Friday, September 22, 2006

Tomorrow night is the opening of Shelter at the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit - a critical and creative exploration in a variety of media form artists from all over North America and Europe.

opening reception 7pm-10pm, Saturday, Sept. 23
exhibition runs: Sept. 23 - Nov. 5, 2006
CAID: 5141 Rosa Parks Blvd., Detroit MI

"The intent of this exhibit is to gather people working in a variety of media and disciplines to explore aspects of shelter, with the realization that truly creative solutions often come from unlikely sources and the synergistic effect of creative minds sharing different perspectives.

In the face of current natural disasters we have witnessed a deficiency in conventional approaches to providing shelter in emergency situations. There are also chronic shelter needs ranging from the experience of homelessness in our urban centers to inadequate shelter for the impoverished worldwide.

We understand that shelter is a basic human physical need. The complicated social, political, economic, emotional, aesthetic and spiritual aspects of providing it are what we need to explore."

-Hugh Timlin, juror

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