2018 Margaret H. Demant Awards | Paa Joe

The DIA, in collaboration with the Detroit Public School District, will host internationally-renowned fantasy coffin artist, Joseph Ashong (a.k.a. “Paa Joe”), from September 23 through October 22, 2018.

On Sunday October 21, the Friends of African and African American Art, a DIA auxiliary, will honor Paa Joe’s lifetime achievement with its 2018 Margaret H. Demant Award. Paa Joe will take part in a conversation with the artist about his career, artistic practice, and the future of his craft. A reception with the artist will follow the talk. The program is free and will be followed by a public reception.