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Presenting ANRA  at River's Edge Gallery
to Aug 24

Presenting ANRA at River's Edge Gallery

Presenting ANRA at River’s Edge Gallery will be their first American Exhibition

German Twins Transform Trash to Treasure in Detroit This Summer

 Meet The Artist Reception July 19th 6pm-10pm at River’s Edge Gallery

Brothers will transform trash to art, blending ecology and social commentary throughout Detroit and Downriver


Wyndotte, Mich. - Andreas and Ralph Hilbert, twins from the German-Swiss border region did not set out to be artists.  One was a baker and the other an electrical engineer when they went to see a Salvador Dali art exhibit.  What they saw changed their lives.  They were so moved by Dali’s art that they abandoned their careers and became artists under the single name ANRA.

Jeremy Hansen, co-owner of River’s Edge Gallery, in Wyandotte, met the Hilbert brothers while visiting Berlin several years ago, and was struck not only by their work but their sensibility. 


"ANRA’s art, which they refer to as 'Eco-Trash', utilizes the detritus of consumer society to fashion new objects and installations," Hansen said.  "They re-contextualize and transform materials that have been discarded and devalued, while commenting upon the inevitable waste and destruction that accompanies a consumerist society." 


Hansen is bringing ANRA to Southeast Michigan for a month-long residency this summer. The Hilbert brothers will explore and salvage materials to incorporate into their art objects and collaborate with local partners such as Friends of the Rouge and Downriver Delta CDC to create site-specific installations.


ANRA's mentality is perfectly suited to the Motor City, where middle class consumerism was arguably born in the mid-20th century, and where today’s rivers, fields and alleys are often choked with trash. 


Paul Draus, a professor of sociology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, who also sits on the board of directors for Friends of Rouge, remarks that our river banks reflect all the stuff we consume and how much of it we throw away. 

“The Rouge River is like the drainpipe in your house that reveals all your secrets.  It all ends up in there.”  The banks of the Rouge River will be a key scavenging location for the artists.


“The Hilberts come from a very clean town where trash is actually scarce.  Having access to all our primo garbage will be a real revelation for them,” Hansen laughs. 


A meet the artist reception is scheduled for July 19th 6pm -10pm Click here

Here is our link to the Fox 2 segment with Amy Lange


For more information about ANRA's residency and work contact River's Edge Gallery –  


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Artist Talk with Birgit Huttemann-Holz
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Talk with Birgit Huttemann-Holz

Artist talk with , Friday, October 19th. Please join us for a conversation with artist Birgit Huttemann-Holz, who will discuss her current series “Metaphor Of Flora” a new abstract expressionistic series in oil and acrylic resulting in large, gestural, paintings that depict both vision and feeling of a world where beauty and vulnerability are the touching keystones.

The artist talk starts at 7pm followed by a meet the artist reception

Learn more about “Metaphor Of Flora” & Birgit Huttemann-Holz

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Telling Stories , New works by Kevin (SLAW) Stanislawski & Taylor Stanislawski
to Aug 4

Telling Stories , New works by Kevin (SLAW) Stanislawski & Taylor Stanislawski

What;  Exhibit of paintings titled “Telling Stories” by Kevin (SLAW) Stanislawski and his daughter Taylor Stanislawski.  Kevin graduated from the Center for Creative Studies and his daughter is a presently a student.

Where: River’s edge Gallery, 3024 Biddle, downtown Wyandotte. 

When:  Opens with meet the artist night on June 30th at 6 pm and runs through August 4th

Contact: Jeremy Hansen   734-246-9880


 Renown retro Artist and his Daughter Tell Stories of the Past with  Paintings





River’s Edge Gallery is pleased to present “Telling Stories”,  a new show By Kevin (AKA SLAW) Stanislawski.  Joining him will be his daughter Taylor Stanislawski.   Taylor shares a studio with her father and this has given her freedom to experiment  with her own style although a viewer can see an influence in her style and choice of subject from painting with one of the most well known and collected artists out of Detroit.  The show opens with a meet the artists reception on June 30th at 6:00 pm at River’s Edge Gallery in downtown Wyandotte and runs until August 4th.

    Some of the pieces in this show may differ in theme and style for Kevin Stanislawski.  He still seems to travel through time capturing the special moments of everyday life and then painting narrative works with humour, honesty and sensuality. “Telling Stories” presents all new works by Stanislawski and is an evolution from his graphic interpretations of vintage pop culture to gracefully detailed rendered vintage narratives.  This includes a new series diving into prohibition times which has quite a Detroit history.  This is also the first time that Stanislawski is using his full name, Kevin Stanislawski and not just his moniker “SLAW”.  Kevin stated, “This is not a departure from my prior works but an evolution.”       

     Kevin (SLAW) Stanislawski graduated from the College For Creative Studies and held a studio at the Scarab Club for a number of years before moving to his latest Detroit studio. Stanislawski’s works are in local and international collections including The Roostertail and The Detroit Institute Of Arts. Stanislawski has worked on projects with director/actor/comedian Ted Raimi and many large scale commissioned works have popped up in eateries and businesses including his last mural for the Detroit Shipping company, a new restaurant and entertainment collective in Detroit.  Stanislawski currently lives and works in Detroit Michigan and continues to be a main house artist at River’s Edge Gallery.

   Taylor Stanislawski, the daughter of Kevin (SLAW) is a Detroit artist who is  currently attending CCS.   According to Taylor, “ My current work reflects a pop-art sort of fashion leaning to the female figure.  I like for my characters to have intense eyes and bold expressions/ body language that draw the audience into their mood reminiscent of the 60’s and 70’s.   I hope I achieved that with my work in this series.”

   Both artist’s works do tell historical narratives that can be conveyed or told  through the paint brush. 

“Telling Stories” opens June 30th 6pm -10pm. Light refreshments and hors d’hoeuvres will be served. The show runs june 30th – until August 4th. Subscribe to our social media or contact us at to find out about special events with “Telling Stories”


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