portraits http://michiganradio.org en Spring is here, time to grow a face gourd? http://michiganradio.org/post/spring-here-time-grow-face-gourd <p>If you&#39;re anything like the folks here at Michigan Radio, the recent (and ongoing) spate of <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/blame-or-thank-jet-stream-michigans-unusually-warm-weather">unseasonably warm weather</a> through much of the state has probably inspired you to <strike>run from the radio station screaming and throwing off layers</strike> spend more time outdoors.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 19:17:54 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 6697 at http://michiganradio.org Spring is here, time to grow a face gourd? Painting Detroit’s vacancy http://michiganradio.org/post/painting-detroit%E2%80%99s-vacancy <p>Detroit’s empty buildings are the focus of an art exhibit at the Northville Art House.</p><p>Erik Olson is a painter and teaches at the College for Creative Studies. His <a href="http://www.erikedwinolson.com/index.php">portraits</a> include an old, brick home in the middle of a field, caving in on itself. And an empty house warmed by the morning sun.</p><p>Olson says his message is that these empty buildings are here, and will probably remain for awhile. &nbsp;He also thinks Americans could take a cue from Europeans.</p> Sat, 15 Jan 2011 21:12:42 +0000 Kyle Norris 900 at http://michiganradio.org Painting Detroit’s vacancy