The completed G.A.R. building in Detroit will be an exciting mix of the old and the new. A reflection of the past with a unique polish which will prepare it for a long relevant future.That future was given a serious shot in the arm this past week as we hosted one of LA’s most exciting young artists, Gregory Siff. Siff made his first visit to the “D” alongside former Detroiter and the G.A.R.’s interior designer Peter Gurski. The 2 took in the city from the riverfront to the D.I.A. to our favorite speakeasy D’Mongos’.Wednesday night, in front of a small circle of Mindfield friends, Siff created his first piece ever in Detroit. A wall sized installation which now graces the bar area of Republic. His work is spot on in representing Detroit’s character and the people who make this place the awesome city that it is.Come see it this fall when we open the tavern.Oh, and check out the t-shirt he’s sporting. I think our new friend is a fan of the city.
All photos by Lindsey Yeo