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.
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After lying vacant for years, the site of a former DTE Energy plant at 841 Broadway St. has a new development plan, approved 10-1 by Ann Arbor City Council on July 1. The conceptual plan, designed by Detroit-based Roxbury Group, includes condos, a restaurant, a hotel, commercial space, a canoe/kayak launch, an event pavilion, a
Kristen Roupenian’s You Know You Want This is a collection of short stories that revels in the mystifying aspects of interpersonal relationships without ever feeling the need to justify them.