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Current Show:

Displaced Spirit: A Visual Journey
Exhibition Gallery: October 3-November 11, 2008

Displaced Spirit: A Visual Journey seeks to acknowledge, explore and celebrate the universal creative spirit that perseveres through war and genocide. Fourteen Michigan based artists who have suffered forced displacement from their homelands either personally, or through the experience of their parents or grandparents have been selected by the panel of jurors. Their work which ranges in mediums from egg tempera and gold leaf to hand painted ceramic tiles exemplifies the invincible artistic spirit.

Panel of Jurors:

* Dr. Hashim Al-Tawil, Professor at the Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn
* Gloria Pritschet, co-Director of the Gallery Project in Ann Arbor
* Elise Weisbach a member of the University of Michigan Museum of Art Friends Board

 


FRIDAYS

The Ann Arbor Art Center announces a new series of art courses called Friday Art Affairs. The single session courses will be held from 6.30-8.00pm on Friday evenings throughout the summer If there is an empty seat, you are welcome.

Designed for adults looking for a fun, inexpensive, interactive way to socialize on a Friday after work, this program encourages creative participation for people who perhaps haven't had training in art. They are also designed to serve an audience who may not be able to commit to
a longer semester course series.

Themes for the Art Affairs series include Cattin' Around, Dog Days of Summer, Fiesta Fandango and Sushi Night. Projects range from painting pre-made ceramics, to henna tattoos to decorating "green" reusable shopping bags in conjunction with Green Fair. Activities will be accompanied by light snacks to go with the happy hour time.

The Ann Arbor Art Center, is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the community in the education, exhibition and exploration of the visual arts. Founded in 1909, the Ann Arbor Art Center is Michigan's third oldest arts organization. For a comprehensive calendar;
additional information or to register, please visit our website, www.annarborartcenter.org or contact Director of Programs, Astrid Reed at 734.994.8004 X114 or email areed@annarborartcenter.org.

 


Creativity Crash Courses -
a new program offered by the Ann Arbor Art Center

The Ann Arbor Art Center announces a new series of adult courses called Creativity Crash Courses. These 4-day adult workshops will be offered weekly throughout the summer, Mondays through Thursdays, from 9:30 - 11:30 am at the 117 W. Liberty Street location. The 10 week program will run concurrently with our children's Creativity Camp.

Creativity Crash Courses are short term daytime orkshops that offer adults an opportunity to explore their creative sides in an enjoyable and relaxed environment while completing a project. They are suitable for adults of all skill levels.

Courses in fine arts, craft, design and art appreciation will be taught by some of the areas most creative and motivating artists and instructors Specific topics include European flower design, illustrated
journals, container gardening and interior design. . For additional information about all of the Creativity Crash Courses and to register, please visit our website, www.annarborartcenter.org, or contact Astrid Reed, Director of Programs at 734.994.8004 X114 or
areed@annarborartcenter.org


The Ann Arbor Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging the community in the education, exhibition, and exploration of the visual arts. Founded in 1909, the Ann Arbor Art Center is Michigan’s third oldest arts organization.

117 W. Liberty St, Ann Arbor, 734-994-8004