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Things to See: Pulp Art Exhibit Roundup for Winter

by strattonl

Three boys are astronauts on a colorful planet with purple, blue, yellow, and red objects around them.

One of the paintings featured in T'onna Clemons' Adventures of Lonely Afronauts: Paintings by T'onna Clemons exhibit on display at Michigan Medicine through March 1. Artwork taken from Michigan Medicine's website.

While it’s too cold to spend time outside this winter, there are plenty of places to stay warm indoors and peruse artwork from local creatives. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of visual art exhibits and events around Washtenaw County to visit and enjoy this season.

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AADL 2023 STAFF PICKS: HOMEPAGE

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AADL 2023 Staff Picks — Homepage

People who work at the Ann Arbor District Library love to give recommendations.

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Nawal Motawi's strong will and fierce individuality fire her acclaimed art-tiles studio in Ann Arbor

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Nawal Motawi smiles in front of a wall that is covered in her tiles.

Nawal Motawi photo courtesy of Motawi Tileworks.

It took about a year and a half before Nawal Motawi dropped out of art school. 

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Things to See: Pulp Art Exhibit Roundup for Fall

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Peter Sparling's painting unveils his latest explorations in translating movement to acrylic paint and onto canvas.

Peter Sparling unveils his latest explorations in translating movement to acrylic paint and onto canvas for his latest exhibit, Dancing Up the Walls: Solos, Duets and Trios on Canvas at Ypsilanti's 22 North Gallery. Photo taken from 22 North's website.

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Diasporic Distillations: "We are here because you were there" at A2AC explores works by Asian American / Asian artists

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Laura Kina, She Walks Amongst the Ruins — RIP Red Chador. Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18". Photo courtesy Ann Arbor Art Center.

Laura Kina, She Walks Amongst the Ruins — RIP Red Chador. Acrylic on canvas, 24" x 18". Photo courtesy Ann Arbor Art Center.

The new exhibit at Ann Arbor Art Center (A2AC), We are here because you were there, highlights issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) diaspora living in a post-colonial world.

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UMMA's "Arts & Resistance" exhibits look at the role of creative works in fighting for cultural change

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Cannupa Hanska Luger, This Is Not a Snake

Cannupa Hanska Luger, Meat for the Beast, comprised by two works: This Is Not a Snake and The One Who Checks & The One Who Balances, 2017-2020. Photograph by Craig Smith for Heard Museum, 2020.

Artists resist.

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Everyday Talismans: Amy Sacksteder's new Ann Arbor Art Center Exhibit is a collage of colors

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Artist Amy Sacksteder in her studio.

Amy Sacksteder in her studio. Photo by Abby Rosenbaum.

Amy Sacksteder explores life through collage art in a new exhibit at the Ann Arbor Art Center.  

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Things to See: Pulp Art Exhibit Roundup for September

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Ted Trower's glass artwork Red Dahlia is currently on view in the Emerge exhibition in Gutman Gallery.

Ted Trower's glass artwork Red Dahlia is currently on display in the Emerge exhibition in Gutman Gallery. Photo taken from Gutman Gallery's Facebook page.

With fall not too far away, we’re anticipating another season full of vibrant colors and landscapes. However, a lot of that color vibrancy can also be found indoors at several art exhibits this month in Washtenaw County. Check out this list of exhibits featured at local galleries in September. 

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Retired Eastern Michigan University Professor and Ypsilanti Sculptor John Nick Pappas Dies at 88

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John Nick Pappas commissioned sculptures for companies, hospitals, universities, and other public places in southeast Michigan. Photo taken from WEMU-FM's website.

John Nick Pappas commissioned sculptures for companies, hospitals, universities, and other public places in southeast Michigan. Photo taken from WEMU-FM's website.

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Things to See: Pulp Art Exhibit Roundup for August

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Dan Plummer uses stereoscopy to show depth as a major compositional element in the “American Landscapes in 3D” at Ypsilanti’s 22 North.

Dan Plummer uses stereoscopy to show depth as a major compositional element in American Landscapes in 3D at Ypsilanti’s 22 North gallery. Photo taken from 22 North's website.