This September, Urban Roots and 323East are teaming up for a group art exhibition where artists interpret Detroit’s urban farming movement in the present and what this landscape may look like in the future. In coordination with the exhibition happening in Michigan, we selected one of our favorite pieces from the show to be a limited edition print.
A max of 30 prints will be available, at $40 each.
If you’re interested in the original painting, shoot us an email (info at 1xRUN.com).
This piece is by Ray Domzalski, a freelance illustrator in Detroit. We first met Ray at a student show at the College for Creative Studies. A few of his impressive paintings are currently exhibited at 323East gallery, and they invited him to participate in their exhibition this September 10th. Along with dozens of talented local, national, and international artists, Ray’s painting reflects his impression and interpretation of the urban farming movement that seems to be popping up all over the country. Here in Detroit there has been such a change that a feature documentary was created – thus the name Urban Roots.
About the exhibition:
As the local fall crop arrives at outdoor markets in late summer, 323East and the team at Urban Roots will highlight these works with the venue of a unique gallery exhibition. The exhibition will encourage local farmers and artists to celebrate the creation of food and art that represents both the city and its citizens who grow locally. The automotive days of Detroit are over; Detroit has now shrunk to half its size, but out of the ashes rises a new city and new hope in the form of gardens. The documentary film, Urban Roots, tells this tale of urban revival that is taking place through gardening and farming in a postindustrial community.
About the documentary, Urban Roots:
Urban Roots is a documentary from Tree Media; directed by Mark MacInnis, and produced by Leila Conners (The 11th Hour) and Mathew Schmid. The film follows the urban farming phenomenon in Detroit. Urban Roots is a timely, moving, and inspiring film that speaks to a nation grappling with collapsed industrial towns and the need to forge a sustainable and prosperous future.
With successful showings of this film in the U.S and Canada the Urban Roots team has been able to give hope. This inspiring film shows us how Detroit and other cities are rising above industrial decay, and doing something for themselves. The success of this film has caught the eyes of celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and world-renown street artist, Shepard Fairy, who created a limited edition poster for the film. Proceeds from the poster and film sales go to supporting farms in schools.
Check out the print here!