Ann Arbor News, July 6, 1984
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In celebration of the 50th Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, AADL brings you an interview with the only artist whose art has appeared in every fair, J. T. Abernathy. Fresh off a recent successful show at the Clay Gallery, J. T. sat down with us and Stan Baker, another Ann Arbor pottery great and former student of J. T.'s, to talk about his career and how pottery is different from half a century ago. Stan and J. T. give us a good look at how they think about their work and how their 30-year relationship has shaped them as artists.
To learn more about the history of the event that defines Ann Arbor in the summertime, visit the new online exhibit 50 Years of Originality: A History of the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair.
AADL talks with local historian, author and teacher, Grace Shackman, about how Ann Arbor has changed over the years. Throughout the discussion, Grace looks back at articles she's written; how she got her start writing about Ann Arbor history; the importance of preserving local landmarks; and her memories of early Ann Arbor art fairs. Over 130 of Grace's articles are featured in Ann Arbor Observer: Then & Now, a new website with full text searching and browsing access to articles on local history from the Ann Arbor Observer.