Experience the works of one of Detroit’s most promising young artists as the University of Michigan Detroit Center presents, “The Artistry of Joshua Johnson”

This inspiring exhibition runs from November 20, 2015 – January 9, 2016 in the Lester P. Monts Hall.

Born in Detroit, Joshua Johnson is a senior at the Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men, located in the historic Woodbridge neighborhood. Johnson began drawing at the age of six, and over time, discovered his true calling with the subject matter of the human figure.

Although Johnson specializes in pencil drawings, he has also explored several other medias as well. While he admires the works of Leonardo da Vinci and Diego Rivera, Johnson’s primary inspiration has been his mother, Jackie Johnson, who has supported and critiqued his work throughout his life.

Open to the general public, “The Artistry of Joshua Johnson,” also includes an opening reception on Tuesday, December 15 from 12-2 p.m.

Besides Johnson’s mother, special acknowledgements go to the Douglass Academy for Young Men, Principal Berry Greer, teacher Quan Neloms, and advisor Julie Taylor, Associate Professor, Department of Education, U-M Dearborn and Volunteer Coordinator of the History, Art, and Culture Program at the Douglass Academy.

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