visual art http://michiganradio.org en An arts class helped this teen discover his passion for sculpting http://michiganradio.org/post/arts-class-helped-teen-discover-his-passion-sculpting <p>Eighteen-year-old sculptor Austen Brantley makes some pretty impressive art. But don't take our word for it, check out these photos of Austen's work, at the <a href="http://michiganradiopictureproject.org/?page_id=2046">Michigan Radio Picture Project. </a></p><p>Professionals in the art world agree. "It's just amazing to see the amount of talent that he has at 18 years old. He’s right up there with some of his peers that are in their 30s and 40s," says Garnette Archer, owner of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jos-Gallery/630188056997912">Jo’s Gallery in Detroit.</a></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:21:12 +0000 Kyle Norris 18709 at http://michiganradio.org An arts class helped this teen discover his passion for sculpting Detroit artists win big http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-artists-win-big <p>Twelve fellowships have been awarded to <a href="http://kresge.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/kaf_profiles.html">Detroit area visual artists</a>. Each <a href="http://kresge.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/index.html">Kresge Artist Fellowship</a> is worth <strong>$</strong>25,000 and has a &ldquo;no strings attached&rdquo; policy.&nbsp;</p><p>Visual artist Liz Cohen was one of the winners.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;Oh I mean it&rsquo;s an honor, it&rsquo;s a great organization and a great grant and an opportunity to become closer to a lot of the other artists in the city.&rdquo;</p> Mon, 04 Jul 2011 14:32:24 +0000 Kyle Norris 3141 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit artists win big