New art exhibit spotlights Chrysler employees’ creativity

Auto workers have a rich tradition in Metro Detroit for turning their daily toil into compelling art. A new exhibit at Chrysler headquarters spotlights the creativity of their own employees, featuring 85 pieces of art, ranging from blown glass to photography, by 39 employees of the automaker.

While it’s not open to the public as of yet, the juried exhibit promoted by the UAW’s Artist at Work program is a big deal inside the world of Chrysler. This year’s first-place winner is Dennis Sabatowich, a weld inspector at Warren Truck Assembly and a member of UAW Local 140.

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“Artists at Work continues to be an important reminder of the sometimes
unknown and unrecognized talents of Chrysler employees on the shop floor
and throughout the corporation,” says Keith Mickens, the NTC UAW
co-director.

“Their work is a tribute to their creative energy
and innovative spirit – qualities they bring to their jobs as well as
their art,” Mickens added.

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