The Sept 12 opening at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Detroit was great fun. I was very happy so many people came to see my show at MOCAD. It was a lot of work to plan and make the boxes and then fill them with copies of articles and photos and things that were important in my life.
My mother saved everything so I had things like report cards and letters I wrote to her from my time at the Michigan School for the Blind in Lansing. I attended school there from 2nd grade to 11th grade. I wrote home saying I wanted to go outdoors and play. (I still do) I learned to cross country ski at MSB and it became a passion I pursued for many years. I built a Hickory box that was made to fit an iPad into the top with a slideshow of the 500+ mile skiing expedition I took with several friends across Lapland in 1982 .
My exhibit was one of 17 in the 2014 People's Biennial at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
The People's Biennial will be open at MOCAD from September 12, 2014 to January 5, 2015.
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday: 11AM - 5PM
Thursday & Friday: 11AM - 8PM
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Special thanks to Jonathon Rajewski and Zeb Smith and the rest of the staff of MOCAD. They were very welcoming and helpful during the set-up. To Fred Wurtzel and Mike Ellis for recording and mixing a radio interview of me with music which plays in the piano. Keith Famie for his help with promotion and loaning Maire's sailboat for this exhibit. Visit the website www.Mairesjourney.com to see more on her remarkable courage.