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Community Conversation on gun violence prevention, Saturday, May 19

May 14, 2018


Join us at Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery on Saturday, May 19, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a conversation on how we can reduce gun violence. It will be held in the gallery in conjunction with the current show, Guns: Artists Respond, sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art, Michigan chapter. A short performance, “The Know Gun Show”, by Catherine Zudak of Pass The Hat Productions, will us start off and artists from the show will speak briefly about their work. Questions and discussion will take place through out. Several groups, including Moms Demand Action and Physicians for the Prevention of Gun Violence, will give their point of view, as will Clara Lawrence of Swords into Plowshares. Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, candidate for governor will also join us. Community members from across the political spectrum are invited to share their views on the role and impact of art created in response to divisive public issues. Margaret Parker, president of the Women’s Caucus for Art, MI, says, “Standing still, in front of a powerful piece of art gives you the opportunity to process slowly, in your own way, a traumatic and life-changing event.” The event is free and open to the public.

Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery (SIP), 33 E. Adams at Woodward St., Detroit, MI,  313-963-7575. There is free parking off Elizabeth Street, behind the Gallery.


Change This Picture

April 6, 2018

Bicego_2nd_flatArtists have a unique role to play within the global struggle for peace & the elimination of gun violence in our own country. This exhibit is presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCAMI) & sponsored by Moms Demand Action (MDA). 

                        Exhibition dates: Saturday, April 14 – Thursday, May 24, 2018

Gallery hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1pm to 5pm.

The Gallery is occasionally closed due to downtown sports events, holidays or rentals. Check our website,, our Facebook page, or call (313-963-7575).

Year of Resistance Book Available Online

March 13, 2018

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Our book, made in partnership with the Ann Arbor Women Artists and the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, is now available here:

A year of turmoil sent women artists in Michigan into action. This book is a record of their anger, hopes, fears, disgust, dreams, nightmares and acts of resistance. 2017 will not be forgotten.

In full color 44 11″x14″ pages, each artist takes a full page to express their vision and point of view.


Rustbelt Arts

February 6, 2018

It’s that time of year–gray, dreary, damp and dark–when gallery hopping feels like a chore. But the art is out there and it must be seen, polar vortex notwithstanding. An encounter with Geometrix at Galerie Camille until February 24, can make the effort seem worthwhile, and might just get you through the worst of winter, […]

via Geometrix — Rustbelt Arts

Second Workshop for ‘Year of Resistance” book

November 13, 2017

22687613_1994195447505720_2157567442214553492_nAt Ann Arbor Women Artists space, 4844 Jackson Road Suite 100 Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

On Saturday, November 18, from 10 am to 1 pm.

Join us to make artwork for the WCAMI book project, “Year of Resistance 2017: Artists Moved to Action”. Or you can bring finished work to be photographed and formated. A complete submission can be made if you bring a check for the entry fee. For the members of WCAMI, DSWPS and AAWA, the entry fee is $15, for non-members, the fee is $20.
The workshops are free, non-members welcome.


Here is the full CALL FOR ART, read below. Read more…

“Uncertainty of Being” shortlisted

May 4, 2017

WCAMI member LUDMILA KETSLAKH writes –  “I am proud to tell you that my book “Uncertainty of Being” was shortlisted at Kassel Dummy festival 2017 and the book will be exhibited at international photo events in Istanbul, Moscow, Rome, Madrid, Dublin, Aarhus, Sofia, and Lodz. I am happy that the book was recognized by jury and will be traveling on its own.

It’s very exciting to know that my book will be seen by thousands of people around the world. I invested a lot of energy into this book, now the project is completed, and I am delighted to tell you all about the good result.”

Trans Human Opening in Toledo

April 18, 2017


Kathleen Letts writes – I hope you will join me for the opening reception of Trans Human from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 20th at River House Arts. The gallery is located on the main floor of the historic Secor Building at 425 Jefferson in downtown Toledo. Trans Human features paintings, drawings, large wall appliqués, an on-site mural and limited edition serigraphs, employing images from our cultural history to address the perils and possibilities of a future where humans are in control of their own evolution.

Trans Human will be open from April 20-May 14, and gallery hours are Thursday – Saturday, 4-10 p.m. and by appointment.

The opening of Trans Human also coincides with Toledo Art Commission’s April Art Loop/Spring Sounds from 5:30-9:30, and the Toledo Museum of Art is open until 9 p.m. (the Kehinde Wiley show is not to be missed), so there’s plenty of art to see all over town. For more information on Art Loop: