Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:00am by christopherporter
Every new season the University of Michigan Medicine’s Gifts of Art brings patients and visitors new exhibits of inspirational, meditative, and thought-provoking works by local and regional artists. For the winter edition, the eight gallery spaces provide uplifting and diverse works, executed in a wide range of media: straight photography, digitally altered photography, oil paintings, oil and chalk pastels, designer hats, multimedia sculptures, and paper sculpture.
Unity of Purpose: "Taking a Stand" at Stamps Gallery features a range of multimedia works under a common theme of inclusivity
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 11:30am by christopherporter
Stamps Gallery's Taking a Stand offers audiences a glimpse at the works of five artists who engage with themes of solidarity and comment on social and cultural issues at the forefront of contemporary dialogues. They grapple with science fiction, environmentalism, social activism, and the history and continuing impact of colonialism.
Augmented Realities: Stamps Gallery's "Taking a Stand" features multimedia, 3D, and interactive installations
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:00pm by christopherporter
The Stamps Gallery's Taking a Stand exhibition opened on January 17 with a reception that featured a performance by Detroit artist Sacramento Knoxx along with Bianca Millar and White Feather Woman.
Riverside Arts Center's "Insecurity: Not Enough Again" exhibit explores personal and social uncertainties
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 7:15pm by christopherporter
Insecurity takes many forms and shapes: visually, culturally, personally, and within communities. But what is insecurity and how can it be cultivated to produce change?
Fri, 12/27/2019 - 5:44pm by christopherporter
AADL 2019 STAFF PICKS: BOOKS, MUSIC, MOVIES & MORE
Below you will see that 41 Ann Arbor District Library employees composed 18,000 words listing arts and culture that made an impact on their lives in this calendar year. While movies, books, and music released in 2019 figured prominently among our picks, we never limit our selections to material from the past year. Not all timeless art can be discovered and absorbed in a mere 365 days, so we're like Master P: no limits.
Mon, 12/23/2019 - 2:00pm by christopherporter
"It's making me uncomfortable but it's relaxing, too."
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 6:00am by christopherporter
What one person might consider an ordinary, everyday scene, another might see as unusual and unique. It all depends on where you live, since cultures evolve in different ways that fit their environments. So, a person from the Caribbean might not recognize something from the Arctic as commonplace and vice versa.
Inspiration, Aspiration, Expertise: “Gerome Kamrowski: Ann Arbor’s Own Surrealist” at The Michigan Art Gallery
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 11:00am by christopherporter
Gerome Kamrowski in his backyard with his sculptures; first published in black and white in The Ann Arbor News, September 4, 1993. Photo by Photographer: D. A. Biermann.
I only met Gerome Kamrowski once. He granted The Ann Arbor News a 1993 interview for the paper’s annual old school “M-Edition,” a special start-of-the-school-year section.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 4:30pm by christopherporter
I'm not a clumsy person -- in fact, I'm kinda athletic.
Fri, 12/06/2019 - 11:15am by christopherporter