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2014 Week 10/52: Explorer at DIA

Explorer at DIA, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

I can’t believe it has taken all this time for our intrepid medieval explorer to visit his likeness in the Great Hall of the Detroit Institute of Arts! He’s visiting his peers…


2013 Week 48/52: A visit to the DIA

A visit to the DIA, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Two patrons to the Detroit Institute of Arts are looking at Hard Ball III by Robert Moskowitz…


2013 Week 45/52: Where are they?

Where are they?, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

The Stormtroopers are asking where are the knights at the Detroit Institute of Arts


2013 Week 42/52: Dive?

Dive?, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

So I will continue to shoot Lego minifigures at the Detroit Institute of Arts even though blog.dia.org does not post them anymore. Here we have a diver contemplating diving into the fountain at the DIA..


A Day for Detroit

As a volunteer at the Detroit Institute of Arts for 17 years, I am partial to the great collection we have and that we serve the public most everyday (minus Mondays). Yes, the art is mainly owned by the City of Detroit. This makes the bankruptcy proceedings scary.

So, I am taking some time out today as a Day for Detroit and more specifically, a day for the Detroit Institute of Arts. As an artist, I understand the significance of the DIA’s collection. It is vast and glorious! The treasures here at the DIA are for past generations, the present generations and all those generations that have yet to come yet. Its culturally diverse and it’s a catalog of the history of art from ancient art, medieval art, realism, impressionism, post-impressionism, modern, contemporary, prints, Asian, Islamic, African and a special place in my heart; photography.

These pieces should NEVER be sold to benefit the city in debt. It is a collection of Detroit for the people of Detroit. It is a collection of Michigan for the people of Michigan. It is a wonderful museum that has to be saved. That’s why I ask you to sign this petition… Make Detroit’s art accessible by all for generations to come…

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The many volunteers…

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2013 Week 29/52: Art is in my blood!

DIA-5, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

First off, I hit a milestone today. I started year 17 as a volunteer at the Detroit Institute of Arts. That means I started volunteering there from April, 1997.

Ann Arbor

Secondly, I was at the Ann Arbor art fairs this week. Not as an artist with a booth but meeting my artist friends at the event. And I thought to myself, my work is good enough to be here next year. So, yes, I will apply to the a couple of the Ann Arbor art fairs next year. My performance this year looks good and promising – so higher booth fees do serve me well…

So, Art is in my Blood! I am a photographer artist at art fairs and I am a volunteer at the Detroit Institute of Arts! How much more art do I need in my blood?


2013 Week 24/52: New Kresge Court

New Kresge Cout, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Well boys, welcome to the new Kresge Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts!


2013 Week 22/52: Museum Mummies

DIA Series-1, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Okay, Mr. Kevyn Orr. If you sell the art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, I’ll have these guys coming after you!


2013 Week 18/52: Happy Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco de Mayo, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

Happy Cinco de Mayo and what? A chicken too?


2013 Week 15/52: Love at the DIA

Love at the DIA, originally uploaded by spakulsk.

A tender moment…