Ann Arbor man creates snow sculptures in his backyard
Ann Arbor resident Mark Lee stands next to his snow sculpture of an owl in his backyard. ANN ARBOR – Mark Lee began creating snow sculptures in his backyard 11 years ago when he and his young son would build snow forts together. An art school graduate, Lee enjoys the challenge of transforming snow into shapes, objects and faces. Snow sculptures in the shape of animals created by Mark Lee in 2021. “I like the impermanent fact of the sculptures that they’re only here for this brief moment.”Snow sculptures Mark Lee created in 2021 in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor Public Art Commission now accepting nominations for annual awards
ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission has opened nominations for its newly-revived annual Golden Paintbrush Awards. This year’s award aims to recognize community members of all ages and organizations who promote creativity in the city’s publicly visible spaces. “Awards will be given for art which demonstrates collaboration and excellence and, as the commission explains, adds a bit of magic to our daily life,” the commission announced in a press release. Winners will be selected by a panel of residents and leaders in the arts, business and education communities in Ann Arbor. The Golden Paintbrush Awards recognize and encourage innovative civic engagement and demonstrate an appreciation for the numerous public art displays in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor Art Center welcomes 'Man in the City international sculpture project
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Look up while passing by the Ann Arbor Art Centers Walker Carriage Works Building to see a bright orange, fedora-wearing figure. The newest addition to the art centers latest A2AC Murals project, the figures installation is part of the Man in the City International Sculpture Project. The Ann Arbor installation encourages passersby to discover the citys skylines and historic buildings. The bright figures also help to engage youth in workshops about project visualization that the Ann Arbor Art Center intends to be a part of once it is possible. The Ann Arbor Art Center is at 117 W. Liberty St.Related: Ann Arbor Art Center launches crowdfunding campaign for mural project