings provoking our desire.


Detroit Design Festival – Design Dash

Tuesday, September 17; 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
485 W. Milwaukee Ave., Detroit, Michigan 48202
Join three of your fastest and talented friends for teams of four persons for #DDF2013's inaugural Design Dash. Collect clues throughout the festival days using letterboxing. The final clue will direct you to the finish line – scheduled for September 21 at 5:00 p.m. Be among the first complete teams to arrive at the final location to receive a Design Dash Pack of Prizes. Tweet a pic of your team at clue locations, mentioning @WayneStateCFPCA, and be entered to win a bonus prize. Competing teams: Obtain your Design Dash packet, including How to Play, all the Clues and your Design Dash Passport, right here ...and good luck!


The Successful Detroit Artist

Saturday, September 21; 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Shaver Music Recital Hall, next to the Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, 480 W. Hancock St., Wayne State University
Yes, you can be economically successful as an artist! Join a panel of artists for an informal discussion on strategies for becoming successful entrepreneurs in the City of Detroit.