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.
Glass artist known for social media scavenger hunts in Ann Arbor launches miniature art exchange
The Take Art Leave Art box and gallery in Shawn Bungo's yard in Ann Arbor. ANN ARBOR – When glass artist Shawn Bungo and his wife moved to Tree Town from Knoxville, Tennessee six months ago, they knew moving to a new city during a pandemic would be a challenge. “Being a glass artist, you have a lot of pieces that don’t come out, so that’s what started that,” said Bungo. Bungo constructed a Take Art Leave Art box and gallery outside his home on Ann Arbor’s south side. “I just recently put it back up two weeks ago and I shared it with the Ann Arbor Townies group on Facebook,” said Bungo.
Photos: Babies in NICU at DMC Children’s Hospital dressed up for holiday
Photos of babies in the NICU at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan dressed up for the holiday. Here are photos of babies in the NICU at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan dressed up for the holiday. Courtesy: NICU at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Ann Arbor’s Gutman Gallery to launch pop culture art exhibition Friday
ANN ARBOR – The Guild of Artists & Artisans has announced its October art exhibition at the Gutman Gallery will kick off on Friday. a pop culture art exhibition will run from Oct. 2-24. Featuring 11 artists' work, the exhibition centers on iconic pop culture themes from the past and present. Hand sanitizer, provided by Gutman Gallery partner, Mammoth Distilling is accessible at the entrance/exit, and in the gallery.”✉ Like what you’re reading? Additionally, on Saturdays the Gutman Gallery hosts artists for outdoor Pop-Up Shops in order for patrons and artists to connect safely.
Matthaei Botanical Gardens seeks artists to exhibit work in Visitor Center
ANN ARBOR – The University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting an open call for artists to exhibit their work in its Visitor Center. Although the building is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the gallery is currently being booked for 2021 and 2022. The center is searching for traditional or contemporary nature-based artwork. “Matthaei Botanical Gardens is dedicated to promoting environmental enjoyment, stewardship and sustainability,” reads a statement on its website. “Art exhibits in our Visitor Center connect to a vast audience from the local area and abroad, from young and old, and from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.”While 2D media is preferred, some 3D art can be accommodated.