Friday, August 22, 2014


Not everything in this world is clear-cut. 
A kaleidoscope of convictions and affiliations constantly hovers before our eyes, coloring and even obstructing our view of the world. 
It’s as though our houses have dirty windows, and we’re trying to make sense of what’s going on outside.
We only see what our eyes can make out through the dirt and grime on the windowpanes, and we use this incomplete knowledge to interpret every thing.
What if, however, we cleaned those windowpanes?  What if we emphasized the importance of edification instead of our personal allegiances?  What if we focused on establishing a healthy community rather than our individual desires?
What would the world look like if we allowed our personal convictions and opinions to only enrich our view of the world, instead of blinding us to it? – Jessica Buchanan

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Famous instigator, cultural icon, and wild menace — fire has been re-figuring the landscape around us for hundreds of thousands of years.  Flames are a symbol of energy, passion, and fearlessness; a merciless but seductive force, spurring growth in a wake of ash. This exhibition seeks to spark a conversation about the reality and romance of fire in the city of Flint.
Unusual Operation Operation, an alternative art space, presents:

Cool Fires
718 Stone Street
Flint, MI
5 - 9 PM
Featuring works by:
Abe Lampert
Alexis Johnson
Ben Smith
Bryce Lamson
Eric Hinds
Hannah Kovalchek
Jake Pierson
Jon Waites
Keith Smith
Mike Lopez
Ryan Gregory
Tyler Baker

Guest curated by Nathan Dell and Melisa Morgan.

Sunday, June 15, 2014


Flint, an artists play ground full of disused, vacant lots and abandoned homes. UOO ventured out and reclaimed one of Carriage Town's many empty shells and re-imagined the old building with new possibilities with their June Exhibit VIOLET.

Violet, often representing royalty and wealth was the dominant hue to inhabit a deteriorating vacant single-family home at 718 Stone St. with blooming ceiling-to-floor installations, found object sculptures and drawings of a vast violet geometric landscape. The semi-permanent exhibit will remain installed in the house to remind viewers that the left over shells are still here to be used for other purposed. 

• Jessica Buchanan: Egg Carton Installation
• Willie Mccraw Jr: Geometric Landscape
• Klaus Pinter: Foldable Prints
• Cory Kram: Video Projection
• Melissa Morgan and Nathan Dell: Flyer Printing and Design
• Stewart//Montague: Found Object Installation