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Why it's a breakout fall for these artists

Oct 13, 2019 - Detroit Free Press

For these four Detroit artists, there's strength in numbers.

And part of the Vanguard Artist Collective's story is literally written on a city wall.

In 2016, painter Sydney G. James created a mural in Eastern Market that looked and felt like her work - a portrait of a black woman peering intensely at anyone who walked past.

She hid, however, several nods to her friends and fellow artists who comprise Vanguard Artist Collective, a tight-knit group of like-minded members of the c...