A graduate of Eastern Michigan University and resident of Ypsilanti, artist and illustrator Jesse Rubenfeld is best known for his ambidextrous “Two-fisted Drawings,” as well as his pop-culture and comic-book themed paintings and illustrations. Rubenfeld draws inspiration from all sorts of sources; art-lovers will spot superheroes, movie characters, and the residents of Sesame Street in his drawings. Also popular are his series of parody paintings, inspired by famous works of art, but with a twist, like Mona Lisa dressed up as Wonder Woman. His work will be on the display on weekends, all month long at the Riverside Art Center, starting Friday, March 4, with an artist reception Friday, March 11, from 5-7pm. Runs through March 26.
I have a soft spot in my heart for midnight movies. The best times I’ve had at the movies are going with friends, or even alone, and meeting new devotees of a midnight movie. You can check out these cult classics through the end of summer only at The State.
Evan Haywood brings his “psychedelic folk fables” to the Electric Eye Cafe this Monday. Haywood is an Ann Arbor-based songwriter and sound-conjurer, currently nearing completion of his second solo album, Perfumed Gardens. We’ll have an interview with Haywood posted next week, discussing his approach to reinventing the realms of folk music, as well as the launch
Boom for real was a catchphrase Basquiat said when something really wowed him. It’s impossible to believe that anyone seeing this film won’t walk away feeling inspired; the film is a boom, for real.