Arts & Culture

Gallery Crawl

Following my Detroit Gallery Crawl piece in October Current highlighting contemporary art galleries in Detroit, it seems only fair to highlight the visual arts galleries in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

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Detroit Gallery Crawl

Explore the art scene As the weather in Michigan turns cool, if you are curious about Detroit’s art scene and in the mood for a short 45 minute road trip, now is a great time to head downtown. When I began exploring Detroit several years ago, my hunt for significant art and artists was more

A Wicked Good Time at The Michigan & State

Halloween season is upon us, and the Michigan and State Theaters are offering up treats with hardly a trick in sight. Those who revel in all things Halloween should start marking calendar dates because there’s a lot to scream about all month long— after all, Halloween comes but once a year, at least officially. Don’t-miss

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Ypsi Heritage, Arts, and Entertainment Festival

YpsiFest is going all out this year, with a three-day festival with something for everyone. Vintage car enthusiasts can stroll through the Classic Car Show while eating barbeque hot off the grill from the BBQ Competition. Trivia geeks can go head-to-head for prizes at My Trivia Life booth, aeronautics buffs can take a helicopter ride

Performance art pioneer Suzanne Lacy

Some of the earliest examples of politically pointed and engaging performance art pieces came from the mind of Suzanne Lacy, whose work has engaged viewers with issues of feminism and gender for over 40 years. Lacy will appear on November 14 as part of the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speakers series. Utilizing

Artist Edel Rodriguez to speak at Michigan Theater

From his famous “Meltdown” cover of Time magazine to his contributions to the New York Times op-ed pages, Edel Rodriguez’s works have become some of the most iconic sights of the Trump era. Now, the Cuban American artist comes to the Michigan Theater to speak as part of UM’s Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speakers series.

White History Month, Vol. 1

One of the most provocative and politically sharp artists currently working, Tylonn J. Sawyer’s latest exhibit is sure to spark discussion among his audiences. Titled White History Month, Vol. 1, Sawyer’s collection utilizes symbols of oppression from throughout American art to examine the controversy surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments. Sawyer’s history of work, aimed

Westside Art Hop

Ann Arbor’s whole Westside neighborhood will be transformed into an art showcase this month, with local artists and up to 50 visiting artists displaying their goods in homes, on porches and in garages. Explore the historic neighborhood and shop all kinds of arts and crafts, from paintings to prints to glassware to fiber arts. Local

Art

Performance art pioneer Suzanne Lacy

Some of the earliest examples of politically pointed and engaging performance art pieces came from the mind of Suzanne Lacy, whose work has engaged viewers with issues of feminism and gender for over 40 years. Lacy will appear on November 14 as part of the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Speakers series. Utilizing

Gallery Crawl

Following my Detroit Gallery Crawl piece in October Current highlighting contemporary art galleries in Detroit, it seems only fair to highlight the visual arts galleries in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

Film

A Wicked Good Time at The Michigan & State

Halloween season is upon us, and the Michigan and State Theaters are offering up treats with hardly a trick in sight. Those who revel in all things Halloween should start marking calendar dates because there’s a lot to scream about all month long— after all, Halloween comes but once a year, at least officially. Don’t-miss

Nevertheless Film Festival: South Mountain

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