Farmington Hills to host arts event

April 6, 2018 by  

The Farmington Hills Cultural Arts Division and the Farmington Area Arts Commission are teaming up to host ‘The Art of the Matter’ this month.

The discussion, featuring six art experts, is aimed largely at middle school and high school students who are interested in the arts, though everyone is welcome to attend. The free event ends with a question and answer session.

Among the panelists are musician Sean Blackman, designer and photographer Janna Coumoundouros, glass artist Albert Young, writer Dwayne Hayes, and educator Kimmi Dukes.

Blackman, who grew up in Detroit, is passionate about blues, jazz, rock, and soul, as well as ethic music from all over the world. He has fused all these genres into his own world music style.

Coumoundouros is the owner and operator of Lilacpop Studio, and has been photographing commercial projects for 17 years, in addition to designing one-of-a-kind items of clothing and jewelry.

Young is the owner and operator of the Michigan Hot Glass Workshop, the oldest independent school of glass blowing in the state.

Hayes founded STAND Magazine, as well as the Greater Farmington Film Festival, which he directs.

Dukes has been with Harrison High School for 18 years, where she teaches art.

The Art of the Matter is set for Saturday, April 14 at the Costick Center’s Wexford Hall, from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.

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