Detroit artist uses embroidery to spur social change in new exhibit


Tia Graham

“The World We Need” is a new art exhibition focused on radical change for a fairer world. The exhibition features works in a variety of mediums from local, regional and national artists.

A vernissage of the exhibition will take place on Thursday, October 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Swords into Plowshares Peace Center and Gallery on East Adams in Detroit. The show will then run until November 19.

Fatema Haque is a Bangladeshi-American writer and artist, and a lecturer at the University of Michigan. His hand-embroidered portraits will be exhibited at “The World We Need”.

She told CultureShift how she uses her art to honor the women in her life, manage her anxiety, and drive social change.

“I hope people see themselves in the work and/or are inspired to take up a craft they might not have even thought of as a possible creative outlet.” — Fatema Haque, artist.

Photos courtesy of Fatema Haque.

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  • Tia Graham is a reporter and weekend edition host for 101.9 WDET. She graduated from Michigan State University where she had the unique privilege of covering former President Barack Obama and his trip to Lansing in 2014.

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