Leni Sinclair, 2016 Kresge Eminent Artist
Mon, 02/01/2016 - 1:15pm
Congratulations to Leni Sinclair, [http://kresge.org/news/leni-sinclair-photographer-known-images-counterculture-rock-jazz-icons-named-2016-kresge|recently named the 2016 Kresge Eminent Artist]!
AADL was privileged to work with Leni on the events and [http://freeingjohnsinclair.org|website] surrounding the 40th anniversary of the John Sinclair Freedom Rally in 2011. You'll find several of [http://freeingjohnsinclair.aadl.org/taxonomy/term/7589|Leni's photographs] relating to the Rally and her years in Ann Arbor on AADL's [http://freeingjohnsinclair.org|Freeing John Sinclair site]. Here you can also listen to [http://freeingjohnsinclair.aadl.org/node/192414|an interview with Leni] in which she recalls the origins of the Detroit Artists Workshop and their strategic retreat to Ann Arbor following the Detroit Riots, or a [http://freeingjohnsinclair.aadl.org/fjs_20110401-sinclairs_interview|joint video interview with John Sinclair] on their memories of the 1971 Rally. Read Leni's [http://freeingjohnsinclair.aadl.org/freeingjohnsinclair/essays/evolution_of_a_commune|essay about her life in Ann Arbor's Hill House commune], or check out her work in [b:1445274|Detroit Rocks] (2012), co-authored with Gary Grimshaw.
Congratulations! Hope you have a bright future.