Marcus Glenn on Detroit Public TV

Marcus Glenn, one of three artists in Park West Gallery’s “Detroit’s Finest” exhibition series, was recently featured on Detroit Public TV.

Glenn appears in an episode of “Detroit Performs,” where he speaks about how he was initially inspired by his mother to pursue art. He was further inspired by the Egyptian exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts as a student.

Glenn speaks about his “Flat Life” style, which incorporates fabrics and textile papers in his paintings to create brilliant mixed-media works. He explains the meaning behind his heart-themed “Love Series” as well as his artistic process.

 

“The process is just taking in life and being able to infuse those things that I appreciate and kind of put it into my art,” he says. “Sometimes life is not always so pretty, and that is the thin line – how do you make negative things or things that are going on in the world, how do you put it into your art and make it appealing?”

 

Glenn says he hopes to contribute to the world in a positive way with his artwork, and is able to do so with Park West Gallery and in his Detroit studio.

 

“I think I’m showing Detroit that there are a lot of positive things here in the city, there are creative people here in this city, and we’re making an impact on life,” Glenn says. “I’m here in the D and I think I’m going to stay in the D.”

 

The full episode, “Art Out of Materials,” features other local artists and museum curators. View the episode here.

Glenn is joined by artists Tim Yanke and Dominic Pangborn in the “Detroit’s Finest” exhibition series, which runs from June 28 to August 16.

8 Responses to Marcus Glenn on Detroit Public TV

  1. Debrah Williams-Boone says:

    Congrats Glenn! Beautiful work! Hope to see you and YO again soon.

  2. Sunny Landin says:

    Hello Marcus and Yolanda: Just want you to know that my New York apartment boasts 4 of your gorgeous, striking work! An absolute sensual delight! It was a pleasure meeting you on the Epic last November. Stay well!
    Sunny (and Fred)

  3. Sunny Landin says:

    Hi! Four of your gorgeous, eye-catching works grace my New York apartment! It was good to meet you on the Epic last November!
    Best, Sunny and Fred

  4. sheree fish says:

    Currently at the Park West event in Sarasota and I remember how much fun I had last year with you and Yolanda. I really enjoy the pieces I bought and they keep me centered in jazz. Please let me know how the purse business is progressing.

  5. Richard hasler says:

    I walk by our piece every morning and say “Good morning” to both of you. So happy to read about your success.

  6. lloyd morris says:

    hey-hey-hey

  7. Bettye Johnson says:

    I am a new collector of your work and I’m proud to have your wonderful pieces hanging in my humble surroundings. I thoroughly enjoy your work. Keeps me focused and centered in music.

  8. John Taylor says:

    Marcus,
    I hope you will send me an email, so that I can send you photos of our bedroom walls.

    Many years ago we met in Orlando at a PW function. I think it was in your first year or so as they introduced you as one of their newest artist.
    My wife, Marcelle purchased one of your originals and I purchased three of your prints.
    Our bedroom is 20×14 and every morning on one wall hangs four of your unique art works, including the original which you wrote us a special note.
    You are my first real artists that I admire and will always collect. Our bedroom has four Max and five Glenn. You out number another great man (before you were born)
    We are both just teachers and not rich and we have too much PW art that we do not have enough walls to display.
    Last year we went to another PW Orlando function and met Max again, but we missed you. We will not go to another PW function unless you and your wife are there.
    Last year I purchased another of your originals, which you had signed and dated on the back, but is not personal like our first Glenn.
    It hands in our dinette and every morning at breakfast I admire your work.
    Let me know the next time you will be in Florida and we will come.
    As Marcelle is 84 and I am 77 we will never get to Detroit as my Dr. will not let me fly. I am still working fulltime and my wife finally retired at 80.
    Of course, there is always an invitation to you and your family to visit.
    We are very proud of your success and If I purchase #7 (it has to be an original) I am not certain where I will put it to see it every day.
    I am looking for #7 and I have an idea to combine your New Orleans theme with a very special theme involving civil rights.
    I would want the original, but you could donate one to Obama’s Library..on my passing it would be exchanged for the signed print….maybe we can talk and you can view a special web site I have created for a very special person in civil rights history.

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