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Leah Carroll’s “Drawn to Detroit” exhibit will open this Friday, Nov. 8, at the Blossoming Artists Gallery. The gallery is located in the rear of high-end floral experts Blossoms midtown store, aptly titled Blossoms Midtown, is described by the store as an art exhibition space dedicated to bringing original, high-quality, affordable artwork to the community. With the new show, Carroll takes a close look at the city of Detroit and its rich architecture.
“Some are abandoned, others revitalized but all sacred,” Carroll said. “As a resident of Detroit, I have only scratched the surface of the ever-changing city with this series of work. The pencil to pen drawings focuses on the intricacies of each structure. They pay homage to the architectural beauties in the heart of the city. The renaissance of Detroit is captivating and endearing.”
Drawn to Detroit started out as a class assignment when Carroll was in graduate school at Wayne State University.
“[As] you can see, [it] became much more than an assignment,” Carroll said. “The process of creating the freehand drawings became a therapy in between the grind of work and school.
“Drawn to Detroit is a way to explore the city and give reverence to the landmarks, hot spots, classics, and iconic-must-visit places,” Carroll continued. “Each drawing is created in real time viewing the building and or by a photo taken of the structure in its current state. Drawn to Detroit plays off the idea of artwork and how many are drawn from near and far to visit the comeback city and its renaissance”
Leah Carroll’s Drawn to Detroit opens this Friday at the Blossoming Arts Gallery inside of Blossoms Midtown, located at 4152 Third St.. The opening, which is free, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit blossomingartists.net.