Corridor Culture: In and Around Wayne State, 1960s - 1980s
3rd floor, David Adamany Undergraduate Library
5155 Gullen Mall
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
As part of midtown Detroit's Noel Night on December 4, the David Adamany
Undergraduate Library will host an opening reception for "Cass Corridor
Culture: In and Around Wayne State, 1960s - 1980s," a permanent exhibit
presented by the Wayne State University Library System and the WSU Art
Collection, with generous support from the Community Foundation for
The reception will be hosted from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Community Room
on the third floor of the UGL, adjacent to the exhibit, during Noel
Night festivities. Refreshments will be served. The exhibit highlights
the work of artists, poets and musicians, many of whom lived and worked
in “the Corridor” during those years, attending or teaching at the
university, entertaining in the area’s music venues, protesting
politically or socially with voice, pen or paintbrush, and developing a
strong and vibrant sense of community. The exhibit provides a taste of
the creative culture that thrived around the university at that time.
During the reception there will be screenings of the films "MC5: Kick
Out the Jams," a film by Leni Sinclair and Cary Loren; and "Images from
Detroit’s Cass Corridor," by Kathryn Brackett Luchs and Shaun Bangert.
For more information about this event, call (313) 577-8852
writes: Folks, here it is - you are invited to the 'can't miss',
art opening of the year - NO
BRAND ART, featuring long time Miami, Chicago, Detroit and
Cass Corridor art luminaries: Nicholas Nagy,
Lowell Boileau (DetroitYes.com),
Stephen Goodfellow (Goodfelloweb.com),
Glenn Jones, AlvinLong, Brewster Luttrell,
and our very own Hamtramckins, (is that Hamtramckites, Hamtramckers?)
SeanBieriand Karl Wellman. Moonshine Blind Band will
be rockin' the night away and our (in)famous juke box belts out Miles
and Billy between sets. John Lopez, of Union Street, Majestic
Cafe, Atlas Global Bistro and Twingo's holds court at our bar with
Special Guest (soon to be regular bartender??), art impressario, Billy
Hunter, Co-Owner of Detroit's Mosaic Gallery. This will surely be a
gathering of 'The Tribes'. Bring ma and pa, and drag the kids
along. See old friends and meet new ones over a cider, coffee, coctail
or beer. Can't wait to see you here. Check out
WWW.SKIPPERSHAMTOWN.COM for mapquest and details.
Larry Dahlka aka
Larry Doll says,I
have a son who found me through the "tribes" site and here is a picture
of us together. His name is Myk Gerard and I'm Larry Dahlka(I grew up with Marvin Rieli) and I
used to work at open city, hung out at all the
corridor bars and had a book of my poetry I used to sell everywhere I
could around there.
Detroit Poet and writer Ron Allenpasses away Poet, writer,
Ron's contribution to Detroit's literary heritage is in-depth. He
heralded the human condition with passion and content
writes in Facebook, For Detroiters, city and Metro area, current and former, I'm thinking
about Ron Allen this morning, as I have been since I heard the news
about his health. I looked for videos of him on YouTube, but found this
one-he appears at 8:17 in the video, doing in Los Angeles what he did in
Detroit (it's amazing I can't find any real video of him doing one of
his many things here). This is his FRIED POETRY series from skid row
there, sponsored by the LA PD!--only Ron could make that happen. Once
more he's giving voice to poets and writers from across the spectrum,
and trying to l get voices INTO the cultural mix that have been ignored,
heard. Again, he appears, looking wonderful.
Ron Allen, 2009
one source, there are plans for a celebration of Ron Allan's life on
Sun. Aug.22 at the Pyramid stage in Hart Plaza, 5 - 7pm
Terri Hern says, Bill McLain passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2010. He had
suffered a stroke a couple of months ago. As a long time corridor
resident and artist, he had many friends in the community. What a very
sweet and talented person he was!
I'm sorry to hear of Woody's passing. Woody was an
dedicated patron of the arts, supporting young and established artists
through his tireless reporting. He was also a friend who I will sorely
miss. Thanks for everything, Woody.
Woody's memorial will be at Belle Isle Beach,
August 14th, 9:30am - 11:00am
For more information, go to "Woody
Miller Memorial" on Facebook
- MaryElaine Chambers wrote: I just got a call from a friend who is a relative of Dayton Spence's. She said that Spence is
on life support. He had an aneurism (sp) on his heart. She was
requesting prayers. I have no idea how he is but i am certain that all
his friends would love to know and send their love or prayers for him or
just good vibes his way. I have not had any way to confirm this but i
have no reason to suspect that this woman is lying - she has nothing to
gain from it. If i hear anything else on this I will let you know.
Remind people to connect to those people in their lives who they love.
Thank you for keeping the tribes sight going. its so important.
MaryElaine & David Chambers
I anyone has any
further information on Dayton Spence,
please post it here. I will update to this main page as information
Main Page pictures, 2010
Introduction by Cass Corridor
poet Ken Mikolowski University Art Collection - Wayne State
Memorial Gathering was at
Avenue, Detroit, Michigan
Sunday 4 April 2010 at 5 PM Mick Vranich's memorial heads over to Sherri
Hendriks' place Click for
Mick Vranich 1946-2010
Avenue, Detroit, Michigan
Sunday 4 April 2010 at 5 PM
03/29/10 - "...I
write with great sadness... Mick died peacefully at 9:00 tonight. -
03/30/10 - Dennis Pruss:
Robin that Mick Vranich passed away this evening at about 9:00,
following an operation his lungs began to
bleed and nothing could be done-he will be missed..."
James Knollsays: Heather Tupy passed away in Chicago where she had been living. Best known around the
corridor as a bartender at Third Street Saloon. She was a friend and
sister to Michael Briggs and Keith Kelly. She worked for many years at
Ford and was living in Hamtramck and working for Sierra Medical up until
about a year ago when she relocated to Chicago. She was a warm person
who loved animals and lived her life like she wanted. I will always miss
her wry sense of humor.
She died unexpectedly on Thursday Feb.11,2010 at 57 years of age, cause
of death believed to be cardiac arrest. There will be a memorial in
Chicago details as yet unknown.
There also are plans in the works to celebrate her life in Detroit at
Suzy's Bar 2942 Eveline Hamtramck 872-9016. I'll try to post details
asap or call Suzy's early in March.
Mick Vranich convalescing
after serious construction accident
Dennis Pruss says: If you would like to
donate to Mick Vranich's cause
There will be a benefit auction at the Center GalleriesOn CCS's campusMarch 6th 7-10pm
Matt Hanna will be accepting artwork atThe
Detroit Artist MarketTuesday Feb. 23 until
All work will be auctioned with a base price of $25.00
- Its an opportunity ...to give to a great man and cause.
Detroit outsider artist James Thompson
and his eccentric art bike.
Made by Ben Hernandez and Chris Turner.
2010 MotorCity Revue Includes a plethora
of Cass Corridor artists... Curated by Carl Kamulski,
former owner and curator of the long defunct Michigan Gallery,
and Steve Glazer, Professor of Fine Art and Gallery
Director at Henry Ford Community College
Poster by Gary Grimshaw
01/19/10 - Paying attention to
today's news, Nick Medvecky noted the passing of Stella
Paris, a longtime fixture of Greektown. I believe Stella was 94
when she died in an eastside nursing home.