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Community Love & Family, A Community Art Show

Updated: Jul 2, 2023

*This event has ended

33 E Adams Ave St, Detroit, MI 48226

FEBRUARY 11, 2022 - MARCH 10TH, 2022

Gallery Hours 1pm - 6pm

Meet The Artists

Cecelia Covington

"Love, community, and family are the pillars that have supported me and helped me grow and explore life so that I can develop into my authentic self".


Habacuc Samuel Bessiake

Habacuc Samuel Bessiake is an Illustrator, Muralist and interdisciplinary artist. He graduated class of 2021 from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan where he currently works. His work often surrounds narratives. His affinity for storytelling takes root in growing up with a big Ivorian family. Sharing stories, telling jokes and entertaining siblings with made-up tales. Now he expresses stories visually. His work seeks to be portals for viewers. An opportunity to look into moments, true and fictional, from compelling points of view. His method of execution is often a mix of mediums. Varying upon which mediums best express an image’s concept. The process of creation can involve ink, oil, acrylic, digital media, pastel, cut paper, and more.


Maya Jones

Community means having a space to learn, to be and to connect with people who share common experiences; and when art is one of those experiences we share, it can inspire people and influence whole communities for the greater good.


Ryan El-Yafori

Ryan El-Yafouri is an independent creative focused in illustration and design. He draws heavily on his multicultural upbringing in Metro-Detroit to voice his perspective. Skateboarding, hip-hop and cartoons are the bedrock of his design influence. Ryan has partnered with commercial clients like Moosejaw, Detroit Foundation Hotel, Renzo Cardoni, Raw Detroit and Detroit Hives. In 2019 he worked directly with Vans Shoes to produce an event and create collaborative merchandise for “Brainard Social Sightings”.


She She Fibonacci Dosier

My paintings are a combination of shapes and colors in the abstract. My interest is bringing abstract art to life .In my paint world I like to blend geometric shapes to create a sense of visual distance that everyone can identify with.

Instagram: @fibonaciart


Ricky Blanding

"My pride didn't catch me from falling, love did. When everything in my life was in jeopardy, trusting in my family and friends literally saved my life."

Instagram: @ricky.blanding.ceramics


Theresa Morarity

Original Weavings

Theresa's thoughts on the opening night of Community, Love and Family.

More than twenty people participated in with my anti-capitalist, participatory art work, "Between the Cracks" last night at the Community, Love, & Family Show opening @swordsintoplowshares_det .
This piece has existed for three years, across two art shows, three plant swaps & a few Covid care package mailings. All of the plant cuttings & babies came from plants gifted to me by family & friends.

Instagram: @moriartytheresa


Quin Gist

Quin Gist is an native Detroit contemporary artist, fashion designer, and currently a metro Detroit realtor. Her works consists of photos mainly black and white & some colorful photos to pay homage to her hometown and culture. She also has talent using resin and charcoal for drawings. She's passionate about photography, fashion, music, and life. She captures beauty, soul and love of the everyday little moments; constantly searching for her unique "Quinview".

Her distinctive personal style emanates classy and modern and expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of Detroit culture. As a child Quin had an eye for capturing the beauty of life. From a young age she has believed, “It all starts with a vision and the rest is history”. She earned a Bachelor of Fashion Design & Merchandising from Wayne State University and Master of Business Administration from University of Phoenix. She is also the recipient of various community achievement awards from Detroit non-profits and hopes to always inspire those to see the beauty in everything.

Detroit architect & landscapes, flowers, food, musical instruments, and artist tending to their craft are all brought to life with contrasting and harmonious colors and bold compositions. As the artist explains, “I am a visionary and I welcome you to join me on this visual journey!".- Quinview

Instagram: @quin__therealtor


Laurie Longtin

Laurie Longtin is a Detroit-based ceramic artist. She teaches at Paint Creek Center for the Arts and Sugar Hill Clay. She received a BFA in Ceramics from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2014 and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2019. Most recently she was a mold maker for Motawi Tileworks. She has taught at the Harvard Ceramics Program, MassArt, Brookline Arts Center, and Mudflat Studio. She was an artist in residence at Elsewhere Studios in Colorado in 2014.


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