Don Staes is an 80 year artist who has been working out of his Detroit apartment on the east-side for years. You might categorize him as a “outside artist,” maybe as a “naive artist,” maybe even a “folk artist,” either way his work is eccentric and brilliant. The Public Pool is honored to have the opportunity to show him in our current exhibition, “The Big Happy Lie Did Not Come True.”

Tim Van Laar is the chair of the fine arts department at the College for Creative Studies. We’re incredibly pleased to have him leading the conversation with Don. The two will be talking about Don’s art and his life and the challenges he faces as an aging artist working in Detroit.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 4PM