Congratulations to Nathaniel Wallace, who joined Matrix as an Artworks Committee member this past year! The Detroit native made waves recently by joining the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as its new Detroit Director.

From the Knight Foundation press release,

“As a Detroit native, I am thrilled to join Knight Foundation in helping to write a new chapter for my hometown,” said Wallace. “Our city is rapidly changing, and I want to ensure our residents have an opportunity to participate in and benefit from this evolution. I’m eager to collaborate with our city’s many leaders, creators and doers to build an inclusive, dynamic and connected Detroit.”

“Wallace is also an avid supporter of Detroit’s arts and cultural scene and especially of artists of color. He has served on the boards of Emerging Art Leaders, Detroit Music Hall of Performing Art and Inside Out Literary Arts Project, among volunteer service with other organizations. In addition, he has hosted exhibitions, artist talks, art salons, poetry readings, rap cyphers and a myriad of art-focused programming within his home.”

We couldn’t be more grateful to have such a distinguished supporter of Detroit and the arts on our team!

This year is the 24th Anniversary of ArtWorks, an art auction at Eastern Martket’s Wasserman Projects Gallery in Detroit that benefits Matrix Human Services. As Detroit’s premier art auction hosted by art powerhouse couples, Carmen & George N’Namdi, Karen & Ed Ogul, Linda & David Whitaker, ArtWorks Detroit features live and silent auctions of donated works from renowned local artists, such as Tylonn Sawyer, Sydney James, Sheefy McFly, Rashaun Rucker, Laurie Tennent, and more than 70 other prolific artists. Attendees enjoy complimentary drinks, food tastings, and entertainment, creating an exciting evening worthy of the Detroit art community.

Artworks 2019 is September 12th at Wasserman Projects in Detroit from 5pm to 10pm. Tickets can be purchased at