Detroit has always been a place of new beginnings, innovation and trailblazing. It is a city open to new things while treasuring its history. Symbols of beginnings, transitions, endings and entrances into new worlds and places, doors are the perfect medium to tell the Detroit story; its past, its present and it future.
Door of Opportunity is a traveling exhibition displaying the creativity and opportunities in Detroit for artists. What makes this exhibit unique is the visual art in this exhibition is actual doors transformed into art. Participants range from students to seniors, emerging artists, and seasoned artists – all Metro Detroit residents. This is not a competition or juried show. It is open to all Metro-Detroiters who want to create.
We are starting our fourth year and our vision is clear; to continually tour around the city bringing more art to communities. and to install doors in Metro-Detroit neighborhoods and communities as visual symbols of the opportunity that exist in Detroit for all Detroit residents.
Thank you to Detroit Narrative Agency and Live6 for providing us the opportunity to create this collection of doors – the Adinkra doors. These doors include Adinkra symbols from Ghana (the Ashanti people). The symbols were used as decor but most importantly to deliver messages about life and how to live it. There are many beautiful Adinkra symbols, see the captions to learn about the ones below.
If you are interested in Door of Opportunity coming to your organization, school, park or gallery, please contact Donna Jackson at DMJStudio to schedule by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.