BLACK HISTORY MONTH AT IRWIN HOUSE DETROIT & BEYOND
What better way to celebrate Black History Month 2023 in Detroit than to be immersed in art that’s part of a city-wide initiative? The Irwin House will be full of programming for the month, starting with a solo exhibition of the work of Ivan Quinones II – an emerging artist who uses his work to approach history and the systemic stifling of probing and provocative Black voices. This series grew out of a powerful portrait of Nets basketball player, Kyrie Irving. There will be other rooms dedicated to several local artists (mainly emerging) to showcase the Detroit Black talent.
JOHN C. SIMS
On the gallery’s 2nd floor, make sure to check out the work of John C. Sims on display throughout the month. Sims was a Detroit native math/conceptual artist and cultural activist, passed away last December, and was memorialized at the gallery earlier this month. Join a candle-lit poetry wine, and art event held in his honor on February 13th.