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Change? is an ongoing campaign led by artLab J to bring a new mindset towards the city of Detroit and it's inhabitants. Our goal is to show people that there is more to life than what meets the eye, and that we must open our minds, our hearts, and come together in order to bring us forward into a new age for Detroit.
Change. It is happening.
From the rich man in his italian cut suit to the poor man in his suit made from yesterday's newspaper. From the taxi driver to the one being taxied. From the congregations on the street corner trying to make a buck to the congregations in the houses of worship trying to save a soul. It is happening. It is here. With great change comes great responsibility, and this responsibility is shared by every man, woman, and child to move forward. To move past our old ways. To move beyond our self imposed parameters and to rise up. To rise up, not simply to meet our fullest potential, but to shatter it to pieces and build from the rubble a new world. A new life. We have created a world of hurt and anguish. A world of prejudice, malice, jealousy, and inaction. We've divided ourselves endlessly by the color of our skin, the clothes on our backs, the beliefs we hold, and the amount of money that we've acquired. We have divided ourselves to the point where we think we are alone.We strut around town chanting "Detroit vs. Everybody", yet we wonder why we are ignored and looked down upon. We complain that no one comes here, but when they do we drive them away with our desire to keep our turf to ourselves. We complain that no one is taking action, yet when someone tries to do something about our situation it is met with more complaints and disdain. We've been broken down for so long that we don't know how else to define ourselves. But change is here. It is happening. No longer do we need to judge one another based on our skin, age, sex, beliefs, lifestyles, and ideas. We are all equals and we are all connected, and the division of the self from others is only in the mind. No longer do we need to practice a dog eat dog mentality, for it has already been said that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind, and to live for only the self is not living at all. No longer do we need to be afraid of our brothers and sisters, whether they are dressed to the nines or patrol the pavement asking for dimes. No longer do we need to be afraid of taking action. We are either doing, or we are not doing, there is no middle ground. No longer do we need to preach that the world is against us, for we are part of the world, and to have the world against us means that WE are against us. Change is happening. Do not sit there and hold your hands out for money. Do not stroll past and think that money will solve your problems. We don't want money. We want change, and that change must first come from within. It starts with you. This is a call to arms for every and all to open them wide and embrace each other, for we are in this together.
Keep your dollars.
We want change.
How much will YOU make today?
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ALL EVENING CLASSES ARE ON HIATUS UNTIL FEBRUARY 2014.
artLab J will be closed from December 22nd to February 2014
making art in a city making a comeback.
SEASON 1, EPISODE 2:
"We Need Help..."
This is it, gang! The second episode in our ongoing documentary series about artLab J as we explore our artistic endeavors while navigating through a city hit by hard times, but bouncing back as the new arts mecca. Share with your friends and be sure to let us know what you think! Come on down and say hello-- you never know, you might just end up in the next episode!