Island View

September 26, 2016 by  
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Island View
Oil on linen panel, Image 8x6" 2016


This industrial landscape painting is a view of part of the vast steel plant on Zug Island in the Detroit river. It is slowly being torn down and converted into steel.
I am happy to be able to record some of these vanishing buildings in Detroit. This is a favorite of mine


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Post settings Labels Detroit Art, Detroit Artist, fine art, Industrial landscape, Nocturne, oil painting, Postcards from Detroit, Realism, Stephen Magsig Published on 9/22/16, 11:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time Links Location Search Description Options

Zug Island Reflections

September 22, 2016 by  
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Zug Island Reflections
Oil on linen panel, Image 8x6" 2016


This industrial landscape painting is a nocturne view of part of the vast steel plant on Zug Island in the Detroit river.

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Downriver Blues

September 16, 2016 by  
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Downriver Blues
Oil on linen panel, Image 6x8" 2016


This industrial landscape painting is a view of part of the vast steel plant on Zug Island in the Detroit river.
We were plein air painting nearby when this blew off.


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Coming Soon! Open Streets Detroit To Test Car-Free Zones

September 14, 2016 by  
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Photo by Nick Hagen Open Streets Detroit, powered by Downtown Detroit Partnership and presented by DTE Energy Foundation, is part of a global movement to reclaim public space for people by temporarily transforming streets into paved parks and public spaces. Free and open to participants of all ages, Open Streets Detroit is proposed to temporarily close almost four miles of Michigan Avenue and

WSJ: Detroit Revival Revs Up With Boutique Hotel Plan

September 14, 2016 by  
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Photo: Kyle Evans Design  Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, the third-largest U.S. mortgage lender, is teaming up with upscale watchmaker Shinola to build the 130-plus-room hotel with about 17,000 square feet of retail space. Mr. Gilbert’s Bedrock Detroit, the development arm of his family of companies, is credited with helping to revitalize Detroit’s city

Grit and Glamour: The Detroit You’ve Probably Never Seen

September 14, 2016 by  
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Photo: Andrew Krupp Everyone loves a good comeback story, and cheering an underdog epitomizes Americana. Detroit is the ultimate underdog. There is grit. And if you choose to see it, there is glamour. No city in the U.S. has experienced a tumultuous decline quite like Detroit, but as far as I can see, no city in the U.S. is currently experiencing a rebirth like this resilient city either –

TEDxDetroit Reveals 2016 Lineup Of Speakers

September 13, 2016 by  
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If you had the world’s attention for a few minutes, what would you share? That is the question each TEDxDetroit speaker will answer during the highly anticipated celebration of technology, entertainment and design, on Thursday, Oct. 6 at Detroit’s historic Fox Theatre. With hundreds of applications submitted, event organizers have narrowed down the list and selected local influencers,

Detroit 1 Of 4 Cities Awarded $40M To Combat Segregation With Public Space

September 12, 2016 by  
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Detroit, Akron, Chicago and Memphis will get a collective $40 million to invest in their public spaces in an effort to counter recent trends toward worsening social and economic segregation. Four national foundations — the JPB Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Kresge Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation — announced today that they will invest a total of $20 million

Citylight

September 12, 2016 by  
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Citylight
Oil on linen panel, Image 6x8" 2016


This urban landscape painting is a nocturne view of the back of the Detroit Artist Market on Forest Ave in Detroit 

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First QLine Streetcar To Arrive In Detroit This Week!

September 12, 2016 by  
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Detroit’s first QLINE streetcar will be delivered this week, M-1 RAIL announced today. “Delivery of the first QLNE streetcar is an important milestone for this project,” said M-1 RAIL CEO Matt Cullen. “We’re bringing a sleek, modern vehicle of exceptional quality to Detroit. This project is one of the most innovative public transportation projects in the world today, from our landmark

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