In this Best Of Season Four edition of Detroit Performs: Art Road brings art class back to Detroit Public Schools; Artist Janna Comoundouros‘ creativity blooms when she gets her hands on old machines; The Detroit Youth Choir energizes Detroit with their performances; And photographer Steve Gettle captures the beauty of nature around us. Plus, host DJ Oliver takes us to multiple locations around Detroit.
Art Road is a nonprofit is bringing art class back to schools that lack art in their curriculum. Art Road classes open doors for creativity. They build self-esteem and awaken new interests. Their goal is that children throughout southeastern Michigan will have access to art instruction.
Janna Coumoundouros is an artist who the Detroit Metro Times called a “fiery-haired creative powerhouse does everything from real estate photography to creating award-winning, fashion-forward dresses.”
Steve Gettle is a photographer whose images communicate his love for the wildlife and the wild places of our world. One example of his work is at the top of the page: Western Grebes Courship Dance, North Dakota. “This race across the water is part of Grebe courtship. It happened with virtually no warning. I was pretty luck to get the shot.”