Community Outreach & Engagement

Hero Center Galleries

Center Galleries, CCS’s main exhibition venue located inside the Manoogian Visual Resource Center, is a dynamic forum for the contemporary visual, literary and performance arts, and an integral component of the College. Our flagship gallery presents innovative, high-quality exhibitions of local, national and international contemporary art and design, and a range of public programs.

Exhibitions

abstract painting with brown, blue, yellow, red and pink lines and dotsJonathan Barnett, Untitled, 2018

Mirror, Mirror
Runs through Saturday, March 30

Mirror, Mirror is an exhibition of artwork by artists from Friendship circle Soul Studio, a studio space and gallery that supports the creative production of artists with special needs. This exhibition will feature a variety of large scale artworks from animated sculptural tapestries to elaborate beaded curtains, to vibrant monumental abstract expressionist paintings. Each of the artworks has been produced over the last two years by Soul Studio artists representing their distinctive style.

Photo Bomb!

Alumni & Faculty Hall

A continuous communal collage and interactive photography exhibition that runs through April 30, 2019.


Related Lectures

Valerie Jenkins: “What Now: Pedagogy, Art Practice, Purpose”

Thursday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m.

In her new role as Chair of Fine Arts at CCS, Valerie Jenkins will reflect on the intersections between studio practice and pedagogy as sites of inquiry, exploration, conflict, and production. Valerie Jenkins’ work engages painting, drawing, photography and site-specific installation and has been exhibited nationally.  Jenkins’ teaching career spans 25 years and includes faculty positions at Macalester College, the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, the College of Visual Arts and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.  

Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium
Walter B. Ford II Building
CCS Ford Campus

"The Scribbling Stage: Disability as Ability at the Soul Studio" A Talk with Anthony Marcellini, Soul Studio Programs & Exhibitions Manager

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. 

A lecture on how developmental/intellectual disabilities are understood as innate abilities in disability art studio education. Anthony Marcellini is the Exhibitions and Programs Manager of the Friendship Circle Soul Studio in West Bloomfield, Michigan, an open studio art program for adults with special needs that responds to each participant’s unique physical and cognitive conditions.  As a curator, educator and artist, Marcellini has produced exhibitions, lectures, public cultural events, and projects, with a focus on social engagement and public art.

Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium
Walter B. Ford II Building
CCS Ford Campus

A Gallery Talk with the Artists of “Mirror, Mirror

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.

Join us in welcoming a selection of the exhibiting artists from “Mirror, Mirror” as they talk about their work and ideas.

Center Galleries
Manoogian Visual Resource Center
College for Creative Studies
301 Frederick Douglass
Detroit, MI  48202

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Contact

Center Galleries
Manoogian Visual Resource Center
College for Creative Studies
301 Frederick Douglass
Detroit, MI  48202

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
Free parking available in the CCS parking structure located on Brush Street between Frederick Douglass and Ferry.

Michelle Perron
Director

Jonathan Rajewski
Exhibitions Manager