Swords into Plowshares inaugurates a new exhibition curated by Sabra Morman: “Community, Love, and Family” | News

DETROIT, February 18, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery will open a new exhibit of artwork by 10 local artists titled “Community, Love, and Family” on February 11th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. at their downtown gallery (33 East Adams Avenue). The show, organized by sabra mormanwill present new works by Ricky Blanding, Cecelia CovingtonHabacuc, Samuel Bessiake, maya jonesRyan El Yafori, Laurie LonginQuin Gist, She She Fibonacci Dosier, Therese Morarityand sabra morman. It will feature both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works and will unfold through March 11.

The exhibition includes works by local artists who all seek to address the core values ​​that bring so many together: community, love and family. Conservative sabra morman reflected on the show,”Detroit has a unique mosaic of people and each of these artists in the show has a unique talent and contributes to the city community in different ways…they are here and show up in the city with their unique artistic gifts. They all bring positivity, enthusiasm and inspiration to everything.”

Swords into Plowshares Gallery builds on the success of its recent Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club exhibition “Beyond the Pandemic” with another exhibition featuring new work by emerging artists Detroit artists. “Community, Love and Family” was born after the curator sabra morman sought to bring her own work to the gallery and, when given the opportunity, broadened her vision to include members of her artistic community in a larger group exhibition.

Reflecting on his decision to participate in the show, the exhibiting artist Cecelia Covington said, “Love, community and family are the pillars that have supported me and helped me grow and explore life so that I can develop my creative self.” maya jonesanother exhibiting artist added: “Community means having a space to learn, be and connect with people who share common experiences; and when art is one of those experiences we share, it can inspire people. people and influence entire communities for the greater good.”

Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery is a community space located on East Adams in downtown Detroit. In operation since 1985, the gallery hosts art exhibitions, musical performances, public education events and meetings, as they work to build a world where peace is possible. “Community, Love and Family” is their third show since reopening after a hiatus during the first year of the pandemic.

“We are excited to continue to welcome new voices, and more Detroit voice to our gallery,” said Ian Matchette, the director of Swords into Plowshares. “We were thrilled when Sabra decided to include a broader group of community members, and we’re excited to bring another multidisciplinary show to our space.”

Ricky Blanding expressed his connection to the theme as he looked forward to the show, “My pride didn’t stop me from falling, love did. When everything in my life was in danger, trusting my family and friends literally saved my life.” sabra morman also has higher aspirations for the exhibition, “I hope this art exhibition inspires more collaborative and inclusive opportunities and I hope it inspires more artists to embrace their art form and see bigger.”

In order to keep the event as safe as possible, all attendees are asked to book tickets in advance and wear a mask at all times during the show. The exhibition will remain on view at Swords into Plowshare Peace Center and Gallery during their regular opening hours: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

To book tickets, go to Swords in Plowshares Eventbrite Page or the “Community, Love, Family” facebook event page.

For more information, please contact:

Ian MatchetteDirector: Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery



Learn more:

Plowshare swords: https://www.swordsintoplowsharesdetroit.org/

Media Contact

Ian MatchetteSwords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery, 1 6169163183, hello@artbysabra.com

sabra mormanIridescence Art By Sabra, 313-942-5954, hello@artbysabra.com

SOURCE Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery

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