Category: Arts & Culture Clip

Detroit Tattoo Artist Lorri Thomas Inks Her Own Path to Success

One Detroit Arts & Culture host Satori Shakoor sits down with Detroit tattoo artist Lorri Thomas to learn more about the level of trust that’s needed to work with clients on a tattoo, why it’s referred to as ink therapy, and how she connects with her clients deeply to create a uniquely personal product.

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5/23/22: One Detroit – Michigan Water Color Society, Sustainable Sushi, AAPI Story Series, Tattoo Artist Lorri Thomas

This week, One Detroit Editor Chris Jordan checks in with the Michigan Water Color Society ahead of its 75th-anniversary art exhibit at the Hannan Center. Then, Chris Jordan joins Sozai Restaurant Chef Hamije Sato to talk about sustainable sushi and being named Detroit Free Press’ best new restaurant of 2022. Plus, One Detroit’s AAPI Story Series continues with Lily and Jim for AAPI Heritage Month, and Detroit artist Lorri Thomas shares how she found her passion tattooing.

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Sustainable Sushi? How One Metro Detroit Chef Is Attempting to Change the Seafood Industry

One Detroit Editor Chris Jordan talks with Detroit Free Press Food Critic Lyndsay Green about the sustainability efforts that landed Sozai Restaurant as the Free Press’ best new restaurant in metro Detroit for 2022. Then, Jordan heads down to Sozai himself to talk with Sozai Restaurant owner and chef Hamiije Sato about food sustainability, Great Lakes fish, and how to practice sustainability while eating out.

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5/16/22: One Detroit – Ukraine Benefit Concert, Bassist Marion Hayden, AAPI Story Series, TeMaTe Dance Performance

This week, One Detroit Arts & Culture Producer Sarah Smith talks with two Russian University of Michigan music students about organizing a benefit concert for Ukraine. WRCJ host Cecelia Sharpe talks with Detroit jazz bassist Marion Hayden. We revisit our AAPI Story Series, where two friends’ conversations about race deepen after the death of George Floyd. Plus, the TeMaTe dance group brings afro-rooted traditions to the Marygrove Theatre stage.

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MOCAD Launches Spring Exhibit Series Celebrating Black Artistry in Detroit

A new exhibit series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) celebrates and uplifts Black artists from Detroit and the works they have created. Producer Eden Sabolboro tells the story of Detroit-native Sterling Toles, whose creative works can be seen on display at MOCAD’s new spring/summer 2022 exhibit series. 

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4/25/22: One Detroit – Detroit Sugarbush Project, Joan Ellison, Mint Artists Guild, ‘The Great Gate of Kyiv’

One Detroit contributor AJ Walker joins the Detroit Sugarbush Project for a culturally significant day in Rouge Park collecting sap from the maple trees. Vocalist Joan Ellison joins WRCJ 90.9 FM radio host Cecelia Sharpe to talk about her upcoming show “Get Happy,” paying tribute to Judy Garland. Plus, contributor Marcus Green talks with the Mint Artists Guild’s newly elected board vice president Alexis Bagley about her role in uplifting youth artists.

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