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Art X Detroit: Why art matters

April 11, 2011

Art X Detroit demonstrates why the arts are so powerful in this time and place; makes connections across the past, the present and the future; and views our community through a lens that substitutes for a tired and incomplete view of a city in decline a fresh, unexpected view of…

Kresge sponsors Art X Detroit: A new Detroit arts experience in Midtown, April 6-10, 2011

February 10, 2011

The event, located in the city’s cultural district, will showcase new works of Kresge’s Eminent Artists and Fellowship winners. TROY, Mich. – The Kresge Foundation will sponsor Art X Detroit, a free, five-day series of exhibitions, presentations, readings, discussions, concerts and dance performances for the Detroit community. Art X will…

Poet and playwright Bill Harris is named 2011 Kresge Eminent Artist

January 27, 2011

Detroit’s distinguished author, literary critic, and college educator receives $50,000 prize from The Kresge Foundation. TROY, Mich. – Renowned literary artist and educator Bill Harris – whose poetry, prose, and playwriting have won him acclaim from Detroit to New York City – has been named the 2011 Kresge Eminent Artist…

‘Looking back, turning inward and moving forward’ in South Africa

November 11, 2010

Thank you, Shelagh, for your very kind introduction. Let me add my welcome to the annual Leadership Retreat of the Kresge Special Initiative in South Africa. And let me add my thank you to all of you for taking such a significant amount of time out of your unimaginably busy…

Rapson describes key role of mass transit in area revitalization efforts

August 4, 2010

An official announcement of federal support for the M-1 Rail project offers an opportunity to detail the importance of light rail in stimulating development in the heart of Detroit and introducing residents to a new level of mobility. Thank you, Secretary Raymond LaHood and Administrator Peter Rogoff, for coming to…

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