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Jeremy Schmall

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    As this is my final post as the Detroit Knight Arts writer, I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who took the time to read my articles. Writing often feels like a solitary venture, as so much of the actual writing — by necessity — is done alone....
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    Just in case you missed my previous post, the Network of Ensemble Theaters is hosting MicroFest USA: Detroit, which starts tonight and runs through the weekend. The schedule offers a variety of multi-disciplinary performances happening in numerous locations and at all hours, which means there’s something for everyone to enjoy...
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    On a recent bike ride through the city I was floored to happen upon MBAD’s African Bead Museum, and the complex art installation called “Iron Teaching Rocks How to Rust” that sprawls throughout the adjacent field. Built by 2011 Kresge Fellow Olayami Dabls, it is easily one of the finest...
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    Last night I had the pleasure of being a part of Open Hack Night at OmniCorpDetroit. Taking place the first and third Thursdays of each month, Open Hack Night invites all who are curious and interested to have a look at the inner workings of a space devoted to the...
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    The Detroit Institute of Art (a Knight Arts grantee) recently hosted The Nana Projects’s "Alonzo’s Lullaby" as part of the museum’s Family Sunday programming. It was a very unique shadow puppet performance, as well as a technical feat, performed by three puppeteers (aka lanterneers) using three overhead projectors and cutouts...
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    On Wednesday, July 25, Heavy Feather Review brought a literary reading featuring both poets and novelists to Leopold’s Books. The standing room-only event, called “Big Smoke,” featured nine area readers, including Heather Abner, Matt Bell, Russell Brakefield, Francine J Harris, Sean Kilpatrick, Tom McCartan, Robert James Russell, Jeremy Schmall (the...
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    Last Saturday, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (a Knight Arts grantee) hosted a performance by their first-ever Artist-in-Residence, The Hinterlands Ensemble. The performance (a brief excerpt is available for viewing here) was a culmination of the group’s six week summer residency at MOCAD, which involved a variety of workshops...