Posts Tagged: Brightmoor Community Center


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.

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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

"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.


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




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!


Please join us for another youth art exhibition this Thursday — this time, in Brightmoor!image


You’re invited!

Brightmoor Community Center Student Art Exhibition
Thursday, December 13, 2012

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after the exhibition, we encourage everyone to head over to the Brightmoor Alliance Meeting at Leland Baptist church at 5:30pm


You're Invited!

The Brightmoor Community Center will have an exhibition of the art works of our student artists that meet twice weekly at the center.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 3pm-5pm
Brightmoor Community Center
14451 Burt Rd
Detroit, MI 48223

Light refreshments will be catered by Sweet Potato Sensations & The Lahser Avenue/ Redford Java House. We would like to cordially invite the Brightmoor Alliance membership to attend this gala affair prior to your most important annual Voters meeting to be held at Leland Baptist Church later that day.

It is our hope that with your support in the dissemination of this invitation and that members and their families will discover the magnificent offerings that our art classes have each week for the children & students of the Brightmoor Community. Thank you for this opportunity to share & invite!
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The students at Brightmoor made life sized sculptures of a Masai family this summer.

"There can be no doubt that the traditional way of life of the present day Masai is
coming to an end and it would be unwise to suggest that a pastoral existence on the slopes of Mount Meru in East Africa is an ideal to which all nations should aspire. Yet in their self-sustaining use of the environment, the Masai pastoralists embodied values which could serve as a model for a developed world heedlessly plundering natural resources at a frightening and progressive rate.”
- AFRICA: A Continent Revealed, Rene Gordon, St Martins Pr, 1993, p.186

  • First, students viewed a miniature “Masai” doll and other pictures of Masai families.
  • Then they took measurements from a large-scale painting of the doll.
  • Next, they decided the typical “Masai” pose that will best achieve effective balance and stability.

Working in groups, students worked on sections of the first figure - some worked on head, stand, body, etc… In the end, the various parts were assembled to make the final, life sized sculptures.

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Calling all young artists! Registration is open! The art and design classes for Detroit Neighborhood Arts Corps (DNAC), Detroit Neighborhood Arts Workshops (DNAW), and the Brightmoor Community Center will begin in a few weeks. There is no cost to participate.

  • DNAC (high school program) at the College for Creative Studies Taubman Center: 460 West Baltimore. July 9-26, M-Th, 10am-4pm
  • DNAW (middle school program) at the Redford Branch, Detroit Public Library: McNichols & Grand River. July 9-19, M-Th, 10am-4pm
  • Brightmoor Community Center (elementary and middle school program). July 9-August 16, M-Th, 1pm-3pm

For more information or to register: Call Larry Lunsford at (313) 664-1550.