Spaulding’s Advisory Board member Ian Grant salutes black artists every day at Umoja Fine Arts, the art gallery he and his wife own and manage in Southfield.
“African American art is the fastest growing segment of the art world,” Mr. Grant reported. “What’s more, as the work of African American artists gains international recognition, the valuation of African American art increases.”
Umoja Fine Arts an art publishing and distribution company committed to helping the Detroit Metropolitan area celebrate the great artistic achievements of local and internationally acclaimed artists. Umoja means “unity” in the Swahili language and is one of the seven principles celebrated in Kwanzaa. Mr. Grant feels cultural awareness is a big part of self-esteem. Umoja Fine Arts is hosting a Black History Celebration featuring artist Asheber Macharia, the nephew of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, on Friday, Feb. 17 from 5-9 p.m. The Umoja Fine Arts gallery is located in the Crossroads Building at 16250 Northland Drive – Suite 102, Southfield, Mich., 48075.
Currently on exhibit in the gallery is “Umoja Art Basel” through March 11 featuring artists Paul Goodnight, Marcel Stewart, Rosemary Summers, Annie Lee, Marcus Glenn, and Larry “Poncho” Brown.Umoja offers a unique experience with original paintings, bronze sculptures, serigraphs, archival pigment print – 100% cotton rag paper, lithographs, and figurines. Art images range in price from $45 to $1,500 and original art may range in price from $1,000 -$75,000. The Crossroads Building also is home to Spaulding for Children’s offices. We are thrilled for the Grants and so happy that this gallery is in our building and part of our community.