Canvas Pontiac - Sponsored by the DIA and Main Street Pontiac

The ultimate social distancing Art Experience

Canvas Pontiac - Sponsored by the DIA and Main Street Pontiac

Pontiac, Michigan 48342, United States

Created By: Canvas Pontiac

Tour Information Canvas Pontiac and the Detroit Institute of Arts present the ultimate social distancing Art Experience. View art from 25 of 2019 Canvas Pontiac winners on 8ftx10ft canvasses while getting in your steps.

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Who's the real one?
This mixed-media monoprint (with collage, maculature, pochoir, and alcohol gel transfers) from the series, ‚ Liminal Landscapes‚ is based on the concepts of liminality from both anthropology and queer theory. They are an exploration of ... Read more
I created this piece for my mother because she is the strongest woman I know. Several people assume that black women are weak and unresourceful. But my mother survived Death and came back to life to take care of us. Through our trials and t... Read more
This mural is located within the unfinished cooling tower of reactor 5 within the Chernobyl exclusion zone. The image speaks to the horror within the medical establishment in the days following the Chernobyl disaster. The exasperation in hi... Read more
Full scale human figure (7 feet tall including headdress) made of several species of wood.
This watercolor piece is inspired by women empowerment and the beauty that it holds. The flowers on the women's head represent the blooming or blossoming of the expressive, powerful, and independent women in today's society.
The work reproduces the historic photo taken in 1967 by the American Rocco Morabito, reinterpreted in a personal and current key by the artist.
Collin Preston is a Pontiac Resident.
Detroit is home to Music, the Market and People. People make it all happen....the music on the streets, the buzz of the market, and the resilience of the people.
I have been utilizing the current Stay Home. Stay Safe. Save Lives. Executive Order to spend some uninterrupted hours on this oil painting of my relative Rab Hamilton. He is a prawn fisherman and mountaineer living in Cuil Bay, Scotland. On... Read more
Sunset on Tamarindo Beach - the clouds reflecting off the water and sand were irresistible. 
Through times of struggle one may feel the loss of one's true self. Like a once flawless piano, now lost and forgotten. Those who now enter it's presence to see its new appearance and meaning, truly understand both its glorious past and its... Read more
This photograph was taken within the Chernobyl 10KM exclusion zone. The town of Pripyat was preparing for a Mayday celebration complete with rides and games when the Chernobyl disaster occurred. As dutiful Soviets, the citizens complied whe... Read more
Broken piano in abandoned church, Detroit
Street photo in South Africa
Mr. Richard Dean Jameson, a young man who once dressed in a soldier's uniform for the Korean War, who also insisted on dressing up for every Memorial Day Parade. Paraders were handing out American flags asking, “would you like a flag?... Read more
Inspired by the stories of Yemenite and other Arab and African Jews who fled their countries, I created ‚ I am Yemenite 1. This glass mosaic is part of a series depicting the rich and painful history of the people from this region.  The ... Read more
Wilderness State Park, Michigan  
Augustin values his time outdoors but is drawn to the artifacts of urban life. Here he frames a stand of Belle Isle forest within a bridge window thus capturing his favorite things within one image.
Mixed media painting on framed canvas.
A young man sits in an alley looking at his phone.
In a time when a pandemic is challenging humanity, we must come together to help each other grow and persevere. For this piece, I used colored pencils and hard burnishing to create a background full of color and life. The figure is seen lyi... Read more
This is a  capture of the Downtown Pontiac ally during a dense fog that naturally filtered and muted the reflective city lights  
Dog Fighter. Acrylic on Canvas 96"X72" Painted in the evenings during the carona virus lockdown to keep me from going insane. Not sure it worked.
Screen-print on paper 16" x 20"


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