It is difficult to identify a solid definition of American culture with such an eclectic mix of American experiences, yet there is a perceived inherent right to the “American Dream,” which classifies a certain level of success and ability to rise in social rank, that is apart of the very fabric of every citizen. The Gallery Project’s latest endeavor, American Dream, is a introspective multimedia exhibit featuring over 25 local, regional and national artists exploring the ever changing myths surrounding the great pursuit of happiness for which both native born and immigrated Americans alike strive. The exhibit requires viewers to redefine their own conception of the American Dream and what has become success in America as the country dives into 2012. The Exhibition runs through Sunday, March 4. Gallery Project, at 215 South Fourth Ave. 734-997-7012. www.thegalleryproject.com
DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All
If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.
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When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their