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The CCS-Woodward Lecture Series


Ross Bleckner

Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00pm:
Bleckner is a painter who make images that are visually dramatic and subtly representative of the artist's interest in human confrontations with tragedies.  Time—and, by extension, mortality—has been a prevailing theme of Bleckner's work since he began exhibiting in the late 1970s. Much of Bleckner's work deals with the AIDS crisis and "the idea that something beautiful, like a cell, can mutate into something treacherous."  Bleckner received a Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 1971, a Master of Fine Arts from Cal Arts in 1973, and has taught at many of the nation's most prestigious universities. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum held a major retrospective of his works in 1995, and his works are held in esteemed public collections around the world.  For ten years, Bleckner served as president of the AIDS Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA), a non-profit community-based research and treatment education center.  More recently, he has been working with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Northern Uganda to help rehabilitate and raise money for ex-child soldiers. In May 2009, Bleckner was awarded the title of Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations.

The Woodward Lecture Series is made possible by a generous endowment gift from an anonymous donor.

Lectures are free, open to the public, and take place in CCS's Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium, Walter B. Ford II Building, Walter & Josephine Ford Campus, in Detroit's Midtown Cultural Center.  Seating and parking are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please call 313-664-7800 or visit

Culture Lab Detroit presents
An Evening of Conversation & Collaboration featuring David Stark
World-renowned event designer, author, and installation artist President and Creative Director, David Stark Design and Production

Thursday, April 18, 6pm
A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
College for Creative Studies
485 West Milwaukee, 11th Floor, Detroit, MI

For a list of speakers and more information, go to:

CCS Center Galleries presents:

Saturday, April 20 at 1:00 p.m.

Photo: PD Rearick

Join Rachel Reynolds, Robert Zahorsky and Corrie Baldauf as they talk about their exhibition, and release a new book documenting their collaborative project, Phases of an Image, an installation of sculptures, drawings and site-specific paintings.  Visitors to the exhibition are invited to step inside the frame, push the key, ride the swing, find the match, read the letters, sit down or stand back and simply ponder their perceptual experience.

The exhibition run through April 27
| Center Galleries | 301 Frederick Douglass | Detroit, MI  48202 |
| T: 313.664.7800 | Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 5pm |