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.
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.