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Virtual Artist Salon: Carl George and Anetria Cole

April 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

orange and teal graphic promoting Kresge's Virtual Artist Salon Series with Carl George and Anetria Cole

We invite you to join us in this virtual gathering space for discovery, dialogue and the exchange of ideas.

This unique series focuses on the 2022 Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Awardees, featuring artists Carl George and Anetria Cole. A presentation about their practices will be followed by a Q&A based conversation moderated by WDET’s Chris Campbell.

This program is a collaboration between Kresge Arts in Detroit and WDET and is part of Kresge Arts in Detroit’s mission to advance and showcase the work of Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Awardees, provide space for growth and discovery, and further the connection between Kresge artists and the wider arts community.

[accessibility note: ASL interpretation will be provided during this event]

Carl George is an artist and activist working in experimental film, painting, and collage. His short experimental films have been shown in festivals internationally and are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim Museum, and the New York Public Library. George’s short film, “The Lost 40 Days” (1986), has been digitized with the assistance of the National Film Preservation Foundation and is now in the permanent collections of the National Film Archive at the Library of Congress and Anthology Film Archives in New York.

Anetria Cole is a playwright born in Pontiac. While attending Oakland University, the writings of great American playwrights Lorraine Hansberry (“A Raisin in the Sun”) and August Wilson (“Fences”) deepened her passion for writing, at which point she vowed to continue to tell stories of the African American Diaspora by means of theater. Cole has won multiple playwriting awards, including the WDIV Channel 4 Film Challenge Detroit People’s Choice Award in 2017 for her screenplay, “Street Numbers,” based on the African American numbers racket in Black Bottom Detroit.


April 27, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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