These sisters are native Detroiters and
both are in the arts. Sakara is in dance and Anthea is in the visual arts. “This is where
I grew up,” Sakara tells me. “This is what made my imagination go wild.” They tell me stories
about their glory days in the teen HYPE center. Helping Young People Excel is the teen-focused
program at the DPL that provides services and a space for teens to learn, explore or simply hang out. Anthea remembers, “They had a
talent show, a dance party, and they brought in mentors as guest
teachers on various topics.”
Graffiti Women celebrates the rise of female graffiti and street artists. Published in 2006, it was written by Nicholas Ganz.
Mariko Sakaguchi’s self-portraits put an interesting spin on the spectacle of the self and the modern urge to divulge intimate details of oneself – to reveal one’s self fully to another in a way that is both controlled and vulnerable.