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Canvas Detroit Wins Gold in Ippy Awards

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Canvas Detroit, co-authored by Stamps alumna Julie Pincus (BFA 1983) and Nichole Christian, has won a Gold award from the 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Great Lakes Best Regional Non-Fiction category.

Detroit’s unique and partly abandoned cityscape has been the prevailing image of the city advanced around the world for decades. But, in the last several years, journalists have begun to view the city through a different lens, focusing on the wide range of contemporary artists finding inspiration amid the emptiness and adding a more complex chapter to the story of a city long labeled as a haunting symbol of U.S. economic decline. In Canvas Detroit, Pincus and Christian combine vibrant full-color photography of the city’s much-buzzed-about art scene with a thoughtful narrative that explores the art and artists that are re-creating Detroit.