Ann Arbor Art Center to kick off 2023 gallery season with two shows on Friday

People are seen at an event at A2AC. (Ann Arbor Art Center)

ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Art Center will kick off its 2023 gallery season with two exhibition openings in one night on Friday, Feb. 3.

The openings include “Energy Transfer” in the Main Gallery and “Unhurried” in the Spotlight Gallery.

“Energy Transfer” will feature participatory installations that give the viewer an opportunity to respond with a gesture, according to an event release. It includes installations by artists Hannah Burr, Jessica Frelinghuysen, Megan Heeres and Natalia Rocafuerte.

“Unhurried” brings two mediums together and aims to “give voice to the wonder and solace that nature offers the human spirit,” according to a release. The installation will feature works from ceramic artist Katie Bramlage and printmaker Kath Frajbis.

“It’s thrilling to open our 2023 gallery season with these exciting opportunities centered around our shared humanity,” said A2AC executive director Jenn Queen. “The ability to offer our community the chance to experience this type of art, especially at a time when many of us feel compelled to be and stay busy, is incredible.

“It’s also exciting to kick off our 2023 season, which will be our first full season in our new gallery space. The entire A2AC looks forward to inviting the community into our new space in the heart of our downtown.”

The opening reception for both shows will be open to the public from 6-9 p.m. at the A2AC Gallery at 117 W. Liberty. Some of the participating artists will attend the event.

Exhibition dates:

  • “Energy Transfer” - Jan. 28-Feb. 24
  • “Unhurried” - Feb. 3-26

Admission is free to the A2AC Gallery, however donations are encouraged. All ages are welcome to attend. The A2AC is asking guests to consider potentially high noise levels during openings, since they feature live music and a large number of attendees.

For those who would prefer a quieter experience, check the A2AC’s regular gallery hours.

For more information about A2AC and upcoming events, visit

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Meredith has worked for WDIV since August 2017 and was voted one of Washtenaw County's best journalists in 2019 by eCurrent's readers. She covers the community of Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in International Broadcast Journalism from City University London, UK.