Megan Heeres And Rosie Sharp In Conversation

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Join artist Megan Heeres and writer/artist Rosie Sharp in conversation this Sunday, April 19, 3 pm, for the closing of Heeres' current exhibit The More We Get Together. Heeres and Sharp will share their experience with the project and invite the audience to once again engage with the process of creating pieces for the growing site installation and share their own insights.

In The More We Get Together Megan Heeres has offered a unique experience for the audience, engaging each viewer in the production of the installation during the exhibition. Since the opening of the exhibit on March 21, several gallery visitors have had the opportunity to learn how to make handmade paper with the artist and make their own mark within the gallery. Gathering non-native and invasive plant matter from Detroit, Heeres has developed a fascinating palette of pulp that has grown throughout the space. A one-of-a-kind book houses all the names and experiences of the participants involved in the installation. Heeres regards you as her collaborators.

The exhibit extends through both gallery spaces. In Gallery 2 space, Megan Heeres has included works by guest collaborators Corrie Baldauf, Laura Beyer, Katie Caron, Tim Eads, Susan Goethel Campbell, Gerhardt Knodel, and Quynh Vantu.

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ABOUT MEGAN HEERES
A native Michigander, Megan Heeres returned home from the West Coast in 2007 to study at Cranbrook Academy of Art, fell in love with Detroit, and settled there. Megan has maintained an active studio art practice in the city and recently converted her garage into a papermaking studio.
Megan participates in projects locally and nationally, most recently at PARMER in New York City, and at Dlectricity 2014 for her most ambitious installation to date. She is actively involved in the greater arts community in Detroit, serving on the New Wave Board at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, as a visiting critic to area universities, and works as an art consultant for the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Megan continually presents her work in numerous forms as a panelist and speaker at conferences, symposiums, and workshops.

ABOUT ROSIE SHARP
Rosie Sharp is an activist, artist and writer, currently showing work at the Grosse Pointe Art Center, with upcoming involvement in Hamtramck's Porous Borders Festival in May. She helps to organize bimonthly Land Forum events, which support Detroiters with minimal resources in navigating the city's land acquisition process (or recent lack thereof). She writes about the arts in Detroit for Hyperallergic, Knight Arts, ZIPR Magazine, and Essay'd, and has an interview in a forthcoming issue of The Believer, with Nii Quarcoopome, Curator of African Art at the DIA, and concerns the practice of Fante Asafo flag-making, which a tradition she has been investigating as the basis for a lot of her current fiber art work.
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