Resident Artists

We provide artists with an incubator space to create their art in a dynamic environment. Located all throughout the building, the leased studios provide professional artists with an affordable space in which to practice their artistic disciplines, while at the same time allowing them to be part of a cultural and lively creative community. These artists range in discipline from painting, printmaking, film, drawing, jewelry, music, time-based media, and culinary arts. As interest in being part of this dynamic endeavor continues to grow, the DCA seeks innovative ways to envision how existing spaces may be renovated to accommodate additional artists.

  Studio A - Michael Mullen   Mike completed a BFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he focused on skills in drawing and printmaking. His craft today is realized through the relief process in printmaking where it is printed from an 1891 Chandler & Price letterpress custom restored himself. He works as a freelance art director and in addition to his graphic and fine art work, Mike is a musician playing guitar, mountain dulcimer and Celtic harp. Mike’s love for traditional American music is an influence on his printmaking and can be seen on  his website here .

Studio A - Michael Mullen

Mike completed a BFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan where he focused on skills in drawing and printmaking. His craft today is realized through the relief process in printmaking where it is printed from an 1891 Chandler & Price letterpress custom restored himself. He works as a freelance art director and in addition to his graphic and fine art work, Mike is a musician playing guitar, mountain dulcimer and Celtic harp. Mike’s love for traditional American music is an influence on his printmaking and can be seen on his website here.

  Studio B - Martine MacDonald   Martine is an accomplished artist and Adjunct Professor at Wayne County Community College. She explores notions of place and time, refined through life experiences, dreams and memories into a visual essence. She strives to move her work towards a spirituality that reconciles issues of mothering, home, place and identity. Her work  can be seen here .

Studio B - Martine MacDonald

Martine is an accomplished artist and Adjunct Professor at Wayne County Community College. She explores notions of place and time, refined through life experiences, dreams and memories into a visual essence. She strives to move her work towards a spirituality that reconciles issues of mothering, home, place and identity. Her work can be seen here.

  Studio C - Donna Boisseau Hinson    Donna teaches classes through the DCA for children and adults, including the DCA’s Youth Art classes and the DCA’s Youth Summer Art Camps. Previously Donna was the owner/operator of a gallery and studio on Grosse Ile, and now focuses her paintings on relationships between people, self and the larger society. She is interested in what makes us who we are and how we interact with one another, how the larger world influences us and how we influence the world. Many of her pieces rely on nuanced balance and simplicity, and can be described best as intimate looks at ideas and feelings. View  her art here .

Studio C - Donna Boisseau Hinson

Donna teaches classes through the DCA for children and adults, including the DCA’s Youth Art classes and the DCA’s Youth Summer Art Camps. Previously Donna was the owner/operator of a gallery and studio on Grosse Ile, and now focuses her paintings on relationships between people, self and the larger society. She is interested in what makes us who we are and how we interact with one another, how the larger world influences us and how we influence the world. Many of her pieces rely on nuanced balance and simplicity, and can be described best as intimate looks at ideas and feelings. View her art here.

  Studio D - Andrew Chorkey and Sara Wilkins   Andy is a practicing musician on multiple instruments including guitar, bass, piano, banjo and lap steel guitar. He has performed with a variety of musical outfits across the state and nation, having recorded in Nashville with one these groups, and here in Michigan with the others. He is currently working with two bands composing original music, teaching music to beginner and intermediate students of a variety of ages, and helping other musicians reach their goals through promotion and encouragement. He wants to help create lasting and diverse musical performance experiences at the DCA.  Sara, an artist with a colorful imagination and an avid DIYer, works full time for a local nonprofit organization. An environmentally conscious artist, she upcycles, repurposes and finds new ways to reduce, reuse & recycle in her work! She teaches workshops at the DCA for all ages and skill levels, and recently organized her first successful Urban Gypsy Funk Fair in April of 2018 at the DCA. See  what she does here .

Studio D - Andrew Chorkey and Sara Wilkins

Andy is a practicing musician on multiple instruments including guitar, bass, piano, banjo and lap steel guitar. He has performed with a variety of musical outfits across the state and nation, having recorded in Nashville with one these groups, and here in Michigan with the others. He is currently working with two bands composing original music, teaching music to beginner and intermediate students of a variety of ages, and helping other musicians reach their goals through promotion and encouragement. He wants to help create lasting and diverse musical performance experiences at the DCA.

Sara, an artist with a colorful imagination and an avid DIYer, works full time for a local nonprofit organization. An environmentally conscious artist, she upcycles, repurposes and finds new ways to reduce, reuse & recycle in her work! She teaches workshops at the DCA for all ages and skill levels, and recently organized her first successful Urban Gypsy Funk Fair in April of 2018 at the DCA. See what she does here.

