By Ian Perrotta
There may not be a place to swim in Hamtramck, but coming soon the city will have a Public Pool.
No, it’s not the kind of public pool with water –though it is a fluid movement – but you can dive into it. Public Pool is Hamtramck’s newest art cooperative and will occupy the storefront which formally housed Design99 on Caniff.
According to a press release, “Public Pool is a new art cooperative looking to create and support a wide range of contemporary art experiences… [it] will both coordinate and execute its own shows, and invite other artists to share their ideas in the space.”
The Pool will also host live musical performances, readings and burlesque shows.
The first exhibit at Public Pool will be a solo installation and dance party featuring the work of artist and co-op member Tim Hailey. Opening next Friday (March 26), the show is called “Take a Chance on Rock and Roll LIVE” and will showcase large murals as arena-rock music plays in the background.
“With the lurid, international failures of politics and religion, our world needs the utopian vision of Arena Rock like never before,” writes Hailey on his website.