A Progress Report from Power House: Summer 2010, Detroit, Michigan

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 28, 2010
We just received a summer update from Power House, whom we raised money for during our 2009 15th Anniversary Benefit and Auction. This Fall we are sending artists [Richard Colman, Rene Almanza, Saelee Oh, Retna, Monica Canilao...] to Detroit to help paint, organize, and build in the neighborhood, and Power House has spent the past 6 months buying homes, and prepping the entire ongoing project.   Read More...  

Meeting Up with Richard Colman

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 01, 2010
Richard Coleman is one unique, bizarre, talented person, but then again, aren't many good artists? “We have a little feature cooking with Richard right now, and he is also going to Detroit for our project with Power House later this Fall, so we had a lot of conversing to do.”   Read More...  

Can you ever have Too Much of a Good Thing: Power House at MOCAD

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 03, 2010
Power House Project's Mitch and Gina, the group that Juxtapoz' 15th Anniversary Auction benefited and is in the midst of a major Juxtapoz collaboration on the ground in Detroit, are having an exhibition under their Design 99 name at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, called Too Much of a Good Thing. Read More...  

A MOCAD exhibit by Design 99 / Power House Project of Detroit

Street Art // Thursday, June 03, 2010
  Power House Project's Mitch and Gina, the group that Juxtapoz' 15th Anniversary Auction benefited and is in the midst of a major Juxtapoz collaboration on the ground in Detroit, are having an exhibition under their Design 99 name at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, called Too Much of a Good Thing. I read on Core77.com that "Over the past few months, they've developed the Neighborhood Machine, a repurposed, freshly-painted Bobcat, extending the concept of the Power House. Part-sculpture, part-community tool, the vehicle can be hooked to a series of "project trailers," each specific to a task performed in the neighborhood: collecting found material, gardening (Design99 maintain a tree nursery in an empty lot), power generation with photovoltaics, and, of course, moving stuff around."     Read more about the exhibit here.

Meet the Yellow House: Powerhouse x Juxtapoz in Detroit

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 18, 2010
A message from Mitch Cope of Power House Project, the beneficiary non-profit of the Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Benefit and Auction: “Here's the 'Yellow House'...” Read More...  

More Progress in Detroit for Auction

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 15, 2010
Things are moving along well. Take a look at this quick update from Power House Project in Detroit, who is moving the project along on the ground from the fundraising efforts of our Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Auction.   Read More...  

Breaking Ground: Power House x Juxtapoz Project

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 06, 2010
Here's a little proof we didn't just take all the money we raised from last November's auction and go on vacation. Mitch Cope of Power House Project in Detroit, the non-profit we raised money for with our Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Benefit show and auction, is beginning to lay all the groundwork for the 2nd and 3rd phases of the Project.   Read More...  

Balk Talk with Monica Canilao

Juxtapoz // Friday, March 13, 2009
She’s been described by Swoon as a “rising star,” even as “a natural.” San Francisco Bay Area based Monica Canilao (Juxtapoz #93) creates layered, deep, and intellectually challenging pieces. One of the hardest working artists around, Monica spends her days experimenting with new mediums, planning work dates (“because it brings me a lot of joy to be working around others and skill sharing whenever possible”), and taking the craft of handmade artistry to new levels.   Learn more about this insatiable artist and why she claims “eating sandwiches and inventing rap” was the best things she’s done to breakthrough as an artist.
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