The Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery is Southeast Michigan's unique location for peace and justice related art exhibits as well as a location for a number of peace-related events. The Gallery also has a gift shop featuring books, cards and artwork that can be purchased. For more information about the Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery, its history and mission, click here. And please consider supporting our work by donating here.
Now Thru Saturday February 11th. Gallery hours are 1pm to 6pm every Friday and Saturday.
A photography exhibition and space exploring gender, community, and home! Featuring: Christiana Laine, Amber Chene, Kallisto, Montaire, and Andrew Kaplowitz. the reception will feature music, refreshments and dancing!
This project is an exploration of self. Or perhaps more accurately, an exploration of the multitude of selves within each of us. Inspired by ALOK’s Unruly Beauty interview on For The Wild, Andrew Kaplowitz reflected on how they projected their own sense of self through fashion and tailor their appearance to control how they are perceived and approached. They noticed many other genderqueer artists also curate their image in deliberate ways and conceived of a series of portraits that highlight the multifaceted identities of nonbinary people.
With the Art Direction of Christiana Laine, we explored the depth and breadth of identity while also highlighting the relationship between the self and society. The project explores the questions of what it means to be perceived as well as what it means to be authentically you. In a world where so many queer souls have been marred with trauma, these models were impressively vulnerable and willing to share themselves and their thoughts with the world.
Parking is free in the lot directly behind the church, accessible off of Elizabeth Street, There may be a sign up at the entrance, but all gallery attendees may park for free- just mention to the attendant that you are here to see the show!
For more information, visit the They/Them Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1574387963080914
Our Exhibition Committee is looking for new show ideas for 2023. Artists and curators are encouraged to send in ideas for solo, group, or open call shows. We are looking for shows reflect the struggle for social justice and our hopes for a better future.
Applications will be reviewed at our monthly committee meeting!
Sell Your Work In Our Gift Shop!
We are opening up space in the store for specifically Detroit creators to sell their goods! Our store is open Fridays and Saturdays as well as during all major gallery events. Most openings welcome over 100 people, and have good traffic to the gift shop.
We will be hosting goods on a consignment basis- with 35% of list price going to the Gallery and 65% going to the artist- so please price your goods accordingly. For more details and full application visit https://tinyurl.com/SIP-GiftShop-Consignment
Every dollar goes to helping our space stay accessible and affordable- keeping the lights on and the doors open for all!
Donate here... https://swordsintoplowsharesdet.square.site
Interested In Helping Out The Swords In To Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery?
Our space has been maintained for over 30 years primarily through incredible and dedicated volunteers. If you enjoyed a recent show, or would like to help make our space even better, we encourage you sign up as a volunteer!
Volunteers help out with artwork intake, gallery cleaning, artwork hanging, hosting events, and so much more. They also have the chance to share input and reshape our center by joining our committees- helping select shows, run our gift shop, and crafting new events in our space!
This form is not a commitment to take on any one role, it's just a sign that you're interested in learning more and hearing about opportunities to get involved. We'll reach out with specific roles and tasks as they come up, and you can opt in or out at that time! To get started helping Swords Into Plowshares, click this link...
Box Up Your Used Books
Donate them to the small FREE lending library that is installed outside Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery. Just bring them by during normal SIP Gallery hours. Thanks!