For Immediate Release


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Matthew Loflin Davis


Detroit Artist Matthew Loflin Davis to be Featured during November 8, 2003 Airing of Robert Maniscalco's Art Beat on WTVS Channel 56, Detroit Public TV

Detroit, MI – November 7, 2003 – Detroit artist Matthew Loflin Davis will be featured during Robert Maniscalco's show Art Beat on Detroit's public TV station, WTVS Channel 56, on Saturday, November 8, 20003. The show airs at 2 p.m. Eastern time.

The segment was filmed before the Detroit Recreation Department threatened to remove Davis' Belle Isle rock sculpture installation, and before vandals repeatedly knocked down the stacked stones during the week of November 2. 

Matthew Loflin Davis, a well-known Detroit-area sculptor and photographer, has received overwhelming public support for his work on Belle Isle—so much so that the Mayor’s office intervened to keep his installation there standing when the Detroit Recreation department threatened to take it down. Davis has been featured several times on WJBK Channel 2 news in Detroit, and his work has been covered by WDIV Channel 4 news, the Detroit Free Press, the Ann Arbor News, the Holland Sentinal, and other newspapers nationally. Several Detroit-area art lovers have commissioned him to do stone and metal sculptures.  

For more information on Art Beat, check your local listings or visit

For more information on Matthew Loflin Davis and his work, visit For more information on APLAUDD: Art for Public Life And Urban Development in Detroit, a group that Davis co-founded, visit


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