A graduate of Eastern Michigan University and resident of Ypsilanti, artist and illustrator Jesse Rubenfeld is best known for his ambidextrous “Two-fisted Drawings,” as well as his pop-culture and comic-book themed paintings and illustrations. Rubenfeld draws inspiration from all sorts of sources; art-lovers will spot superheroes, movie characters, and the residents of Sesame Street in his drawings. Also popular are his series of parody paintings, inspired by famous works of art, but with a twist, like Mona Lisa dressed up as Wonder Woman. His work will be on the display on weekends, all month long at the Riverside Art Center, starting Friday, March 4, with an artist reception Friday, March 11, from 5-7pm. Runs through March 26.
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