HTJ Art Show Puts Call Out for Local Artists

Jason A. Michael
By | 2017-02-02T09:00:00-04:00 February 2nd, 2017|Michigan, News|

DETROIT – Though it’s still five months away, Geno Harris, the coordinator for this year’s HTJ Fine Arts Reception, has put the call out for local artists interested in participating in the event. A location for the show has not yet been announced, but Harris, who is co-founder of the Poor Man’s Art Collective, said it will run throughout HTJ week – the last week of July – and culminate with a Thursday evening reception.
“I’m looking to reach a broad array of our community who are creatively included but, perhaps, have never had the opportunity to be involved in this type of an event,” Harris said. “There’s no age restriction. You can be a new artist, someone who has dabbled in creating art, always had an interest in it, but just didn’t what to do. I want to mix that with artists who might not identify as being lgbt but are supportive of our community.”
Harris is looking for visual artists as well as poets, singers, musicians and fashion designers. To be considered, you must submit electronic samples of your work to There is a $20 entry fee.

About the Author:

Jason A. Michael
Jason A. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University before joining Between The Lines as a contributing writer in 1999. Jason has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author having written the authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," which he released on his own JAM Books imprint.