Sunday, May 19, 2013

Iranian Artist In Exile Shirin Neshat DIA Exhibit Discussion In Ferndale

Ken Szmigiel speaks on the Art of Shirin Neshat at Ferndale Public Library
This week at the Ferndale Public Library a special discussion on the work of Shirin Neshat, her exhibit at the DIA and her powerful artistic voice. 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Must See Urban Art The Heidelberg Project

The Heidelberg Project Street Looking East

I was in aw of this old building veiled in plush toys and hope
Removed artifacts from the OJ House Fire
The back view of the OJ House with dumpster clean up in progress
Fountain and shoes installation in front of The House Of Numbers
Installation North of Heidelberg Street, come see it for yourself
All photos by A. Lozano: Kids In The Hood Student Art Exhibit in the House of Numbers at The Heidelberg Project
Huffington Post story update on the fire
The Saturday before Mothers Day was a fine day to visit The Heidelberg Project in Detroit.  A fellow art enthusiast, design colleague and cultural explorer friend and I made a plan to visit this urban jewel for the first time.  The recent fire at the OJ house gave us an opportunity to see the altered structure for ourselves.  An exhibit titled Kids In The Hood was open to the public at The House of Numbers and peaceful visitors marveled at the lively spirit, playful art and earnest renewal underway.  It really is quite difficult to put into words the beauty and wonder of The Heidelberg Project but it feels quite a bit like a Sociological Altar, magnetic and alive!  I'll be back again and again.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Flora Will Save The Day

Floral Bouquet on display at shop in Paris France
Photo by Sevil Sungar, world traveler, co-owner of Goodnight Istanbul
former Detroit resident and an unstoppable Stylish Friend

Pinterest Board: Flower Power Jacket
Mother Nature respects Beauty.  Flora, an unstoppable celebration of color, texture and scent.  As the perfume and fashion industry seeks to mimic it's force and allure we embrace it all with open arms, eyes and hearts longing to dress ourselves in divine forms of praise for our creator.

Happy Mothers Day to you and yours may the beauty of nature, friendship and faith find and keep you everyday. -  xoxo alvita

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Live Music In The Hood

Metrotimes paper dress by Matt Richmond with my accessory styling photo: a. lozano
There will be a lot of foot traffic and buzz in the hood this week/weekend for Metrotimes Blowout music festival.  Some of the venues include the Public Library, The Rustbelt Market, and The Loving Touch on Woodward.  I hope to bump into some of you.  If you see me, come say hi and let me know you saw this post.  Music is good for the soul and good for mixing it up here in Ferndale.