Marygrove Award-Winning Artist Showcases at Northville Art House

20160805_204119We’d like to extend our most sincere congratulations to award-winning artist and Marygrove College alumnae, Veronique Eason. Her work was recently selected by the Northville Art House and will be featured in their gallery for the next two months!

The Northville Art House Gallery is located at 215 W. Cady Street in Northville, Michigan.

Veronique is the recipient of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit award and the Northville Art House Award for her student show. She has also earned a Talent Scholarship for the 2016-17 school year.

Celebrating the Feast of the Assumption of Mary: August 15

image004On Monday, August 15, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.  We would like to invite you to a prayer service and potluck in the Keenan Courtyard near the statue of Our Foundation.

Prayer Service will begin at 11:45 a.m. and the potluck will immediately follow.


47th Annual Festival of Dance Concludes with Showcase Performance

The 47th Annual Festival of Dance concluded with a showcase performance on Saturday, August 6. This performance included a lecture and demonstration of ballet, modern dance, yoga, and jazz. Students also performed four pieces of choreography that they learned during the week.

Please enjoy a video of the dress rehearsal, which includes choreography by Christopher Huggins, Jonathon Cash and Zandria Lucas.


ConteXture Dance Detroit Showcases Talent on Local Tour

contextureConteXture dance Detroit, the company founded and directed by Marygrove Assistant Professor Tracy Halloran Pearson, will be showcased at a number of events in the month of August.

The company, which is comprised of Marygrove dance majors, alumni,  and artists in the community, will perform at the following venues:

– August 12 @ 5:30 p.m. PBS Television, MetroArts Detroit
– August 12 @ 7:30 p.m. Collections of Creativity – Marygrove College Theatre
– August 20 @ 7:30 p.m.  NewDance Fest – Eisenhower Theatre, Rochester Hills
– August 25 @ 7:30 p.m.  Detroit Dance City Festival – YMCA Boll Theatre

We hope you can find time to support ConteXture dance Detroit, Marygrove Dancers, Marygrove Faculty and the Arts.



47th Annual Festival of Dance Showcase

IMDOn Saturday, August 6 at 2:30 p.m., The Institute of Music & Dance will present the 47th Annual Festival of Dance Showcase.

This performance, which takes place in the Marygrove College Theatre, highlights the technique and artistry acquired in the Institute’s week-long dance intensive. International and local guest artists will showcase dance combinations and choreography. Admission is free.


Marygrove College’s 2017 Contemporary American Author Lecture Series To Feature Mat Johnson April 7

450px-Mat_johnson_2011Marygrove College announces award-winning author and graphic novelist Mat Johnson as the featured guest at its 2017 Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series (CAALS) on Friday, April 7.  Since 1989, Marygrove has brought nationally-known authors to its campus for a public lecture and seminar. The 8 p.m. Lillian and Don Bauder Lecture and book signing are free of charge and open to the public.

In addition to the public reading, Mr. Johnson will teach a class for high school students on April 7 at 10 a.m. “Marygrove is thrilled to host this extraordinary opportunity to engage with the best African American authors of our time,” said Dr. Darcy L. Brandel, chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages. “To watch students get hooked as readers and pass their excitement onto those around them is remarkable and a big part of what makes this event so distinctive.”

Johnson is the author of “The Great Negro Plot,” a work of nonfiction, and four novels including “Drop,” which was listed among the Best Novels of the Year by Progressive Magazine and included in Barnes & Noble’s Great New Writers selection. In addition to winning the Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright Legacy Award for Novel of the Year for “Hunting in Harlem,” Johnson has also authored four graphic novels including the five-issue limited series “Hellblazer Special: Papa Midnite.”

Support for the 2016 CAALS event, which featured nationally-acclaimed poet and playwright Claudia Rankine, was provided in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. For information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 event, contact Susan Smith, 313-927-1594 or For more information or to schedule an interview with Mat Johnson, contact Renée Ahee, 313-927-1438 or You may also visit:

Photo Credit: Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0.

Detroit Organizations Join National Night Out for Safety and Liberation

nightoutLocal Detroit organizations invite the community to gather with them at the Detroit Public Library on August 2 for an event called “A Night Out for Safety and Liberation.”

WHO: Detroit Community Organizations
WHAT: Night Out for Safety and Liberation
WHEN: Tuesday, August 2 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Detroit Public Library – Main Branch, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit

At this event, we will re-imagine and redefine qualities of safety: This includes moving away from mass criminalization (with less police and surveillance) and providing access to affordable healthcare, clean water, healthy food, and quality education for all.

Light refreshments and childcare services will be available.