Durable/Flexible is a group exhibition that celebrates 10 years of cultivating, presenting and nurturing the arts and artists within our community and beyond. We have invited local and regional artists to submit original works that are loosely inspired by Aluminum and Tin, which are commonly associated with marking ten year milestones. More so than the the materials themselves we were interested in ideas around the properties of these metals that are often described as durable and flexible.
Demons, Sadie Nielson
2025 Carpenter, Detroit, MI 48212
Through November 2nd
“DEMONS”is a collection of demons rendered by Sadie Nielsen during her 2 month residency at Popps. Inspired in part by the destructive nature of human activity on the earth as well as the existential threat it poses to itself.
Sadie Nielsen is an artist who currently lives and works on the unceded coast Salish territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nations, otherwise known as Victoria, Canada. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Victoria in 2019.
Popps Packing is excited to be a part of the Together We Sound Festival in hosting a night of Detroit-based music with the Acropolis Reed Quintet, New Music Detroit, and Detroit Bureau of Sound+Kristen Carey & Chris Sies!
Thursday, May 30th from 7 pm – 11 pm @ Popps Packing 12138 St. Aubin St., Hamtramck, MI 48212
Join CultureSource at Popps Emporium for an info session on the 25 grants they offer to the creative arts community!
Many types of arts activities happen in Southeast Michigan regularly, and regardless of scope and scale, they can contribute to the vitality of our communities. Through this program, each year for the next three years, CultureSource will offer 25 $3,000 grants to creators of culture, in collaboration with the Detroit Arts Support program.
Thursday, May 23 from 5:30-7pm @ Popps Emporium, 2025 Carpenter St., Detroit, MI 48212
Group exhibition with artists Ashely Beatty, Madelain Corbin, and Jeff Schofield
Opening Reception: Saturday May 18, 2019 from 6-9 PM
Popps Emporium, 2025 Carpenter, Detroit
Popps Emporium presents a group art exhibition, “(W)HERE”, showcasing sustainable artwork by three locally based artists, Ashley Beatty, Madelaine Corbin and Jeff Schofield.
“(W)HERE” features artwork expressing humanity’s complicated relationships with natural landscapes and urban terrains. This exhibition explores critical narratives about our globalized civilization that convey ecological concerns of life in the Anthropocene. While celebrating natural phenomena as essential elements of human existence, “(W)HERE” also explores human transgressions of both natural and constructed environments.
Join us 5/18/19 from 10-2pm for the second of the series of Weed Walks through Popps’ gardens with herbalist Zarah Ackerman!
These workshops will introduce participants to native plant and flower identification as well as how to forage a wild salad and make healing/nourishing remedies. Participants will be empowered to go home and meet the plants that grow right outside their door.
Participants are also welcome to browse through the Seed Library. Zarah has collected over 75 varieties of seeds throughout the years and they are housed in Popps Emporium to be shared with the community.
Zarah Ackerwoman is a Detroit based Performance Artist and Green Witch who is currently apprenticing with the radical author and herbalist Susun Weed, exploring the spirit and practice of the Wise Woman tradition.
Macro Viewis the first exhibition in the newly renovate Popps Emporium Resource Space and features the macro photography of Joseph Ferraro who documents native pollinators and other invertebrates. + BYOB ( Bring Your Own Birdhouse) is a garden installation of sculptural takes on birdhouses featuring Chris Riddell, Andy Kem, Julia Callis, James Viste, Graem Whyte, Bridget Michael, Sean Hages and more. Located in the gardens behind Popps Emporium.
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Saturday April 27, 2019 . 6PM -9PM
Popps Emporium, 2025 Carpenter, Detroit
Popps Packing is excited to present the new works by spring artist in residence, Karin Karinson (Götaland, Sweden) for a one-night exhibition of a new body of work created during her two month residency at Popps Packing.
Karin is a sculpture artist, working primarily in clay and incorporating all stages, shapes and forms of the material into her work. Resting in the rivers of glossy glaze, she blends ready-made, found, porcelain objects with self-created sculptures; shards of people’s desires and fantasies, things forgotten, and left behind protrude through a dreamy manifestation of the fragmented natural world. Learn more here and here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1210324182463367/?active_tab=about
A native of the Detroit area, Jordan Sullivan’s new paintings present a diverse cast of characters gathered in public and private spaces. Made on canvas and found wood from abandoned and demolished Detroit houses, the images become part of an ongoing narrative of belonging, community, and coexistence.