Huge thanks to the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs for their support through a capital improvements grant- helping our building become a home for arts and making for families.
After a patient wait with DTE, we now have power and lights! Amazing!
More images! Click through to see them all. Here is a look at our yard outside - the future pumpkin patch! I *wish* we could grow that many pumpkins...so far I only average 2 per vine, so I am thinking we can expect maybe 12 in our first attempt. Then there are great images of the two-story bookcases and downstairs reading area, open to the floor above with lots of light from the wall of glass blocks in the front. Thanks to Montgomery St Peter for the renderings.
Down River Glass Block starts installation of south facing Michigan Ave. wall
Here is where I really love imagining the glass block. We've been dreaming of it for months and the installation starts very soon!
Exterior rendering with glass blocks.
On my first visit to the building, after carefully, and then more forcefully threading the thick padlock through the rough-chiseled hole in the brick...stepping into the building, letting our eyes adjust in the dim light, Andrea showed me that unexpected view. For all the nightmare images we imagined, we didn't expect such an absurd problem - instantaneous laughter - MASSIVE holes in the floor. But inspiration flows from unique surprises like these, and the holes in the floor liberated us from the limitations of two separate floors, and we started dreaming of wide open spaces...
The first hole was cut today, and our two story space is beginning to emerge!