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Faculty member and Kresge Artist Fellow Craig L. Wilkins honored by Kresge Art Experience, discussant on a Detroit panel

Lecturer Craig L. Wilkins will be featured in a short video by Emmy award-winning filmmaker and one of Krege’s Eminent Artists, Stephen McGee, on April 6, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. This is the eleventh video in a series featuring the 2008-2010 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship Awardees and Eminent Artists. Wilkins was selected by the Kresge Foundation as a 2010 Kresge Artist Fellow for the literary and performing arts.
Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience is a five-day multidisciplinary celebration that will exclusively present newly commissioned works created by the 2008-2010 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artists Fellows, from April 6-10, 2011, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). Art X Detroit features an exciting program of dance and musical performances, literary readings, workshops, panel discussions, public art and special exhibitions. This program is free to the public. 
Wilkins currently serves as the director of the Detroit Community Design Center at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he teaches in the architecture program.
On Saturday, April 9, 2011, Wilkins will participate on a panel at noon at MOCAD as part of Art X on, “Chronicling a City in Change,” a discussion on current photography of Detroit’s urban landscape, the community’s national image and the potential for a newly framed future.
In addition to the panel, Wilkins will read from his manuscript-in-progress, A Stronger Soul in a Finer Frame: The 100-year effort to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture, on the significance of the proposed National Museum of African American History and Culture. The reading will be followed by a discussion with guest panelists, including Architecture and Urban Planning Professor Robert Fishman, Chicago architecture critic and writer Lee Bey, and Detroit Free Press architecture reporter John Gallagher. The reading and panel discussion will take place on Saturday April 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art.
For more information, visit the Art X Detroit website [http://artxdetroit.com/].

Mar 23, 2011

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