Ann Arbor Art Center's 95th All Media exhibit opens Friday

Exhibition is in collaboration with Wasserman Projects

By Meredith Bruckner - Community News Producer

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

ANN ARBOR - The Ann Arbor Art Center's annual All Media show opens this Friday and is juried by Alison Wong, director of Wasserman Projects located in Detroit's Eastern Market. 

The exhibition will run through Jan. 13, 2018 at the art center's 117 Gallery on 117 West Liberty Street. Free and open to the public, the opening party will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Friday and three artists selected Best in Show will receive cash prizes.

The All Media exhibition, now in its 95th year, has a long and rich history in Ann Arbor.

'Lepidopterphobic Rhinoceros' (Credit: Paul Van Heest)

This year, the art center put out an open call for artists from across the Great Lakes region to submit their work in an effort to promote regional talent. Guest juror Alison Wong reviewed 600 submissions through an anonymous jury process and selected 36 artworks from 29 artists.

Half of the artists selected to participate are from Michigan; the other half reside in Illinois, Indiana, New York, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

“Each year we continue to be pleased with the diversity and creativity of the All Media artists," said Megan Winkel, Gallery Director of the Ann Arbor Art Center. "Alison Wong has an impressive artistic sensibility that resulted in a cohesive vision for the show. We are thrilled to continue this long Ann Arbor tradition.” 

Daydream a Landscape (Credit: Kaylee Dalton)

List of selected artists:

Lisa Marie Barber • Morgan Barrie • Jennifer Belair • Carol Boram-Hays • Christy Chan • Winnie Chrzanowski • Vineta Chugh • Ilene Curts-Thayer • Kaylee Dalton • Zoe Davis • Aaron Deshields • Autumn-Grace Dougherty • Egan Franks Holzhausen • Jesse Hickman • Megan Hildebrandt • Kathleen Kameen • Rosemary Lee • Sung-Jae Lee • Ryan Lewis • Grace Lin • Maureen Nollette • Elizabeth Panzer • Rachel Pontious • Glenn Rous • Claire Stankus • Priya Thoresen • Paul Van Heest • Vanessa Varjian

About Alison Wong

Juror Alison Wong is an artist and curator who founded Butter Projects in 2009, an artist-run studio and exhibition space in Royal Oak, Michigan.

She also serves as director of Wasserman Projects in Detroit's Eastern Market. Wong earned her MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and her BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Wong has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally and specializes primarily in drawing and painting.

To learn more about the exhibition, click here.

For details about the opening party, visit the event's Facebook page.

About the Ann Arbor Art Center

"For 108 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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