Portraits of Detroit music legends on display at UH

February 5, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

As a community activist and artist in Detroit who focuses on neighborhood empowerment, Nicole Macdonald makes large-scale public paintings featuring city luminaries — past and present — on reclaimed materials.

The Detroit Music Legends portraits are 6 x 8 feet, the size of the windows where they will be installed in late 2018 on the Detroit Savings Bank Building, designed by Albert Kahn at 6438 Woodward Ave.

A muralist, collagist, painter and tagger, Macdonald co-founded City Sculpture — a nonprofit Detroit art park, is a board member of the Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, and has exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Casco Gallery in the Netherlands.

Her work is now on display at Michigan Medicine:

Where: Gifts of Art Gallery — University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

When: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily through March 11