  Studio F - Kiera Wojcik   Kyra is a watercolor painter, graphic/lettering artist and liturgical artist and designer. As an artist, her world vision is that of beauty, sensuality, spirituality and form. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She is currently teaching at Wayne County Community College in the Art Department. She also facilitates therapeutic art sessions at several area nursing homes, and curates art shows of resident work. See  her work here .

Studio F - Kiera Wojcik

Kyra is a watercolor painter, graphic/lettering artist and liturgical artist and designer. As an artist, her world vision is that of beauty, sensuality, spirituality and form. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She is currently teaching at Wayne County Community College in the Art Department. She also facilitates therapeutic art sessions at several area nursing homes, and curates art shows of resident work. See her work here.

  Studio G - Scott A. Galeski   Scott is an award winning independent filmmaker and a retired police detective from Downriver Detroit, Michigan. His long-term commitment as a coach and mentor to at-risk and disadvantaged youth, in combination with his law enforcement career has given him a unique insite into filmmaking. In 2009 Galeski founded Ring of Fire Entertainment which has produced over 30 independent films and music videos that have screened throughout the world. He has worked as a technical advisor with HBO, Tri-Star Pictures and other production companies, provides executive security for Actor Jeff Daniels and has served as a road manager for Detroit Rock Legend, Mitch Ryder. In 2016 he founded the Downriver Detroit Student Film Consortium diversely consisting of students from Detroit and Downriver area schools.

Studio G - Scott A. Galeski

Scott is an award winning independent filmmaker and a retired police detective from Downriver Detroit, Michigan. His long-term commitment as a coach and mentor to at-risk and disadvantaged youth, in combination with his law enforcement career has given him a unique insite into filmmaking. In 2009 Galeski founded Ring of Fire Entertainment which has produced over 30 independent films and music videos that have screened throughout the world. He has worked as a technical advisor with HBO, Tri-Star Pictures and other production companies, provides executive security for Actor Jeff Daniels and has served as a road manager for Detroit Rock Legend, Mitch Ryder. In 2016 he founded the Downriver Detroit Student Film Consortium diversely consisting of students from Detroit and Downriver area schools.

  Studio K - Jamie LeBouf    Born and raised in Lincoln Park, Michigan, Jamie creates hand-crafted, artisan chocolates and confections in the kitchen at the Art Center and distributes them throughout Southeast Michigan. As a Muslim-American woman, she spent nearly 20 years abroad perfecting her craft and opened her first boutique chocolate production facility and group of retail stores in Beirut, Lebanon. Recently she has been selling her product every weekend at Eastern Market in Detroit. See more on  Instagram here .

Studio K - Jamie LeBouf

Born and raised in Lincoln Park, Michigan, Jamie creates hand-crafted, artisan chocolates and confections in the kitchen at the Art Center and distributes them throughout Southeast Michigan. As a Muslim-American woman, she spent nearly 20 years abroad perfecting her craft and opened her first boutique chocolate production facility and group of retail stores in Beirut, Lebanon. Recently she has been selling her product every weekend at Eastern Market in Detroit. See more on Instagram here.

  Studio PBS -   Podbros Network   The Podbros Network has been creating and producing podcasts since 2013. Through their podcasts, they have been able to promote and help many of the local creators of the Downriver Area. When they are not podcasting, they are covering local events, helping charities and organizations, and educating everyone on how to listen to podcasts. More on their podcasts can be found on  their website here .

Studio PBS - Podbros Network

The Podbros Network has been creating and producing podcasts since 2013. Through their podcasts, they have been able to promote and help many of the local creators of the Downriver Area. When they are not podcasting, they are covering local events, helping charities and organizations, and educating everyone on how to listen to podcasts. More on their podcasts can be found on their website here.

  Studio ST - Joe Hosler   Joe is an artist who has spent the last 5 years creating artworks that deliver an impact and have a story to tell. He works in various mediums and is not limited to aerosol paints, airbrush, acrylics, pencil, and ink. As he is growing in popularity, he has been commissioned to create various murals in the Downriver community. His work can be seen on  Instagram here .

Studio ST - Joe Hosler

Joe is an artist who has spent the last 5 years creating artworks that deliver an impact and have a story to tell. He works in various mediums and is not limited to aerosol paints, airbrush, acrylics, pencil, and ink. As he is growing in popularity, he has been commissioned to create various murals in the Downriver community. His work can be seen on Instagram here.