Long time CAP student, Alijah, joined us as part of Detroit’s Summer Youth Employee Program last summer to work on the Brightmoor 360 degree mural. Check out what he has to say about this life-changing experience.
- 2 weeks ago
Students in Detroit Neighborhood Arts Corps (DNAC) created several metal butterflies to add to the growing butterfly garden around the corner from the Brightmoor Community Center (BCC) during the Fall semester.
Now they are changing their focus and preparing to do something BIG at the Detroit Public Library, Redford Branch. Stay tuned for more information!
There is still room to enroll in this class. Call Community Arts Partnerships Assistant Director of Education & Outreach, Larry Lunsford, at 313-664-1550 for more information.
Michigan Chronicle - DTE Energy Foundation Announces Winners of Its Summer Jobs Program Video Contest
Aug. 16, 2013 DTE Energy Foundation Announces Winners of Its…
"Detroiters Richard McCall, 17, and Elijah Ramey, 16, won first- and second-place awards respectively. Both of the short videos captured the gratifying experience of helping to paint a mural in the middle of Detroit’s Brightmoor community. McCall and Ramey were employed by the College for Creative Studies over the summer as part of the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program."
In addition to creating award-winning short videos, our students transformed the building you see in the background from a burnt-out abandoned eye-sore into a 360degree mural they designed themselves. You can see it for yourself at the corner of Lyndon & Burt in Detroit’s Brightmoor Neighborhood.
- 6 months ago
You’re invited to the Dedication of AAA Pocket Park! (Corner of Burt Road and Lyndon)
Sunday, August 4, 2013 4:00 - 7:00PM
Free - Refreshments will be served
We will be dedicating our new park AAA Pocket Park and the two new park statues “Mood Swing” by Tim Nichols and “Obelisk” by Chazz Miller.
In addition to the dedication of the park and two incredible art pieces there will be a youth performance concert featuring D.A.N.C.E (an award winning children’s/youth dance company and mentoring program), Detroit Youth Choir (a local citywide youth, drama and performance choir) and Kameron Johnson and Jazz Quintet (This young man has already achieved fame by performing with some of the greatest jazz artists in the world).
This is another special day for the residents of Brightmoor and the Brightmoor Community Center. Please RSVP your attendance as we will have reserve seating for our invited guests. AAA Pocket Park is a private park owned and managed by the Brightmoor Community
Center. The park is designed to provide both a place of serenity for residents and a small gathering venue for special community events.
Join us as we launch our “New Beginnings” at the Brightmoor Community Center. To RSVP or for more information please call 313-531-0305. Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to your presence and our New Beginning.
Free Community Concert Hosted by Jamii Tata, The Detroit Youth Choir, D.A.N.C.E, Kameron Johnson and Jazz Quartet
- 7 months ago
This summer, we employed 11 students through Detroit’s Summer Youth Employment program to work with CAP Faculty member, Joye Ofei, in Brightmoor. As you can see, they’ve cleaned up the area and gotten a great start on the mural portion of their project.
Stay tuned for more updates and pictures of their progress!
Join us this Thursday, June 20th from 4-6pm for our final major youth art exhibition of the season.