American society revolves around the extreme, from the adoration of brutal contact-filled sports and performance enhancers to super-sized meals and lavish lifestyle choices. The limits of human existence are tested daily by new innovations that enhance and modify the human body beyond natural changes. Extreme(s), presented by The Gallery Project, includes artists who explore this societal desire for the extreme version of everyday life. Artists invoke enlargement, exaggeration, contrast, juxtaposition and more, while emphasizing motion or sound as attention grabbers. The exhibit works toward artistically expressing what constitutes today’s society and how it impacts not only the artwork, but also life itself. Through August 9. The Gallery Project. 215 South Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor. 734-997-7012. www.thegalleryproject.com.
Two things from the get go: First: Your library can be (and always has been) a reliable source of cultural programming that can enrich the community. That can be author talks, it can be craft activities for kids, but it can ALSO engage the local music scene in very interesting ways…What I mean is, the
Ann Arbor based filmmaker’s latest documentary features Michigan musician/horror novelist Scott Allen spent a dozen years in the music scene, primarily with post-punk quartet Thunderbirds Are Now….but now…he’s getting into film. Documentary film, specifically. A Livonia native, Allen moved to Ann Arbor seven years ago to work for Automobile Magazine. While this fatefully aligned
Local musician Rick Coughlin founded Grove Studios in late 2016 with the goal of establishing it as a community space for musicians—by musicians! The Grove team’s idea, with an architectural vision of Breck Crandell, was for a compound of individual artists’ rehearsal spaces comprised of a fleet of shipping containers. Coughlin’s efforts have been aided by the