MOCAD is partnering with Progressive Art Studio Collective (PASC) to produce Intimacy: The Artistic Community of PASC, an exhibition surveying the past three years of PASC’s growth in fostering artists with developmental disabilities and mental health differences. This exhibition delves into the interior worlds of over 30 PASC artists, representing personal imagery, art historical and cultural referents, and states of emotional intensity
Speak Out is a group show featuring PASC artists at the gallery at Wayne County Community College. This show interprets 'speaking' as a communication that doesn’t necessarily require verbal language. Rather ‘speak’ is used here simply to mean the communicating one's voice, a particular opinion or attitude expressed.
Every Portrait is a Portrait of the Artist features the artwork of Ronald Griggs, Keisha Miller, Alsendoe Owens, Randy Rodriguez and Thomas Saunders. Showcasing artists whose preferred subject matter is portraiture. Each of these artists presents a unique way of rending the human form. This exhibition is PASC’s second exhibition at PASC at the Belt, our pop up gallery in The Belt Alleyway.
Expanding Orbits is an exhibition at Padzieski Gallery featuring 26 artists from The Progressive Art Studio Collective (PASC), an exhibition and studio program for disabled adults, where participating artists work together in a shared group studio space. This exhibition takes the theme of space as a metaphor to discuss creative relationships of force and influence, happy accidents, and unknown phenomenon.
Persistent Vision is an exhibition featuring three painters, Sherri Bryant, Julieann Dombrowksi and DeRon Hudson, who all work in large-and small-scale vibrant abstraction. This exhibition is our inaugural exhibition in PASC at the Belt, a temporary gallery space located in the Belt Alleyway in downtown Detroit, which we will run through September 2023. PASC at the Belt is made possible through a partnership between PASC, Library Street Collective and the Skip, and a grant from MACC.
From Every Direction will feature the artwork of over 40 artists from all three PASC studios, Detroit, Southgate and Westland. For several artists this will be the first time they are exhibiting their artwork publicly. The show features a wide range of styles and methods in many different 2D media. This is our second exhibition at the Gallery at Westland City Hall.
There is room for everyone to eat. Setting the Table is an exhibition curated by the artist Tyrell Winston, selected from artwork by twenty-one artists in the PASC program. This show explores art as a form nourishment and the exhibition as a carefully crafted feast for the audience.
Affection is an act of self-expression. It can manifest in touches, looks, words, gestures, even creative acts, like singing a song or making an artwork. Affection conveys fondness (sometimes love); it promotes greater social connection and community. Each of the eleven artists in this exhibition invite the viewer to engage in an act of appreciation around a personal affection of their own.
Electric Relaxation is an exhibition featuring artworks by 15 artists who use creative and often unconventional means to explore abstraction through vibrant forms and concepts. In these pieces illuminating colors refresh the soul and emphasize repetitious and multi-layered mark-making techniques, while each share common poetics of visually stimulating characteristics.
Liberty Realm is the inaugural exhibition in PASC’s Detroit Pop-Up Gallery featuring 32 artworks by 13 PASC artists from across all three PASC studios. This exhibition also marks the first gallery in Detroit dedicated to supporting artists with developmental disabilities and mental health needs, and the start of a five month exhibition partnership with The Vella Group.
This is PASC's first exhibition at the Art Gallery at City Hall in Westland, MI. This group exhibition brings 37 artists from all three of PASC’s in-person studios, with several artists exhibiting their artwork publicly for the first time.
The second in-person exhibition at the PASC Southgate Gallery, this exhibition features several artworks by three artists: Jirard Bond, Robert Duncombe and DeRon Hudson, who attend the PASC Southgate studio. This show exhibits the distinct styles emerging from these prolific artists after a year of participating in the PASC program.
Art is a Human Right is PASC's newest exhibition at Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery,
featuring more than 40 artworks by artists from all three PASC studios, working in a variety of mediums and styles,
This is the first in-person exhibition of artwork by artists in the Progressive Art Studio Collective (PASC). This exhibition represents a shift for the PASC artists, both as artists and as disabled people, from a position outside the artworld to a place inside.