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The Detroit Jewish News, 2005-05-26

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D

eborah Kashdan has completed
many art projects, but the
biggest recently filled her
Southfield living room for three months.
A mini-car — 7 feet long, 4 feet tall and
3 feet wide — became her work surface
as she painted for an exhibit soon to be
seen in Detroit and Windsor.
Kashdan was juried into "CarTunes
on Parade," an outdoor display running
June 1-Sept. 30. She prepared her
makeshift studio by pushing her furni-
ture to the side of the room and cover-
ing the floor with tarp.
Kashdan's car, tided Magical Musical
Tour, will be among some 120 vehicles
celebrating the importance of cars and
music to the American and Canadian
cities. Each auto is decorated to give a
distinctive impression of the local music
scene; some have been created by school
groups. .
"I . chose to capture a walking tour of
the musical venues in Detroit," says
Kashdan, 50ish, who has painted places
and people along her car's exterior. "The
shape of the car has been rounded to
make it look like something found in
cartoons, and it's a wonderful shape to
work on."
"CarTunes on Parade" is the first
international public art project of its
kind. Each sculpture, made of a plastic
shell sprayed with foam lining to give it
rigidity, will have its own spot in any of
several key areas. In Detroit, the works
of art will be in the Cultural Center,
downtown or along the riverfront. In
Windsor, the pieces will be in the City
Center and along the riverfront.
" We gave the artists enough room for
creative freedom," says Vic Gutman, a
former Oak Parker who is managing the
event through his Omaha-based firm,
Vic Gutman & Associates. "I started
working on this two years ago."

Gutman, whose family belonged to
Congregation Beth Abraham, has helped
plan Detroit 300 as well as other area
events. When he was organizing Detroit
300, he had hoped to do a public art
exhibit, but there was no opportunity at
that time.
"This has been a complex project with
two cities and two countries," Gutman
says. "The committees have been very
much involved, and we've had good
partnerships."
"CarTunes" is modeled after similar
displays in North America and Europe
to showcase artwork, add fun to public
spaces and draw tourists. "Cows on
Parade" filled Chicago in 1999, and
"Moose in the City" could be seen
around the center of Toronto in 2000.
"I sent in an application to be part of
"CarTunes" as soon as I heard about it,"
says Kashdan, who studied art at
Michigan State University and the
Center for Creative Studies in Detroit.
"All the interested artists had to com-
plete small car models to be juried into
the show"
Cars will have sponsors, and artists
chosen to be part of this project received
stipends of $1,500. A "CarTunes on
Parade" auction will be held Oct. 26 at
the GM 'Wintergarden in the
Renaissance Center. Proceeds from sell-
ing each car will be divided among the
artist, the YMCA of Metropolitan
Detroit's YArts Program or the Windsor
Endowment for the Arts and a charity of
the bidder's choice.
"The cars came in two pieces so that
we could get them inside buildings to
work on them," says Kashdan, who
makes her own Rosh HaShanah cards
and does paintings for babies' rooms on
commission.

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