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Michael Dykehouse on the lead paint portrait of Rick Snyder that made him famous, and why it is that he thinks no one wants it in their home

I know this might be old news to some of you, as this story went international last week, but, as I was out of town, I didn’t have an opportunity to speak with local artist Michael Dykehouse until last night. Following is our conversation about his now famous lead paint portrait of Michigan Governor Rick […]

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The Six Pack Portrait Project makes the cover of The Ann magazine

I was just informed that yours truly, along with Brandon “MC Kadence” Mitchell and Ypsilanti photographer Chris Stranad will be gracing the cover of the next issue of The Ann magazine, which, if I understand correctly, is to be largely about the increasingly complex, interconnected and supportive art scene evolving here in Ypsilanti. The very […]

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My big birthday revelation

[A big thank you to my friends Scott and Sarah who commissioned this drawing of me for my birthday, even if it did allow me to slip out of my blogging responsibilities on the national day of protest against government surveillance.]

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Gramholm, ushering in Michigan’s economic rebirth

An oil painting of Michigan’s former Governor, Jennifer Granholm, was made public at the Capital rotunda in Lansing today. Granholm, who was present for the unveiling, said, among other things, that the apple blossoms in the painting symbolize Michigan’s economic rebirth, which had begun under her adminstration. When I read that, I laughed out loud. […]

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An update on The Ypsi Project

Remember how, a year or so ago, I told you about a young photographer here in Ypsi and her ambitious plan to take a portrait of a different person in the City every day for a year? Well, Erica Hampton’s Ypsi Project has taken a few big twists and turns since then, but it seems […]

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