Alison was on a mission to expand her studio space in the Detroit area, and soon realized how many empty store fronts were available. This opened her mind to the possibility of finding a location to accommodate her needs and then some.
That’s when Butter Projects began. It’s a place for Alison to do her own work, host exhibitions, events, discussions, etc. This open door to the community has done a great deal of exposing the area to the arts. The Butter Projects has sparked dialogue and brought folks together.
It’s also interesting to note that Alison’s gorgeous, tremendously detailed driven paintings and drawings revolve around love. She appropriates “imagery of animals, environments, and objects from popular culture that are suggestive of and stand-ins for two lovers.” Love drives Alison’s artwork and the artists outreach she does in her community.
Find out more about Butter Projects here. If you’re in the area, look for the yellow flag–that means come on in!
Alison is wearing styles from the Carhartt Women’s Spring 2016 Collection.
The large blue wall hanging is by artist, Nick Mayer.