Detroit People Mover: Voyage by Gerome Kamrowski

Voyage by Gerome Kamrowski

As promised, here’s yet another really cool public art project I saw on my Detroit People Mover tour back in November. Entitled Voyage, this is a two-piece Venetian glass mosaic mural designed by Gerome Kamrowski, located inside the Joe Louis Arena station.

The People Mover in Downtown Detroit

Above, the exterior of the Joe Louis Arena. Below, the full mosaic. The design depicts 17th century mythological and astrological figures and was originally in a blue color palette, but the artist tweaked the colors to reference the brick exterior of the building:

Voyage by Gerome Kamrowski

Voyage by Gerome Kamrowski

Voyage by Gerome Kamrowski

Voyage by Gerome Kamrowski

Voyage by Gerome Kamrowski

Voyage by Gerome Kamrowski

The Surrealist Gerome Kamrowski was born in Warren, MN and moved to Ann Arbor to teach art, where he passed away in 2004. You can see a sampling of his paintings at the Weinstein Gallery.

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5 thoughts on “Detroit People Mover: Voyage by Gerome Kamrowski

  1. Rarely does public outdoor inside a building, look so luminous. This is a fine, detailed mosaic art piece!

    Vancouver has ALOT of outdoor mosaic public art –having balmy weather year-round helps, since there’s less frequency of pavement/ground heave, etc.

    Here’s an interesting complex piece made up of 260+ mosaic theme pieces into a in-ground mosaic stream in a park:

    http://cyclewriteblog.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/mosaic-park-%e2%80%93-a-creative-stream-of-community-consciousness-and-dreams/

  2. This is truly a beautiful piece. There are more of Kamrowski’s works at various locations at the University of Michigan campus.
    There will be a new installation in the lobby of the new Mott Hospital and at the New Ann Arbor City Hall both mid year 2011.

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