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.
For this art parade we restored an old playground with a water theme to help everyone cool off: fish-shaped wind socks, sprinklers, and an ocean scene street mural. The event ended with performances by Flint-based spoken word poets.
Spring Grove Nights is a public art series featuring free performances and temporary installations on two 70-foot tall concrete silos at Spring Grove, a restored wetlands and open space near downtown Flint. For the first Spring Silo event, Chris Jordan unveiled his installation Silo Swing. The evening ended with great views of the City of Flint’s July 4 fireworks.
The first Art Parade, organized in partnership with the Neighborhood Restoration Coalition, started at the corner of Saginaw St and Bishop Ave (Alabama Fish & Chicken). Kappa Leadership League and Gamma Delta Kudos kicked off the event with Flint’s finest stepping.
On Friday, June 14, Flint Public Art Project (FPAP) and the Flint Chapter of the American Institute of Architects opened an exhibit of the Flat Lot Competition to design and build a temporary structure reimagining the central surface parking lot in downtown Flint.
Free City brought together artists and innovators to a highly visible symbol of the Flint’s ongoing transformation, reconnecting residents to the site and building awareness of its potential as an open space.
Flint Public Art Project and the Flint Chapter of the American Institute of Architects announce that Two Islands, a team of architects and designers based in London, won the $25,000 grand prize in the inaugural Flat Lot competition to design and build a temporary summer pavilion on Flint’s central downtown parking lot.
Is there such a thing as bad art? Do we know it when we see it? Are there some standards that everyone agrees on (or should agree on) or do we all make subjective decisions about things we like and don’t like and call those good and bad? For February Art Walk, Flint Public Art […]
A presentation of films in which unusual visions of the built and imagined environment play a starring role. Cities shape their inhabitants, and are shaped in return, through continuous waves of turmoil, struggle and contradiction.
Join stars of the Flint performance art scene to sing popular hits with your image broadcast in 3-D inside the space and onto the exterior facade. Internationally renowned visiting New York artist G.H. Hovagimyan hacks Kinnect boxes and rigs them with two cameras to launch karaoke performers into the stratosphere.
The American Institute of Architects-Flint and Flint Public Art Project announce the first annual Flat Lot Competition, a program to design and build a temporary summer pavilion in the central parking lot in downtown Flint.
The Congress for Urban Transformation brought residents together with artists, architects, and urban planners to reimagine Flint and work on small–scale projects to rebuild the city.
During the October Art Walk, Jerome Chou organized a discussion in the Spacebuster and after, Annie Hall of the Detroit Underground label spun inside the bubble, while Kero produced a spectacular projection mapping installation on the surface of the Genesee Towers.
Guests brought food to share for a potluck with local urban farmers and the screening of a documentary about a new generation of young farmers in America.
Andrew Perkins and Matthieu Bain organized a think tank with 25 members of the Carriage Town neighborhood to discuss possible adaptive reuse programs for the former Spencer’s Mortuary.