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"The Gathering of The Herd" - Work-Detroit Gallery - Fri 5/20 5-8pm


"The Gathering of The Herd" Exhibition Opening

Friday, May 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

University of Michigan's School of Art & Design and Marygrove College's Visual Art Department team up to present the opening reception of The Gathering of the Herd at Work:Detroit on Friday, May 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Inspired by The Human Elephant Project in South Africa, The Gathering of the Herd showcases the artwork of students from over fifteen area k-12 schools who created four-foot tall baby elephants in collaboration with students and faculty of the two colleges. 

Addressing issues of conversation, sustainability and environmentalism, the elephants exhibited are made with recycled materials including plastic bags, fabric scraps, cardboard and more!  The baby elephants were based on the two-ton elephant sculpture, Nomkhubulwane, who traveled across North America and was elephant-in-residence at Marygrove College and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in the Cultural Center. 


Work-Detroit Gallery is located on Mack and Woodward


Work • Detroit
3663 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48201