Quadre Curry honor’s the late John Sims with a tribute mural

Emerging Detroit artist, Quadre Curry, never backs down from a creative challenge. When asked to transform Irwin House Gallery’s accent wall into a tribute for the late John Sims, there was no hesitation. In less than three days, the matt black surface became a brilliant, flaming Confederate flag – symbolic of Sims’ twenty year project that dissected, reimagined and disempowered the flag and other symbols of visual terrorism.

“As a tribute to Sims’s annual birthday and Valentine’s Day event, the SquareRoot of Love, Irwin House will host a candlelight open mic poetry night called Love Language on Monday, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Irwin House’s Black History Month programming is part of a city-wide initiative in partnership with Detroit’s Office of Arts, Culture & Entrepreneurship called Sacred Spaces that highlights Black-owned art spaces in the city.”

Read more about the mural and Black History Month @ IHG on the Metro Times website HERE.