Local Artists to Create “The Neighborhood Project” at Detroit Institute of Arts

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DETROIT, MI.- Artists Mitch Cope and Gina Reichert will create “The Neighborhood Project” in the Walter Gibbs Gallery in the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) beginning Friday, Dec. 18. The artists will illustrate how art can transform neighborhoods, both visually and socially, by looking at how public space and aesthetics can be integrated. The installation will be up through March 28. The Project stems from the work Cope and Reichert have undertaken in their Detroit community. Beginning with their PowerHouse Project, they have put into practice ideas about the aesthetics of everyday life and the integration of art and design into the rethinking and rebuilding of neighborhoods.