Famous instigator, cultural icon, and wild menace — fire has been re-figuring the landscape around us for hundreds of thousands of years. Flames are a symbol of energy, passion, and fearlessness; a merciless but seductive force, spurring growth in a wake of ash. This exhibition seeks to spark a conversation about the reality and romance of fire in the city of Flint.
Join us for this summer’s third monthly Neighborhood Art Parade in cooperation with the Light Up the City – Porch Light Initiative as we venture to the frontier of Flint’s East Side.
Artist Gregory Hatch, an Ohio native, invites the public to join in the making of a work on the grounds of Spencer’s Art House that explores his connection to the city through the greenhouse of his Flint-native husband’s family.
On June 19th, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War was over and the enslaved were now free. For this month’s Neighborhood Art Parade, in partnership with the Light Up the City – Porch Light Initiative, Flint Public Art Project joined the Juneteenth Committee in a celebration of freedom from slavery.
Join us in Carriage Town on Friday, May 30th at 9 pm, for a one-night video installation on the entire façade of the historic Spencer’s Art House in Flint, MI, curated by Dustin M. Price and Candice Stewart.
Young heroes of the neighborhood painted the streets yellow and gold, leading the parade in masks and capes. A few hundred residents and community members joined Ben Schlatter’s steel drums, the Nightfire Drumline, and the kids of Flint River Houses for the Light Up the City – Neighborhood Art Parade.
As a part of its mission to activate disused structures, connect people and places, inspire residents to imagine new uses, and amplify the emerging identity of the city, Flint Public Art Project is currently seeking candidates to be our Director of Programs and Program Coordinator.
Flint Public Art Project announces an open call for an Architect-in-Residence at the Spencer’s Art House & Residency in Flint, Michigan as part of its program to activate disused structures, connect people and places, inspire residents to imagine new uses, and amplify the emerging identity of the city.
Flint Public Art Project is accepting applications for the spring for the Stone Street Residency program, which subsidizes inexpensive living for local artists in downtown Flint, urban intervention projects in the city, and low-cost live/work space for visiting artists. Download the application materials to propose projects and request artist’s housing by Mar. 15.
Join Unusual Operation Operation for its February show STRING, highlighting the everyday use of the material. Yarn, twine, rope, extension cords and other types of string will be used to fashion a collaborative installation by Stewart//Montague with Lindsay Decker and Cameron Winn, who will also be doing an interactive piece.
A space for experimentation. All types of creators, whether they are artists, musicians, performers, or writers, have special things about the way they work that don’t get showcased because there’s no space for it.
Flint Public Art Project/ Amplifier installed Joe Reinsel’s Snow video projection piece for the Revolve Detroit tree-lighting event on Nov. 26th at Hunter’s Supper Club on Livernois Avenue.
On September 27 and 28th we installed projection-art works by Benjamin Gaydos, Christina Long and Silvia Vasilescu, Joseph Reinsel, and Kawandeep Virdee, as a part of a commission for Fall In Art & Sol in Saginaw, the Great Lakes Bay Region’s new solar powered art festival, and our second installation for ArtPrize, the city-wide public art festival in Grand Rapids.
During the September Art Parade, FPAP unveiled a giant 3-D mural by Flint artists Ariel Sammone and Jay Rowland (JBird), performances by Nightfire Drumline, a free community picnic, and spoken-word poetry performances from teens from Raise It Up.
Flint Public Art Project/ Amplifier organized a design workshop, lit up the courtyard of Hunter’s Supper Club, and projected video works by Ben Gaydos, and Christina Long and Silvia Vasilescu for the Pop Up Pop Down project on Detroit’s Avenue of Fashion.
Visiting architect Alex Gilliam and carpentry students at Flint/Genesee Job Corps built an obstacle course, seating, stages, and other structures to create a community space at an abandoned, former dairy.
For his piece Tikibiing Booskikamigaag (Ojibwe for “Spring Grove”), artist Dylan Miner produced video and sound installations at the twin silos, and created an artist publication on indigenous histories and medicinal plants at the site
We turned the building and grounds of Bunche into a pop-up community center. Bunche is a site that we and many other groups believe could be taken over by Flint residents and transformed into a vibrant and exciting community space.
Join us for Spencer’s Art House’ very first public event, featuring performances at our outdoor amphitheater and stage set, brick oven-fired pizzas, BBQ, tours of the building, and installations by a number of our artistic friends.
The winning design, titled Mark’s House, tells the story of an imagined Flint resident, Mark Hamilton, whose family loses its home to foreclosure. Through the sleight-of-hand of a narrow column clad in reflective material, the supportive structure disappears, making the house appear to hover aboveground. As a project that combines a critical story about Flint’s neighborhoods with a trompe l’oeil gesture that speaks of sublimation and rising above, the jury chose a project that it believes will resonate with residents throughout the city and visitors, bringing a magical experience for the entire area and symbolizing the emergence of a new city for well-wishers around the world.