Artists show their favorite works in new Ann Arbor Art Center exhibit

'Favorites' Favorites' runs Jan. 19-Feb. 10

By Meredith Bruckner - Community News Producer

Photo: Mark Lyon

ANN ARBOR - Typically, artists are asked to select works that match a curator's theme for a show. Sometimes, an artist's favorite work doesn't fit with any themes and can go years without being shown.

"Favorites' Favorites," opening on Friday at the Ann Arbor Art Center, is turning the traditional model on its head and is allowing artists to choose their favorite artwork to display.

The exhibit is curated by Michigan-based artist and professor Seder Burns, who asked some of his favorite artists to participate. Burns is a lecturer of art at the University of Michigan's Stamps School of Art and Design.

A free launch party is open to the public on Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the center.

The exhibit will run through Feb. 10 in the 117 Gallery on 117 W. Liberty Street.

Mediums include photography and mixed-media drawings and paintings.

Artists in the exhibition include:

  • Heather Accurso, of Ann Arbor
  • Zhiwan Cheung, of Pittsburgh
  • Deb Davis, of Toledo, Ohio
  • Brent Dedas, of Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Colin Goldberg, of New York City
  • Dan Hernandez, of Toledo, Ohio
  • Melissa Kaseman, of San Francisco
  • Joe Levickas, of Ann Arbor
  • Mark Lyon, of Hudson Valley, New York
  • Brian Spolans, of Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Mike Tarr, of Menomonie, Wisconsin

For more information about the exhibition, click here.

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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