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Motor City Art Machine invades Start Gallery: DASH

Motor City Art Machine and Start Gallery present: DASH
Opening reception October 12 6-10pm, Exhibit runs through November 2
Gallery hours Noon-4pm M-F, Sat 2-6 or by appointment
Start Gallery: 206 E. Grand River @ Broadway, Downtown Detroit

Founded in January of 2013 by Christopher Ponder and a handful of eager, upcoming artists,
MCAM now consists of over 100 artists in 4 major cities*. With a goal of entertaining and inspiring,
MCAM unleashes a vast LIVE creation environment where the public is encourage to grab a paint
brush, spray paint can, squegee etc. and participate .

“Everyone loves art, but many hesitate to join in the creation of it. You don’t have to be great at it,
just do it” says Ponder, MCAM Director.

MCAM has been creating art at over thirty events in the last three months alone, including St. Jeromes
Laneway Festival, MoPop Music Festival, & Forever festivals. Artists work on-site with mediums including:
paint, silk screen, aerosol, stencil, illustration, video and photography.

“With Detroit being spoiled by so many unique, eclectic new music festivals, we have really
been able to impact alot of people and hopefully expose them to new art experiences.” says Jason
Reed, MCAM organizer and owner of Start Gallery.

Start Gallery will be hosting the first ever MCAM gallery exhibit featuring artwork by 20 MCAM artists
including Stephen Kruse, Brian Gagnon, Daniel Hacker, Thomas McCabe and Jonathan Sandberg.
“This exhbit is the culmination of a summers worth of work and creation by a very talented
group of artists. I can’t wait to see it all up in the gallery” says Reed.

While a flurry of excitment, creation and future bookings come to fruition daily, Ponder and Reed
agreed on an overall goal long ago - “We want share, teach and stimulate art in as many people as possible,
including support of sustainable art programming in schools”

*cities include Detroit, Austin, Denver, Chicago, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, East Lansing and Ann Arbor.