Emerging Artists Touring Exhibit

Yo Soy…Je Suis…I Am…The World

Sixty-three works of art created by 45 Michigan artists are travelling the state.  Each year, VSA Michigan releases a Call for Entries for the Emerging Artists Touring Exhibit inviting children, youth and adults with disabilities to submit their art for the tour.  The 2016-2017 touring exhibit, entitled I Am…The World is traveling to galleries, libraries, conferences, festivals and other public places throughout Michigan from July 2016 through May 2017.

A committee of individuals from the field adjudicates the exhibit entries.  Artwork from across the state was submitted, and it was the task of the jurors to select the art to be represented in the exhibit.  Work chosen for inclusion in the exhibit is based on quality and an interest on the part of VSA Michigan to showcase a variety of media and artistic techniques.  I Am…The World was juried by Shirley Woodson Reed, retired director of Fine Arts for the Detroit Public Schools, Marian Stephens and Jim Jennings, members of the Michigan Chapter of the National Council of Artists, and Ralph Valdez, director of the Dearborn Community Arts Council and Padzieski Art Gallery; four individuals who have spent their careers contributing to the advancement of the arts and arts education in Michigan.

The following individuals have been selected to participate in I Am…The World:

Chase Arthur – Rochester Hills

Malik Avery – Flint

Joshua Beal – Auburn Hills

Sebastian Bejan – Rochester Hills

Anis Ben Aoun – Rochester Hills

Antonio Brooks – Auburn Hills

Dylan Brown – Rochester Hills

Evan Bruce – Rochester Hills

Joshua Burrell – Auburn Hills

Ayden Chartrand – Rochester Hills

Skylar Clouse - Ypsilanti

Augustiana Connolly – Vandila

Joshua Cooper – Rochester Hills

Laurlee Cross – Lansing

Robert DeLong – Mt. Pleasant

Jerred Finlay – Rochester Hills

Georgetta Gatlin – Rochester Hills

Gila Yael Gelfond – Beverly Hills

Samuel Grant - Davison

Darinara Heyd – Rochester Hills

Adja Holt – Rochester Hills

Jason Haley - Flushing

Adam Johnson - Flushing

Luke Kern – Bloomfield Hills

Sheila Krucell – Rochester Hills

Abigail Lafayette – Troy

Mike Lauret – Mt. Pleasant

Hanah Lugo Leal – Rochester Hills

Eric Lindell - Troy

Chris Malasky – Troy

Hank Martin – Rochester Hills

Jeremy Nelson - Troy

Megan O’Dell - Waterford

Barb Parshall – Mt. Pleasant

Jack Pastori - Troy

Alex Powell – Clio

R’Naijah Rucker – Rochester Hills

Renard Small – Lake Angelus

Matthew Sumner – Auburn Hills

Danielle Thomas – Wyandotte

Wilda Todd – Auburn Hills

Romello Turner – Pontiac

Carrie Wheeler – Plymouth

Nicole Williams – Detroit

Nick Youkhanna – Rochester Hills

The 2015-2016 emerging artists..

The 2013-2014 emerging artists.