New art and design gallery to open on Woodward Avenue

They're stacking art galleries on top of each other in Midtown these days. The Corridor Gallery is preparing to open its doors for its first exhibition, right above the Woodward Gallery. Each are part of Lawrence Technological University's Detroit Center for Design + Technology (DCDT) on Woodward Avenue.

The "Datum: Detroit" exhibition opens in the new second-floor Corridor Gallery on Thursday, Feb. 8, with the gallery reception scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 15. The exhibition documents and examines the work of Detroit-based furniture designers. Produced by NEXT:SPACE, the exhibition has the stated intent of defining the next generation of local furniture designers, while also reinforcing Detroit's role as an international center of design. Heather Saunders is the photographer.

Datum: Detroit runs through April 25.

"The creation of the Corridor Gallery is an effort to expand our ability to host local artists and designers at the DCDT, further exposing the public, LTU students and our partner organizations to the innovative work being done right here in Detroit," Christopher Stefani, associate director of Detroit Center for Design + Technology, said in a statement.

"This gallery will take on smaller, salon-style shows that look to curate an intellectual conversation around local design professions and their corresponding economy. It is also meant to showcase the work of our own economy initiatives."

The DCDT's exhibition season kicked off earlier this year with the opening of "Intersections: The City Through Cartography," in the first-floor Woodward Gallery. The exhibition features contemporary maps made by Detroiters and runs through March 30.

In addition to its art and design galleries, the DCDT is the home of LTU's College of Architecture and Design's Detroit programs, a co-working space, business incubator, and more. It opened in 2016.

Woodward Gallery and Corridor Gallery are located on the first and second floors, respectively, of the Detroit Center for Design + Technology at 4219 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.

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