New Detroit gallery opens with tribute to the Queen of Soul
In a -continuing sign of the Queen of Soul's grip on the artistic imagination, a new gallery in Detroit to open Friday will host "SuperNatural Woman: Tribute to the Queen."
The Irwin House Global Art Center & Gallery is the realization of a dream long held by Valerie Irwin and her late husband, Council B. Irwin Jr., both avid collectors of African art.
I'd just arrived in town when Aretha passed," Misha said . "The radio was announcing it as we came in."
Most of the artists in the group show are Detroiters, though a few out-of-staters were invited as well. Well-known Detroit artists include Sabrina Nelson and Marsha Battle Philpot.
The show will be up through Jan. 21.
Eventually, the gallery will host rotating shows as well as much of the Irwins' African collection.
"SuperNatural Woman" opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday evening.
Irwin House Global Art Center & Gallery
2351 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit
Sept. 21 - Jan. 21
Opening reception: 5-7 p.m. Friday