University of Michigan marks 25 years of prison art shows with digital gallery
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan’s Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners is celebrating 25 years with a virtual gallery due to the ongoing health crisis. The annual Prison Creative Arts Project at U-M is now one of the largest exhibitions by imprisoned artists in the world. (University of Michigan - Prison Created Arts Project)Krinitsky said the organization has wanted to expand to a larger audience for some time. (University of Michigan - Prison Created Arts Project)“It was an extraordinary year, although it was some time ago that we visited,” Hamilton said in a release. “Many PCAP artists rely on sales revenue to purchase art supplies as well as things they need for daily living.
NOW studios gives visitors opportunity to ask questions, explore, experience change and play
Owned by Petals and Bubbles Sandcastle, the studios are a springboard for change and to dismantle unproductive mindsets. That space allowed community members to pay their own price and use the space for anything, from music festivals to moth storytelling. Community members can choose from three price points or pick their own price. NOW studios is a safe space to explore, express and process, and spaces like the downtown Ann Arbor studio seem to work. Community members can tune into NOW programming via live streaming and social media platforms.
Gutman Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor accepting submissions for upcoming exhibition
The Gutman Gallery is accepting submissions from all artists for its upcoming exhibition that kicks off on March 19, 2021. The exhibition will run at the gallery at 118 N. 4th Ave. March 19-May 1. The Guild of Artists & Artisans presents the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair -- the Ann Arbor Art Fair’s largest fair -- each year. AdThe Gutman Gallery opened on Feb. 14, 2020 as a fine arts and events space featuring items for sale by The Guild’s member artists. For more information and to see more upcoming events at the gallery, visit www.theguild.org/gutman_gallery.
New art installation ‘blankets' U-M’s Museum of Art in Ann Arbor
ANN ARBOR – If you’ve driven by the University of Michigan Museum of Art over the past week, you may have noticed that the building has undergone a complete transformation. A worker installs Ibrahim Mahama's artwork at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. (Copyright 2020 Michigan Photography)Mahama visited Ann Arbor in 2019 as a Penny Stamps Speaker Series presenter. “Mahama’s installation, for UMMA, is both a prompt and a promise: We want to be transparent about histories of colonialist collecting practices and critical towards what stories we tell about our works of art and why.”Krugliak echoed De Becker, saying how timely Mahama’s installation is. Mahama has another installation running alongside “In-Between the World and Dreams” at the Institute for the Humanities Gallery at 202 S. Thayer St.
23 artists from General Motors Design Center create artwork for cancer program
WARREN, Mich. – Over the past four months, 23 artists from the General Motors Design Center have spent their off hours creating artwork for a cause. “I like to say that this has kind of become a lifestyle for me.”Thomas and Jeffrey Froggett were both matched up with individuals to create meaningful pieces of art for Friday night’s virtual Brushes With Cancer program. “It’s a part of the Twist Out Cancer organization, where they use career, creative arts as a means to provide healing to inspiration and artists,” Froggett said. Froggett worked with a man who lost his wife to cancer. The work will remain on display until Oct. 30 and will be auctioned online.
Meet the Artist On The River: Detroit artist has been visiting the riverfront to paint for almost 30 years
DETROIT The Detroit Riverwalk first opened to the public 13 years ago, but one local artist has been enjoying the view long before it was even a riverwalk. Artwork is a way people can express themselves from childhood all the way to retirement and thats the story for a man who calls himself the Artist On The River.Sunn Anderson has been coming to the riverfront to paint for almost 30 years. Im able to express myself, get my message out there and let the world know whats going on in this world, Anderson said. With words you have to understand the language, but with art it appears to everyone universally, Anderson said. READ: Woodward Avenue mural revealed to the public during Juneteenth celebration