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.
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.