Featuring a diverse group of artists from the metro Detroit Area
Athens Creek is an Americana roots band out of Southeast Michigan. They have a strong emphasis on male/female vocal harmony and a versatile sound that sways from soft and melodic to punchy and rhythmic. Created as a folk/rock/country cover band in 2014, they've adopted those sounds to create an explosively unique and original sound. Athens Creek has been defined as an excellent blend of Modern and Classic, and the perfect listening band for all ages.
Athens Creek released their first studio EP in August of 2020 titled "The Road Home" featuring original music produced at The Audio Cafe in Eastpointe, MI with engineer and producer Tom Rice. Along with five inspirational original songs, they released a full studio version of "House of the Rising Sun//Amazing Grace" which was added due to the huge YouTube success of a live acoustic version of the same song reaching beyond 8,000,000 views and counting. The band has humble roots and presents a strong message of hope and overcoming obstacles. Taylor Haring and Nate Jones are the driving force behind the band and its success.
Brach Tiller is a contemporary artist who was born in 1991. Based in Detroit, he received his BFA from Bowling Green State University and is currently in the process of obtaining his MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Working predominantly in oil and acrylic, his paintings are created in a clean and methodical manner that blends the real and the virtual. It is in this digital mindset that he addresses the complicated dilemma that is our relationship with the virtual field. In his work he employs humor in order to highlight and also deal with our new forms of expression that question the very category of human. Tiller’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions across the United States as well as numerous group exhibitions in Paris, Munich, and Antwerp.
Rachna Chandra is a fashion designer specializing in Indian Ethnic and Indo-Western fashion. She is the owner of the boutique Taj Cottage, located in Farmington Hills, where she specializes in custom-designin outfits. Chandra’s work was featured in the 2020 New York Fashion week. In the past, Chandra has taught the industrial sewing class at Henry Ford College and worked as a trim engineer at an automotive company.
Chandra currently works for Zaman International as a Lead Industrial Sewing Instructor. She also teaches private sewing and fashion design classes. She is a board member for the Glamorous Mom Foundation and co-founder of Detroit Indian Women’s Association. Rachna is a firm believer in giving back to the community and empowering other women. During the pandemic, she started her own Mask Mission where over 11,000 masks and gowns were donated to those in need.