Amalia Pica is a must-see artist, not only because she seems to easily cross mediums, but also because of her ability to capture the small, hard-to-define moments and feelings that make us human. Her playfully conceptual style—mostly sculpture work and photography—thematically bounces from content and connected to vulnerable and misunderstood. On display at the University of Michigan Museum of Art from May 28-September 18, come enjoy this exhibition, and the small moments it will make you remember. UMMA, 525 S. State St. 734-764-0395. www.umma.umich.edu.
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