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‘Detroit Art City’ in the news on the PBS NewsHour (July 25, 2012)

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“I’m from the city of Detroit. This is an island on its own,” says artist Antonio “Shades” Agee. “We don’t have distractions here.” Growing up first on the city’s east side, then on the west, it was up to Agee to find his own diversions. He knew he wanted to paint, fascinated early on by oils and canvas but frustrated by its “tedious” pace. A classmate showed up one day with a can of spray paint, and he was hooked. “You could create the Mona Lisa in four hours,” he says … More

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