Opening Friday, December 6, 2013:
Live Coal Gallery fosters a passion for art, community, and learning by collecting, exhibiting, and selling the works of aspiring, emerging, and established artists. We provide mentoring opportunities for Detroit high school students, conduct workshops for children and families, and collaborate with local businesses, organizations, and schools on community art projects.
To have the largest permanent collection of artwork created by Detroit youth, and lead the nation in artist-youth mentoring programs.
When a coal is set ablaze, it can burn brightly. However, if it remains by itself, it cools quickly and will not reach its full potential or purpose. When burning coals come together, the heat generated is immense. Burning coals power whole cities. They have the potential to completely alter their environment – it is heated coal under pressure that produces one of earth’s hardest materials and most precious gems. Live Coal Gallery will bring together a diverse group of artists – live “coals” – who will be transformed through personal artistic growth and be agents of transformation in our city.
LCG is a limited liability company owned and operated by Detroit artist Yvette Rock. Rock describes LCG as a social venture whose primary purpose is to see Detroit renewed through the beauty and creativity that artists of every generation can bring.
COMMUNITY GIVING PROGRAM
Live Coal Gallery is committed to supporting local non-profit organizations through the LCG Community Giving Program. LCG will do this by designating months out of the year towards a special matching program. Each non-profit will be designated a month out of the year in which it will receive a percentage of that months’ sales. Non-profits are selected based on recommendations given by other non-profits. LCG reserves the right to make the final decision regarding LCG Community Giving Program recipients. No solicitations, please.
April 2013 CGP Recipient: Charlotte Mason Community School
May & June 2013 CGP Recipient: InsideOut Literary Arts Project
July 2013 CGP Recipient: Neighbors Building Brightmoor
September & October 2013 CGP Recipient: YouthWorks-Detroit
November 2013 CGP Recipient: Heidelberg Project
December 2013 CGP Recipient: Charlotte Mason Community School