'Art Now 2019: Painting' exhibit to open at Ann Arbor Art Center on Friday

Join Ann Arbor Art Center for its fifth annual 'Art Now' exhibit

By Sarah M. Parlette - Associated Producer

The Ann Arbor Art Center on W. Liberty (Photo: Ann Arbor Art Center)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - This Friday, to kick off its annual "Art Now" exhibition, the Ann Arbor Art Center will be hosting a party from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The party is free, open to all ages and will have some of the exhibiting artists and the juror, Executive Director of Detroit's Murals in the Market Roula David, in attendance.

Every year, the Ann Arbor art hub focuses on different forms of art and expression in a juried exhibition revolving around a theme.

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We're busy installing for Art Now: Painting, opening this Friday and it's looking like it'll be a visual feast! Paintings on every wall of the gallery – you're sure to be impressed. Opening Party and award announcements this Friday 6PM-9PM. Juried by @muralsinthemarket's Executive Director, Roula David. Free drinks, live DJ set by @__memco's Emiliano RS and Mutual Combat, no cover, and you get to see all this great work in person! Come check it out. . . . . The 117 Gallery is generously supported by Vintage Financial Services, LLC. Opening Party beverages provided by @onwbeer . #a2artcenter #artnow2019 #artnowpainting #painting #a2nightlife #muralsinthemarket #artexhibition #exhibition #detroitartist #annarborartist #annarbor #washtenawcounty

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Following this year's theme of painting, the exhibition will showcase painters and artists who use different painting techniques and disciplines to demonstrate that painting isn’t always traditional. Through various media, the artists have shown that even contemporary painting can be challenged as they explore beyond the constraints of labels.

Selected works come from over 30 artists including Jean-Paul Aboudib, Yusser Al-Qazwini,  Heather Brugger, Jordan Buschur, and Taimur Cleary.

Art Now 2019: Painting runs from Feb. 15 to March 16. Photo | Ann Arbor Art Center.

The Art Now 2019: Painting exhibition runs until March 16.  For more information about "Art Now 2019," visit the event page or RSVP to the facebook event. 

The Ann Arbor Art Center is located at 117 W. Liberty St.

More about the Ann Arbor Art Center
For 109 years, the Ann Arbor Art Center has been sparking creativity in people of all ages and artistic abilities. Our mission is to be a contemporary forum for the visual arts through education, exploration, and exhibition, and to expand perspectives and ignite growth in students, artists, and the community. In this work we aspire to be a gathering place that serves artists and the community in four distinct, yet related ways: Exhibition, Retail, Education, and Community Engagement.

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